Caren R. Nielsen has been selected as one of the Top 50 Women among the 2021 Super Lawyers in Southern California. Ms. Nielsen has consistently been among Southern California’s Super Lawyers since 2008, making this the 14th time she has been selected for this honor, and the seventh time she has been ranked among the Top 50 Women in Southern California. Find out more about the selection process HERE
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Caren R. Nielsen practices law in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Special Needs Trusts, Trust Administration, Conservatorships and Medi-Cal Planning. In 2019, Ms. Nielsen joined the law firm of Rodnunsky & Associates. Previously, she was a principal at Nielsen & Rogers LLP and the Law Offices of Caren R. Nielsen and a partner at the law firm of Glantz, Nielsen, Gillin & Scott, LLP.
Ms. Nielsen is one of twenty attorneys in Los Angeles certified as an Elder Law Specialist by the National Elder Law Foundation and is also one of only 250 attorneys nationwide selected as a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of Elder Law (CAP) by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Ms. Nielsen was also elected to the 2008-2010 Board of Directors of the National Elder Law Foundation (“NELF”). NELF is the governing board for certifying elder law attorneys throughout the U.S.
Ms. Nielsen received her B.S. degree, cum laude, from the University of Southern California and her J.D. degree from Loyola Law School. She has been a practicing attorney for more than 25 years. She has written articles and given presentations on Conservatorships, Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law and Medi-Cal planning.
She has repeatedly been recognized in Los Angeles Magazine’s Top 100 Lawyers, Top 50 Female Attorneys in Southern California and as a Super Lawyer. In 2012, Ms. Nielsen received the Trusted Advisor Award by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.
Ms. Nielsen is the past president of the Warner Center Estate and Tax Planning Council, past chairperson of the Probate & Estate Planning Section of the San Fernando Valley Bar, and the past president of the Southern California Council of Elder Law Attorneys. She was appointed to the Elder Law Committee for the Los Angeles County Bar Association for 2007-2011. She is an active member of the San Fernando Valley Bar, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She formerly sat on the Executive Committee of the Solo and Small Firm Practice Section for the State Bar of California.
For two terms, she was on the Board of Trustees for the San Fernando Valley Bar Association and has done volunteer work for the Alzheimer's Association, Los Angeles County Bar AIDS/Hospice Program, local senior centers and the Probate Court Mediation Program. She was also a Recipient of the Top 25 Attorneys of the San Fernando Valley Award in 2007.
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