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Marie Ann Corliss

Elder law Attorney at Cortlandt Manor, NY

4.8   16 reviews

also known as Marie A. Corliss

  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1986
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Marie A. Corliss, Esq., received her bachelors in philosophy at Fordham University in 1982. She then went on to Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University where she earned her J.D. in 1985.

While at Cardozo, she was the International Law Review Articles Editor, and a member of the Regional Champion Moot Court Team.  Upon graduation, Marie was admitted to the practice of Law in New York.

Marie began her career with the Bronx District Attorney’s Office, in the Appeals Bureau where she concentrated on research, legal writing, and oral arguments.  Later, she gained intensive trial experience prosecuting burglary, robbery, and perpetrators of Special Victims, including child and elder abuse.

During the years raising her family, Marie worked part-time on criminal appeals, and as counsel to nursing homes. In 2004, she worked for Vincent Russo and Associates before moving on to Covey, Roberts, Corliss, and Carmody-Roberts in Katonah, NY,  where she became a partner focusing exclusively in the area of Elder Law.

In 2011, Marie Corliss established the Corliss Law Group, which has offices on the East and West Sides of Northern Westchester, in addition to her Manhattan office, where she also sees many clients. The Corliss Law Group is entirely devoted to the fields of Estate Planning and Elder Law.  Individual attention to each client’s unique needs and goals is of paramount importance.

Marie A. Corliss, Esq. is a member of the Board of Directors of the Putnam County Estate Planning Council, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, New York State Bar Association, Westchester Bar Association, Westchester Women’s Bar Association, and Northern Westchester Bar Association. She is also a frequent lecturer on Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning.

