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Ellen B. LaPlante

Medicaid and medicare Attorney at Essex Junction, VT

5.0   7 reviews

About Ellen

Learn Ellen’s areas of practice.

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.

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Ellen LaPlante, Stephen Unsworth, and Wendy Hillmuth
Licensed for 9 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2014
Updated 06/16/2022
State VT
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/27/2022

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Ellen B. LaPlante
26 Railroad Ave.
Essex Junction, VT, 05401

Reviews

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Posted by Joe and Barb | November 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
The drafted documents were appropriate for our situation and the materials were thorough and excellent. Ms. LaPlante was very knowledgeable and thorough in her explanations of the process and the completed documents.
Posted by RF & DH | August 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Friendly, Thorough and Professional
From the information session to our 1 st, and 2 nd and 3 rd meeting everything was well explained and well organized. Ellen listened and understood our needs. We appreciate her ability to put things together for us quickly! Thanks.
Posted by GB & PB | June 22, 2019
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Satisfied
Ellen and staff were knowledgeable, friendly and made to process easy. They took time to explain the details and answer any questions. We would recommend them to friends and family.
Posted by MCF | May 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very Professional and Thorough
Our estate planning experience with Ellen LaPlante was excellent! She provided a thorough step by step presentation. She answered all our questions and we have peace of mind knowing we can always contact her in the future. Thank you!
Posted by Mike and Denise | October 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Help with estate planning
Ellen was a good listener and well prepared for our meetings. Very Happy with her professionalism, advice and preparation of our Trust and related documents
Posted by Lydia | March 17, 2015
Trust attorney
Ellen LaPlante gave true meaning to "Trust Attorney". She walked me through the entire process of setting up a Living Revocable Trust, to help protect my assets upon my death, and in assuring a legacy for my children and grandchildren, according to my wishes.
Posted by David McGranaghan | March 4, 2015
Estate Planning
Ellen was very good at explaining Estate Planning so that I could understand. She is very knowledgeable in Estate Law. I would reccomend her to my friends and family.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Unsworth LaPlante, PLC
  • 2013 - Present

Education

  • Catholic University of America
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Board Member, Vermont Chapter
  • 2013 - Present
  • Vermont Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • American Sign Language

Awards

  • 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
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Publications

  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education New England
  • A Practical Guide to Estate Planning
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • 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
  • NBI
  • Gaurdianships
  • 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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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (12)
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Ellen. She is terrific at understanding her clients' needs and fashioning a plan that effectively and efficiently accomplishes their goals."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ellen is a skilled practitioner and trusted adviser to her clients. I endorse this lawyer!"
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ellen is thorough, thoughtful, and compassionate. My clients have been very pleased to work with her."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is great!"
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