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Elder Law Attorneys

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Elder law attorneys are lawyers who specialize in areas of law that involve representing, counseling and assisting seniors, people with disabilities and their families in connection with a variety of legal issues.

Those issues include estate planning, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits, retirement planning, long-term care financing, elder abuse and age discrimination.

Elder law attorneys help seniors prepare for the future through asset planning and health care advocacy, and can prepare such important documents as a health care proxy and durable power of attorney. Check out our Financial and Legal Information section for more on the steps to help your loved ones with their financial and legal needs.

Elder Law Attorneys in MetroWest:

Elder Law Attorneys

Sandra R. Austin
Law Office of Sandra Rennie Austin
Address:
24 Bolton Street, Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: 508-281-2299 
Fax: 508-630-1267
Website:  www.sandraaustin.com

Arthur P. Bergeron
Mirick O'Connell Attorneys at Law
Address:
1800 West Park Drive, Suite 400, Westborough, MA  01581
Phone: 508-860-1470
Website: www.mirickoconnell.com/ElderLaw

William Brewin
Address: 277 Main Street, Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: 508-460-3484
Website: www.brewinlaw.com

Sean Nicholas Fay
Fay Law Offices
Address:
14 Winthrop Street, Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: 508-303-4937
Email: Sean@Faylawoffices.com
Website: faylawoffices.com

Donald N. Freedman
Rosenberg, Freedman & Lee LLP
Address: 246 Walnut Street, Newton, MA 02160
Phone: 617-964-7000 x)16
Email:  dfreedman@rfl-law.com 
Website: www.rfl-law.com/people/donald_freedman

E. Alexandra Golden
Golden Law Center
Address: 
200 Highland Avenue, Suite 302, Needham, MA 02494
Phone: 781-433-8665
Email: sgolden@goldenlawcenter.com
Website: www.goldenlawcenter.com

Maana P. Hickson
Rubin, Hay, P.C.
Address:
205 Newbury Street, Framingham, MA 01701
Phone: 508-875-5222
Email: MHickson@rubinhay.com
Website:
https://rubinhay.com/our-attorneys/maana-p-hickson/

Tracey Ingle
Address: 56 Central Street, Southborough, MA 01772
Phone: 508-281-7900
Website: www.inglelaw.com/tracey-ingle/

Nicholas Kaltsas
Address: 255 Park Avenue #410, Worcester, MA 01609
Phone: 508-755-6525

Jeffrey Leland
Leland Law Associates

Address: 20 South Street, Northborough, MA 01532
Phone: 508-393-3300
Email: jeff@lelandlaw.com
Website: lelandlaw.com

Frederick M. Misilo, Jr.
Fletcher Tilton PC
Address:
The Meadows - 161 Worcester Road, Suite 501, Framingham, MA 01701
Phone: 508-532-3500 (office) /  508-459-8059 (direct)

Website: www.fletchertilton.com

Kathleen Nealon
Nealon & Nealon
Address: 87 Elm Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748
Phone: 508-435-6969

Kristine P. Romano, Esq., LLM, PC
Shipley and Associates
Note: Susan J. Shipley has retired and sold her law practice to Kristine P. Romano, Esq., LLM, PC.
2 Office Locations:
Address 1: Natick Office: 209 W. Central Street, Suite 218, Natick, MA 01760
Phone: 508-872-6770
Address 2: Northborough Office: 290 W. Main Street, Suite 6, Northborough, MA 01532
Phone: 508-393-0500
Website: https://sjshipleylawoffice.com/

Phillip Summers
Cathleen Summers
Generations Law Group

Address:
111 Boston Post Road, Suite 101, Sudbury, MA 01776
Phone:
(978) 263-0006
Email: csummers@GenerationsLawGroup.com
Email: psummers@GenerationsLawGroup.com
Website: www.generationslawgroup.com/ 
 
Denise Yurkofsky
Address: 13 Pelham Island Road, Wayland, MA 01778
Phone: 508-358-4878
Email: denise@yurlaw.com
Website: www.yurlaw.com

 

Other Legal Resources:

MetroWest Legal Services
MetroWest Legal Services describes its mission as providing “legal advocacy to protect and advance the rights of the poor, elderly, disabled and other disenfranchised people in our service area and to assist them in obtaining legal, social and economic justice. We help our clients secure access to basic needs and challenge institutional barriers in order to achieve equal justice for all.”

MetroWest Legal Services provides free legal aid to low-income people, with priority practice areas including Family Law, Housing, Homeless Advocacy, Government Benefits (including Social Security), Education, Elder Law, Health Care Access, KidsCare Connection, & Immigration.

Address: 63 Fountain St, Suite 304
Framingham, MA  01702
Phone: 508-620-1830; 800-696-1501
Website: www.mwlegal.org
MetroWest towns served: Ashland, Bellingham, Dover, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Natick, Needham, Norfolk, Northborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland, Wellesley, Westborough.

Massachusetts Senior Legal Helpline
A collaborative project of the Massachusetts Office of Elders Affairs, the Legal Advocacy & Resource Center, the Massachusetts Justice Project and the Massachusetts legal services providers made possible with a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Administration on Aging, the Helpline provides free legal information, advice and referral services for Massachusetts senior citizens (60 years or older) in most areas of civil law. It also provides interpretation services in many languages.

Phone: 866-778-0939
Website:
https://www.mass.gov/legal-help-for-elders

Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys ( NAELA )
NAELA is a national association of lawyers who work with older clients, disabled clients of all ages and their families. It provides the general public information, advocacy on legislation affecting the elderly and those with special needs and assistance in finding qualified attorneys who specialize in the legal needs of the elderly and those with special needs. The Massachusetts chapter consists of over 500 members and describes its mission as establishing itself “as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance and services in Massachusetts to enhance the lives of people with disabilities, special needs and people as they age.”

Phone: 617-566-5640
Website: www.massnaela.com


AARP® Legal Services Network from Allstate
Free 45-minute consultation (in person or by phone) and a 20% discount for members on attorney’s fees. A legal directory is available to AARP members.
Note: Reduced fees not available in HI, NV and OH. In FL, this service is a “lawyer referral service.”

Phone: 1888-775-4430
 

Boston Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
Run by the Boston Bar Association, this service offers to help people find the right lawyer for their needs, with referrals to pre-screened attorneys are based on specific legal issues, geographic location and language preferences.

Phone: 800-552-7046
Website: www.bostonbar.org/LRS

ElderLawAnswers.com
This website features news and explanations of Medicaid coverage of long-term care, Medicare benefits, estate planning, guardianship and other legal issues affecting seniors. It also offers access to a nationwide network of pre-screened attorneys who focus their practices on helping the elderly.

Website: www.elderlawanswers.com

Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
The service helps people find the right attorney, providing up to three referrals per case, one at a time. It does not provide lists or make referrals to free attorneys. LRS attorneys may charge $25 for the first half-hour of the consultation.

Phone: 866-MASS-LRS (866-627-7577)
Website: www.massbar.org/for-the-public/need-a-lawyer

This is a partial listing courtesy of CaregivingMetroWest.org. CaregivingMetroWest.org does not license, endorse or recommend any providers. For information call BayPath Elder Services, Inc. at 508-573-7200.

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