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 an of-counsel attorney and namesake of the Law Firm of Vogel & Dubois. He has recently retired and is currently of-counsel to the firm. His areas of expertise include Elder Law, Long-Term Care, probate, trusts and estate planning. He became a lawyer in 1978, working in Elder Law starting in 1983, founding Maine’s first law firm focusing on Elder Law in 1989. In 2004 he joined with attorney Dubois to create the law firm of Vogel & Dubois, a law firm focusing on creating solutions for your future.
Mr. Vogel is the past chair of the Maine State Bar Association Elder Law Section, and of its Education Committee. He for many years published a regular column on Elder Law for the Maine Lawyers Review, completing hundreds of columns. He was also the 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. Mr. Vogel practiced as a compassionate, thoughtful and professional attorney with the goal of helping clients prepare for life events while focusing on quality of life. Many of our firm's clients owe a great debt of gratitude to Mr. Vogel for the assistance he provided.
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Mr. Dubois is the primary and managing attorney at the Law Firm of Vogel & Dubois. His main areas of practice are planning for aging and retirement, Elder Law, LGBTQ and non-traditional family planning, public benefits law, family trusts, supplemental needs trusts and estate and succession planning. He has been practicing law in Maine since 2000. In 2004, he became a law partner with Mr. Vogel to create the law firm of Vogel & Dubois, a law firm focusing on creating solutions for your future.
Mr. Dubois is the past Chair of the Maine State Bar Association (MSBA) Elder Law Section, served for many years as Board President of the advocacy group EqualityMaine, and Board member of SAGEMaine, Board member at AIDS Lodging House, and is currently the Board President of the Equality Community Center (ECC) in Portland, a non-profit. 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. He remains an active member of the MSBA Elder Law Section, MSBA Trusts and Estates Section, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
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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