Meet Our Attorneys
Experience Meets Expertise
Elder Law Associates PA was established in 2002 to serve the needs of seniors, people with special needs of all ages, and their families. Our Partners Ellen S. Morris, Esq. and Howard S. Krooks, Esq., CELA, CAP are long-time practitioners in elder law, special needs planning, guardianship, trust and estate matters and related practice areas.
Ellen and Howie bring their extensive experience to every case they take, whether it requires litigation expertise, in-depth planning or informed advocacy.
Our highly trained attorneys are adept at navigating all the complexities of elder law and have received praise for their superlative work from clients, peers and other professionals. They’ve received countless awards and have been consistently named in peer-rated surveys, including being named Super Lawyers in New York and Florida, Top Lawyers in Florida and Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine. They also maintain a 10.0 (Excellent) Avvo rating and have an AV® Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating afforded an attorney.
Our partners, Ellen S. Morris, Esq., and Howard S. Krooks, Esq., CELA, CAP, have served in an executive capacity on numerous legal and elder law-related boards, including the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the New York State Bar Association Elder Law Section, the Florida Bar Elder Law Section and the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys.
They frequently share their expertise with others both in the legal field and with clients and the community at large through articles, blogging, seminars, presentations/lectures and conferences. They support a number of charitable organizations, including Junior Achievement of South Florida, and consider it an honor to give back to the community. Read Ellen’s bio for more information. Read Howie’s bio for more information.
Having gone through an extremely difficult Medicaid application process for my father in Florida years ago and with the recent passing of my mother I desperately needed to find a competent and understanding law firm that could expedite and help me with elder care legal issues for my uncle in Boca.
Living in NYC with nobody to take care of my sick uncle 1,400 miles away, I found the expertise and compassion of Howard Krooks and his wonderful firm to be incredible. I would highly recommend them to anyone and already have.
When my mom had a stroke -- and unfortunately due to her diabetes -- needed to be moved full time to a nursing home, I needed to qualify her for Medicaid, as the cost of proper care is prohibitive. Ellen and her team did an outstanding job, helping to reallocate my mom's assets and quickly qualifying her for Medicaid benefits. It would be almost impossible for the typical person to get through this process in such a short period of time.
I truly thank Elder Law Associates PA for making this happen.
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