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Alyssa Marie Monteleon

Monteleon Law Group, PLLC

Alyssa Marie Monteleon

Monteleon Law Group, PLLC

Alyssa Marie Monteleon

Monteleon Law Group, PLLC

Attorney Alyssa Monteleon has always been passionate and driven to help others protect the legacy they have spent their lives building. The firm’s mission focuses on a client-centered approach to ensure that all goals, needs and desires are identified and met. Alyssa believes that building relationships based on trust, confidence and mutual respect will help to create an atmosphere that is conducive to achieving the client’s ultimate goals.

Alyssa received her Juris Doctor from Touro Law Center and a Master of Laws (LLM) in Estate Planning & Elder Law from Western New England Law School. In addition to this, Alyssa received her Master of Science in Counseling from Mercy College. Her graduate internship focused on working with young adults with Asperger Syndrome. Prior to practicing law, Alyssa spent over 11 years working in the disaster restoration and property insurance industries. During this time, she has helped many who are in a crisis pick up the pieces and restore their homes and businesses after experiencing a disaster.


Education

  • Master of Laws, Estate Planning & Elder Law (LLM), Western New England Law School
  • Juris Doctor, Touro Law Center
  • Master of Science, Counseling, Mercy College
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, St. John’s University

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts & Estates, Elder Law & Special Needs Sections
  • Alexander Hamilton Inn of Court, 2013

Pro Bono Activities

  • Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center, Wills on Wheels, Volunteer Attorney
  • Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center, Housing Panel, Volunteer Attorney
  • Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center, Uncontested Divorces, Volunteer Attorney

Bar Admissions

  • New York State, Second Department, 2016
  • Commonwealth of Virginia, 2016

Court Appointments

  • Guardian Ad Litem for Incapacitated Persons - Appointed in the following counties Fairfax, Arlington, Caroline, Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, King George, Prince William, Richmond, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and the City of Alexandria & Fredericksburg
  • Court Evaluator - New York, Second Deppartment

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Guardianship & Conservatorship
  • Medicaid Estate Planning
  • Probate & Estate Adminstration
  • Trust Administration

Firm Description

Monteleon Law Group, PLLC is a multi-practice law firm with a strong focus on elder law and estate planning issues. The firm prides itself on delivering personalized, client-centered service. Our dedicated attorneys have a history of exceeding the expectations of our clients. We believe that matching our legal experience with personal attention, adds value to our clients' lives. 

We understand that every family has its own dynamic and unique needs and circumstances. Our estate planning and elder law practice aims to provide the most comprehensive services to our clients and their families. We pride ourselve in being able to provide a range of services to our clients, including trusts and estate planning, including long-term care planning; probate and estate administation; trust administration; and guardianship. 

We aim to simplify the complicated process of getting older and take the time to work with our clients to explain the law and how it will affect them and their loved ones. We believe that by doing this, our clients will be empowered to make thoughtful decisions for theirself and loved ones. Ultimately, this will allow us to help them develop and implement a comprehensive estate plan that will provide peace of mind for their future. 

Many times, we find our clients are in the midst of a crisis - whether a loved one is in poor health and needs long term care benefits or is incapacitated and is in need of a guardian or conservator to manage their affairs. Our compassionate staff is well-equipped to handle whatever situation a family may be dealing with. 

 

Hours

Day From To
Monday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM

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Main Office

445 Hamilton Avenue
Suite 607
White Plains, NY 10601

1320 Central Park Blvd.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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