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Rose Zapor | Lakewood Elder Law Lawyer

Rose Zapor Lawyer

Rose Mary Zapor update listing

Elder Law, Medicare & Medicaid, Wills & Probate, Guardianship / Conservatorship

  • Law School: U of Denver JD 1998
  • Status: In Good Standing
  • Licensed: 19 years

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Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
I have been able to help families by obtaining guardianships for them for their family members who need assistance. My firm also has close working relationships with many geriatric case managers who assist our clients with placement and on-going decisions for their loved ones. I have a holistic practice that uses many professionals in the best interest of my people – real estate agents, insurance agents, financial advisors. There is no one answer for all situations – each case is one to assist making sure that the loved one gets to live to the utmost of their abilities.

How did you build a successful practice?
My practice has been built on word of mouth and referrals. I am proud that I receive referrals from courts and other lawyers as well as from former clients.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
In Elder Law, knowledge of the local resources is crucial. Many of my people come into my office with misconceptions of how Medicaid works or what resources are available to help them keep their parent at home instead of in a nursing home. Here at Zapor Law Office, P.C., we pride ourselves on providing the best and most current information available so our people can make an informed decision on what is best for them.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
Because of many factors, there are limited items that can be discussed in a telephone consultation. I can discuss many issues in general terms, but cannot provide legal advice unless I have all of the data in front of me. I can inform you on the process for probate in Colorado, where to find information on Guardianships and Conservatorships, where to download my book on Medicaid in Colorado.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
I am a wife, a mother, and the adult child who cared for my own mother who had dementia. I have other family members who have a traumatic brain injury. In other words, I have dealt with the same issues as my clients. I am not a lawyer who knows about these problems, I have lived them and can identify many plain resolutions instead of complex ones. I can also identify what is truly a legal issue and what is an issue that needs to be addressed by another professional in a cost effective way.

Are you involved in your community?
Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church

Alzheimer’s Association – I take part every year in their project called “The Longest Day” on which a participant chooses an activity to raise money for the association. I knit for 16 hours on that day to support this organization that provides support, education, and research for Alzheimer’s dementia.

Position Organization Location Duration
Lawyer Zapor Law Office Denver, Colorado 2000-Present
Paralegal Various Law Offices Denver, Colorado 1987 - 1999
Assistant Professor Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana, PA 1981
School Degree Major Graduation
Sturm College of Law, University of Denver JD Law School 1998
Denver Paralegal Institute Certificate Paralegal Studies 1987
University of Oklahoma Master of Fine Arts Design and Technical Theater 1978
Austin College Master of Arts Education 1973
Austin College Bachelor of Arts History, Communication 1972
State / Court Date
Colorado 1999
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
    Colorado Bar Association
    1st Judicial District
    Dispute Resolution Section
    Elder Law Section
    MVL Volunteer Attorney
    Family Law Section
  • Best Estate Planning Lawyer Best of Lakewood 2015
    Election to Executive Council, Elder Law Section        Colorado Bar Association 2014
    Top Lawyer in Colorado Best Lawyers 2013
    Outstanding Young Women of America International Who's Who of Women
  • The United States of America v. Lynndie England
    Outcome: Found Guilty
    In re the Matter of MC
    Outcome: Won on Appeal

  • Contributing Author, Senior Law Handbook, 2010-2012
    Contributing Author, Colorado Elder Law Handbook, 2011, 2012
    Contributing Author, Practitioner's Guide to Colorado Domestic Law, 2008 - 2012
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Lakewood, CO 80226

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