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Attorneys helping to plan for your future

Crystal West Edwards, Esq., CELA

Principal

PORZIO, BROMBERG & NEWMAN, PC

To schedule a “20 Minutes on Us” Phone Consultation: call 973-889-4264 or email efpontius@pbnlaw.com.
To book this Attorney for a Speaking Engagement, please call 9738894263 or email cwedwards@pbnlaw.com.

About Crystal and Her Practice

Crystal West Edwards is a Principal in the Wealth Preservation Group and focuses her practice on elder law, special needs planning and advocacy, estate planning and estate administration. She is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the ABA-accredited National Elder Law Foundation and is highly experienced working with the legal problems of aging individuals and those with disabilities.

Crystal assists seniors, individuals with disabilities, and their families with issues pertaining to complex estate and tax planning, asset preservation, eligibility for means-tested government benefits, fiduciary appointments, fiduciary representation and advocacy.

Crystal is also a trusted advisor to financial institutions and corporate fiduciaries who serve as trustee of general support, marital and special needs trusts. She assists with judicial and administrative accountings, and in the case of special needs trusts, she provides counseling regarding initial or continued means-tested government benefits eligibility for its trust beneficiaries.

Crystal is a sought after speaker and has authored numerous publications on the topics of elder and disability law, estate planning, special need trusts, and dealing with government agencies.

Education

  • University of North Carolina (Charlotte) (B.S., Political Science and Criminal Justice; 2005) cum laude
  • Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law (J.D.; 2008)

Bar Admissions

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Guardianships
  • Elder Care
  • Medicare/Medicaid
  • Special Needs

Certifications

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Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the American Bar Association Accredited National Elder Law Foundation

Court Admissions

  • New Jersey (2008)
  • Pennsylvania (2008)
  • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (2009)
  • United States District Court of New Jersey (2008)

Professional Affiliates

  • Co-chair, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • Diversity Committee, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Elder and Disability Law Section, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Diversity and Inclusion Trusted Advisors, Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University
  • Board of Directors of the Dickinson Law Alumni Society of the Pennsylvania State Alumni Association
  • Past President, New Jersey Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Past President, Garden State Bar Association
  • Life Member, Garden State Bar Association
  • Member, National Bar Association
  • Member, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
  • Member, Advisory Board to the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney by ABA Accredited National Elder Law Foundation
  • Member, Cathedral International, Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Pi Theta Omega Chapter, Morristown, NJ
  • Former Adjunct Faculty Member, Kean University, Union, New Jersey