Joanna R. Smart

Life Care Planning Coordinator

Expertise: Supports clients in transition, dealing with caregiver fatigue, advocating for clients in the long-term care setting and navigating a very complex health care delivery system.



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The Estate and Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia strives to help families develop a solid foundation of services and a well thought-out strategy so they can be successful in providing care for their aging loved ones. If you need more assistance, please call us at 1-855-503-5337, or visit us online at our main firm's website: VAElderlaw.com

Sandy W. Vernon

Elder Care Coordinator

Expertise​: Supports clients in transition, dealing with caregiver fatigue, advocating for clients in the long-term care setting and navigating a very complex health care delivery system.


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Kimberly "Grace" Young
Legal Assistant

Expertise​: Assists with Estate

Planning, Asset Protection/Medicaid

Planning and Estate Administration for

our clients.She may be one of the first

people you talk to when on the phone or entering the Danville office!​

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Find Long-term Care Services:

Listing by County of Long-term Care facilities and homes. 

Our Staff

Elder Care, Southside Virginia

Mal L. Rorrer

Community Liaison & Marketing

Expertise: Bringing years of Marketing & Public Relations experience, he is your first course of contact for seminars and also manages our websites and social media as well as marketing materials.



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Stephanie R. Wagoner, LNP

Life Care Planning Coordinator

Expertise​:  Stephanie supports clients in transition, dealing with caregiver fatigue, advocating for clients in the long-term

care setting and navigating a very

complex health care delivery system.


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Support Organizations:

Caring for an older adult is part of our normal stages of life, however it can be difficult as one usually has to learn how to wade the waters of Caretaker. But you don't have to go it alone.     

Our Vision

Robert W. Haley, Attorney at Law

Managing Attorney, CELA®

Southside Virginia's only

Certified Elder Law Attorney

Years of experience: Over 22

Accreditations: Certified Advanced Practitioner, NAELA Member, VAELA Member, AV Rated.


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Cricket C. Haley

Firm Administrator

Expertise:  Involved with Medicaid Planning/Asset Protection and Life Care Planning, and manages office and staff so that they have all they may need to focus their energy and skills on providing the very best in Elder Law services in Southside Virginia.​

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Find In-Home Care Services:

CNA services, Therapists, Contractors, Transportation services, etc...  It can take a wide range of people to facilitate caring for our Elders at home.


Our Services

Whether you need Estate Planning, Asset Protection or a Guardianship, just to name a few areas, we are here to provide Southside Virginia with expertise and experience. Whether you need documents, assistance with planning for Medicaid, or if you want us to negotiate with a Nursing home on behalf of your family, we are here to help!