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BENJAMIN L. LUNA is an attorney at Little & Cicchetti, P.C. He has a strong background in civil and criminal litigation, but most of his recent practice has focused on handling and litigating probate. Prior to joining Little & Cicchetti, Mr. Luna served five years as chief deputy state's attorney, Caledonia County and acting state's attorney, Lamoille County. He also served as an associate attorney at Ward & Babb, P.C., where he focused on collections litigation, evictions, personal injury, and contract disputes. Mr. Luna earned his undergraduate degree at University of California, Davis and his law degree from Vermont Law School, where he was a member of the National Moot Court Team. He earned honors for "Best Team" and "Best Brief" in national moot court competition and was awarded the American College of Trial Lawyers Medal of Excellence in advocacy. He also received the American Jurisprudence of Excellence in legal writing. Mr. Luna is a past member of the Vermont Commission on National and Community Service and the St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce. He is admitted to practice law in the state of Vermont and the state of Oregon, and before the U.S. District Court District, Court of Vermont.
LAUNA SLATER is an attorney with Jarrett & Luitjens PLC, where she practices in the areas of estate planning, guardianship, and estate administration. Ms. Slater is a member of the Vermont Bar Association, the Financial Abuse Specialists Team (“FAST”), the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (“NAELA”), and the NAELA Journal Editorial Board. She is the president of the Vermont Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Formerly, she clerked with Vermont Legal Aid where she worked on the Elder Law Project. The Elder Law Project consists of the Senior Citizens Law Project and the Medicare Advocacy Project, and focuses on the legal needs and problems of seniors. Ms. Slater earned a B.A. degree from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida; and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island.
STEPHEN A. UNSWORTH is an attorney at Unsworth LaPlante, PLC, and is admitted to practice in both Vermont and Maine. Mr. Unsworth has more than 30 years of experience in estate planning and business law. His mission is to provide quality estate planning services, including assistance with living trusts, wills, Medicaid planning, probate, trust administration, powers of attorney, special needs planning, and family limited partnerships. Mr. Unsworth is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys (AAEPA), a national organization serving the needs of legal professionals concentrating on estate planning. He was on the National Board of Governors for the AAEPA. He is a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys and is a past president of the Vermont Chapter of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys. He has been named one of Vermont’s top estate planning attorneys by Vermont Business Magazine. Mr. Unsworth is a member of the Vermont Bar Association, Chittenden County Bar Association, and Vermont Bar Association’s Elder Law and Probate & Trust sections. He has been president of the Chittenden County Bar Association, and chairman of the Vermont Bar Association's Continuing Education Committee. He has taught business law courses at both the University of Vermont and Champlain College. He published a chapter on the Vermont Trust Code in a book entitled, A Practical Guide to Estate Planning in Vermont. Mr. Unsworth graduated with distinction from the University of Maine at Orono and received his J.D. degree from Western New England College School of Law, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
JENNIFER L. WAGNER is a shareholder with Marsh & Wagner, P.C., where she works primarily in the areas of family, juvenile, adoptions, wills, probate, criminal, landlord/tenant, civil litigation, personal injury, administrative hearings and appeals, and Social Security disability & SSI. Ms. Wagner is a member of the Vermont Bar Association and has served on the board of the Vermont Bar Foundation as secretary and as a chair of the Grant and Publicity committees. She received her B.A. degree from Northeastern University and her J.D. degree from Vermont Law School.