The Connecticut chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys announced today that Steven Rubin, a partner at Drazen Rubin Law – with offices in Milford and Farmington – will serve as its new president.
Rubin received his law degree from Widener University. He’s a New Haven native and lifelong resident of Connecticut.
Rubin steps into the role previously filled by Ed Lang – a partner at the law firm Lang and Corona based in Middlefield.
“It’s exciting to take on the president role in such a great group, which is surely on the upswing,” said Rubin. “Our top priority is to protect seniors in Connecticut. Under Ed’s wise, steady, and strong leadership, the organization experienced growth and progress, even amid a global pandemic. I hope to live up to the expectations set by Ed and look forward to working with the entire team to make progress on key policies that aim to safeguard seniors.”
Rubin, whose mother was diagnosed with ALS while he was in law school, decided to study elder law to ensure others facing similar situations have a legal advocate who knows what it’s like sitting on the other side of the desk. His mother lost her battle with ALS, but Rubin vowed never to give up the fight.
“Finding out that my mother had ALS was one of the toughest things I’ve ever had to face,” said Rubin. “And, the challenges she faced thrust me into many roles that my clients often find themselves in, including caregiver, advocate, provider, and concerned loved one. That’s why I’m an elder law attorney today: to ensure folks facing unfortunate situations like my mother had, and our family who took on various roles to ensure my mother was as comfortable as possible, have a passionate, empathetic, and tireless advocate; serving as their attorney.”