Ron M. Landsman, P.A., has worked almost exclusively in the legal problems related to aging and disability including Medicaid planning and eligibility, estate planning and special needs trusts, guardianship and conservatorship, and probate.
We practice in Washington, D.C., and the Maryland suburbs, primarily Montgomery, Frederick and Prince George’s County. We work mostly with individual clients but have also been involved in class action litigation in Maryland and D.C.
- To exceed client expectations by providing consistently excellent legal services for the elderly and disabled and their families with warmth, sensitivity, honesty and clarity.
- To stay current by practice, reading, and study.
- To create systems to generate consistently excellent documents and to deliver services timely and efficiently.
- To work cooperatively among ourselves and with clients and expect of our clients the same in working with us.
- To listen to our clients carefully and respectfully and to respond promptly.
- To create a physical setting that reflects the professionalism of the work we do and the care with which we serve our clients.
Our task is to achieve the lawful goals sought by our clients. We do not shy away from difficult cases, but neither do we let clients be drawn into unwanted disputes.
We seek to do excellent work at all times, but if we don’t do it right the first time, we will fix it on our time and at our expense.
When we have a dispute with clients, we go out of our way to be fair and sympathetic to their views because that is the right thing to do.
When there is a problem, we tell the client, and then promptly offer to work on how to solve it.
Honesty and Respect
These are essential elements of our practice: we expect it of ourselves and of our clients.
Life is too short not to laugh a lot with clients over our common oddities and struggles, when the time is right.
Kindness and Patience
Clients come to us when they are worried and seek our help exactly because we know the rules and they do not. We strive to answer all of their questions with patience and kindness.
Our strengths as a team are competence, perseverance, and integrity. The team provides guidance, structure and support to enable individuals to do their best work.
It may be law (and a living) to us, but to our clients, it is their lives. We respect the gravity with which they view the problems they bring to us and give their work the attention it deserves.
Our clients see us when their lives are troubled by death or disability of someone they love and they need something beyond correct legal advice. We go as slow as they need, strive to be patient, listen carefully, and respond to their questions and – perhaps more important – their concerns as we would want the advisors for our parents and spouses to be.