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My practice is centered on creating plans and documents that help clients and their families preserve assets from nursing home costs, and transfer their wealth to the next generation. The estate planning documents include Wills, Living Trusts, Living Wills and health care proxies, powers of attorney. I also help families protect assets from the overwhelming costs of nursing home care by doing pre-need Medicaid planning, special needs planning, and preparation ofMedicaid applications.


Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 50%
    19 years
  2. Estate Planning: 50%
    19 years



Hourly ($275-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Sean F. O'Brien

    I couldn't recommend an estate planning attorney more highly than I do Attorney Noreen Murphy. Not only have I been fortunate to know Noreen first as a client and then as a friend, but I've also employed Noreen as my own attorney when I was serving as Executor of an estate. Noreen is extremely knowledgeable and highly competent when it comes to estate planning and probate matters, and there is no one that I'd rather recommend for those services.


    Sean O'Brien Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info

10 Converse Place
Winchester, MA, 01890


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Trustee Bradley Gilbert Award for Excellence in AchievementNew England School of Law1997
Scribe Award (Best Law Review Article)New England School of Law1996
Trustee ScholarNew England School of Law1996
Trustee ScholarNew England School of Law1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorNew England School of Law2000 - Present
SJC Rule 3.03 Assistant District AttorneyMiddlesex County1997 - 1997
Student AttorneyNorfolk County District Attorney Office1996 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wealth CounselBoard of Directors2014 - Present
National Elder Law FoundationCertified Elder Law Attorney2013 - Present
Woburn Council on AgingVolunteer Attorney2011 - Present
ElderCareMattersCharter Member2010 - Present
Veterans AdministrationAccredited Attorney2009 - Present
Winchester Senior AssociationBoard of Advisors2008 - Present
Winchester Council on AgingConsulting Attorney2003 - Present
Arlington Council on AgingVolunteer Attorney2003 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Massachusetts chapter)N/A1999 - Present
National Association of Elder Law AttorneysN/A1999 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationN/A1997 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
New England Law ReviewThe Viability of Impact Fees After Nollan and Dolan1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New England School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Emmanuel College (Franklin Springs, GA)EnglishBAN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Woburn Council on Aging Monthly SeriesUnderstanding Trusts2015
A Legal Check-UpElder Law Education Month2014
When To Call An Elder Law AttorneyElder Law2013
Trusts DemystifiedTrusts2013
Estate Planning: Beyond WillsEstate Planning2013
Veterans Benefits: Old and NewVeterans Benefits - Aid and Attendance2012
Veterans BenefitsAid and Attendance2012
Special Needs Trusts for Persons Under Guardianship or ConservatorshipSpecial Needs Trusts2012
Bankruptcy BasicsBankruptcy Basics for Seniors2012
Healthcare Decision MakingFinal Affairs Fair2011
Eligibility for Veterans BenefitsVeterans Benefits2011
Elder Law Education MonthElder Law2011
Planning for the FutureAre You in Good Legal Shape?2010
Bankruptcy BasicsBankruptcy and Seniors2009
Ten Estate Planning MistakesEstate Planning2008
Trusts: What They Are And How To Use ThemEstate Planning2007
Elder Law EssentialsElder Law2006
A Legal CheckupEstate Planning2005
Elder Law BasicsElder Law2003