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Whether you are caring for an ill spouse and worried about losing your savings to pay for long term care, or you have decided to put your estate plan together to protect your family’s future, I will reduce the stress that often accompanies such financial and medical care challenges.

I will also draft your Will, trusts, powers of attorney, healthcare directives and estate tax documents so you can relax knowing that your estate planning is done according to your specific wishes.

With more than 10 years of experience assisting people who are in need of estate planning, asset protection and Medicaid planning, I understand my clients’ needs for public benefits as well as their desire to protect their wealth for future generations. Because I know the Medicaid rules and how to navigate the complexity of Medicaid eligibility, I will help you protect what you’ve worked so hard for.

An elderly woman recently came to me because her husband became ill and she was scared they’d lose everything to pay for his long term care needs. She was also concerned about her ability to continue caring for him as she aged. I transferred the house to the wife and applied for and was awarded Medicaid home care services for the husband. The husband was now entitled to Medicaid home care hours so the wife didn’t have to worry about being the primary care giver, or worry about paying privately for care.

I take a special interest in advocating for the elderly and people with special needs. My grandmother lived until 103 and I saw firsthand how my grandmother’s rapidly changing needs affected her ability to care for herself and to pay for her expanded health care needs. For people with special needs, I help to lay out a plan that will provide for future financial security while still having access to public benefits.

As the mom of 3 young children, you can imagine that my day doesn’t end when I leave the office. On my days off, my husband and I enjoy biking and taking day trips with our children.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 32%
  2. Elder Law: 32%
  3. Probate: 31%
  4. Medicaid & Medicare: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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15 Massirio Dr
Berlin, CT, 06037


NYCurrently registered 200107/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyCzepigaDalyPope LLC2013 - Present
Associate AttorneyVincent J. Russo & Associates, PC2003 - 2013
AttorneyLegal Services for the Elderly in Queens2001 - 2003
Judicial Law ClerkState of Connecticut - Stamford Superior Court2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2013 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Connecticut chapter)Member2013 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2013
Publication nameTitleDate
Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys BlogAnnuities as Asset Protection for Couples: Smart Move If You Do It Right2015
Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys BlogWhy You Need a Springing Durable Power of Attorney2015
Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys BlogWhy an 18 Year Old Needs an Estate Plan2015
Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys BlogWarning: Medicaid Eligibility Varies from State to State2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Syracuse UniversityPublic AdministrationMA - Masters1996
Syracuse UniversityTelevision/Radio/Film ProductionB.S.1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Wethersfield Senior Center EventEstate Planning Toolbox2015
Newington Aging Mastery ProgramAdvance Directives: Why They Are Important2015
Elmwood Senior Center EventPaying for Long Term Care2015
Brotherhood Breakfast ProgramEstate Planning Toolbox2015
Thrivent Financial Client Appreciation DinnerThe Ins and Outs of Trusts2014
Newington Aging Mastery ProgramAdvance Directives: Why They Are Important2014
East Hartford Senior Center EventEstate Planning Toolbox2014