Dawn Hewitt joined the firm as a law clerk in the summer of 2004. She graduated from Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida in July 2005. She completed her third year of law school at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and was admitted to the Colorado bar in October 2005. Ms. Hewitt works in the areas of conservatorships, guardianships, probate, and public and private disability benefits and long-term care planning. She is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Douglas County Bar Association.
In law school, Ms. Hewitt served as brief writer on Moot Court Board teams that won both the best brief award at the 2004 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court southeast regional competition and the runner-up best brief at the 2003 Stetson International Environmental Law competition. She also received the highest grade in Research and Writing II.
Prior to entering law school, Ms. Hewitt earned her paralegal certificate from the Denver Paralegal Institute. Ms. Hewitt previously worked as a paralegal in the Denver area for five years, primarily in the area of elder law. She also has paralegal experience in the areas of civil litigation, anti-trust, and securities regulation.
Ms. Hewitt earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Ms. Hewitt is a member of the Denver-based Skyline Chorus chapter of Sweet Adelines International. She resides in Highlands Ranch with her husband Chris.
At some point in their lifetime, everyone needs a little help and guidance. Our elder law attorneys help people prepare for the time when they or their loved ones will face issues such as aging, incapacity, disability, professional long-term care, and death.
Elder law encompasses all of the aspects of planning, counseling, educating, and advocating for seniors. It is at the core of all we do at Chayet & Danzo, LLC. In addition to seniors, we represent caregivers and fiduciaries, including children, conservators, guardians, estate administrators, trustees, and agents who have the responsibility of caring for an elderly person or disabled adult.
While good planning is important at all stages of life, it is a must for the elderly. The legal problems of the elderly are often linked to the aging process and can include problems of incapacity and long-term health care issues. Our attorneys assist clients in planning for possible long-term care needs, locating the appropriate type of care facility, coordinating private and public resources, such as Medicaid, to finance the cost of care, and advocating to ensure our client's right to quality care.
Our elder law attorneys go beyond conventional issues and offer practical assistance to our clients in a number of areas, including: drafting durable powers of attorney, health Care and End-of-Life directives, fiduciary Representation, public benefit counseling, private insurance counseling, estate and gift tax advice, elder abuse, and placement counseling.
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