Jay C. Abramson has practiced law since receiving his degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in 1985. After practicing at legal aid representing primarily elders in the Chicago area for 6 years, he moved to the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont in 1991. As a staff attorney for Vermont Legal Aid he continued to be engaged in litigation for low income Vermonters.

In 1995 he opened the Law Offices of Jay C. Abramson on Main Street in St. Johnsbury with the goal of providing personal quality legal services to all clients in a general law practice. This philosophy is the cornerstone for the firm. Mr. Abramson handles a variety of litigation, real estate, and disability matters.

For the past 10 years Jay Abramson devotes a significant amount of his practice to elder law issues. In May of 2005 Jay became a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Elder law is the legal practice of counseling and representing older persons and their representatives about the legal aspects of health and long-term care planning, public benefits, surrogate decision-making, older persons’ legal capacity, the conservation, disposition and administration of older persons’ estates and the implementations of their decisions concerning such matters, giving due consideration to the applicable tax consequences of the action, or the need for more sophisticated tax expertise. The National Elder Law Foundation is accredited by the American Bar Association.


Jay served on the board and as president of the Vermont Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.