The law firm of Vogel & Dubois has been focusing on Elder Law in Maine since 1994. We specialize in helping older members of our community, their families and those planning for aging and retirement. We have the legal and financial tools necessary to ensure successful aging and retirement. We create comprehensive strategies for aging.
Mr. Vogel is the senior attorney at the Law Firm of Vogel & Dubois. His main areas of practice are Elder Law, Long-Term Care, probate, trusts and estate planning. He became a lawyer in 1978, has worked in Elder Law since 1983, and founded Maine’s first law firm focusing on Elder Law in 1989.
Mr. Vogel is past chair of the Maine State Bar Association Elder Law Section, and its Education Committee. He for many years published a regular column on Elder Law for the Maine Lawyers Review, completing hundreds of columns. He is president of the Maine Senior Resource Alliance professional networking group. Mr. Vogel received his B.A. degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island in 1974, and his J.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio in 1978.
Mr. Vogel has helped many hundreds of older persons, their families, and persons planning for aging and retirement. Mr. Vogel’s experience in Elder Law, Probate Court, long-term care, Medicare, and Medicaid is recognized throughout Maine and the nation.
He is compassionate, thoughtful and professional. His goal is to help clients prepare for life events while focusing on quality of life.
Mr. Dubois is the junior attorney at the Law Firm of Vogel & Dubois. His main areas of practice are planning for aging and retirement, LGBTQ and non-traditional family planning, Elder Law particularly public benefits law, family trusts, supplemental needs trusts and estate and succession planning. He became a lawyer and joined the firm as an associate in 2000. In 2004, he became a partner with Mr. Vogel and the firm was renamed Vogel & Dubois.
Mr. Dubois is the past Chair of the Maine State Bar Association Elder Law Section, served for many years as Board President of the advocacy group EqualityMaine, and as a Director for SAGEMaine, AIDS Lodging House, and currently the Equality Community Center (ECC) in Portland. He completed his undergraduate B.A. at Northeastern University in Boston in 1994 and his J.D. at the University of Maine School of Law in Portland in 1999.
His publications include: Maine Seniors Must Plan for Long-term Care (Senior News, SMAA, January-February 2012, page 21); Growing Old with a Lesbian or Gay Partner (American Bar Association, GP Solo Magazine, July 1, 2008); Legal Concerns of LGBT Elders, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging, Research and Clinical Perspectives (Kimmel, 2006); Elder Law: Answers for gay and lesbian elders (Maine Lawyers Review 2003); and Legal Planning for Gay, Lesbian, and Nontraditional Elders (Albany Law Review, 1999).
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