Victoria Collier, Esq. has been helping lawyers find their legal niche within estate planning since 2006. Being a paralegal in both the United States Air Force and also in the private sector, Victoria learned from her mentors that being a “jack-of-all-trades” and a “generalist” would only bring boredom and burnout.
Since establishing her own law firm, The Elder & Disability Law Firm of Victoria L. Collier, PC, exclusively to assist individuals planning for the second phase of their life, Victoria has created niches within niches and coached hundreds of other attorneys to do the same. It is Victoria’s goal to help other professionals find their passion and create profit. Victoria’s client base ranges from lawyers to authors to work-from-home mothers.
Victoria knows how to work hard and smart. She moved from her parents’ house at age 17, still in high school, while working full time. After graduation, Victoria moved from Houston, TX to Dallas, TX, knowing only one person. Victoria worked several jobs simultaneously to support herself until she enlisted in the USAF at age 19. Victoria was trained as a carpenter and mason, being only one of two females in a shop of almost 50 men.
Three years later she cross-trained and became a paralegal, prosecuting and defending military personnel. After six years of honorable service during the Desert Storm era, Victoria entered the civilian workforce in South Georgia as a paralegal working with people with disabilities. Inspired to do more, at the age of 29 Victoria enrolled in law school at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, College of Law. Upon graduating, Victoria opened her own law firm focusing on estate planning, disability planning, and elder care planning.
In 2006 Victoria began educating lawyers across the nation on the special benefits available to senior veterans who were disabled. She not only became the national expert in VA Pension Benefits laws, but she created a fast-growing niche within the estate and elder care planning profession. Due to the changing atmosphere of elder care, Victoria is once again creating a niche in elder law and coaching lawyers on how to incorporate long-term care planning through the use of financial products within their law practice.
Victoria is the author of the top selling book, 47 Secret Veterans’ Benefits for Seniors, Benefits You Have Earned But Don’t Know About!; 47 Secret Marketing Strategies for Veterans Benefits Attorneys; and Paying for Long Term Care: Financial Help for Wartime Veterans: The VA Aid & Attendance Benefit, Georgia Edition. Victoria has also co-authored the following books: Blooper Episodes in Estate Planning and Elder Law: Lessons From Prime Time TV, Georgia Edition, with Debbie J. Papay; Don’t Go Broke in a Nursing Home, Georgia Edition, with Don Quante; Protect Your IRA: Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes, with David J. Zumpano, CPA, J.D.; Running Through Life’s Lessons, with Jackie Clark; and Getting to Baby: Creating your Family Faster, Easier and Less Expensive through Fertility, Adoption, or Surrogacy, with Jennifer Collier.
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