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E177 – Ari Sommer – Law for When Life Happens

Ari N. Sommer is an attorney primarily representing clients with asset protection, elder law, and estate planning needs. His particular focus is planning for long-term care, Medicaid pre-planning and crisis care, and Pension with Aid and Attendance benefits for wartime veterans and their spouses.

Ari grew up in Newton, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. He earned his undergraduate degree at Pomona College in Claremont, CA in 2003, and graduated cum laude from Boston College Law School in 2009. Ari is admitted to practice law in Virginia, West Virginia, and New York, and is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist veterans and their families with applications for benefits. Separate from his law practice, Ari is also licensed in health and life insurance, and annuities, in order to advise and assist individuals with their long term care insurance needs.

Ari has served clients in Winchester since 2013, first through Stapleton Elder Law and, since January of 2017 with Harrison & Johnston, PLC. Ari and his daughter Elspeth are pleased to call Winchester their home.

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Show notes:

  • How Ari started his career in law and then got fired
  • How a trip to South Africa brought him to Virginia
  • His first “lawyering” gig in VA came from Craigslist
  • His grandparents were entrepreneurs
  • “Make it a practice to be open to people that you wanna hear when you have a problem, and set expectations [accordingly].”
  • “Listen to your people.”
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