Meet Caren R. Nielsen
Caren R. Nielsen practices law in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate, Special Needs Trusts, Trust Administration, Conservatorships, Medi-Cal Planning and Elder Law. In July 2014, she and John E. Rogers, Jr. formed the partnership of Nielsen & Rogers LLP. Previously, she was a principal at the Law Offices of Caren R. Nielsen and the law firm of Glantz, Nielsen, Gillin & Scott, LLP.Ms. Nielsen is one of ten attorneys in the County of Los Angeles certified as an Elder Law Specialist by the National Elder Law Foundation and one of 150 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). 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.
She 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 25 years. She has written articles on probate and estate planning and given presentations on topics relating to conservatorships, trusts, probate, elder law and Medi-Cal planning. 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 United States.
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 L.A. County Bar, the San Fernando Valley Bar 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 Ms. Nielsen was a Trustee for the San Fernando Valley Bar Association Board of Trustees and does 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.
Areas of Expertise:
- Estate Planning & Trust Administration
- Elder Law and Medi-Cal Planning for Long-Term Care
- Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney
- Special Needs Trusts
- Conservatorships and Guardianships