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Karen B. Johnson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Westford, MA

Madge & Johnson, P.C.
3 Lan Drive, Suite 101
Westford, MA 01886
Phone: 978-692-0922
Fax: 978-692-0952
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
Licensed in Massachusetts Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Elder Law (50%), Estate Planning & Probate (40%), Military/Veterans Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Karen B. Johnson is co-founder and shareholder of Madge & Johnson, P.C., law firm in Westford, Massachusetts. A top-rated attorney with more than 28 years of legal experience, Ms. Johnson provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout Middlesex County and the surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Elder law and incapacity planning
  • Estate and trust planning
  • Tax law and real estate matters
  • Nursing home asset protection planning
  • Veterans' benefits
  • Medicaid planning and other government benefits

Widely regarded as a leader in her field, Ms. Johnson has achieved significant success helping her clients establish their final wishes for the future while protecting their assets and interests against potential contingencies. No matter how complex her clients' needs are, she delivers highly personalized counsel to help them make the best-informed decisions, and she devises customized strategies and solutions to help them achieve their goals efficiently and cost-effectively.

Among her impressive legal credentials, Ms. Johnson obtained her Master of Laws in taxation from Boston University School of Law in 2000, and she provides invaluable guidance to help her clients mitigate their estates' overall tax burdens and preserve the bulk of their wealth to pass on to their heirs and loved ones. She also provides on-going counsel and support to her clients to help them adjust their plans as needed, and she has served on the adjunct legal faculty at Western New England University School of Law.

She has also become known as a tireless advocate for the elderly, and she contributed to the 2018 BRAVE Act and other legislative initiatives involving the rights and protections of seniors. In 2020, she received the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys' award for advocacy, The Deborah Thomson Award.  Among her other professional affiliations, she is highly active with the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the organization's Massachusetts Chapter, where she has served as president, vice president, secretary, board member and is its current co-chair for its advocacy group. In addition, she has written extensively and conducted numerous lectures and seminars across her region on estate planning, elder law and other related subjects, including a number of seminars and webinars for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.

A 1988 cum laude graduate of Clark University, Ms. Johnson obtained her Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law in 1991 and her L.L.M in Taxation from Boston University Graduate School of Law.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Elder Law
  • 40%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10%Military/Veterans Law
Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Veteran's Benefits

Selections

7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021

About Karen B. Johnson

First Admitted: 1991, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://westfordelderlaw.com/karen-johnson/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • President, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Massachusetts Chapter, 2018
  • Vice President, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Massachusetts Chapter
  • Secretary, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Massachusetts Chapter
  • Member, Board of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Massachusetts Chapter
  • Co-Chair of Advocacy Group for the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (MassNAELA), 2020
  • Leader, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Massachusetts Chapter
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Massachusetts Chapter
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Educational Background

  • Graduate of Boston University School of Law, Graduate Tax Program, LL.M. in Taxation, 2000

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • L.L.M. in Taxation, Boston University School of Law, 2000

Honors/Awards

  • Annual award given to members for their advocacy efforts, awarded for work performed in drafting and working with the state legislature to pass An Act Providing For Virtual Notarization To Address Challenges Related to COVID-19. , Deborah H. Thomson Award for Advocacy, Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2020
  • Selected to join the Mass Bar Association Fellowship, Mass Bar Association Fellow, Mass Bar Association Foundation, 2019
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2015 to Present

Pro bono/Community Service

  • An Act Providing For Virtual Notarization To Address Challenges Related to COVID-19 (co-contributor), 2020
  • BRAVE Act, 2018

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Adjunct Professor, Elder Law and Estate Planning, Western New England School of Law
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Office Location for Karen B. Johnson

3 Lan Drive
Suite 101
Westford, MA 01886

Phone: 978-692-0922

Fax: 978-692-0952

Last Updated: 5/13/2021

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