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Mindy Felinton

About me

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.



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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 60%
    23 years, 560 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    30 years, 870 cases
  3. Probate: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

18 total 

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  • Julie Goodwin Weber

    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

  • Amy Jeanne Delaney

    I endorse this lawyer. Mindy is very committed to her practice and is a real go-getter. I'd hire her if I had a need for elder law.


    Amy Delaney Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Felinton Elder Law & Estate Planning Centers

932 Hungerford Drive
Suite 29A
Rockville, MD, 20850-4424

Felinton Elder Law & Estate Planning Centers

10480 Little Patuxent Parkway
Suite 400
Columbia, MD, 21044-3576

Felinton Elder Law & Estate Planning Centers

1642 R Street NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC, 20009

Felinton Elder Law & Estate Planning Centers

90 SE 4th Avenue
Suite 2
Delray Beach, FL, 33444



DCActive 201105/27/2013
FLMember in Good Standing198109/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Elder Law PresenterRockville Senior Center2012
Volunteer of the MonthBoynton Beach Chamber of Commerce2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentFelinton Elder Law & Estate Planning Centers2003 - Present
Prosecuting AttorneyPalm Beach County, Florida1987 - 1992
Prosecuting AttorneyFlorida State Attorney's Office1981 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Court Appointed Special AdvisorVice President2010 - Present
Hospice of Montgomery CountyPlanned giving committee2010 - Present
House with a HeartDevelopment2006 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/AN/A
National Care Planning CouncilN/AN/A
Animal Legal Defense FundN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Medicaid PlanningWe won and my client was approved for Medicaid
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Publication nameTitleDate
Maryland State Bar Annual ConventionEthical Challenges when Dealing with Clients with Diminished Capacity2012
Montgomery County Women's Bar Association MuseletterWhat every WOmen Needs to Know about the Importance of Long Term Planning2012
Winter 2011 District 4 NAWJ newsletterJudges, Are You Prepared?2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of Maryland Law SchoolPet trusts in Maryland2012
Rockville Senior CenterHow Am I going to Pay for Long Term Care?2012
Pets and PlanningPets and Planning2012
Maryland State Annual State Bar ConventionEthical Challenges When dealing with Clients with Diminished Capacity2012
Elder Law for Estate PlannersThe Intersection between Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning2012
Third Annual WomenFestLive a More Balanced and Fulfilled Life2011
Medicaid: What You Need to KnowMedicaid: What You Need to Know2011
Ethics Continuing Education SeminarManaging Ethical Challenges with Elder Clients2011
Caring for the Patient with DementiaCaring for the Patient with Dementia2011
Maryland Animal Law SectionPet Trusts2010
How to protect your assets from Nursing Home costsMedicaid Planning2010