The Elder Care Law Firm was founded by Richard Scott Stewart. Richard has concentrated his law practice on solving the legal problems affecting the California senior population. These problems include Medi-Cal benefit law, estate planning and asset protection and retention.
Scott Stewart graduated from California Western School of Law in 1995. He is a member of the California Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is the incoming co-chair of the San Diego County Bar Association Elder Law section.
He has appeared as a regular guest on the Lawyer in Blue Jeans radio show. He conducts regular seminars and workshops on elder law topics in Southern California for caregiver support groups including: the Southern Caregiver Resource Association; the Parkinson’s Disease Association; the George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers; and the Alzheimer’s Association. He has also taught classes on Medi-Cal eligibility to discharge planners, nurses, and social workers at Sharp, Scripps, and Pomerado Hospitals as well as various in-home care providers, including LivHome. He has also presented to Elder Law Students at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, and will be on Channel 10 (KGTV) news in February 2006.
His practice is devoted to estate planning, asset protection and retention, and elder law issues, including Medi-Cal benefit law. In this capacity he typically helps seniors qualify for Medi-Cal benefits while preserving their assets for themselves or their loved ones. He currently represents client throughout the state of California.
“I enjoy practicing in this area of law because it gives me an opportunity to help a segment of our population escape from the financial ruin that can result from a stay in a nursing home. Helping a family in need, when all seems lost, affords me personal rewards that no other area of law can offer.”
- Richard Scott Stewart