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Elisha Wellerstein

Elder law Attorney at West Hempstead, NY

5.0   52 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Elisha

Learn Elisha’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    34%
    I counsel elderly clients & families on Medicaid, long-term care planning, guardianships, special needs planning, Trusts, POAs & Wills. Provide compassionate legal advice on protecting assets.

    11 years, 600 cases

  2. Estate planning
    33%
    Comprehensive estate planning services to secure your legacy, including wills, trusts, power of attorney, tax planning, Medicaid planning and asset protection strategies.

    11 years, 350 cases

  3. Probate
    33%
    I help grieving families smoothly navigate Probate or Administration in Surrogate's courts after loss, minimizing added stress. With kindness and care, we are your trusted advisors

    11 years, 200 cases

AN ATTORNEY WHO LISTENS AND CARES - YOUR FAMILY'S ADVOCATE AND ALLY, PROVIDING LEGAL COUNSEL WITH COMPASSION. REACH OUT FOR A FREE CONSULTATION TO DISCUSS PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS AND ASSETS WITH EMPATHY AND WISDOM. BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY WITH A CARING PARTNER - SCHEDULE A CONSULT TODAY.

I am the founding principal of Wellerstein Law Group, P.C. With my years of experience as an accountant and business consultant, I am able to offer the most sound advice when it comes to your legal needs. My focus is on Estate Planning and Elder Law. My knowledge in law and tax matters come together to offer you and your family the best advice while you are planning for your future.

I also head the Firm's Seminar Division. I am available for seminar/presentations to educate you and your groups in the basics of ElderLaw and Estate Planning. I can be reached at  or 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2019,2017,2014
Client's Choice
2019 2017 2014
Top Contributor 2014
Top Contributor
2014

