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Jo-Anne Herina Jeffreys CELA

Law Office of Jo-Anne Herina Jeffreys

Jo-Anne Herina Jeffreys CELA

Law Office of Jo-Anne Herina Jeffreys

Jo-Anne Herina Jeffreys CELA

Law Office of Jo-Anne Herina Jeffreys

Jo-Anne a Certified Elder Law Attorney, concentrates her firm in the areas of Elder Law and Estate Planning. She is admitted to practice law in Florida, New Jersey, New York and Washington, DC.

Ms. Jeffreys is a former adjunct Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida. Ms. Jeffreys teaches Wills, Trusts and Estates. . Ms. Jeffreys is past Chairperson of the Elder Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Hudson County Elder Law Committee. Ms. Jeffreys is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and formerly served on its Board of Directors.

Ms. Jeffreys has been distinguished as a “Fellow” of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Ms. Jeffreys is a former Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Individual Rights and Responsibilities Elder Law Committee. She is a life member in the National Registry of Who’s Who published in the 2000 Edition. Ms. Jeffreys is a member of the Special Needs Alliance.

Ms. Jeffreys has been chosen as a NJ SuperLawyer from 2008 to 2015.  She frequently lectures on Elder Law topics on both the State and National level. She is the co-author of Representing the Elderly Client – Law and Practice, Panel Publishers 1999.

Ms. Jeffreys graduated from Boston College and received her Jurist Doctor degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. Ms. Jeffreys’ offices are located in Naples, Florida  and Hoboken, New Jersey.

Firm Description

The Law Office of Jo-Anne Herina Jeffreys, has been providing legal services to the elderly, the disabled and their families for over 20 years.

We pride ourselves on finding solutions to the complex and unique legal needs of our clients over 50.

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Monday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM

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500 Fifth Avenue South
Suite 526
Naples, FL 34102

70 Hudson Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030

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