Title: Lawyer, Consultant
Location: Potomac, Maryland, United States
David A. Affeldt, Esq, Lawyer and Consultant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Elder Law.
Mr. Affeldt is currently retained as a consultant of the National Aging Organizations, a role he has served since 1980. He is the former special assistant to the commissioner of the Social Security Administration in Washington DC, and notably worked on older American issues with Pamela Harriman and the Democratic Party in the ‘80s. Mr. Affeldt is a veteran of the DC National Guard, serving from 1968 to 1972, as well as the U.S. Army Reserve from 1966 to 1968. He is the recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and has appeared in the pages of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in the World.
The son of Chester Nicholas and Helen Affeldt, Mr Affeldt was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and attended the University of Iowa to earn a BA in 1963. He completed a JD three years later at the University of Texas, and returned to Iowa to serve as an assistant attorney general of the Iowa Department of Justice in Des Moines. In 1967 Mr. Affeldt joined the Iowa Senate as an assistant counsel, and one year later became a legislative aide to representative Neal Smith of the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington. Mr. Affeldt stayed in the capital as chief counsel of the Senate Committee on Aging, where he served for nine years before working with the Social Security Administration.
Elder law has continued to be a focus of Mr. Affeldt’s career, and he has received numerous resolutions and certificates of commendation with the National Aging Organizations and the U.S. Senate. He is the author of “On the Other Side of Easy Street: A Report from the Villers Foundation” and other reports on the elderly. In his spare time, Mr. Affeldt enjoys reading, swimming, tennis, travel, and mini-triathlons. He is the husband of the late Judy Cook, and the father of Christine Harmon, who married Doug Harmon and gave Mr. Affeldt his grandchildren Piper and Perry.
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