Rose Zapor | Lakewood Elder Law Lawyer
Rose Mary Zapor
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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.
|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|
|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|
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Colorado Bar Association
1st Judicial District
Dispute Resolution Section
Elder Law Section
MVL Volunteer Attorney
Family Law Section
Honors & Awards
- 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
Rose Zapor has been a Premium Member since May 04, 2015.
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|(1999) Licensed as Attorney in Colorado. Verified with Colorado Bar Association.||July 30, 2012|
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7475 West 5th Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80226
Serving Lakewood CO, Jefferson County, and the surrounding area.
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