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Patricia Ann Powis

Guardianship Attorney at Garden City, NY

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Patricia A. Powis

  • State Years
    New York - NY 14 years
    Connecticut - CT 14 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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Elder Law, Estates & Guardianship Attorney offering ON-LINE, VIDEO, PHONE CONSULATIONS during the COVID-19 crisis.   You have Elder Law and Estate Questions that can't wait. My office is ready to meet your needs - no matter where you are in NYS. 

FACETIME, ZOOM or SKYPE you can MEET WITH PATRICIA to discuss your concerns. NYS is allowing video notarizing and witnessing so Wills and Estate Planning can be completed. Courts are open for emergency applications. 

For matters of PROBATE, ELDER LAW, GUARDIANSHIP or TRUSTS - take immediate action and seek out the help of an Experienced Lawyer you can trust.  Call me at today! 

Look no further than Law Office of Patricia A. Powis, where you will receive the quality, personalized legal services that you need to resolve your issues.  I have handled all kinds of  ESTATE, ELDER ABUSE and GUARDIANSHIP issues, and I am well equipped and qualified to take on your case and support you in a just resolution. I have earned my highly-respected reputation and I am  prepared to take on your case and support you at this critical time in your life.  

You care about your Pets.  Dogs, Cats, Birds, Turtles what happens to them if you are ill, hospitalized.  What happens to them upon your death.  Let's discuss Estate Planning for Pet Parents.  We prepare POAs and  PET TRUSTS.     


Whether the best resolution for you involves MEDIATION or LITIGATION you do not need to look any further!  I can help you.

Are you in need of professional help in with a new or ongoing PROBATE issue - call me today to discuss your matter and GET RESOLUTION! 

 Are you in need of professional help in establishing and managing GUARDIANSHIPS?   Do you LIVE OUTSIDE of NEW YORK and have an elderly or vulnerable relative in New York - call me now for assistance - You have come to the right place! Let me assist you! I can help you review and modify a guardianship or bring a petition to PROTECT A LOVED ONE!  

I have experience with the MEDIATION of ELDERCARE and ESTATE issues.

 I have experience with MEDICAID fair hearings  and Medicaid applications. You should not hesitate to seek out help from a reliable attorney. When you come to my firm, you can rest assured that your case can receive the care and attention it requires, because my staff and I are experienced, competent, and dedicated to fighting or you and the outcome that is in your best interests.

I have experience with PROBATE administration, probate disputes, and probate matters of all kinds, and I want to help you through this time as swiftly and seamlessly as possible.

 Are you dealing with problems regarding your LIVING WILL or POWER OF ATTORNEY? If you need professional assistance in regards to WILLS and TRUSTS or wills contests, you should not waste any time in seeking out the help and support you need. Let THE LAW OFFICE OF PATRICIA A. POWIS assist you! Ican help you with issues involving a power of attorney or supplemental needs trustee (SNT). I have experience with successful MEDIATION and LITIGATION as well, and can provide you with the best service for you when you contact my law office today.

Remember Patricia A. Powis for all your ELDER LAW needs.  

 Call us at now!


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Law Office of Patricia A. Powis
600 Old Country Road.
Suite 530
Garden City, NY, 11530
The Law Office of Patricia A. Powis
600 Old Country Rd
Suite 530
Garden City, NY, 11530
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Posted by Philip | January 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
I retained Ms. Powis to handle a family guardianship matter. I have no knowledge or expertise in this field of law and had misgivings about the whole process. In addition, I had to adjust to being a client instead of the lawyer, an entirely new experience. Ms. Powis instantly made myself and my wife, also a lawyer, comfortable and secure in her vast knowledge and expertise, and she was responsive and on point to all my questions and concerns. In my experience, clients crave responsiveness and experience above all else, and this is what Ms. Powis provides. Even as important is her ability to communicate and advocate my position to the adversary attorney. I was especially impressed with her skills and expertise in the open court setting, and her years of experience advocating guardianship matters in the New York court system, with knowledge and familiarity with all the players involved. As an attorney myself, I can’t emphasize enough how important that is to clients and the outcome of their cases.
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Posted by Josef | May 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Patricia is a very professional and caring person. She communicated with me every step of the way of the process. She fought and helped my family.
Posted by Josef | May 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Assisting with a Wrongful Death
To anyone who is debating whether to hire Patricia Powis: My name is Jose and when I was 20 I lost my mother due to medical malpractice. My father managed to start a case against the hospital but due to his inability to understand English, we became involved in a legal case that we had very little understanding of and zero control over. Throughout the last 7 years this case was never completed. My father’s original lawyers were disinterested and omitted me from the record and did even realize that I was under 21 at the time of my mother’s passing. At the end of last year, my sisters and I were served the court documents of the settlement and given a chance to fight it. I did as much research as I could and decided to go to the first few hearings by myself and get an understanding of the case. Although I was present and called out of work to deal with the case, I was advised time and time again to get official representation if I wanted to be seen as a serious petitioner. From our first meeting Patricia showcased her compassion, her willingness to help and her incredible intellect. She is a fighter and it shows that she has a tremendous passion for her career and her clients. On our initial meeting her office was closed and she came in because I needed representation that very next day. When she met with me, she never once looked at the clock, she heard my story, analyzed the legal side of the case with me and took over with professionalism and experience. She became my voice and she was able to multiply my family’s disbursement and explain everything to me as it was happening. Over the years, my sisters and I have grown emotionally drained and anxious over the case, yet once Patricia entered the picture, our despair became hope and eventually immense gratitude when Patricia told us we had won. We are so grateful that we ended up crossing paths with Patricia and I am deeply appreciative of her work and time in a case that she could have otherwise dismissed. My family and I have never been more hopeful for our future and the success of this case after she took a personal stake in the case. Thank you, Patricia, for what you have done for my sisters, myself, and our future generations. To all her future clients, good job finding her, now let her do for you what she was able to do for us!
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Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2015
My mother needed nursing home care.
Ms. Powis' legal skills and expertise are highly effective. She was sensitive, personable, and understanding in forming a partnership with me that focused on navigating issues related to elder care. Under her direction and hard work, we were able to significantly meet my objectives related to the cost of care for my mom. I trusted her, met her timeline, followed her direction, and, ultimately, got an outcome to my satisfaction.
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Posted by Al | July 30, 2015
Best lawyer I ever hired
I hired Patricia to do estate work for me as a beneficiary in an Estate. She was thorough and attentive and took the time to explain the process to me. She made sure I received everything I was entitled to under the Trust. I would recommend everyone should sit down with Patricia and hire her for their legal problems.


