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Louise M. Paglen


Before joining The McIntosh Law Firm, Lake Norman attorney Louise Paglen was the owner and founder of Paglen Law Office, a family-centered law practice providing estate planning, asset protection planning, and special needs planning for senior citizens, veterans, people with disabilities, and their families.

Louise understands that providing legal services to families often involves planning and advocating for her clients’ most precious assets: parents, children, spouses, siblings, relatives, friends, and pets. She dedicates her practice to families and small businesses and is passionate about helping her clients keep family assets and financial matters private, and their loved ones cared for.

Louise is married and has two adult sons and two playful dogs. She enjoys spending time in the Blue Ridge Mountains, hiking, reading, cooking, playing with her dogs, and spending time with friends, family, and nature.

Areas of Practice:

  • Medicaid Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Guardianship
  • Elder Law

Bar Admissions:

  • North Carolina

Professional Associations:

  • North Carolina Bar Association Elder Law and Estate Planning Sections
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
    • Board of Directors, North Carolina Chapter
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Veterans Administration (Accredited)
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys

  • Academy of Special Needs Member

  • University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill, J.D. Graduate School
  • Florida State University, M. Risk Management, and Insurance Graduate School
  • North Carolina State University B.A. College
  • Estate Planning is All About Love Protect and plan for your loved ones! 2021
  • A Trust is Like a Treasure Chest A Trust is Like a Treasure Chest 2021
  • How Do I Avoid Probate? Estate planning clients often ask, “How Do I Avoid Probate?” Their true question is, “How can I make this process easier for my loved ones?” 2021
Community Involvement
  • Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce
  • Huntersville Chamber of Commerce
  • Lake Norman Healthcare Forum
  • Cabarrus Area Senior Resource Link
  • South Iredell Healthcare Forum
  • Alignable Highly Recommnded by Locals
  • Best of the Lake Award for Law Firms
  • Martindale Rating Badge
  • BBB Award
  • Best Employers in North Carolina_2018
  • Normy Logo 2020
  • Leal Elite 2019_Business NOrth Carolina
  • Normy-Logo-2018-WINNER-01
  • Best Law Firms 2021
  • Best Law Firms 2022
  • Best Employers 2021
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