Attorneys for Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse

Updated Wednesday, October 18th, 2023

CANHR Elder and Dependent Abuse Attorneys pursue cases that involve abuse or neglect in health care facilities.

For Injuries related to:

  • Physical Abuse or Neglect
  • Dehydration / Malnutrition
  • Bedsores (Decubitus Ulcers)
  • Medical Neglect
  • Falls and Physical Injury
  • Residents’ Rights

Click here for Attorney Referral

If you or a loved one is experiencing elder abuse in their home by a family member, caregiver or friend:

Contact Adult Protective Services (APS):

Click here for your local APS office

If it is an emergency: Dial 911.

Contact your local Ombudsman



  • Health Care Malpractice Experience
    Within five years prior to joining the panel the attorney must have handled to completion at least five health care malpractice cases.
  • Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Cases
    The attorney must have tried or settled at least three Elder abuse or Dependent Adult Abuse cases. At least one of those cases must have been based on injuries to a nursing home resident who was living at the time the action was filed, and at least one must have been based on injuries to a nursing home resident who was deceased at the time the action was filed.
  • Case Work and Continuing Education
    Before being accepted to the panel, an attorney must have taken depositions of at least ten nursing home employees. All attorneys must have attended at least one litigation training sponsored by CANHR, the American Trial Lawyer’s Association, or some other Minimum Continuing Legal Education provider approved by the CANHR Lawyer Referral Service (LRS).


The attorneys selected to be members of CANHR’s Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) are committed to serving the needs of seniors and their loved ones. All of the attorneys are highly qualified and must meet rigorous training standards in order to be selected, and to remain, on CANHR’s LRS panels. Click on a title below for more information on each area of practice.

Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse
Elder Financial Abuse
Resident’s Rights Violations in Care Homes
Estate Planning/Medi-Cal for Long-Term Care
Special Needs Trusts