Ellen S. Morris, Esq.: Lawyer with Elder Law Associates PA

Ellen S. Morris, Esq.

Ellen S. Morris is a partner with Elder Law Associates PA. Her practice is devoted to elder law, wills and trusts, Medicaid and nursing home planning, Medicaid applications, disability planning, special needs trusts, guardianship, asset preservation planning, estate and trust administration, and nursing home residents’ rights litigation.
Partner
Boca Raton,  FL  U.S.A.
www.elderlawassociates.com
Phone561-750-3850

Peer Rating
 5.0/5.0
AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Medicaid Planning
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Wills
  • Probate
  • Probate Administration
  • Probate Litigation
  • Guardianship
  • Adult Guardianship
  • Elder Guardianship
  • Guardianship Administration
  • Incompetency Proceedings
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Elder Abuse
  • Elder Care
  • Elder Rights
  • Aged and Aging
  • Asset Protection
  • Advance Directives
  • Long Term Care
  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Medicaid Hearings
  • Contested Trusts and Estates
  • Decedents Estates
  • Estate Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning for Parents of Handicapped Children
  • Estate Planning for the Disabled
  • Estate Planning for the Elderly
  • Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples
  • Estate Settlements
  • Family Trusts
  • Family Wealth Transfer
  • Fiduciary Liability
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Living Trusts
  • Personal Planning
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Retirement Planning
  • Trust Administration
  • Trust and Estate Collections
  • Trust Law
  • Trust Litigation
  • Trust Planning
  • Wealth Planning
  • Wealth Preservation
  • Contested Wills
  • Inheritance
  • Living Wills
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 561-750-3850
Telephone: 800-ELDER LAW (353-3752)
Fax: 561-750-4069
http://www.elderlawassociates.com
 
University University of Florida, B.A., 1987
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Florida, J.D., 1989
 
Admitted1990, Florida
 
Memberships The Florida Bar (Secretary, Elder Law Section, 2010-present; Legislative Chair, 2003-2010); Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (Secretary, 2010-present); South Palm Beach County Bar Association (Co-Chair, Elder Law Section, 2007-2010); National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; Florida Association of Women Lawyers.
 
LanguagesSpanish
 
Biography

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.

Ms. Morris was named The Florida Bar Elder Law Section “Member of the Year” in 2008. She was named to Florida Trend magazine’s Florida Legal Elite in 2007 through 2012. She was named a Top Lawyer by the South Florida Legal Guide in 2012, chosen as a Florida Super Lawyer from 2009 to 2013 and recognized as a 2011 Top Attorney in Palm Beach & Martin Counties by Palm Beach Illustrated. Ms. Morris has an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating rom 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 Substantive Chair on the Executive Committee of the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar. Ms. Morris is currently the co-chair of the Joint Public Policy Task Force of the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar and AFELA. The Task Force reviews rules of The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) and ensures proper watchdog systems and advocacy by elder law attorneys in Florida are in place. Previously, she held the position of Legislative Chair of the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar for many years 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 and those with disabilities who require government services and protection.

Ms. Morris frequently lectures to other professionals and charitable organizations on elder law 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 practice and has been quoted in the Palm Beach Post, Wealth (Reuters), Sun-Sentinel and ABC News online.

 
ISLN914883843
 
Transactions Lawsuit for return of inheritance against a senior filed by her step-children; Outcome: The senior was able to keep her inheritance.
 


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Ellen S. Morris, Esq.

7284 West Palmetto Park Road, Suite 101
Boca RatonFL 33433




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