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Judith A. McDougall-Flynn

Elder law Attorney at Quincy, MA

5.0   8 reviews

About Judith

Learn Judith’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    50%
    Disability planning, long-term care planning, protection of assets, guardianships and conservatorships, MassHealth applications and appeals,and special needs planning.

    21 years

  2. Estate planning
    30%
    Estate planning for families of all shapes and sizes.

    21 years

  3. Guardianship
    10%
    Represent Petitioners for appointment of guardians and/or conservator; Represent seniors in opposing appointment of guardian and/or conservator when appointment is not appropriate or necessary or proposed guardian is not suitable.

  4. Probate
    10%
    Administration of estates - assist the named personal representative to carry out his or her duties in accordance with the law, and to assist with any issues among beneficiaries or third parties.

My practice is devoted to elder law, estate planning and special needs planning. I work with elders and their families in areas of long-term care planning and asset preservation, MassHealth applications and appeals, guardianships and conservatorships, special needs planning and trusts, estate planning, probate administration, and public benefits advocacy. Part of my practice has been devoted to litigation of issues affecting elders, such as contested guardianships and fiduciary litigation.  

I served as President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (MassNAELA) in 2014, and served as President of the Massachusetts Guardianship Association in 2010 and 2011.  I work with my MassNAELA colleagues to protect the rights of seniors and people with special needs through public policy efforts, advocacy, and education.

I am excited to be serving as Chair of NAELA's 2017 Annual Conference Committee, which will be held in Boston and will coincide with our Chapter's 25th anniversary. 

Licensed for 20 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 09/19/2022

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

Contact Judith

Elder Law Attorney Judith M. Flynn
50 Quincy Avenue
Quincy, MA, 02169
Elder Law Attorney Judith M. Flynn
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Hingham, MA, 02043
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Posted by Victoria | February 3, 2015
Excellent Elder Lawyer
Attorney Flynn was an absolute blessing in helping my sister and I with our family's elder needs. She literally worked her magic! Highly recommend Attorney Flynn!
Posted by Richard | February 2, 2015
a true professional
Attny. Flynn Is an excellent lawyer. She led me through the whole process of caring for an elderly mother. Her health medical and living decisions. She made me comfortable from the first meeting at her office and was always available to answer any questions at a moments notice. Now being at a stage where i need to plan my elder future i would not hesitate to have her guide me through the process.
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Posted by Pam | February 2, 2015
Highly Competent, Caring & Intelligent. A++++++
I cannot say enough regarding the help that I have received from Judy with my difficult case. From the beginning she got results, she cared, and she always had time for me, even with her busy schedule. Not only is she highly intelligent, but she is extremely perceptive and knows her way around the legal system. She is persistent and stands up for what she believes in. I have had very very bad experiences with lawyers in the past and cannot recommend Judy enough. She is a delightful rarity among her peers. If you're lawyer shopping then look no further. You cannot go wrong with Judy Flynn.
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Posted by Carol | February 1, 2015
One of the BEST Elder Law Attorneys in the world
I have known Att. Flynn since 2003 and I have to say she is the most giving, kind , considerate, knowledgeable Elder-Law-Attorney ever. She works long and hard for her clients and in what-ever she is working on; whether it is volunteering or helping an organization or family and friends. Att. Flynn is a dedicated person, has a sense of humor, wants to make a difference, and wants the best for her clients. She helped me through some really hard times and I will never use any other Elder-Law-Attorney. Thank You Att. Flynn.
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Posted by Marilyn | January 27, 2012
Elder Law Advocacy
My mother was in a rehab facility and we were informed that her Medicare benefit was being terminated. We felt it was too early and that she needed more rehabilitation, and we had seen an article by Attorney Flynn on the subject. After assessing my mother's situation, Attorney Flynn advised us that my mother's termination of benefits on the basis that she was "not improving" and "stable" was actually against the law. My mother needed continued rehabilitation in order to maintain her status. Attorney Flynn appealed the wrongful termination of benefits and my mother was provided with the additional therapy she needed. We recommend Attorney Flynn wholeheartedly for any elder law issue.
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2010
Searching for Answers
I came in to see Judy because it became obvious that my mother could no longer take care of my father. She was very thorough and my mother and I were impressed with all the options. Not only was she able to protect all of his assets for his future security (and that of my mother's), but she helped him get placed in a gorgeous assisted living facility. We could see that she is truly dedicated to her job and her clients.
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Posted by JR | June 30, 2010
Thwarted a threatening, litigious action
With a deft hand and precise legal mind, Judy extricated us from an impending nasty lawsuit in short order. She was able to masterfully turn this imposing threat 180 degrees and expose it for the fraudulent, petty and unjustified ploy that it actually was. All the while keeping us notified and completely aware of happenings, Judy truly empowered us to persevere. In my humble opinion, keeping one's spirits buoyed during legal action is critically important to a positive outcome. I can't imagine a better advocate or legal partner. I fully endorse Judy and have recommended her to more than a few colleagues.
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Posted by Carol | June 26, 2010
Attorney Flynn is a wonderful advocate
Judy Flynn has represented me and protected me for a span of over four years in an ugly family situation. She could not have fought harder for me if I was her own family member. She also has assisted me with my estate planning and long term care needs. I have recommended her to several others who have all been extremely pleased with her representation. I recommend Judy Flynn to any senior who needs guidance and protection.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 295-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Elder Law Office of Judith M. Flynn
  • 2004 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Office of William J. Brisk
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Contract Attorney
  • South Shore Elder Law Firm
  • 2001 - 2002

