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Whitney M Lewendon

Whitney M Lewendon

Founding Member
New Haven, Connecticut

Whitney M. Lewendon has represented individuals and families with legal issues affecting the elderly and the incapacitated for 38  years.  He counsels his clients about options when planning for their health, housing finances and estate plans.  Mr. Lewendon is frequently invited to speak about changes in the fields of elder law, Medicaid eligibility and protecting individuals’ rights to  decide their health choices and determine their financial management

 Martindale Hubbell | Peer Related for Highest Level of Professional Excellence 2016 | Whitney M Lewendon

Year Joined Firm

  • 1981

Areas of Practice

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning, Including the Use of Wills and Trusts
  • Medicaid (Title 19) Eligibility
  • Planning for Individuals with Special Needs, Including the Use of Special Needs Trusts
  • Preserving Decision-Making Through Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directives
  • Probate Administration of Estates for Decedents and Individuals Who are Incapacitated
  • Real Estate Transactions, Including Purchases, Sales and Reverse Mortgages

Litigation Percentage

  • 10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1973
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978


  • Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1973
  • Columbia College, New York, New York
    • B.A. - 1970
    • Major: Sociology

Published Works

  • An Uncertain Future for Medicaid and Long-Term Care
  • Planning Tools for Financing Long-Term Care
  • Medicaid Payment for Long Term Care


  • Presenter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Institute, 2003
  • Presenter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Symposium
  • Presenter, Suffolk University Law School annual New England Elder Law Symposia
  • Presenter, Alzheimer's Association
  • Presenter, Connecticut’s Parkinson’s Working Group
  • Presenter, Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Presenter, Connecticut Bar Association
  • Presenter, Connecticut National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)

Honors and Awards

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated SM by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Named a Connecticut Super Lawyer® and New England Super Lawyer® in the Field of Elder Law by Connecticut Magazine and Law and Politics, 2009 - 2015
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys President's Recognition Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Past Chair, Executive Committee
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Estates and Probates Sections
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Probate Court Reform Working Group
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Public Policy Committee
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Medicaid Strategies Task Force
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, DRA Response Team

Office Location

Coan, Lewendon, Gulliver & Miltenberger, LLC
495 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06511

New Haven Office Location

Our New Haven office, built in 1900 and beautifully preserved