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Location

Wellerstein Law Group, P.C.
380 Hempstead Ave
Suite 1
West Hempstead, NY, 11552
Wellerstein Law Group, P.C.
60-45 Eliot Ave
Maspeth, NY, 11378
Wellerstein Law Group, P.C.
2365 Nostrand
Brooklyn, NY, 11210
Wellerstein Law Group, P.C.
160 Remington Blvd.
Ronkonkoma, NY, 11779
Wellerstein Law Group, P.C.
551 Madison Ave
Suite 1101
New York, NY, 10022
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  52 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by Marie | November 25, 2014
Very knowledgable and compassionate attorney
I was very pleased with the services I received from Elisha for my mother. He was kind, patient and extremely knowledgable with all the questions my mother and I had. I was surprised to find out that he also has a background in accounting and business consulting which helped with our questions regarding medicaid planning and estate planning. He charges a flat rate so my mom could call him as often as she wanted and believe me she called him many times. He was easy to get in touch with and has a way of making you feel at ease. I learned so much from him and it saved my mom a ton of money. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing any type of elder care or estate planning. I almost forgot to mention he does home appointments too!
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Posted by Amanda | December 6, 2014
Tremendous help to my mom
I am so happy I called Elisha. I never thought an attorney could help my mother as much as he did. My family no longer has worries about her care and she feels at ease knowing that Medicaid will not be taking her assets. He was able to get her a home health aide once she went home from the rehab facility. He does home visits and rehab visits, which made things so easy for us and his personality makes you feel at ease. He really cares about his clients. I can't thank him enough so I hope this review is helpful. Don't hesitate to call him.
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Posted by Liz | August 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, accommodating,and professional.
Eli is such a compassionate and accommodating lawyer. When he came to my father's home for a consultation regarding setting up a trust, he did not rush, and answered all my father's questions. He was extremely helpful and cordial. We were comfortable with him. His empathy is genuine and evident. His fees are reasonable. He's responsive to emails and phone calls. I'm especially appreciative of his patience with my fathers interuptions and repetative questioning. We're happy we hired him and would do so again if required in the future.
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Posted by Kenneth | September 16, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Review of Elisha Wellerstein
Mr Wellerstein gave me an abundance of assistance in accessing all the help available to me when my wife was fighting a losing battle with cancer. He prepared disability paperwork for state filings, he put me in touch with agencies for Home Care. I was in kind of a desperate place, and he gave me reassurance and showed compassion. In the end he said he was giving back to the community and did not charge me for the work. But I am not recommending him for that reason, it's for all the other things that I spoke of. He has an easy manner and can quickly gain the confidence of someone in need of his services. He is straightforward, and not pushy in any way. You feel like you have a hundred percent of his attention. He returns phone calls promptly. Highly recommended
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Posted by Sara | June 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Elisha is professional, knowledgeable and he cares! He was able to help us with all of our legal documents after my partner was diagnosed with a terminal disease. I highly recommend Elisha.
Posted by Oleg | June 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr
A true professional and an expert in his field, Elisha has been patient and thorough not only during the process, but even after – always within reach and quick to provide his guidance and support.
Posted by Christopher | June 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
Elisha was truly a lifesaver during the most difficult time of my life!! Not only did he so professionally guide me through the medicaid process, the estate process, and more, he did all of that with a manner and caring that made him feel more like an old friend!!! I cannot recommend him anymore highly. I am extremely grateful to him!!!
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Posted by Stephen and Jeff | June 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Intelligent, knowledgable, and caring
We were introduced to Elisha through the ALS Association, when a dear friend was diagnosed and it became clear that she would require extensive care for the long term. The situation was exacerbated when Linda was put on a ventilator. Our main concern was to get Linda home with 24 hour attendance. Elisha helped us navigate the system to obtain the care Linda required and also to deal with a somewhat complex financial situation. He helped us establish a health care proxy, power of attorney, and trusts. We were moved by Elisha's willingness to make visits to the hospital and to Linda's home as necessary and his accessibility to answer questions that arose as Linda's health declined. He continues to help us navigate issues relating to the estate. Now that Linda has passed, we are much relieved to see that Elisha's advice has been so effective. His compassion and dedication to assisting clients with such extensive needs is truly admirable.
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Posted by M-H | May 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
My family and I were living overseas before my husband was shockingly diagnosed with ALS/FTD . Moving back to the US to seek better medical attention, we became desperate for help. We didn’t know how the US healthcare system works and we didn’t know who to talk to. In a stroke of luck, we came across Elisha’s name through the ALS New York Association website He was hosting a lecture about Medicare and Medicaid for people with disabilities. We immediately reached out to Elisha, who jumped right into our situation. He knew exactly what we needed to do, and he guided us throughout the process in a compassionate, understanding and comforting way. Elisha was always available to contact in case of any questions, and made sure that our questions were answered. Elisha was respectful and sensitive to our situation, all while being assertive in the best way possible, knowing exactly what we needed to do given our very unique circumstances. Unlike many other attorneys who distance themselves from their client and their situation, Elisha is very personal and empathetic to each of his clients. We trust Elisha completely. We could tell as soon as we started working with Elisha that he truly cares about his clients and wants to help to the best of his ability. We are so grateful that Elisha was there for us, and we would recommend anyone to use Elisha as we did. M-H Dowell
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Posted by Irene | May 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Elisha Wellerstein did a wonderful job of helping my family. He is very knowledgeable about elder care and explained everything thoughtfully. He is also a compassionate human being! He was very considerate to visit my brother while he was in a skilled nursing facility. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Bibi | May 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, excellent and amazing lawyer
Elisha was very helpful and compassionate. Without his help, my Fiancé and I would be lost. He is knowledgeable, very hands on, he actively communicated with us in a clear way, and followed up with us to make sure everything has been running smoothly. He is not only a great lawyer but a good human being, which is something all of us need when dealing with difficult situations.
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Posted by Linda | May 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
He was very knowledgeable in answering our questions and in doing all the paperwork for setting up our family trust. Every time I sent an email I received a timely response. I highly recommend him. His prices were fair for the services.
Posted by Lee | May 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgable and A Great Human Being
Attorney Elisha Wellerstein came highly recommended and he lived up to the expectations. He was instrumental in assisting my mother and our family during a very difficult time. We consider him more like a knowledgable member of the family than a lawyer--but he is an excellent lawyer!
Posted by Luc | May 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, friendly, very helpful and has great judgement
Elisha is very knowledgeable and was very helpful for me and my family in our complex situation. Without Elisha, we would have been lost. He was very hands on, he actively communicated with us in a clear way, and followed up with us to make sure everything has been running smoothly. He had empathy and compassion for our situation, and he had particularly good judgement in choosing the best solutions possible. We are very grateful that we found Elisha, and we would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by V | May 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Elisha, is great at being able to diagnose the issue and provide advice only for what is necessary. He was able to connect with other professionals on our team and explain complex concepts so that simple people can understand. Highly recommended.
Posted by Mara | May 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Elisha Wellerstein is amazingly helpful! We didn’t know what we were going to do to help out our grandmother. We had tried in the past to obtain Medicaid but we got lost in the process. Elisha made it so easy to navigate. He came to our house and sat with us. He reviewed our entire file of paperwork and guaranteed that he would help us every step of the way, and he did! He walked us through the entire process for Medicaid and was able to help our grandmother the care she needed. We cannot thank him enough!
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Posted by Taruna | September 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
knowledgeable, accessible, patient, diligent, and compassionate elder law attorney
During the end of our father's journey, Mr. Wellerstein made a world of difference in helping us navigate through such an emotional and stressful period of our time. Mr. Wellerstein's years of experience in elder law was apparent in the way he guided us and our father through the process. He is not only knowledgeable, but also accessible, thoughtful, patient, diligent, warm, and compassionate. His response was always honest, informed, and prompt. In working with Mr. Wellerstein, it is apparent that he truly loves what he does for a living. We lucked out when we hired Mr. Wellerstein as our elder law attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A wonderful attorney
My experience with Elisha was incredible. He helped my family set up a trust, as well as wills, POA, etc., and he was great all the way through. He was always attentive, prompt with calling back, took time to explain things in lay terms and to answer all the many questions we had, as well as coordinating with other parties that were sometimes hard to wrangle. He kept at it and I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to recommend him to a friend or use his services again.
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Posted by David | August 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Elisha is a great resource for anything you need, above and beyond law. He is very personable and always gets back to us right away. We highly recommend him. He is a great person and goes above and beyond.
Posted by Adam | August 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perfect
Elisha is an amazing lawyer. Set up a trust fund, wrote up my pre-nup (which eventually stood up in court. In addition he always follows up to make sure things are still running smoothly! Good heart, good man. Been my lawyer for 5 years now
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Wellerstein Law Group, P.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Business Consultant
  • Wellerstein Consulting
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Business Consultant
  • Worksmart, LLC
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Accountant
  • Bruno Scheidt, Inc.
  • 2005 - 2007
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Education

