Laura Silver Traiger


Laura Silver Traiger is a senior associate at the law firm of Starr Vander Linden. Ms. Traiger concentrates on the legal issues facing older and disabled clients, including estate and Medicaid planning, public benefits protection using special needs trusts, guardianships/conservatorships and estate administration.

She is the author of a chapter on MassHealth options for individuals living in the community in Estate Planning for the Aging or Incapacitated Client in Massachusetts published by the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (“MCLE”).

Ms. Traiger is an active member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, currently serving as its President. In 2014, she was named MassNAELA’s Member of the Year and in 2015, she was awarded the Deborah H. Thomson Advocacy Award relative to her work in drafting and promoting legislation to help keep elders in their homes. She is also involved with the Worcester County Bar Association, currently serving as Co-Chair of the Probate Committee, the Mass Bar Association and the Greater Worcester Alzheimer’s Partnership. She also serves on the advisory committee for the money management program of Elder Services of Worcester and mentors for the Elder Law Project of the Women’s Bar Foundation.

Ms. Traiger has presented before the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, MCLE, Suffolk University Law School’s Center for Advanced Legal Studies and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Ms. Traiger received her law degree cum laude from Suffolk University Law School and her B.A. cum laude from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.



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