elder law lawyer Jennifer Roden

Jennifer Marshall Roden

Jennifer Marshall Roden is an elder law lawyer who has been practicing with Craige & Fox since 2013. Jennifer’s specialization in Elder Law and Elder Care Planning includes Guardianships, Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning and Medicaid Long Term Care Planning.

Jennifer is a Board Certified Specialist in Elder Law by the North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization and a Certified Elder Law Attorney by ABA-accredited National Elder Law Foundation.


Born, raised and educated in Alabama, Jennifer’s dedication to legal support and representation for elders began early in her legal career. As a law student, Jennifer volunteered as a Medicaid Long Term Care Ombudsman for West Alabama and served with the Public Interest Clearing House Senior’s Rights Clinic in Melbourne, Australia.

After graduating from law school, Jennifer was awarded a fellowship from the Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging. As a Borchard Fellow, Jennifer worked as a staff attorney for the Elder Law Clinic of the University of Alabama School of Law representing older clients in legal matters such as resident’s rights, estate planning and Medicaid Long Term Care planning.

In her free time, Jennifer loves spending time with her husband, their son and their two dogs.


University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2012

University of Alabama, B.A., 2009



Hugh M. Lee and Jennifer N. Marshall, “Troxel v. Granville: The Uncertain State of Grandparent Visitation Rights More Than A Decade Later.” 264 Elder L. Advisory 1 (March 2013)

Jennifer N. Marshall and Hugh M. Lee, “Foreclosure and the Elderly Homeowner: An Overview of Possible Solutions.” 269 Elder L. Advisory 1 (August 2013)

Hugh M. Lee and Jennifer N. Marshall, “Waiting for Elder Justice—An Overview of the Elder Justice Act, Its Implementation and Future Viability.” 275 Elder L. Advisory 1 (February 2014)

Hugh M. Lee, Jennifer Marshall Roden, Gaines Brake, “Alabama Elder Law (Alabama Practice Series) 2017-2018 ed”

Jennifer Marshall Roden, “Special Needs Planning for an Aging Population: Take Away – Start Early.” 313 Elder Law Advisory NL 1

Jennifer Marshall Roden and Lawrence S. Craige, “Uniform Adult Guardianship Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act – Universal Legislation on a Case by Case Basis.” 308 Elder Law Advisory NL 1

Hugh M. Lee and Jennifer N Marshall, “Planning for Medicaid Versus Veterans Benefits: A Brief Introduction to a Long-Term Care Conundrum.” 285 Elder Law Advisory NL 1

Professional & Civic Involvement

North Carolina State Bar

North Carolina Bar Association

Alabama State Bar

American Bar Association

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)

Elder Abuse Prevention Network

Council Member and Chair Membership Committee of the Elder and Special Need Law Section of the North Carolina State Bar

Board Member of the North Carolina Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Member of Coastal Women Attorneys

Secretary of Elderhaus Board of Directors

Immediate Past President of the New Hanover County Estate Planning Council