Ellen LaPlante's practice focuses on Medicaid Planning, Elder Law, and Estate Planning. She works to bring clients peace of mind while protecting themselves and their loved ones.
Ellen is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys (AAEPA), a national organization comprised of legal professionals concentrating on estate planning. As a member of the Academy, she receives ongoing, comprehensive training on modern estate planning techniques.
Ellen has helped clients put together unique estate plans, including assistance with Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Directives. She also works with clients on Long-Term Care Medicaid planning and qualifying for Medicaid assistance.
Ellen is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys where she has served on the board of the Vermont Chapter. She is barred in Vermont and New York.
She has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers every year since 2017 and has been named a top attorney by the Vermont Business Magazine.
Ellen LaPlante graduated from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Virginia, and received her Juris Doctorate from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington D.C.
Ellen lives in Williston with her husband, Ethan; their children, Jack and Cora; and their dog, Sunny. She enjoys long-distance running and spending time outdoors.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Attorney||Vermont Business Magazine||2020|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2020|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2017|
|The Marathon Award||Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law||2012|
|Vincent Miraglia Award||Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law||2011|
|Partner||Unsworth LaPlante, PLC||2013 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Bar Association||N/A||2014 - Present|
|American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys||N/A||2013 - Present|
|National Association of Elder Law Attorneys||Board Member, Vermont Chapter||2013 - Present|
|Vermont Bar Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education New England||A Practical Guide to Estate Planning||2015|
|Catholic University of America||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|
|Unsworth LaPlante||Estate Planning||2017|
|The Interplay of Trusts and Medicaid||Medicaid Planning||2017|
|Planning for Long-Term Care||Current Issues in Medicaid Qualification for Nursing Home Care and In-Home Services||2017|
|Estate Planning: Top 9 Tools to Know||Estate Planning: Top 9 Tools to Know||2017|
|Vermont Bar Association||Pet Trusts||2016|
|Unsworth Law Seminar||Estate Planning||2016|
|Client Appreciation Seminar||Client Appreciation Seminar||2016|
|Advanced Estate and Trust Administration||Medicaid Recovery||2016|
|Vermont Retirement Systems||Estate Planning||2015|
|Vermont Nursing Homes||Medicaid Planning||2015|
|Unsworth Law Seminar||Estate Planning||2015|
|Estate Planning and Administration: The Complete Guide||Estate Planning and Administration: The Complete Guide||2015|
|Unsworth Law Seminar||Estate Planning||2014|
|NBI Trust 101||Trust 101||2014|
|Unsworth Law Seminar||Estate Planning||2013|
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