"Wow, cannot say enough great things about Ari! We were well past needing a Will and were a little nervous since the whole process seemed somewhat morbid but real. He made everything so painless and was passionate about our needs from start to finish. He even helped us make sure our little ones would be released to family instead of social services in the event of accident. If you’ve been putting off getting a Will set up I would highly recommend reaching out to Ari. I’m confident there is no one better in the business!"
- Matt Williams
"Ari Sommer at Harrison & Johnston is a wealth of knowledge, professionalism, and thoughtfulness when it comes to elder law! Never too early to think about what happens when you near the end of your life. He is the guy to talk to!"
- Katie Moody
"Ari handled my will preparation with professionalism and knowledge quickly before I left the country for a trip. All of my questions were answered, no detail was left out and it gives me peace of mind to know that my affairs will be handled if anything were to happen to me. I highly recommend Ari. If you haven’t prepared yourself with a will please reach out to Ari. You will be taken care of by the best!"
- Meredith Hancock
"Ari manages the tough emotions of elderly estate planning and law with care and wit and wisdom. I have had the pleasure of referring some of my friends and clients to Ari and he has always followed through with communication, customer care and sound advise. Highly recommend his practice to anyone needing wills, powers of attorney, deed assignments, and anything involving an aging parent or spouse."
- Sarah Abderrazzaq
"When you work with Ari Sommer, you will find that he is who you would consider above and beyond any expectations of a lawyer. We hired Ari Sommer to help my parents when my dad had dementia and he needed long term nursing care; my mom did not need that type of care. Essentially, they had to split while still being married. This happens so many times with the elderly. From the moment we met Ari Sommer he became a guardian angel to my parents and my sisters and me. You expect someone to do what is typical in creating a will etc., but Ari Sommer did so much more. He presented meticulous information to allow supporting agencies such as Medicaid to make quick and concise decisions to secure my parents living conditions as well as financially. I know I may sound repetitive, but I watched Ari as not only did he dot his "i’s” and cross his "t’s” but he created a road map with precise information and directions to allow agencies to quickly make decisions in my parents favor without having these agencies to ask for further information which would have delaying the outcome for my parents. Time is essential in these matters. He is highly intelligent, compassionate, and caring, and he also went way, way past that. He looked at their situation along with other laws in place and felt that somethings needed to change. After his detailed analysis, he sought after remedies that would protect my parents and their assets. He actually developed a new way to apply a law that can benefit people in Virginia and in doing so, allowed my mother and father to financially be secure and safe. Again, I am repeating myself, but I have never seen someone like him and the way his mind worked. He theorized and meticulously presented information to judges and developed a new application of the law to help not only my parents but others who may be in similar situations in the future. So, do I recommend Ari Sommer you better believe it. I only wish there were more people out there like him and yes, I wish I was more like Ari Sommer and I am a business owner of 20 years. To say he is my hero is not stated without fact, he defines heroism. He took care of my parents when my sisters and I did not know how to. He took that weight off my sisters and I and my parents as we trusted him to protect and serve my parents For that Ari Sommer you are my hero and I cannot thank you so much for the way you compassionately took care of my parents and treated them with the fight and determination with love, gentleness, and reassurance you gave to my parents during this time."
- Deborah Coughlin
"After my elderly father's accident, we were faced with astronomical bills from skilled nursing care. Although my parents were good planners, they didn't see this coming. Mr. Sommer worked diligently to qualify my father for Medicaid -and he qualified within 3 weeks of when we started the process. He prepared several hundred page application and hand delivered it to the county. Mr Sommer helped us restructure their assets using new methods that other attorneys had not even thought about. He set legal precedent in a landmark case that helped my mother to receive my father's pension. He's treated our family as if they were his own family. He explains complicated concepts in terms that are easy to understand. His compassion and core values extend well beyond the workplace-he volunteers his time to help veterans and their families with VA Benefits and volunteers at the voting polls. Mr. Sommer genuinely cares about the work and the people that he serves."