Ellen S. Morris, Esq.
Ellen S. Morris, Esq. 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 law and special needs law transactions and litigation, including guardianship litigation, fiduciary litigation, will contests and nursing home residents’ rights litigation, as well as wills, trusts and advance directives, Medicaid and disability planning, including preparation of applicable trusts, guardianship, asset preservation planning, and estate and trust administration.
She was named to Florida Trend Magazine’s Florida Legal Elite from 2007 through 2019 and as a Top Lawyer by the South Florida Legal Guide. Ms. Morris was chosen as a Florida Super Lawyer from 2009 through 2019 and recognized as a Palm Beach Illustrated Top Attorney in Palm Beach & Martin counties. 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 double Gator, with both her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Florida. She began her career as an Assistant State Attorney for Dade County, Florida, under the direction of State Attorney Janet Reno.
She currently is the Chair of the Litigation Committee of the Elder Law Section and Co-chair of the Joint Public Policy Task Force for the Elderly and Disabled of the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar and the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA). Previously, she was the Chair of the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar for six years and held every executive legislative council position, culminating in Chair of the Elder Law Section from 2016-2017. She also served as Co-chair of the Elder Law Section of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association.
In all of these roles, Ms. Morris participates in elder law and special needs law-related legislative initiatives, devoting much of her time to analyzing new rules and updated regulations affecting seniors, people with disabilities, and their families who require government services and protection.
Ms. Morris also has 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). 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), the Sun-Sentinel and ABC News online. She has authored numerous articles for a variety of publications, including an article for The Elder Law Advocate entitled, “4th DCA affirms a finding of undue influence as a reason to invalidate advance directives.”
For more information about Ellen Morris and Elder Law Associates PA, please visit www.elderlawassociates.com or call 1-800-ELDERLAW or (561) 750-3850. At Elder Law Associates PA, we give families peace of mind.
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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