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Brittany Ocie Louise Smith

Elder law Attorney at Williamsport, PA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 8 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 9 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Brittany

Learn Brittany’s areas of practice.

Attorney Smith is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) with the National Elder Law Foundation. The CELA certification is considered to be the gold standard for elder law and special needs practitioners. She is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and Virginia. She works in various aspects of Elder Law including Long-Term Care planning, Medicaid planning, Guardianships, Veterans benefits, Special needs planning, Tax planning, and Estate administration. 

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics from Messiah College in May 2011 and her law degree from West Virginia University College of Law in May 2014. While at West Virginia University, she served as a Student Attorney with the West Virginia Innocence Project where she worked on investigating cases of prisoner’s potential innocence as well as working on several legislative initiatives. She was a member of the Lugar Trial Association and competed in several national trial competitions. Attorney Smith also served as a Judicial Law Clerk for several Common Pleas Court Judges. 

She is a member of the Pennsylvania and Virginia Bar Associations, the Lycoming County Bar Association, The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys ("NAELA"), The Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys ("PAELA"), The Academy of Special Needs Planners, and is an accredited attorney with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Location

McNerney, Page, Vanderlin & Hall
433 Market Street
Williamsport, PA, 17701

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Posted by John | March 23, 2018
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My wife and I engaged Brittany to assist us in developing an asset protection plan for our post-retirement years. She also helped us update our wills and powers-of-attorney. Brittany provided thorough in-depth guidance as we worked through these matters and displayed tremendous patience in dealing with an extremely detail-oriented client. I would (and have) recommend(ed) her to anyone looking for this type of legal support.
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2018
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Attorney Smith helped to guide me through every step of the process when applying for Medicaid for my mother when she went into a nursing home. She explained every aspect thoroughly and took the time to answer all the questions I had. I would definitely recommend her for anyone needing help with a loved one in the nursing home.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • McNerney, Page, Vanderlin & Hall
  • 2022 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak
  • 2015 - 2022
  • Student Attorney
  • West Virginia Innocence Project
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Summer Associate
  • Law Offices of Kreisher & Gregorowicz
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Union & Snyder County Courts of Common Pleas
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Intern
  • Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas
  • 2010 - 2010
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Education

  • Villanova University School of Law
  • LLM in Taxation
  • 2023
  • West Virginia University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Messiah College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Associations

  • Academy of Special Needs Planners
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP)
  • National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • 2020
  • Accreditation
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 2019
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Publications