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Corliss Law Group, PC
26 Pump House Rd
Cortlandt Manor, NY, 10567-1217
Corliss Law Group, PC
359 East Main Street
Suite 1D
Mount Kisco, NY, 10549
Corliss Law Group, PC
245 East 93rd Street
New York, NY, 10128
Corliss Law Group, PC
135 Katonah Avenue
Katonah, NY, 10536
Corliss Law Group, PC
1073 Little Whaleneck Road
Merrick, NY, 11566
Corliss Law Group
96 Parkway West
Mount Vernon, NY, 10522
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Posted by Chris and Anthony | July 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The kindest person I've ever met!
Ms Corliss and her firm Are absolutely without question the most stand up, correct, sharp, smart and extremely Pleasant to deal with. I would hire her again and recommend her to anybody that I cared about in the blink of an eye. I could never say enough about how her and her firm treated my family.
Posted by John | February 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney for Estate/Elder Care Issues
Kind, Competent, Compassionate, and Fair is the best way to describe Marie. When I first met her, my Mother was battling Ovarian Cancer, my Father was distraught and Marie was very gentle, kind and compassionate to them. They loved her. For me as the trustee/executor of their estate, I was an immediate fan because I could tell that she knew her stuff and yet compared to other attorneys who wanted to redo my parent's trust for significant fees, Marie used their existing trust and just updated what needed updating. She was totally fair with her fees. I'm in the process of closing out their affairs and I highly recommend working with Marie.
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Posted by David | August 3, 2018
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Intelligent insightful attorney
I consulted with Marie about the trustee of my Father's estate who has acted improperly showing contempt for me and disregard for my Father's wishes for me. Marie spoke with me after reviewing a detailed document and the Will giving me very detailed and professional understanding of my options in possibly removing the trustee, for FREE, she genuinely cared about my situation. If you're unlucky enough to have an issue with Wills or Trusts, you can trust her to help in a compassionate way. Too bad there's only 5 stars in the review, she deserves more.
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Posted by Helen | October 13, 2015
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Competent and Caring
I came to Marie Corliss needing a competent and caring attorney to organize what I wanted to accomplish with a complex Will and an emotionally challenging Special Needs Trust. When these documents were completed I knew that because of her experience, creativity and empathy, I was able to accomplish these goals. Marie listened with respect to my many questions and answered each one with a clear response. Her fees have been more than reasonable and I always felt that she had my best interests at heart. I truly owe her my peace of mind.
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2015
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Marie Corliss, Lawyer
An outstanding lawyer and adviser for senior issues, Marie has written several documents for me including 2 wills and a name change. She is patient, focused, well prepared and I feel very grateful for her professional services.
Posted by Margaret | September 14, 2013
Extremely knowledgeable
I looked for an Elder Care attorney because my mother has Dementia and I thought my parents should have an Estate Plan. Marie was working with them when my father got ill and passed away. I was devasted and didn't know what to do. Thank God for Marie! She changed her course of action and worked closely with me on all the legal matters. She got my mother on Medicaid and handled my father's estate for a very affordable fee . She also answered all my little questions in terms I could understand, making me feel very comfortable talking to her. I would highly recommend Marie. She is very professional, exremely knowledgeable, courteous, and friendly. She was my angel during a very difficult time for me.
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Posted by Michael | September 14, 2013
Good choice for Elder Care Counsel
My family has been a client of Marie's for over ten years. She handled the estate planning process for both my mother and father, together with the settlement of their respective estates. She handled the Medicaid application for my aunt and the settlement of the Trust upon her death. She has handled real estate transactions for me, together with the incorporation of my own small business. In all cases, I have been very satisfied with her services. Marie is tenacious in solving client issues, working long hours to complete a case. She is very approachable and has a very friendly way of dealing with clients. She is very knowledgeable in her field of specialty, with a tremendous resource base in related fields such as taxation. Her explanations, advice and directives are clear and concise. But most important is her trustworthiness. Such a statement on my behalf is not simply the utterance of a platitude. Were I not to believe in her honesty, I would not have named her co-executor for my own Last Will. I would strongly recommend her for Elder Care planning. Bottom line, she gets the results. I strongly recommend.
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Posted by linda | September 13, 2013
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Marie has been wonderful helping me get my mother on community medicaid. She is very knowledgeable in that area. She is very responsive and easy to reach. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Marainne | September 13, 2013
Highly Recommend
Marie Corilss was a father-in-law was in a long term care facility and we had no knowledge of how to procede. She successfully helped us prepare for the financial part of his care. Her dedication to elder care is admirable. She then prepared wills and all the other appropriate documents for my husband and I. We had put this off for years, avoiding the inevitable. Her easy and caring manner made us feel comfortable and this, along with her wealth of knowledge made the process much less painfull.
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2013
Hire the Best
I have worked with Marie Corliss for over 8 years in the healthcare industry. She has proven to be a very responsive and compentent attorney. My experience with Marie includes guardianships, medicaid applications and power of attorney. Marie is very knowledgeable and spends the time so that you have a total understanding. I would not hesitate to recommend Marie and in fact have recommended her numerous times. Everyone who has gone to Marie upon my recommendation has been extremely happy working with her and have come back to thank me for the recommendation. Anyone who needs an experienced attorney in the field of eldercare should definitely call Marie, they won't be disappointed.
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Posted by Maryanne | August 18, 2011
Maryanne Russo
Marie is very knowledgeable in her field. Although our needs were simple, she provided us with better options.She handled my father's estate planning needs that were not as simple.I would highly recommend her.She really cares about what is best for her clients.
Posted by Thomas | June 24, 2011
Great Estate Attorney
Marie Corliss is an extremely capable attorney with excellent comprehension of the letter of the law. She is compassionate and caring of her clients needs, fully explains every step of the process as well as what should be considered to help her clients make the best possible decisions. If you are looking for an honest, knowledgeable attorney that beleives in doing what is right, Marie Corliss is an excellent choice! Even under the most difficult of circumstances, Marie Corliss is the consummate professional.
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Posted by Melinda | June 8, 2011
Estate Problem
Attorney Corliss is hard working. She is also honest, proficient, reliable, and courteous. She explains legal-eze so that you can understand it. She does not give up, even in the toughest cases. This is an attorney you want on your side. I would have no hesitation recommending her to anyone.
Posted by Bud | June 7, 2011
Estate settlement
I find Marie Corliss to be an ethical, kind, knowledgeable, compassionate, and honest attorney. She has been working for our family on a difficult co-executor estate case, with absolutely no cooperation from one co-executor. Her efforts, though difficult, have been much appreciated.
Posted by Rebecca | November 19, 2009
Marie Corliss
Marie Corliss is a phenomenal attorney with great expertise in her field. She worked on my mother's estate and showed great compassion in working with our family at such a difficult time. She also prepared the special needs trust for my nephew. She has an amazing knowledge of the law and the ability to work with anyone. Her bill was also reasonable, something I have not seen in my other experiences with attorneys. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to be treated like a person and not just like a client.
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Posted by Deborah | May 11, 2011
attorney from hell
My family hired Corliss and were not at all satisfied with her services. She was rude and shouted at family members. Ultimately she caused major friction among us.
Response from Marie Corliss January 10, 2021
This party was not my client, she in fact was the adversary. Marie A. Corliss, Esq.
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AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Bronx District Attorney's Office
  • 1985 - 1990


  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Fordham University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982


  • New York State Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2012 - 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019

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Real estate Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marie is such a whipsmart attorney and lovely colleague."
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Cortlandt Manor Elder law Lawyer Marie Ann Corliss
Marie Ann Corliss
Elder law Attorney
Cortlandt Manor, NY
Licensed for 37 years