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Victoria L. Collier

Veterans Administration Benefit Expert

Victoria Collier is the leader in VA Pension Benefits Training for lawyers nationally. She has taught or mentored just about every other lawyer who is currently writing or teaching courses on VA Pension benefits today. Over 300 attorneys and staff members have attended Victoria's "In the Trenches" and "Advanced VA Training" conferences. She has personally taught over 1000 more attorneys for national and local continuing legal education forums.

Victoria is proactively involved in the changes that affect Veterans Administration Benefits. When the Director of VA Pension and Fiduciary of US Department of Veterans Affairs was appointed, she immediately met with him to help mold the Veterans Administration Laws.

She founded her private practice, the Elder & Disability Law Firm of Victoria L. Collier, PC an Elder & Special Needs Law Firm, in 2003. On January 1, 2011, she promoted Jonathan St. Clair to Partner. This Firm was established to serve the legal needs of senior citizens when their health care needs increase. The Firm focuses its entire practice on Elder Law issues, which encompasses the areas of Life Care planning, VA Benefits planning, Medicaid and disability planning, estate planning, geriatric care management, guardianship litigation, and mediation services.

She has actively served in many leadership capacities including the following:

  • Supreme Court of the United States, admitted 2009
  • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, admitted 2007
  • Appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue, Georgia Council on Aging, Board
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2005, 2009, and 2010 editions
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Member since 2002
  • NAELA, Georgia Chapter, Chair 2008
  • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, admitted 2007
  • National Organization of Veteran Advocates, member
  • Life Care Planning Law Firms Association, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Elder Law Section, Vice Chair 2007-2008
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Elder Law Committee, Chair 2004-2005, Vice Chair 2003-2004
  • Trust Associates, Inc. — Co-Founder, non-profit organization
  • Georgia Elder Care Network — Charter Member
  • Academy of Special Needs Planners — Charter Member
  • Ageless, Inc. — Executive Board Member, Secretary
  • American Parkinson's Disease Association, Georgia Chapter — Executive Board Member, Secretary

She is a published author, 47 Secret Veterans' Benefits for Seniors…Benefits You Have Earned but Don't Know About. Her book is available on Amazon.

Her office is located in downtown Decatur, Georgia. Her firm makes house calls to those clients who are unable to come to the office. Its mission is to support clients in the creation of a long-term care plan for preserving assets, maximizing independence, and enhancing quality of life.

She developed her love and appreciation for senior citizens at a young age. Growing up, she spent many days building a close bond with her grandparents, because her father was a single dad until she was 6 years old.

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