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Marlene S. Seltzer 
5567 Reseda Boulevard
Suite 330
P.O. Box 7033
Tarzana, California 91357-7033

Communication Center 
Phone: 818-705-6800 (office)
818-609-2348 (direct)
E-mail: Email Me
Fax: 818-705-8634
Web site: No Web site address listed

MARLENE S. SELTZER is a dynamic compassionate Elder Law Attorney with years of experience helping families protect assets and obtain California paid private nursing home benefits. She advocates improving the lives of the disabled by creating a Special Needs Trust to hold money without causing the loss of government benefits.


Ms. Seltzer provides prudent estate planning to protect family members or friends suffering from diseases such as Alzheimer's, Dementia, Parkinson's, Stroke, and ALS by transferring the assets of the ill spouse to support the well spouse. Ms. Seltzer's personal background also her to empathize and truly understand the pain and difficulties facing her client's and family members. Her family suffered for 6 years as her mother declined from dementia. In addition, Ms. Seltzer personally dealt with the challenges faced by all parents with children with special needs, having raised two herself.


In Probate matters, Ms. Seltzer maneuvers through the court procedures and red tape. She regularly represents out of town clients. Associating with top notch litigators, Ms. Seltzer now seeks justice and protection for seniors suffering from financial elder abuse in Trust, Probate and Conservatorship matters.


For the past 10 years, Marlene has enjoyed practicing Elder Law and educating clients and the public on options available to control and improve their lives. My Elder Law Services include:


  • Protecting Assets and Qualifying for State Paid Private Nursing Home Benefits
  • Preparing Estate Plans (Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney)
  • Navigating Probates Through the Court Procedures and Accountings
  • Special Needs Trusts (First Party, Third Party and Pooled)
  • Conservatorships (Person, Estate, Limited and Accountings)
  • Litigation (Trust, Conservatorship, Financial Elder Abuse)
Current Employment Position(s):
Senior Associate, since April 1, 2011
Areas of Practice:
40% Elder Law
30% Probate
15% Estate Planning
10% Trusts
5% Wills
Bar Admissions:
California, 1996
Glendale University College of Law, Glendale, California, May, 1996
Juris Doctorate

UCLA, Westwood, California, February, 1964
B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Honors: Dean's List
Major:  Sociology
Minor:  Psychology

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Protection of Assets & Qualifying For Medi-Cal Long Term Care

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Special Needs Trusts & Limited Conservatorships

Professional Associations and Memberships:
San Fernando Bar Association
Probate Chair, Programs, and Member

Los Angeles County Bar Association
Trusts and Estate Section

San Fernando Valley Estate Planning Council

Italian-American Bar Association, 2005 - 2010

Valley Community Legal Foundation

Alzheimer's Association

Loren L. Zachary Performing Arts Society

California Phhilharmonic Society


Past Employment Positions:
Law Offices of Alice A. Salvo, Elder Law Attorney, May 10, 2001 - March 31, 2011

Pro Bono Activities:
Alzheimer's Association
Conference of Delegates to CA State Bar, 2008 - 2010

Los Angeles Office
5567 Reseda Boulevard
Suite 330
P.O. Box 7033
Tarzana, California 91357

Phone: (818) 705 - 6800

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