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Ellen S. Morris Esq.
Ellen S. Morris is a partner in the law firm of Elder Law Associates PA. She was admitted to practice law in Florida in 1990. She devotes all of her professional time to elder and special needs law, wills, trusts and advance directives, Medicaid and disability planning including preparation of applicable trusts, guardianship, asset preservation planning, estate and trust administration, elder and special needs law litigation, including guardianship litigation, fiduciary litigation, will contests and nursing home residents’ rights litigation.
She was named to Florida Trend magazine’s Florida Legal Elite in 2007 through 2013 and was named a Top Lawyer by the South Florida Legal Guide in 2012. Ms. Morris was chosen as a Florida Super Lawyer from 2009 through 2013 and recognized as a Palm Beach Illustrated Top Attorney in Palm Beach & Martin Counties in 2011. Additionally, she was the 2008 Florida Bar Elder Law Section “Member of the Year”. Ms. Morris has an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating afforded an attorney.
Ms. Morris is a graduate of the University of Florida with honors where she received her undergraduate and then her law degree in 1989. Prior to focusing her career on elder law, Ms. Morris practiced as an Assistant State Attorney for Dade County, Florida under the direction of State Attorney Janet Reno.
Ms. Morris serves as Administrative Chair on the Executive Committee of the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar. Ms. Morris is currently co-chair of the Joint Public Policy Task Force of the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar and AFELA. Previously, she held the position of Legislative Chair of the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar and served as Co-chair of the Elder Law Section of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association. Ms. Morris is also on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA) and is active in the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, South Palm Beach County section.
In all of these roles, Ms. Morris participates in elder and special needs law-related legislative initiatives, devoting much of her time to analyzing new rules and updated regulations affecting seniors, those with disabilities and their families who require government services and protection.
Ms. Morris has also been involved with the Alzheimer’s Association, Southeast Florida Chapter, SOS Children’s Village, Jewish Family Services located in Broward and Palm Beach counties, the Florida State Guardianship Association and Junior Achievement. She is a Washington Club and Congressional Club member of AIPAC.
Ms. Morris frequently lectures on elder law and special needs topics. She was an instructor for Florida Atlantic University’s Lifelong Learning Society (LLS) in 2011. She was featured in the Palm Beach Post’s Moving Up section for her developing elder law and special needs practice and has been quoted in the Palm Beach Post, Wealth (Reuters), Sun-Sentinel and ABC News online.
Elder Law Associates PA is a boutique elder law firm that practices exclusively in elder law, wills and trusts, Medicaid and nursing home planning, Medicaid applications, disability planning, Special Needs Trusts, guardianship and asset preservation, VA Planning and litigation. ELA assists clients in planning for the possibility of disability, incapacity, home health care and/or nursing home placement. The firm enables its clients to avoid impoverishment caused by the escalating cost of nursing home care, to maintain their right to make health care decisions and to avoid unnecessary medical treatment.
Partners Ellen S. Morris, Esq. and Howard S. Krooks, Esq., CELA, CAP are experienced and accomplished in handling a diverse range of issues affecting seniors, persons with disabilities and their families. Elder Law Associates PA has achieved an AV Peer Review Rating, the highest rating afforded, from Martindale-Hubbell. The partners' combined legal experience enables the firm to provide a high degree of service and to interpret and translate complex legal issues for the benefit of our clients.
Elder Law is a highly specialized area of law, and should be handled only by qualified elder law attorneys. The firm’s partners, Ellen S. Morris, Esq., and Howard S. Krooks, Esq., CELA, CAP, are experienced in handling a diverse range of issues affecting seniors (including Medicaid planning), persons with disabilities, and their families. The partners’ combined legal experience enables them to provide services (such as guardianship litigation) and to interpret and translate complex legal issues for the benefit of clients.
Elder Law Associates PA has works hard to earn and keep the trust and respect of its clients. The firm first gained its reputation nearly fifteen years ago as a premiere elder law and estate planning firm by educating clients on technical aspects of the law in an understandable manner, by working as a team with other professionals providing services to seniors and persons with disabilities and by providing the highest level of personal and discreet client service. Elder Law Associates PA offers legal counsel with expert skill and a keen understanding of the needs of both individuals and families.
20801 Biscayne Blvd.
777 South Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL
2843 Executive Park Drive