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Neal A. Winston

Elder law Attorney at Somerville, MA

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  • Licensed for 45 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1978
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    Medicaid and other public benefits eligibility and appeals, disability, long term care planning, guardianships/conservatorships

  2. Estate planning
    Estates & trusts, special needs, probate administration

  3. Trusts
    Special needs planning, special or supplemental needs trusts, personal injury settlement counselling

  4. Social Security & Disability
    SSDI and SSI eligibility and appeals, disability

  5. Medicaid and medicare

Neal A. Winston is the principal of Winston Law Group, LLC. He specializes in special needs, public benefits and disability law. Mr. Winston has been practicing public benefits law for over 30 years.


In 1975, Mr. Winston wrote the first edition of the Social Security Manual for the Community Worker. A nationally recognized expert on special needs counseling and trusts, and public benefit programs, he is frequently requested to lecture and train other attorneys and professionals that work in this field. An active client-oriented attorney, he has represented hundreds of claimants before state and federal courts and agencies. He has also been named a Super Lawyer in Boston Magazine since 2006.


Mr. Winston is a past president of the Special Needs Alliance, a national, nonprofit organization composed of attorneys who advise and represent individuals and their families to create and administer Special Needs Trusts. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation. He serves on the public policy committee of NAELA and is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives and the American Bar Association Social Security Committee.


A member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys and the American Association of Justice, Mr. Winston is past president of the Massachusetts Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Additionally, he is active in legislative issues affecting disabled and elderly citizens on a state and federal level.

He is a graduate of Utica College of Syracuse University and received his Juris Doctor degree at Suffolk University Law School. He is also a founder and president of the Belmont Land Trust.


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Neal A. Winston
440 Broadway
Somerville, MA, 02145

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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disorganized and bad track record with paper work. Doesn't do his homework, assumes.
Response from Neal Winston March 8, 2017
After several decades of practicing law, I always strive to provide high quality professional services that meet our client’s expectations. If the person who posted this message wishes to contact me directly and confidentially to explain why we did not do so in this case, I will attempt to make it right to their satisfaction.


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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Winston Law Group, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Moschella & Winston, LLP
  • 2000 - 2012


  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD
  • N/A


  • Special Needs Alliance
  • Past President
  • 2001 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Massachusetts chapter)
  • Past President
  • 1999 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • 1999

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
Endorse Neal
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Neal is an excellent attorney who brings 40 years of insights and experience to clients who need trust and estate planning services. I have seen how much he cares about his clients, and recommend him without hesitation."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Other
"Neal is knowledgeable in so many areas regarding Elder Law which is difficult to accomplish considering the laws are constantly changing. We have known each other for a long time and enjoy working together to advocate for the advancement of Elder Law. He is an expert in his field and exudes confidence and shows compassion to his clients."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Neal is, simply put, a great lawyer. He is hard working, insightful and very smart and experienced. He is also a delightful gentleman to work with; you will not find any lawyer easier to get along with or more willing to work on your behalf."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Neal is very knowledgeable about elder law, trusts, estate planning and probate. He is not only a terrific attorney, but a caring individual and great to work with."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Neal is an experienced and excellent lawyer with great skill and knowledge in the areas of Elder Law and Social Security matters. I highly recommend him if you need help with a Special Needs Trust, or a Social Security matter."
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Somerville Elder law Lawyer Neal A. Winston
Neal A. Winston
Elder law Attorney
Somerville, MA
Licensed for 45 years