Hannah B. Vaughan is an Elder Law attorney in Greensboro with over 10 years of experience.
She is currently a Legal Consultant for The Corporation of Guardianship, Inc., providing legal guidance to a non-profit provider of fiduciary services for vulnerable adults, specifically with regard to their Special Needs Pooled Trust. Prior to that, she served as the Director of the Elder Law Clinic at Elon University School of Law, which provided free civil legal services to low income senior residents of Guilford County. She taught a seminar on elder law to advanced law students, and under her supervision, these law students handled cases related to elder law issues and made community presentations to seniors on various topics of interest. Prior to teaching, Vaughan worked as an Associate Attorney with the elder and special needs law firm of Booth Harrington and Johns of NC, PLLC, where her practice was focused on Medicaid Planning and Special Needs Trusts.
Vaughan is also passionate about ending elder abuse and was instrumental in making sure that elder justice would be a priority at the new Guilford County Family Justice Center. She served as a co-founder of and remains active in the leadership of the Guilford County Elder Justice Committee, which brings a multidisciplinary team of professionals together monthly for discussion about how our community can better prevent, identify, and remedy elder abuse.
She is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the Elder and Special Needs Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA), the Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP), the Senior Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association (ABA), Triad Retirement Living Association (TRLA), and the Greensboro Bar Association (GBA).
Vaughan is licensed to practice law in North Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. She graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University, where she doubled majored in Psychology and Child Development. She earned her J.D. from the University of Alabama where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Law and Psychology Law Review, a member of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society, recipient of several leadership and service awards, and was a student volunteer with the Legal Clinic for the Elderly.
The Corporation of Guardianship is a private fee for service non-profit organization providing fiduciary services and care management to vulnerable persons based on person-centered principles. We were founded by an Elder and Special Needs Law Attorney in 1979. Located in Greensboro, we serve clients throughout the State of North Carolina. Our referrals primarily come through attorneys. We operate a Special Needs Pooled Trust, and also serve as Trustee of stand-alone Special Needs Trusts, General Guardian or Guardian of a Person’s Estate, Agent under a Power of Attorney, and Representative Payee for Social Security Benefits.
Tell us about your special needs issue and we will put you in touch with Hannah Vaughan