Elder & Estate Planning Annapolis | Special Needs 410.570.1671 jason@jcjohnsonlaw.com

Our Philosophy

Dignity | Compassion | Integrity

About Us

Johnson Law LLC is a boutique law practice limited to the practice of elder law, estate and special needs planning, based in Annapolis but practicing throughout Maryland. The practice is uniquely focused on building enduring relationships with clients and families. Whether you are facing an unanticipated crisis situation or are planning for your and your family’s future, we offer an initial meeting and consultation in our office or in your home, hospital, or nursing home. We will take the time to listen to your needs, ask questions, gather information, and work with you toward a solution that fits best for the circumstances.

Proudly Serving Clients Throughout Maryland

Jason C. Johnson

Jason C. Johnson

Principal Attorney

Jason C. Johnson received his Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Maryland School of Law and was admitted to practice law in Maryland in 2005. Jason started the practice in Annapolis after many years of law enforcement service. He was motivated to limit the practice to elder law, estate and special needs planning because of the real need for high-quality, personalized legal services tailored to the needs of seniors, veterans, and individuals with special needs. He founded Johnson Law LLC to provide caring, diligent representation in the areas of: Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, VA Aid & Attendance Planning, Long-term and Nursing Home Care Planning, Wills & Trusts, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Special Needs Planning, Healthcare Directives, and Powers of Attorney, throughout Maryland.

Jason is a member of the Estates & Trusts and the Elder & Disability Law Sections of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Anne Arundel County Bar Association, Elder Law Answers, and ElderCounsel®.  He is also an Accredited Attorney with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

Above all, Jason is firmly committed to serving each of his clients with dignity, compassion and integrity.

Johnson Law serves the communities of Annapolis, Severna Park, Arnold, Edgewater, Pasadena, Kent Island, Crownsville, Millersville, Bowie, Severn, Davidsonville, and many others.

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Practice Areas

Elder Law

Elder Law is an area of legal practice which is defined by the clients it serves.

Estate Planning

No matter your age or family status, every adult needs an estate plan.

Special Needs Planning

Directly gifting money or other assets to support an adult with special needs may render the individual ineligible for mean-tested benefits, such as SSI or Medicaid.

Proactive Medicaid Planning

About 70% of individuals over age 65 will require long-term care at some point in their life.

News & Articles

Estate Planning When You Have a Stepfamily

Ideally, when a second marriage joins two families together, it should be a joyous occasion that creates one bigger family unit. Unfortunately, it too often also creates inheritance fights between stepparents and children.

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Estate Planning When You Have a Stepfamily

Ideally, when a second marriage joins two families together, it should be a joyous occasion that creates one bigger family unit. Unfortunately, it too often also creates inheritance fights between stepparents and children.

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We look forward to announcing future workshops in the Annapolis area, here. If your community, civic, or other group would like to schedule a speaking engagement on elder law, estate or special needs planning topics, please contact us to schedule.


Yes. Our client consultation calendar has timeslots built in for appointments other than in the office, including in the home, hospital or nursing home. We generally accept such appointments throughout the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area of Maryland, including most of the eastern shore.

Every estate plan will include a will, often with testamentary trust provisions. Depending on the circumstances and client goals, a plan may include revocable and/or irrevocable trusts as well. We will also plan for incapacity by creating a Durable Financial Power of Attorney, Healthcare Power of Attorney, and Living Will. These documents reduce the likelihood of the appointment of a guardian, should one become incapacitated. Agents appointed will be able to respond to changed circumstances to carry out the personal, financial, and healthcare plans as they were intended.

Not necessarily. Estate planning is very individualized: what is best for one person or family may not be right for others. Many families are better off with a plan based on testamentary disposition based on wills. Trusts can be established by will that can protect minors and individuals with special needs who receive bequests under the will. For others, a revocable living trust can provide for a smoother transition because assets will pass outside of probate and a successor trustee is in place to help manage assets during the lifetime of the person creating the trust.

According to a 2015 Genworth study, the Maryland average for a semi-private room IS $101,000 per year. A private room was more than $110,000. These rates are expected to increase 5-6% per year. There are ways to protect yourself and your family from bearing the costs of this care, should it become necessary.

Medicare does not pay for long-term nursing home care. There are basically three options to finance the cost of long-term care: long-term care insurance, self-pay, or Medicaid/Veteran’s Administration benefits. Elder law attorneys are prepared to review your situation and develop a cost-efficient planning solution that will preserve your accumulated assets to the greatest degree possible.

If one dies without expressing their wishes for the distribution of their assets the distribution is controlled by the law of intestacy. In other words, the law has determined how the assets will be distributed. Very rarely does this result in the same distribution of assets that the person would have chosen had they made a will. More importantly, parents of minor children typically nominate a guardian for their children by will. If there is no will, minor children will be placed according to the judgment of the court.

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Annapolis Office

175 Admiral Cochrane Drive
Suite 102
Annapolis, MD  21401

Nothing in this web site shall be deemed to create an attorney/client relationship. Such a relationship shall only exist with the attorneys at Johnson Law LLC where an in person meeting is held and a formal written retainer agreement is signed by the client and attorney. Nothing herein should be relied upon by anyone as legal advice for past or future actions. Legal advice is only given to actual clients of Johnson Law LLC, in person, on the telephone or by letter and then only on specific issues for their respective cases at that time.