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Massachusetts at Boston
  • B.A.
  • 1994
  • University of Massachusetts - Boston
  • Certificate
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Hannington v. MassHealth

Associations

  • Massachusetts Family and Probate American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member of the Public Policy Committee
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Massachusetts chapter)
  • Immediate Past President
  • 2015 - 2015
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Massachusetts chapter)
  • President
  • 2014 - 2014
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Massachusetts Chapter)
  • President-Elect
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Massachusetts Guardianship Association
  • Immediate Past President
  • 2012 - 2012
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Massachusetts chapter)
  • Vice President
  • 2012 - 2012
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys - Massachusetts Chapter (MassNAELA)
  • Director
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Massachusetts Guardianship Association
  • President
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Massachusetts Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Chair - Legislative Breakfast
  • 2009 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Five Star Estate Planning Attorney
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2015
  • Five Star Estate Planning Attorney
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer - Elder Law
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • President's Award
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Massachusetts chapter
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer - Elder Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Five Star Wealth Manager
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star - Elder Law
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Five Star Wealth Manager
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Women of Law
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • 2011
  • Outstanding Affiliate Member Award
  • National Guardianship Association
  • 2010
  • Five Star Wealth Manager
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2010
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Administrative Law
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • 2001
  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • 2001
  • President of Elder Law Society
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • 1999
  • Juvenile Justice Clinic Honors
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • 1998
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • University of Massachusetts - Boston
  • 1994
  • T. Scott Miyakawa Memorial Prize in Sociology
  • University of Massachusetts - Boston
  • 1994
  • Member
  • South Boston Sports Hall of Fame
  • 1993
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Aging is Everyone's Future Conference
  • Legal Workshop
  • 2011
  • Know your rights - before you sign!
  • Nursing Home Residents' Rights
  • 2010
  • Sixth Annual Guardianship Law Conference: Pracitcal Implementation Issues and Due Process Concerns
  • Conference Chair
  • 2010
  • The Legal Check Up
  • Long-Term Care and Estate Planning
  • 2010
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship in Massachusetts
  • Information for Family Guardians and Conservators
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (11)
Elder law Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Attorney Judy Flynn. I have known her for about 5 years and in each interaction I am impressed with her knowledge and judgement. I find her to be a determined, compassionate, informed and effective advocate for her clients. She has helped me think through some of my own cases and her input has always been extremely helpful."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Atty. Flynn for many years, and I have always found her to be ethical, creative and very able in her representation of clients in the areas of Elder Law and Estate Planning. She is one of the premier attorneys in Massachusetts and has been a leader in guardianship, conservatorship and related practice areas. Atty. Flynn speaks to the public and also presents to the other lawyers in Massachusetts. Her award as one of the Top Women in Law in Massachusetts is well-deserved, and any client should be confident in engaging Atty. Flynn to assit them with their legal matters."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Judy for over a decade. In addition to her leadership in the elder law bar, she is an energetic, creative and powerful advocate for her clients, and is unafraid to take on the tough cases. I have no problem cheerfully referring matters on the South Shore to her."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Flynn for about five years. She has consistenly impressed me with her knowledge of and compassion for elder law. She has been a great mentor and I wouldn't hesitate to send a client to her as circumstances warrant. I highly recommend and endorse Attorney Flynn."
Guardianship Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had a case against Judy several years ago. I found her to be smart, fast, aggressive and determined to reach her desired outcome. These are critical attributes in contested guardianship litigation involving claims of financial exploitation and deep family discord. Ultimately, we settled the case and have since developed a professional friendship based on collegiality, mutual respect and admiration. I refer potential clients to Judy knowing that she will serve their needs with smarts and strength and a no-nonsence approach."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Judith Flynn is a very knowledgeable and competent attorney. Not only have I collaborated with her on a few client matters I have referred clients to her that require probate litigation because I am confident that my clients will receive the best legal representation available while being treated with dignity, patience, and respect."
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