Practice Areas:
Elder Law
Long-Term Care Planning
Estate Planning
Trust & Estate Administration
Probate Administration
Trusts & Wills
Advance Health Care Directives
Durable Powers of Attorney
Medi-Cal and VA Aid & Attendance Benefits
Bar Admissions:
State Bar of California
Education:
Santa Clara University School of Law, JD- 1990
San Jose State University, BS in Mathematics- 1976
Associations:
Silicon Valley Bar Association
West Valley Bar Association
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Awards:
San Francisco Magazine’s Super Lawyer Top Attorney Award in Northern California 2005-2016
Avvo Rating- 10.0, Superb
Certifications:
Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation*
Certified Specialist in Elder Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Accredited Attorney by the Veterans Administration
Radio/Television/Magazine:
Janis Carney: Helping Others Through the Second Half of Life, Saratoga Spotlight Magazine, Saratoga, October 2016
Paying for long-term care for seniors in California, Financial Insider Weekly, San Jose, August 2015
The challenges in getting quality care for seniors, Financial Insider Weekly, San Jose, August 2015
Senior Estate Planning, Financial Insider Weekly, San Jose, August 2015
The need for Patient Advocacy and Care Coordination for Seniors, CreaTV San Jose, June 2014
Affordable Health Care Act and Long Term Care, Los Altos Unified Methodist Church, Los Altos, February 2013
Challenges & Options Arising from Incapacity of the Homeowner, KLIV Radio San Jose, May 23
How is the Home Affected when a Homeowner Applies for VA Benefits?, KLIV Radio San Jose, April 2012
Planning for Long-Term Care, CreaTV* San Jose, March 2012
Will the State Take My House if I go to a Skilled Nursing Facility, KLIV Radio San Jose, March 2012
Publications:
Tax-Free Money for Long-term Care!, 2017 California Edition, Co-Authored by Janis A. Carney, AFFC Publications 2017
Don’t Go Broke In A Nursing Home, 2016 California Edition, Co-Authored by Janis A. Carney, AFFC Publications 2016
What You Really Need To Know For the Second Half of Life, Co-Authored by Janis A. Carney, South Carolina, Advantage 2015
Protect Your Family! Don’t Write a Blank Check to the Nursing Home, Second Edition, Co-Authored by Janis A. Carney, South Carolina, Advantage 2015
Protect Your Family! Don’t Write a Blank Check to the Nursing Home, Co-Authored by Janis A. Carney, South Carolina, Advantage 2012
California Advocates For Nursing Home Reform, Legal Network News, Volume 21 No. 3, Fall 2010, Veterans Pensions vs. SSI and Medi-Cal: Similarities,
Differences, and Interaction, by Gregory Wilcox, Esq., and Janis Carney, Esq.

Speaking Engagements:
The Basics of Medi-Cal, VA Pensioin/Aid & Attendance, and Medicare, Silicon Valley Bar Association New Attorney Roundtable, January 2017
Planning for the Second Half of Life, 2016 – 2017, Saratoga, CA
Understanding California’s New End-of-Life Option Act and its Impact on Estate and Long-term Care Planning, 2016 – 2017, Saratoga, CA
How To Get and Pay For Quality Long-Term Care at Home, in an Assisted Living Facility, or Nursing Home..Without Selling Your Home or Leaving Your
Family Without a Dime, November 2015-January 2016, Campbell, CA
Planning For the Second Half of Life: 9 Things You Must Know, Saratoga Senior Center, May 2015, Saratoga, CA
Improving Continuity of Care Through A Better Understanding of Elder Law, Social Lights 4 Change, May 2015, Saratoga, CA
Making a Difference in the Lives of Seniors, Silicon Valley Chapter of the Society of Financial Services Professionals, June 2014, San Jose, CA
Patient Advocacy and Care Coordination, Los Gatos Morning Rotary, June 2014, Los Gatos, CA
EASE Plan, Company Launch, Los Gatos Lodge, January 2014, Los Gatos, CA
VA Benefits, Education in the Silicon Valley PFAC Chapter, July 2013, Campbell, CA
What is Elder Law?, Santa Clara County Legal Professional Association, July 2013, San Jose, CA
Secrets for Managing Incapacity, Regency of Evergreen Valley, June 2013, San Jose, CA
Legal Planning for the Future, Cupertino Senior Center, June 2013, Cupertino, CA
Planning for the Second Half of Life, Silicon Valley Bar Association, May 2013, San Jose, CA
Secrets of Planning for Long-Term Health Care for Seniors, Palo Alto Financial Planning Forum, The Sheraton, May 2013, Palo Alto, CA
Elder Law, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection and Public Benefits, Los Gatos/Saratoga Recreation Center, May 2013, Los Gatos, CA
Secrets of Long-Term Care Planning, Almaden Super Lion’s Club, March 2013, San Jose, CA
View from an Elder Law Attorney, Health Care Reform Panel at Los Altos United Methodist Church, February 2013, Los Altos, CA
Senior Estate Planning, WestMed College Health Advocacy Group Seminary, November 2012, San Jose, CA
Elder Law – A Summary and Guide, Santa Cruz County Estate Planning Council, November 2012, Santa Cruz, CA
The Top Myths and Misunderstandings about Estate and Long-Term Care Planning, Campbell Adult Center, June 2012, Campbell, CA
Seven Secrets of Long-Term Care Planning—things that each person should know to protect home, assets, and family from the high costs of long-term care,
Caregivers Support Group, Rosener House Adult Day Services, June 2012, Menlo Park, CA
Elder Law Issues, Caregivers Count Conference, March 2012, San Jose, CA
VA Aid & Attendance, Santa Cruz County Estate Planning Council on Benefits, February 2012, Santa Cruz, CA
Life Care Planning – The New Age of Long Term Care, Addison-Penzak JCC, November 2011, Los Gatos, CA
Elder Law/Long-Term Care Planning, Los Gatos Recreation Center, September 2011, Los Gatos, CA
What Families Need to Know About Elder Law, Los Gatos Meadows, July 2011, San Jose, CA
VA Pension Benefits: Getting more Bang for your Buck National Academy of Elder Attorneys N Cal Chapter, December 2010, San Francisco, CA
Feeling Overwhelmed and Need Help Making Good Care Decision?, CS&S Fall Client Seminar, November 2010 Los Gatos, CA
What Caregivers Should Know About Elder Law, Caregivers Count Conference, November 2010 San Jose, CA
VA Benefits – A Comparison of the Basics with SST and Medi-Cal, PFAC, November 2010 Long Beach, CA
Medi-Cal Basics: Recipe for Long Term Care, Recovery and Planning, Silicon Valley Bar Association, September 2010 San Jose, CA
Veteran’s Benefits, PFAC, December 2009 San Jose, CA
MEDICARE: the Old ABCs and the New D (Drug) Programs, Silicon Valley Bar Association, April 2006, San Jose, CA