William R. Henry, Jr.
William Henry has been a professional writer for more than 40 years. He has been a reporter for two daily newspapers in North Carolina, director of public affairs for a national construction-industry trade association based in Washington, DC, and has written numerous articles for consumer and trade publications. Currently he is executive director of an association that provides insurance and risk management services for volunteer-based nonprofit organizations. He became interested in issues involving exploitation of elders, and the dynamics of family caregiving, following an incident in his own family, which he wrote about for The Washington Post. This is his first novel. Henry lives in Leesburg, VA.
A. Frank Johns, Jr., JD, LLM, CELA, CAP
A. Frank Johns, JD, LLM, CELA, CAP, is a nationally recognized legal authority in Elder Law, Fiduciary Litigation, Elder Abuse, Guardianship, Disability Rights, Special Needs and Special Needs Trusts and Legal Ethics. Mr. Johns, BS ’68, JD ‘71 Florida State University, and LLM – Elder Law ’08 Stetson University College of Law is a charter partner in Booth Harrington & Johns of NC PLLC with offices in Charlotte and Greensboro, North Carolina. He is past President of and a Fellow in the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and past chair of NAELA’s Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP); a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC); charter chair of the North Carolina Bar Association Elder Law Section; and board member, Center for Medicare Advocacy (2008-2010). He is Board Certified in Elder Law by the National Elder Law Foundation, and certified as a specialist in elder law by the North Carolina State Bar. He was a charter board member of the National Guardianship Association (1988.) He co-chaired the 2001 Wingspan Guardianship National Conference; was a delegate, commissioned writer and steering committee member of the 2011 3rd National Guardianship Summit; and was a delegate and panelist at the 3rd World Congress on Adult Guardianship in Australia.
Johns has litigated fiduciary, abuse, and disability cases throughout North Carolina, and in the state and federal courts, with numerous favorable decisions in the North Carolina appeals courts and the federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Many of these cases are the basis for Crown of Life Society. More