Julie M Martin

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Contact Information

Julie Martin Elder & Special Needs Law PLLC
15331 W BELL RD STE 212, Surprise, Arizona, 85374-4104




Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: None  

Professional Liability Insurance: Yes  

Admitted to Practice Law: 2019

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: March 8, 2019

Other Language(s): None


Julie follows a holistic approach to legal services: she considers all aspects of her clients’ personal situation when developing a plan of action to achieve their goals and meet their needs. She has worked with seniors and people with disabilities for over 20 years, and two of her four children are autistic, so she understands the legal, financial, and emotional challenges of planning for and responding to long term care needs and incapacity while maximizing quality of life and providing relief and assistant to family caregivers. She got her start in the legal field with The Law Offices of Chester B. McLaughlin, PC, one of the first elder law firms in the Phoenix area, first as a public benefits legal assistant, then a paralegal, and finally as a lawyer. Chester B. McLaughlin, her former employer, is semi-retired and currently works as Of Counsel to Julie’s firm.

Julie is the only elder law attorney in Arizona who previously worked as an Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) Eligibility Interviewer and Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) Policy Specialist, so she has a unique and in-depth knowledge of AHCCCS’s internal procedures and is also well-versed in the eligibility requirements for VA pensions and compensation as well as other publicly funded medical and financial assistance programs. 

She handles probate matters, guardianships and conservatorships, estate planning, trust administration, special needs planning, and public benefits planning.  

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Health Care Medicaid Planning
Wills, Probate, Trusts and Estates Wealth Preservation, Will Drafting, Wealth Planning, Unclaimed Property, Trust Planning, Trust Litigation, Trust Law, Trust and Estate collections, Trust Administration, Successions, Special Needs Trusts, Personal Planning, Powers of Attorney, Pet Trusts, Probate Taxation, Retirement Planning, Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Living Trusts, Living Wills, Mental Disability Law, Missing Heir Searches, International Probate, Adult Guardianship, Advance Directives, Ancillary Probate, Contested Trusts and Estates, Conservatorship, Estate Planning, Estate Litigation, Estate Administration, Elder Guardianship, Dependent Adult Abuse, Decedents Estates, Contested Wills, Family Trusts, Estate Settlements, Fiduciary Law, Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples, Estate Planning for the Elderly, Estate Planning for the Disabled, Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Children, Guardianship, Guardianship Administration, Inheritance, Incompetency Proceedings, Guardian Ad Litem, Fiduciary Liability, Fiduciary Litigation
Elder Law Elder Abuse, Elder Care


  • Arizona (Active)

Law School

  • Arizona State

  • Last Updated: July 28, 2021
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  • Surprise, Arizona, Maricopa County
  • Accept Credit Cards: Yes
  • Free Consultations: No

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