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Donald D. Vanarelli - Westfield, NJ

242 St. Paul Street Westfield, NJ 07090

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Updated: 05/17/2022

Westfield Financing Long-Term Medical Care Lawyer


Donald D. Vanarelli is a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, an ABA-certifying organization. Mr. Vanarelli represents older or disabled persons and their representatives in financing long-term medical care, nursing home issues, qualifying for Medicare, Medicaid and other public benefits, special needs planning, estate planning, probate and guardianship proceedings.


About Donald D. Vanarelli

Practice Areas

  • Financing Long-Term Medical Care
  • Nursing Home Issues
  • Qualifying for Medicare
  • Medicaid and other Public Benefits
  • Special needs Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate and Guardianship Proceedings
  • Family and Divorce Matters
  • Collaborative Law


  • 10%


Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1983
  • New York, 1984

Specialties and Certifications

  • Elder Law Attorney, National Elder Law Foundation, Accredited by the ABA

Other Affiliations

  • Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, 2006 - Present (Founding Member)
  • Academy of Special Needs Planners, 2006 - Present (Charter Member)
  • National Guardianship Foundation, 2005 - Present (Registered Guardian)
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, 2007 - Present (Accredited Professional Mediator)
  • North Jersey and Central Jersey Collaborative Law Groups, 2007 - Present (Trained Professional in Collaborative Law)
  • Union County Probate Early Settlement Panel, 2006 - Present (Panelist)
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representative, 1997 - Present (Member)


  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark, Newark, New Jersey
  • Montclair State College, Montclair, New Jersey
    Honors: Dean's List
    Major: English Literature
    Major: History

Past Positions

  • Hon. Herbert S. Alterman, J.S.C., Law Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • Peace Corps Volunteer in Kathmandu, Nepal

Ancillary Businesses

  • Elder Mediation


Other Sources of Feedback About Donald D. Vanarelli

Included on the 2023 New Jersey list

Past Lists

  • 2022 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 New Jersey Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 New Jersey Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Donald D. Vanarelli on Super Lawyers


  • Selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers list, 2007 – 2011
  • "AV" Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2006 - Present

Representative Clients

  • Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey (PLAN/NJ)
  • Assoc. of Retarded Citizens (ARC) of Union County Lifetime Support


  • William A. Risberg, Jr., V.P., C.F.P.. Merrill Lynch Westfield, NJ
  • Richard T. Alloto, Sr., CPA, Allorto Fox &Co LLC, Westfield, NJ
  • Eric Strulewitz, Esq., Zeller & Strulewitz, Roseland, NJ
  • Joseph Doren, CPA, Cohen, Doren, Haviairis & Collp, Jersey City, NJ
  • Accounts in Order, Dorothy J. Doyle CFP, Tenafly, NJ
  • Lawrence M. Kaplow, Vice President, Chase Manhattan Bank, Morristown, NJ

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Office Information


242 St. Paul Street Westfield, NJ 07090


  • 908-232-7214

Office Hours

Monday thru Friday - 9:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M., Consultations by Appointment only

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