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Wayne Walston, J.D.

Elder Law Attorney Wayne  Walston, J.D.

Beers Mallers Backs & Salin, LLP

110 West Berry Street
Suite 1100
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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Attorney Profile

Wayne Walston takes his law practice personally.

Walston's background as a successful corporate attorney for more than twenty five years did not prepare him for the family crisis he was about to face.

In April 1999, his oldest child, Nicole, also a practicing attorney, suffered a massive stroke, which resulted in severe disabling conditions from which she still seeks to recover. Walston began a significant and painful personal and professional journey, discovering many nuances of Social Security disability, Medicaid, Medicare, special needs trusts, and other matters associated with his daughter's illness.

"I knew then, as I know even more now, the tremendous burdens suffered by those whose loved ones are afflicted," Walston says. "I decided I would dedicate myself to the needs of the elderly and disabled."

Since November 2001, Walston has worked tirelessly in the field of elder law and Medicaid planning. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Indiana Chapter of NAELA, the Indiana State Bar Association Elder Law Section, and ElderCounsel, a division of WealthCounsel, LLC. He writes and speaks frequently on elder law and estate planning and administration issues and is a member of the Elder Law Answers Network, www.elderlawanswers.com. He advises seniors and persons with disabilities on estate planning, asset protection and life care matters. Wayne has published articles and spoken extensively to attorneys, advisors and others in numerous local, state, and regional venues on matters affecting seniors and persons with disabilities. He was named a 2008 Indiana Super Lawyer and a 2009 and 2010 Indiana Leading Lawyer by his state elder law colleagues. He was also named among the Best Lawyers of America 2009, 2010 and 2011 by his nationwide elder law colleagues. Wayne is also an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for Veterans Benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Firm Description 

Our Elder Law attorneys provide services that address complex issues faced by the elderly including: Nursing Home & Medicaid Planning; Estate Planning & Administration; Wills (including Living Wills) & Trusts; Powers of Attorney and Guardianships.

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