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Joseph W. Lehn

Lehn Law, P.A.

Joseph W. Lehn

Lehn Law, P.A.

Joseph W. Lehn

Lehn Law, P.A.

Joseph W. Lehn is a New York native now practicing in Sarasota, Manatee, Lee and Charlotte Counties.

Joe received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from the University of South Florida. He went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville. Additionally, he received his Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Elder Law from Stetson University College of Law.

Joseph W. Lehn is the managing partner of Lehn Law, P.A with offices in downtown Sarasota, North Port and Port Charlotte, conveniently serving Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee counties.
Joe is a member of the Sarasota County Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, and is admitted to practice in the State of Florida, and the Middle District of Florida Federal Court.

Lehn Law, P.A., is committed to providing zealous, affordable representation. As our client, you will receive prompt personal service from an attorney who is compassionate and focused on meeting your legal needs. The clients of Joseph W. Lehn always receive the benefits of his best efforts and he works hard to assist them in resolving their legal issues.

Firm Description

Lehn Law, P.A. is a Florida law firm with locations in Sarasota and Port Charlotte providing a small firm environment, a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, and an opportunity for our clients to discuss their case with an experienced attorney. We realize that facing tough legal issues such as elder law, probate, estate planningMedicaid and V.A. planning, and life care planning can be a difficult, painful experience. Our staff works diligently to shoulder the legal burden, striving to give you and your family the peace of mind necessary to make clear and objective decisions that will positively impact your future.

With a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Elder Law, Attorney Joseph W. Lehn brings experience and extensive knowledge to his practice of elder law and can help guide you and your family to make the right decisions about the elder law issues that you face. Attorney Lehn is committed to assisting individuals and families in Southwest Florida to resolve these important issues that not only maintain the dignity of elders, but that also address their needs and desires through a comprehensive and practical estate plan

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1777 Tamiami Trail Suite 505
Port Charlotte, FL 33948

8520 Tamiami Trail Suite 4
Sarasota, FL 24238

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Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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Get a solid grounding in Social Security, including who is eligible, how to apply, spousal benefits, the taxation of benefits, how work affects payments, and SSDI and SSI.

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