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Amy Elizabeth Orlando

Practice areas:

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Trusts, Guardianship, Health Care, Power Of Attorney

About Me

 


Amy E. Orlando is an attorney with the Law Offices of Amy E. Orlando, LLC, where she practices in the areas of elder law, special needs, estate planning, estate administration and taxation. She is also an Accredited Attorney and Federal Fiduciary with the Veteran’s Administration. 


 


Amy is on the Board for Planned Lifetime Assistance Network (PLAN) of Connecticut, a non-profit Trustee for Special Needs Trusts and pooled trusts.


 


Amy is licensed to practice law in the State of Connecticut and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), and is the Vice President of the Connecticut Chapter of NAELA.


 


She has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the Elder Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA), and also sits on the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the CBA. Amy also serves as the Secretary of the Central Connecticut Business and Estate Planning Council. 


 


Amy teaches classes on elder law and estate planning for various adult education programs in Connecticut, and is a frequent lecturer on topics that include Medicaid, estate planning and elder financial exploitation. 


 


Amy received her law degree Cum Laude, from Suffolk University Law School in Boston. 


 


She is also a graduate Cum Laude with Honors from Wake Forest University where she played goalkeeper for Division I Field Hockey. Prior to attending law school, she worked in Social Services in Virginia and Massachusetts.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Probate: 20%
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
  3. Elder Law: 20%
  4. Power Of Attorney: 10%
  5. Other: 30%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($150-325/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Peter C. Bowman

    I often recommend Attorney Orlando to my clients for trust and estate issues. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Peter Bowman Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jack Reardon

    I have had the pleasure of working with Amy for many years through her involvement with the Connecticut Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (CT NAELA). She is a bright, energetic and committed advocate for the elderly. I highly endorse Amy.

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    Jack Reardon Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Amy E. Orlando, LLC

515 Highland Avenue
Cheshire, CT, 06410

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CTActive200808/14/2015
PAInactive200308/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Principal AttorneyLaw Offices of Amy E Orlando, Esq.2013 - Present
AssociateCzepiga Daly2010 - 2013
AssociateJohn J. Palmeri, Attorney at Law, LLC2008 - 2010
ClerkJudicial Clerkship2003 - 2005

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Connecticut ChapterPublic Policy and Membership Committees2015 - 2016
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Connecticut chapterVice President2015 - 2016
PLAN of ConnecticutBoard Member2013 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Connecticut chapter)Member2011 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2011 - Present
Veteran AdministrationFederal Fiduciary2010 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationCLE Committee2010 - Present
Central Connecticut Business & Estate Planning CouncilSecretary2010 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association, Estates and Probate SectionMember2010 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Veterans AdministrationAccredited Attorney2010 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Medicaid SNF grant under undue hardshipGranted
Homecare Level 3 Application Granted Under Undue HardshipGranted
Homecare Level 3 Applicant Receives 24/7 Live-In CareGranted

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Connecticut Bar Association Section publicationSNF Case Study Under Undue Hardship2012
Connecticut Bar Association Section publicationLevel 3 Homecare Case Study Under Undue Hardship2012

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawvisiting student2003
Wake Forest UniversityPsychology and Women's StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Probate Court Assembly MeetingPLAN Special Needs Trusts2015
Adult EducationAsset Protection Planning and Medicaid2015
Adult EducationTrusts and Estate Plans2015
Prospect Senior CenterEstate Planning2014
Adult EducationTrusts and Estate Plans2014
Adult EducationAsset Protection and Medicaid Planning for Long Term Care2014
Prospect Senior CenterMedicaid Rules and Asset Protection2013
Connecticut Bar AssociationDepartment of Social Services Facilitator2013
Central Connecticut Business and Estate Planning CounselAsset Protection2013
Adult EducationAsset Protection2013
Adult EducationEstate Planning2013
Strategies That Prevent You From Going Broke at the Nursing HomeElder Law/Medicaid/Asset Preservation2012
Nuts and Bolts of Estate PlanningEstate Planning2012
Elder Financial Exploitation SeminarElder Financial Exploitation2012
Connecticut Bar Association, Elder Law SectionUndue Hardship Public Act 11-1762012
Association of Long Term Care Financial ManagersMedicaid Update2012
Strategies That Prevent You From Going Broke at the Nursing HomeElder Law2011
Nuts and Bolts of Estate PlanningEstate Planning2011
MCC Course InstructorElder Law2011
MCC Course InstructorEstate Planning2011
The Nuts and Bolts of Estate PlanningEstate Planning2010
Should I give my home to my kids?Elder Law2010
MCC Course InstructorEstate Planning2010
MCC Course InstructorMedicaid Law2010