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Work Experience

  • Adj Professor Wills Trusts and Estates
  • Queens College
  • 2016 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Patricia A. Powis
  • 2009 - Present


  • City University of New York School of Law at Queens College
  • JD
  • 2008
  • Saint John's University
  • BS
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • In the Matter of AK, An Incapacitated Person
  • Incapacitated person discharged from Nursing Home to live safely in their own apartment in community
  • Guardian Resignation
  • Unfit Guardian replaced and successful judicial approval of final account and discharge of guardian and surety.
  • Contested Guardianship
  • Judicial recognition of relationship and stipulation as to visitation and rights.
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  • Columbian Lawyers Association of Queens
  • President-Elect
  • 2017 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Co-Chair Estates Trust & Tax - Elder Law & Special Needs Sect
  • 2017 - Present
  • Queens County Women's Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Catholics Lawyers Guild of Queens
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Queen County Woman's Bar Association
  • QCWBA Delegate to WBASNY
  • 2010 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified VA attorney
  • Veteran's Administration
  • 2013


  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Medicaid Boot Camp - Estate Recovery
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Elder/Family Mediation
  • 2016
  • Elder Law Committee Meeting
  • Guardianship Mediation
  • 2015
  • Mitchell Rabbino Lecture
  • Advanced Directives
  • 2014
  • Elder Law
  • Medicaid Estate Recovery
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (3)
Endorse Patricia
Probate Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Powis is very knowledgeable, experienced and a zealous advocate for her clients. She often speaks to the legal community at CLEs and is a wealth of information in the areas pf probate, estate planning and elder law. I have referred several clients to her and they have all been extremely pleased with Ms. Powis."
Guardianship Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Ms. Powis for all matters related to guardianship. Ms. Powis is an active member of the Columbian Lawyers Association of Queens and Queens County Bar Association. She is professional, experienced and a delight to be around."
Guardianship Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Pat Powis is dynamic in the court room and I have referred persons in need to Pat. If you need a guardianship attorney I highly recommend Pat Powis."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Patricia for anyone requiring assistance with matters concerning Elder Law, Trusts and Estates, Probate, Guardianship, and the like. Having once shared an office with her, I can attest to her knowledge, dedication to her clients, and tireless and thorough efforts to achieve and/or otherwise obtain the best possible outcome based on clients’ individual needs."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patricia is an excellent advocate for her clients, and an indispensable member of the bar. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patricia is a caring and compassionate advocate who works tirelessly to reach the best solution and resolution for her clients. She is a true asset to her clients and the legal profession."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lawyers who spend time giving back in pro bono forums like this are special and should be commended and endorsed. Kudos."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Powis on numerous occasions. She is a top flight attorney and extremely knowledgeable in the Elder Law arena. Ms. Powis is highly dedicated to achieving positive outcomes and obtaining justice for her clients. Ms. Powis is a forceful and effective advocate for her client. It is without any hestiancy that i endorse Patricia Powis and any client that retains her services will be represented by one of the best lawyers."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Attorney Powis because she is not only a thorough and dedicated lawyer, she also cares about her clients."
Family Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. she is determined, concerned and a fighter. I would recommend her strongly to anyone who needs a lawyer with the compassion to listen and to care. But do not let her compassion be mistaken for a toughness that will set the other attorney right in their place. BRAD S. MARGOLIS,ESQ."
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Garden City Guardianship Lawyer Patricia Ann Powis
Patricia Ann Powis
Guardianship Attorney
Garden City, NY
Licensed for 14 years