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Marty Burbank

Marty Burbank

Position: Founder & CEO

Organization: OC Elder Law


What role does your nominee have in senior care and senior care issues?
After serving in the Navy, Marty studied law and devoted his practice to the areas of Elder and Veteran Law, Wills and Trusts. He holds an advanced Law Degree in Tax Law as well as Juris Doctorate in general Law. Mary is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs and admitted to the US Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims.

Why should this person be nominated
Marty has a heart for service. He goes above and beyond to help those in need. Just after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September of 2017. Marty received a call from a woman who said, "I heard you help seniors." Marty's response was, "yes, I try. What do you need?." The woman explained that her mother was stranded in Puerto Rico and she wanted to get her out of that mess and home with her. So Marty went into action. Marty not only few over to bring this woman's mother home to California, he picked up two other families. No to mention, it wasn't a wasted trip to Puerto Rico, on his way over he took food, water and supplies to deliver to those in need. Marty described the airport where he and friend landed their plane as complete and utter chaos and devastation. They spent hours just trying to reach the families they were there to pick-up because all communication lines were down. Fortunately, he had a satellite phone that made it possible to rescue the woman's mother and the other two families. They all have been safely reunited with their families here in the U.S. because Marty took the call, gave his heart and all he had to help this elder woman reunite with her daughter. That is my idea of a hero!