President, CELA, AEP, CFP®

Andrew H. Hook


Andrew H. “Andy” Hook is the president of Hook Law, where he practices in the areas of estate and trust administration, elder law and estate planning, including tax, retirement, business succession, special needs, long-term care, and asset protection planning. Mr. Hook’s clients range from high-net-worth individuals with over $60 million in net worth to families just beginning to accumulate assets. A 1975 graduate of the University of Virginia’s School of Law, Mr. Hook is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and a Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Mr. Hook is also certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP ® ), Accredited Estate Planner ® (AEP ® ), and an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veteran benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs. Mr. Hook is a former President of the Special Needs Alliance, a nationwide network of disability attorneys, a former Director of NAELA, and a former editor-in-chief of the NAELA Journal. 


  • University of Virginia School of Law | Juris Doctor, 1975
  • University of Virginia School of Engineering | Bachelor of Science, Nuclear Engineering, with High Distinction, 1972


  • Special Needs Alliance
  • Virginia Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel
  • Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council
  • Fellow of the NAELA
  • Trust and Estate Section of the Virginia Bar Association
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Accreditation #9035
  • Accredited Estate Planner ® (AEP ®)

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Virginia, 1975
  • United States District Court
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals


  • Series 65 – Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination
  • Life and Health Insurance Agent
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney*
  • Certified by the National Elder Law Foundation


  • Representing the Elderly or Disabled Client published by RIA 
  • BNA Portfolio on Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Special Needs Trust Handbook published by Wolters Kluwer, co-author

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP® CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™  which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements

Certified by the National Elder Law Foundation. The Virginia State Bar does not certify Elder Law Attorneys.