The cornerstone of our practice has always been our genuine care and compassion for our clients.
We serve clients of all ages and abilities in our areas of practice, with a special emphasis on legal issues related to seniors and individuals with disabilities and chronic illnesses.
Law Offices of Chester McLaughlin
The Law Office of Chester B. McLaughlin is principally located in Prescott, Arizona, with a satellite office in Glendale, Arizona, and serves clients throughout Arizona. The Law Offices of Chester B. McLaughlin, founded in 1995, was one of the first comprehensive elder law firms in Phoenix, Arizona. The cornerstone of the practice has been our genuine care and compassion for clients, coupled with creative legal devices designed to carry out our clients’ objectives. The Firm’s tradition of excellence has been recognized by Mr. McLaughlin’s peers in Southwest Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America for many years and Mr. McLaughlin has also received a Martindale-Hubbell ‘A’ rating. The Firm is made up of highly qualified staff dedicated to providing efficient, professional and caring service to our clients.
The constant changing of state and national laws has created such complexity regarding the elderly. As an elder law attorney, we feel that it is our responsibility to advise you regarding asset protection as well as help you find and secure the highest quality of life for you and your heirs.
We provide legal and financial advice to our clients that are faced with the overwhelming cost of institutional or community-based long term care. Many of our clients cannot afford to privately pay for long term care and cannot obtain long term care
Meet The Team
Chester B. McLaughlin, JD, practices in the areas of elder, mental health and probate law. Chester B. McLaughlin is an “AV” rated lawyer with Martindale-Hubble. Based on peer review, he has been named in Best Lawyers in America and Southwest Super Lawyers in the field of elder law for eight years and named in “Top Lawyers in Phoenix” in the field of elder law in Phoenix Magazine for 2006.
Senior Legal Assistant
Julie Martin is Arizona’s foremost legal assistant in Medicaid and special needs law. She joined the firm for the second time in 2008 and is the firm’s go-to person for all public benefits matters. She helps Mr. McLaughlin develop long term care planning strategies and handles the preparation and execution of public benefits applications, including ALTCS, AHCCCS, and …
Debra Macaluso joined the Law Offices of Chester B. McLaughlin, P.C. in 2015. She is the lead paralegal and handles the Firm’s Yavapai County cases and clients. She is a certified paralegal with seven years of experience in estate planning, probate, trust administration, guardianships/conservatorships, and estate-related litigation. Debra’s first paralegal position was …
Kiley joined the firm in April, 2017 after receiving the Graduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Yavapai College in July, 2016. She works out of the Prescott office as the right hand(s) of the senior paralegals in Phoenix, the person who interviews new clients, and backs up Katie when she is out of the office. She is our tech genie and is bringing the firm up on the latest in law firm management …
Katie Dozier is the Office Manager, Secretary and Receptionist for The Law Offices of Chester B. McLaughlin, P.C. in Prescott, AZ. She joined the firm as a secretary and receptionist in 2016 and was promoted to Office Manager in 2017. She overseas office operations to ensure effectiveness, and coordinates all activities within the law office to ensure everything runs …