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Elder Law

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Minnesota Elder Law Attorneys

Working with Elderly Citizens to Protect Their Rights

Whether you’re a caregiver for a senior citizen or preparing for your golden years, an elder lawyer can help you or your loved one navigate the unique legal issues that come with old age more easily.

At Johnson/Turner Legal, we’ll assign a team consisting of a veteran Minnesota elder law attorney, two paralegals, a client engagement specialist, and a life coach to your case. Our team-based, customer-centric approach helps us ensure you understand elder law inside and out.

Worried about costs? Don’t be. Our flat-fee pricing model lets you know up-front how much our services cost, so you never have to worry about hidden fees again.

To arrange a consultation and move forward with our team, contact us online or via phone at (320) 299-4249.

What Is Elder Law?

Elder law often gets confused with elements of estate planning, such as drafting a last will and testament, creating trusts, and determining power of attorney.

While it’s true that those processes are often part of elder law, estate planning is not relegated to older people. A 20-year-old has just as much need for a will as a 93-year-old.

Although the umbrella of elder law does cover some estate planning elements, it also covers other unique legal processes reserved for the elderly. For example, an elder law attorney understands elder abuse laws and can help a senior citizen protect their rights if they suffer from abuse at the hands of a caregiver. An elder law attorney will also be familiar with senior-exclusive programs such as Medicaid and can help elderly individuals receive the care and treatment they need for various issues.

When Should I Hire an Elder Law Attorney?

Elder law varies state by state, so having an elder law attorney on-hand will almost always be useful if you’re unfamiliar with Minnesota’s elder laws. You should consider hiring an elder law attorney if you:

  • Don’t already have an estate plan in place. An elder law attorney can help you cover your bases by setting up an estate plan and developing legal documents like a will, trust, power of attorney, health care directive, transfer on death deed, and more. To learn about how our team here at Johnson/Turner Legal works with clients to develop comprehensive estate plans, visit our Estate Planning page.
  • Aren’t sure how to handle Social Security. Social Security can help senior citizens aged 61 and older receive certain benefits. An elder law attorney can help you understand Social Security benefits and receive the correct amount of compensation.
  • Don’t understand Medicaid. Medicaid can help senior citizens receive health care at reduced or no cost and can even pay for elder care and hospice facilities. An elder law attorney can help you get the most from your state’s nursing homes and healthcare system using Medicaid.
  • Need help with a long-term care plan. An elder law attorney can help you develop a care plan for an elderly friend, family member, or loved one to ensure they receive the care, treatment, and compassion they deserve in their golden years.
  • Worry that you or an elder you care for are suffering from elder abuse or fraud. An elder law attorney will fight an elder’s right in court, protecting them from abuse or gaining compensation for already committed abuse.

At Johnson/Turner Legal, we believe that everyone deserves to live out their golden years with grace. As the saying goes, “age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” We help our elderly clients feel empowered to live life to the fullest.

To schedule a consultation with our team, contact us online or via phone at (320) 299-4249.


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Our Core Values

Teamwork. Innovation. Community. Knowledge. Compassion.


Our employees are the key to the success of our clients, and ultimately of the firm. We strive to create a culture that instills a sense of belonging. We want to provide our employees with a safety net, which empowers them to take risks and make leaps, while knowing that others will support, assist and, if need be, catch them. Maintaining a firm culture of shared vision, open communication, positive work environment and friendships will foster a cohesive team of professionals working together to champion the successes of our clients, our community partners, and the firm.


We believe the legal industry needs to break free from its stale and uncreative practices in order to serve the needs of today’s clients. We seek to lead the way in revolutionizing the way consumers experience legal representation. We strive to reinvent all major facets of the delivery of legal services, including how we involve our clients in our representation through information sharing and communication, how we produce legal documents, manage cases, and price our services. We understand the challenges that come with innovation, and strive to support one another’s new ideas.


We strive to ensure that our attorneys and staff are fully versed in their practice areas to provide our clients the best advice and representation. The knowledge necessary to do so includes not only mastering the letter of the law, but also understanding trends in the interpretation and application of the law. We are life long learners who know there will never come a day when we have all the answers. We nurture and rely on our strong network of relationships within the firm and beyond. We study; we reflect; we converse; and we challenge one another. Our depth of knowledge sets us apart.


We all experiences life’s challenges, whether as part of our day-to-day routines or as a result of an event or transition in one’s life. Johnson/Turner Legal strives to help its clients and the legal profession rise through such challenges. Whether by pursuing fairness and justice, by solving problems or by bringing new perspective, Johnson/Turner Legal is dedicated to building trust and providing comfort.


We are a service organization, helping people through challenges and transitions in their lives. Our work must extend beyond our clients to champion the success of our colleagues, friends and the communities at large in which we live and work. We work to improve our communities through volunteerism and leadership.

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