Location: San Diego
Phone: 619.342.8000
Fax: 619.342.7878
Email: stuartf@zhlaw.com
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Stuart’s law practice has concentrated on elder law issues, including long-term care for seniors, planning for Veterans and accessing VA benefits, Medi-Cal planning, living trusts, wills, powers of attorney, advanced medical directives and other peripheral issues.  His planning takes a comprehensive approach to long-term care planning considering personal, financial and legal issues, and implementing the plan. Stuart is a frequent speaker on elder law issues.  He has educated nurses, discharge planners and social workers in many of the southern California hospitals.


University of Nebraska-Lincoln: B.A., May 1978.  Major-Psychology; Minor-Music

University of San Diego School of Law: Juris Doctor, May 1981.

Professional Licenses and current positions:

VA Accredited Attorney, February 2009

Member of State Bar of California, admitted December 1981

Stuart’s law practice also includes retirement planning, forming legal entities, such as corporations and limited liability companies, and drafting contracts for business clients.

Stuart is vice-chair and also sits on the board of directors of the VNA California, a large home health and hospice non-profit agency headquartered in Riverside County.  He is a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys and ElderCounsel, a nationwide elder law attorney association.

In Stuart’s personal life, he has enjoyed his marriage to Jayne of over twenty-three years.  He is an accomplished violinist having begun the study of music at the age of nine.  He has sat on the board of directors of several musical organizations and has played as a member of several professional orchestras across the United States.