Excellence in Elder Law and
Elder Care Planning
Maria Darpino concentrates her law practice in Elder Law which includes asset protection planning, disability planning, Medicaid and VA benefits, guardianship, trust and estate planning and administration. Maria and her husband, Henry Levandowski, are principals in the firm of Levandowski & Darpino, LLC, located in Havertown, Pennsylvania. Maria received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, summa cum laude, from Temple University and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She received her J.D. from Temple University School of Law where she received the Judge Orlowski award for excellence in legal research, writing and analysis. Maria is a frequent speaker on Elder Law topics to the public and also to professionals of various disciplines such as social workers and accountants, often providing continuing education credits for her seminars. Maria is admitted to practice before the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and is accredited by the Veterans Administration to represent clients in applying for VA benefits.
Prior to concentrating exclusively in the practice of Elder Law, Maria spent more than two decades as a government contracts professional working for the Department of the Navy as well as major corporations including GE and Lockheed Martin Corporation, where she held several management positions. Maria is a member of The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Professional Care Alliance of the Delaware Valley, Elder Counsel, the American Society on Aging, and Weekend Warriors, a mastermind group of select Elder Law attorneys from across the country.
Maria was honored by her peers as a "Top Lawyer" in Elder Law in the August 2010 issue of Main Line Today.
Maria and her husband of 30 years, Henry M. Levandowski, are the co-founders of Levandowski and Darpino, LLC. Henry and Maria have hand-selected their mature and highly experienced staff members and they pride themselves on operating a family-oriented practice that provides caring and compassionate service to their clients.
Henry and Maria have one child, a daughter named Audrey, who received her undergraduate degree from The George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs and her Master of Science Degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. An alumnus of the Teach for America Program, Audrey teaches math in a charter school in Washington, DC.
In her free time, Maria enjoys Pilates classes, gardening and scrapbooking.