Franchelle C. Millender

Franchelle C. Millender: Attorney with Millender Elder Law LLC AV stamp icon
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Franchelle has been in private practice since 1977. She began her career in real estate law. She gradually shifted her focus to estate planning, where she soon discovered that older clients needed more than basic estate planning. These clients often required guidance navigating the legal, financial and emotional challenges of aging. In 1991, she attended a conference sponsored by a young organization called the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She found that there was a shared recognition of the need for a practice area focused on addressing the legal issues relating to aging. It was called elder law. She soon began the process of moving her practice to this area exclusively; utilizing her prior experience, her appreciation of the elder as a client, and her wish to make a positive difference in people's lives. Franchelle was in the first group of elder law attorneys in the nation to sit for the certification examination to become a certified elder law attorney (CELA) through the National Elder Law Foundation and has maintained her status as a CELA continuously since 1995. People who have a need for legal services to address issues related to long term care and access to necessary services and benefits are not always elders. The evolution of the practice continues with the inclusion of special needs. Franchelle's goal is to provide legal services that enable clients, despite adverse circumstances, to obtain the assistance necessary to achieve and maintain the highest quality of life possible. Fellow: American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Elder Law
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Wills
  • Probate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
803-223-9641  Phone
803-733-3433  Phone
803-733-2990  Fax
University Attended:
University of South Carolina, B.A., 1972
Law School Attended:
University of South Carolina, J.D., 1977
Year of First Admission:
1977, South Carolina
Richland County and American Bar Associations; South Carolina Bar; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; Academy of Special Needs Planners.
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

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Columbia, South Carolina

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