Lara Anne Dodsworth
Lara Anne Dodsworth began practicing law as an Associate with the Law Offices of John Feczko in Elmwood Park, New Jersey in 2002, she has been working in the legal field for many years. She began working in 1987 as a Paralegal in Hackensack, New Jersey. She graduated at the top of her class from the Paralegal Program in 1987 from Bergen Community College. She earned her A.S. in Paralegal Studies from Bergen Community College, her B.A. in Mathematics together with her Teaching Certificate from Rutgers-Newark College of Arts and Science. During her educational studies, she continued working in the legal field. After assisting Michael Kingman in both Municipal Courts and the Superior Court of New Jersey, and upon his encouragement, she attended law school. She graduated from Seton Hall School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctorite in 2002.
She is currently admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar and the New Jersey Bar, as well as the Federal District Court for the 3rd Circuit.
She is actively practicing law as co-counsel with John “Duke” Schneider in Milford, Pennsylvania and continues to handle New Jersey as well as Pennsylvania matters. In addition, she practices from her ancillary office located in Porter Township, Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania.
Since 2009, she has periodically given lectures and seminars on Estate Planning in an effort to increase public knowledge of the estate issues which arise upon the death of a loved one. She also dedicates her practice to fostering public discussion (and planning) of the events inescapable in life – death and taxes.
Although she concentrates her practice in the area of estate planning and administration, she also handles a broad range of cases, including estate litigation, real estate transactions, business transactions, collection, landlord/tenant law, elder law and guardianships.
Lara Anne Dodsworth is dedicating her practice to estate planning, including crisis planning for those who are terminally ill or have other life crisis requiring immediate planning. This includes personalized healthcare powers of attorney and Advanced Directives for Healthcare (more commonly known as Living Wills) and also includes home consultations and hospital or nursing home visits. She devotes time to work with the American Cancer Society, CancerCare and local programs such as Wills for Heroes to make estate planning available to as many people as possible.