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Leo T. McGrath

Leo T. McGrath

Practice areas:

Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Litigation

About Me

I am a frequent speaker on a variety of estate planning topics, regularly presenting educational seminars for the public as well as charitable organizations, employers, associations, special interest groups, support groups, and financial advisors in our community. I always do my best to try and reduce complex legal principles into understandable concepts.


I feel grateful to have had the opportunity to be of service to so many families.  I  enjoy making a difference in the lives of people I work with.  While protecting financial assets is often why someone often seeks my help, strengthening and maintaining family unity is my primary goal and probably the number one reason why clients refer their friends and family to us.




Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Elder Law: 33%
    17 years
  2. Estate Planning: 33%
    23 years
  3. Trusts: 33%
    20 years
  4. Litigation: 1%
    27 years



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Michelle P. Biddinger

    I endorse this lawyer. They are an expert in the field of estate planning.


    Michelle Biddinger Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeffrey Paul Barnes

    Leo is an outstanding attorney with an amazing understanding of estate planning and elder law. He is also highly committed to providing excellent service for his clients. There is no question that he is the go to lawyer for estate planning services.


    Jeffrey Barnes Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

McGrath Law

162 Prospect Hill Road
Suite 100
Brewster, NY, 10509

Newburgh Satellite Office

372 Fullerton Ave
Newburgh, NY, 12550

Dutchess County Satellite Office

1436 Route 52 Fishkill,.
Fishkill, NY, 12524




NYCurrently registered 198803/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Moot Court AwardPace University School of Law1985

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalMcGrath Law Firm1996 - Present
Trial AttorneyWilson Bave Conboy & Bave1991 - 1995
AssociateJ.Russell Clune PC1987 - 1991


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysBoard of Governors2011 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2007 - Present
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysMember2007 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law SectionMember2001 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMember2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1987 - 2004
Putnam County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Estate Plan of the Jones FamilyTypical Family client receives Peace of Mind

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pace University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Manhattanville CollegeEconomics/FinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts1984

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Estate Planning SeminarsWhy Wills are Obsolete for Seniors2015
TEG Federal Credit UnionProper Estate Planning with a Living Trust2010
Omni Financial MembersThe Death Tax is Back2010
Town of Carmel School Teachers AssociationAvoid Probate; Living Probate & Death Probate2009
Sarah Hull Hallock Free LibraryWhy Powers of Attorney (POA) have Lost their Powers2009
Pawling Free LibraryABCs of Living Trusts2009
East Fishkill CommunityLibraryAre You Protected from Nursing Home Costs?2009
Bethel Missionary Baptist ChurchCharitable Giving Estate Planning2009
Rockland County Health Department EmployeesFive Myths of Estate Planning2008
Milbrook Public LibraryWhy your Will is Not Enough2008
Mahopac Public LibraryProper Planning with a Living Trust2007
Kent Public LibraryWill vs Living Trust; To Plan or Not to Plan2007
Desmond-Fish LibraryNursing Home -Medicaid Planning2007