Karen B. Johnson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Westford, MA

Madge & Johnson, P.C.
 | 3 Lan Drive, Ste 101, Westford, MA 01886
Phone: 978-692-0922
Fax: 978-692-0952
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019
Licensed 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 since 2016.

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. 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 and board member. In addition, she has written extensively and conducted numerous lectures and seminars across her region on estate planning, elder law and other related subjects.

A 1988 cum laude graduate of Clark University, Ms. Johnson obtained her Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law in 1991.

 
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

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019

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About Karen Johnson

Admitted: 1994, Massachusetts

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

Honors/Awards:

  • Selected to join the Mass Bar Association Fellowship, Mass Bar Association Fellow, Mass Bar Association Foundation, 2019
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2015 to Present

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • 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, Ste 101
Westford, MA 01886

Phone: 978-692-0922

Fax: 978-692-0952

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Last Updated: 2/6/2020

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