  • AFFC Publications
  • Tax Free Money for Long-Term Care: Central Pennsylvania Edition 2018
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Virtual Webinar
  • Avoid Alzheimer's Agony: Three Reasons Why You Should Ask for Help
  • 2021
  • Virtual Webinar
  • Five Payment Options You Didn't Know Existed When Faced with Sizable Nursing Home Bills
  • 2021
  • Virtual Webinar
  • Three Ways to Ensure Your Children Are Taken Care of After You Have Passed
  • 2021
  • Virtual Webinar
  • Three Secrets to Managing a Health Care Crisis Without Destroying Family Relationships
  • 2021
  • Virtual Webinar
  • Five Ways to Pay for Nursing Home Care Without Breaking the Piggy Bank
  • 2021
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • Five Ways to Pay for Nursing Home Care Without Breaking the Piggy Bank
  • 2021
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • Five Tricks to Beat Death & Taxes
  • 2021
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • Financial Fire Drill
  • 2021
  • RiverWoods Community Webinar
  • Put Your Estate Plan to Work for You, Your Family & Your Community
  • 2021
  • Virtual Webinar
  • What's in Your Estate Planning Toolbox
  • 2020
  • Virtual Webinar
  • Tax Planning in 2020: An Elder Law Perspective
  • 2020
  • Virtual Webinar
  • Basic Training: How to Make the Most of Your Veterans Benefits
  • 2020
  • Virtual Webinar
  • Tricks to Beat Death & Taxes
  • 2020
  • Virtual Webinar
  • The Secret Strategy: Planning Tips for Your Second Half of Life
  • 2020
  • Virtual Webinar
  • The Asset Protection Trust: Its Purpose, Funding & Administration
  • 2020
  • Virtual Webinar
  • Digging Deeper into Dementia: 6 Tips for Caregivers & Available Care Options
  • 2020
  • Virtual Webinar
  • Living Through A Pandemic: Lessons Learned for the Second Half of Life
  • 2020
  • Virtual Webinar
  • If the Diagnosis is Dementia: What it Means and Things We Want You to Know
  • 2020
  • Virtual Webinar
  • Elder Law Update: 9 Things You Must Know in Planning for Your Second Half of Life
  • 2020
  • Virtual Webinar
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2020
  • Virtual Webinar
  • What's in Your Pot o' Gold: Trust and Estate Planning 101
  • 2020
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • The Secret Strategy: Planning Tips for Your Second Half of Life
  • 2020
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • The Asset Protection Trust: Its Purpose, Funding & Administration
  • 2020
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • Managing a Healthcare Crisis: Strategies to Protect & Provide
  • 2019
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • Myth or Truth: The Facts that Affect Your Second Half of Life
  • 2019
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • Estate Planning Toolbox
  • 2019
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • The Secret Strategy: Planning Tips for Your Second Half of Life
  • 2019
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • Guardianship: Understanding the New Rules
  • 2019
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • Veterans Benefits
  • 2019
  • Nippenose Valley Village Community Seminar
  • The Asset Protection Trust
  • 2019
  • Nippenose Valley Village Community Seminar
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2019
  • Williamsport Elderly Apartments seminar
  • Life Happens...You Can be Ready for It
  • 2018
  • The Hillside VA Benefits Dinner
  • The Secret Strategy: Planning for Your Second Half of Life
  • 2018
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • The Greatest Gift...Trusts & Estate Planning 101
  • 2018
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • The Asset Protection Trust - Its Purpose, Funding, & Administration
  • 2018
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • Tricks to Beat Death and Taxes
  • 2018
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • Managing a HealthCare Crisis: Strategies to Protect and Provide
  • 2018
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • The Secret Strategy: Planning for Your Second Half of Life
  • 2018
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • Veterans Benefits
  • 2018
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • Planning for the Unexpected - An Introduction to Trusts & Estate Planning
  • 2018
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • What's in YOUR Pot o' Gold
  • 2018
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • Trusts & Estate Planning 101
  • 2018
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Your Guide to Elder Law
  • 2018
  • As We Age Conference
  • The Secret Strategy: Planning for Your Second Half of Life
  • 2018
  • The Hillside
  • Veteran's Benefits Breakfast
  • 2017
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • The Greatest Gift...Strategies to Protect your Spouse, your Home, and your Life Savings
  • 2017
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • 9 Things You Must Know: Planning for your Second Half of Life in these Political and Economical Times
  • 2017
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • Tricks to Beat Death and Taxes
  • 2017
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • 9 Things You Must Know in these Political and Economic Times
  • 2017
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • Veterans Benefits and Long-Term Care
  • 2017
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • Legal Issues for Caregivers
  • 2017
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • How to Deal with a Health Care Crisis
  • 2017
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • What's in Your Pot o' Gold?
  • 2017
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • The Secret to Paying for Nursing Home Care
  • 2017
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2017
  • The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center
  • The Secret Strategy: An Unexpected Way to Pay for Nursing Home Care
  • 2017
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Unknown Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brittany is a conscientious, hard-working attorney who I have referred numerous friends and clients to without hesitation. She serves her clients with a tremendous level of care and knows the ins and outs of elder law like the back of her hand. Through meticulous preparation and encyclopedic knowledge of the field, Brittany carefully represents each one of her clients individually. She refuses to use a “cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all” approach to legal planning."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brittany is very intelligent and works diligently to protect her clients."
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Williamsport Elder law Lawyer Brittany Ocie Louise Smith
Brittany Ocie Louise Smith
Elder law Attorney
Williamsport, PA
Licensed for 9 years
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