  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • City University of New York, Brooklyn College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DSS vs Brodt
  • Defendant was able to prove that at all times he was eligible for Medicaid and therefore did not have to pay anything to DSS.

Associations

  • Queens County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Probate Lawyers in Brooklyn
  • Expertise
  • 2022
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor - Estates Planning 2014
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor - Elder Law 2014
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor - Probate 2014
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor - Trusts 2014
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Federal Income Tax
  • CALI
  • 2012
  • Volunteer Recognition Award
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Pre-Trial Litigation
  • CALI
  • 2010
  • TORTS
  • CALI
  • 2010
  • Contracts
  • CALI
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Legal Advertiser
  • The Importance of Medicaid Planning
  • 2014
  • Legal Advertiser
  • The Importance of Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • Legal Advertiser
  • Why You Need a Power of Attorney
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Greenwood Village
  • Long Term Care - How will you pay for it?
  • 2016
  • Town of Brookhaven Senior Centers
  • Long Term Care - How will you pay for it?
  • 2015
  • Queens Community House
  • Long Term Care - How will you pay for it?
  • 2015
  • Evelyn Frank Self Help - Austin St
  • How to pay for Long Term Care
  • 2015
  • Queens Community House
  • Paying For Long Term Care
  • 2014
  • Queens Community House
  • Medicaid Options
  • 2014
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Planning for Medicaid
  • 2014
  • Greenwood Village
  • Long Term Care - How will you pay for it?
  • 2014
  • Forest Hills Senior Center
  • How to Qualify for Medicaid
  • 2014
  • Senior Help Partners
  • Qualifying for Medicaid
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (27)
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Estate planning Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elisha is professional, knowledgeable and a zealous advocate for his clients."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Elisha is an attorney that is dedicated to helping his clients achieve their goals."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a smart and talented attorney who truly cares about his clients and their needs."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Elisha Wellerstein on several matters within the elder law area. Based on my experience working directly with Elisha, he is competent, knowledgeable, terrific with clients, and a friendly, down-to-earthy guy in whom clients and colleagues alike can place their trust."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Probate Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable attorney in our community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Other
"Aggressive representation. I endorse this lawyer."
Trusts Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wellerstein has an aptitude for law. He is extremely knowledgable and diligent. He is reliable and has a very good reputation in the legal community. I highly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Wellerstein for many years, and I have found him always to be highly dedicated to his clients. Mr. Wellerstin is also a top notch accountant and consultant. I believe his unique business and accounting acumen raise him far above the lawyers practicing in his filed."
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West Hempstead Elder law Lawyer Elisha Wellerstein
Elisha Wellerstein
Elder law Attorney
West Hempstead, NY
Licensed for 10 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available