Mindy Felinton is passionate about helping people, their loved ones and their pets with the complexity of legal issues facing an aging population. She has over 30 years of extensive legal experience in the areas of Medicaid planning, long-term care planning, estate planning, asset protection, revocable living trusts, last wills and testament, powers of attorney, health care proxy, nursing home law, special needs trusts, guardianships, elder law and pet trusts. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Maryland State Bar Association Estates and Trusts Section and Elder Law Section, The Florida Bar Trusts and Real Property Section and Elder Law Section.
Her personal approach to planning goes beyond mere legal document preparation. She invests the time necessary to understand individual circumstances, objectives and goals. Furthermore, she works closely with family members, domestic partners and others to facilitate a smooth transition for their loved one.
Prior to her focus on Elder Law and Estate Planning, Ms. Felinton was a Florida Assistant State Attorney and special prosecutor. Many of the animal abuse cases she handled have been featured on television, radio and in the international press.
Ms. Felinton gives back to the community by offering pro bono legal services to assist local charitable organizations. She volunteers with House with a Heart, a senior Hospice for dogs and cats. She also volunteers with The Senior Connection and makes weekly visits to a nursing home with her “two kids” dogs, Precious and Pumpkin, to the delight of residents. Ms. Felinton serves as Vice President of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and volunteers with Montgomery County Hospice on its Planned Giving committee. She has also served as Co-Chair for GROWS (Grass Roots Organization for the Welfare of Seniors). In addition to her charitable and volunteer work, Ms. Felinton lectures at the University of Baltimore Law School.
Licensed since 1981
I wholeheartedly endorse Mindy for estate planning and elder law. I have known Mindy through the local bar for several years, and she definitely knows the ins and outs of elder law and estate planning, including providing Medicaid Planning, Veterans Benefits, Nursing Home Planning, Asset Protection, with the added bonus that she has offices in MD, DC, and FL.
Julie Weber Estate Planning Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1981||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Elder Law Presenter||Rockville Senior Center||2012|
|Volunteer of the Month||Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce||2000|
|President||Felinton Elder Law & Estate Planning Centers||2003 - Present|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Palm Beach County, Florida||1987 - 1992|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Florida State Attorney's Office||1981 - 1984|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Court Appointed Special Advisor||Vice President||2010 - Present|
|Hospice of Montgomery County||Planned giving committee||2010 - Present|
|House with a Heart||Development||2006 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||N/A||N/A|
|National Care Planning Council||N/A||N/A|
|Animal Legal Defense Fund||N/A||N/A|
|Maryland State Bar Annual Convention||Ethical Challenges when Dealing with Clients with Diminished Capacity||2012|
|COMMUNITY SERVICE PROVIDERS POTOMAC MARYLAND||Are you Prepared For Long Term Care||2012|
|Montgomery County Women's Bar Association Museletter||What every WOmen Needs to Know about the Importance of Long Term Planning||2012|
|Winter 2011 District 4 NAWJ newsletter||Judges, Are You Prepared?||2011|
|Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|University of Maryland Law School||Pet trusts in Maryland||2012|
|Rockville Senior Center||How Am I going to Pay for Long Term Care?||2012|
|Pets and Planning||Pets and Planning||2012|
|Maryland State Annual State Bar Convention||Ethical Challenges When dealing with Clients with Diminished Capacity||2012|
|Elder Law for Estate Planners||The Intersection between Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning||2012|
|Third Annual WomenFest||Live a More Balanced and Fulfilled Life||2011|
|Medicaid: What You Need to Know||Medicaid: What You Need to Know||2011|
|Ethics Continuing Education Seminar||Managing Ethical Challenges with Elder Clients||2011|
|Caring for the Patient with Dementia||Caring for the Patient with Dementia||2011|
|Maryland Animal Law Section||Pet Trusts||2010|
|How to protect your assets from Nursing Home costs||Medicaid Planning||2010|