Vinny, as most of his friends and clients call him, founded the Casiano Law Firm and the San Diego Elder Law and Estate Planning Firm in August of 2005. Vinny a former partner of Sorem, Pastore & Casiano, LLP, decided to form his own firm and work with other professionals who devote their practice to serving the needs of seniors and their families. Vinny took over Richard L. Sorems estate planning practice in 2004 and continues to service the needs of Richards clients in estate planning, probate and trust administration.
Vinny is not your typical attorney. Although he graduated from one of the top tier law schools in the country -UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco- Vinny s first career was navigating tankers as an officer in the Merchant Marine after graduating from State University of New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyler in 1983. Upon graduation from Hastings, Vinny decided to open up his own practice and immediately began to practice in the area of estate planning and probate. Early on Vinny realized that most estate planning attorneys were neglecting to address many issues that our elders face near the end of life such as diminished capacity, assistance with normal daily living activities, long-term care costs, financial and physical abuse and undue influence to name a few.
Seeing the need for compassionate attorneys and a firm that is interested in helping seniors and their families with these issues, Vinny began to develop an expertise in the areas that affect seniors the most. Over time Vinny has become an authority in Estate Planning, Medi-Cal planning, Elder Abuse, Probate and Trust Administration, Conservatorships, Special Need Trusts and Will and Trust Disputes. Vinny is a frequent lecturer to Attorneys, Professionals and the Public on these topics and devotes a great deal of time to serving the legal community. Vinny is current chair of the San Diego County Bar Associations Elder Law Section, a former fellow to the American Bar Associations Real Property Probate and Trust Section, a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and serves on the San Diego County Courts Probate Rules Committee in addition to his affiliation and membership in many other professional organizations. Do not hesitate to contact Vinny to see if he can assist your family with your concerns.