March 18, 2019

Attorney David J. Hoey will be the recipient of the 2019 National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) John J. Regan Writing Award for his article “The Intersection of Tort Law and Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Litigation,” published in the 2018 NAELA Journal. The award is presented annually to the best article published in NAELA Journal during the previous calendar year. The award selection is made by the members of the NAELA Journal Editorial Board.

In making the selection, editorial board members acknowledge that Attorney Hoey’s article clearly and concisely presents an excellent guideline for nursing home issues of abuse and neglect and how this is a systemic issue that needs to be addressed from that perspective. The article provides background information a nonlitigating elder law attorney needs to be able to present a case of abuse or neglect to a law firm that does do such litigation.

The award will be announced at the NAELA Annual Conference in Ft. Worth, Texas, on Thursday, May 9, 2019.

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