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St. Louis Elder Law Attorneys

In order to allow us to spend time with our families during this holiday season, we are closing the office on
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 and will re-open the office on Monday, January 5, 2015.

Serving the St. Louis and surrounding areas, the attorneys at Martha C. Brown & Associates, LLC concentrate on the unique legal needs of the elderly, disabled and the families who care for them. We appreciate and understand that each client's legal needs are personal to them. Our elder law attorneys will assist you with Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Special Needs Planning, and any other issue facing the elderly and/or disabled, and their families. We counsel our clients about the many non-legal issues that may arise, including financial, health, and long-term care concerns. We dedicate ourselves to educating our clients, empowering them to make decisions that are right for them, and giving them peace of mind.

There are many issues which face the elderly. Our attorneys are uniquely qualified to address the goals and needs of our clients. The attorneys of Martha C. Brown & Associates, LLC are here to help guide you through the following legal matters:

Estate Planning Guardianship/Conservatorship Estates
Life Care Planning Long-Term Care Planning (Protection of Assets)
MO HealthNet Benefits (formerly Medicaid) Probate
Special Needs Planning Tort Settlement Assistance
Veterans Benefits

Our attorneys are active in various state and national elder law associations and advocacy groups including:

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys The Special Needs Alliance
The Missouri Bar Elder Law Committee The Alzheimer's Association
Mid-east Area Agency on Aging Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (VOYCE)
Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities The National Alliance on Mental Illness
Life Care Planning Law Firms Association The National Elder Law Foundation

Martha C. Brown is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA). To become a CELA, an attorney must be in good standing, have substantial involvement in the practice of Elder Law, take 15 hours of continuing legal education in Elder Law each year, submit to peer review, and successfully pass a comprehensive written examination. An attorney must apply for recertification every five years. The recertification process includes peer review, proof of continuing legal education, and demonstration of ongoing involvement in the practice of Elder Law. Martha has also been recognized as a Super Lawyer in the area of Elder and Disability Law every year since 2005.

M. Brigid Fernandez recently became certified as a CELA and was chosen as the recipient of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Outstanding Chapter Member Award for Missouri for 2014.

The attorneys at Martha C. Brown & Associates, LLC are committed to keeping current with the ever changing rules and regulations concerning nursing home care, home health care, and other laws concerning the elderly. Our attorneys focus their continuing legal education on the laws, rules and regulations regarding Elder Law and Disability Law. They are invited speakers at many local and national Elder and Disability law events.

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*Certified Elder Law Attorney as certified by the Elder Law Foundation. Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri nor the Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifications, organizations or specialist designations.