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Mindy Felinton

Elder law Attorney at Rockville, MD

4.8   25 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 13 years
    Maryland - MD 20 years
    Florida - FL 43 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 37 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1981
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

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

About Mindy

Learn Mindy’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    70%
    We protect Families in CRISIS from losing their assets to Nursing Home costs when Mom or Dad can't find their way home. We know the legal rules to help qualify a loved one for Medicaid and to preserve the maximum amount permissible. Many of our clients have been told by nursing home intake staff, social workers, Medicaid workers, and others that they do not qualify for Medicaid. Nonetheless, we regularly save our clients their life savings.

    32 years, 560 cases

  2. Estate planning
    30%
    We protect your assets through the use of trusts and other legal instruments. We create a legal guidebook that permits you to communicate to your family how to carry out your wishes and to promote your most cherished values, even when you are no longer able, and without unnecessary legal process or the courts.

    39 years, 870 cases

Mindy Felinton is passionate about helping people, their loved ones and their pets with the complexity of legal issues facing an aging population. She has over 30 years of extensive legal experience in the areas of Medicaid planning, long-term care planning, estate planning, asset protection, revocable living trusts, last wills and testament, powers of attorney, health care proxy, nursing home law, special needs trusts, guardianships, elder law and pet trusts. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Maryland State Bar Association Estates and Trusts Section and Elder Law Section, The Florida Bar Trusts and Real Property Section and Elder Law Section.

 

Her personal approach to planning goes beyond mere legal document preparation. She invests the time necessary to understand individual circumstances, objectives and goals. Furthermore, she works closely with family members, domestic partners and others to facilitate a smooth transition for their loved one.

 

Prior to her focus on Elder Law and Estate Planning, Ms. Felinton was a Florida Assistant State Attorney and special prosecutor. Many of the animal abuse cases she handled have been featured on television, radio and in the international press.

 

Ms. Felinton gives back to the community by offering pro bono legal services to assist local charitable organizations. She volunteers with House with a Heart, a senior Hospice for dogs and cats. She also volunteers with The Senior Connection and makes weekly visits to a nursing home with her “two kids” dogs, Precious and Pumpkin, to the delight of residents. Ms. Felinton serves as Vice President of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and volunteers with Montgomery County Hospice on its Planned Giving committee. She has also served as Co-Chair for GROWS (Grass Roots Organization for the Welfare of Seniors). In addition to her charitable and volunteer work, Ms. Felinton lectures at the University of Baltimore Law School.

 

Photos and videos

Hear from one of our clients about what we do and how we help.
It's A Woman's World - Mindy Felinton discusses Medicaid Planning, Part II
It's A Woman's World - Mindy Felinton discusses Medicaid Planning, Part I
MIndy with her "two kids" Precious and Pumpkin.

Location

Felinton Elder Law & Estate Planning Centers
One Research Court
Suite 450
Rockville, MD, 20850
Felinton Elder Law & Estate Planning Centers
8115 Maple Lawn Blvd.
Suite 350
Fulton, MD, 20759
Felinton Elder Law & Estate Planning Centers
70 SE 4th Ave.
Delray Beach, FL, 33483
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  25 customer reviews
Posted by Elaine | August 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Lawyer
Mindy is very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain everything clearly. We had a very positive experience with her and I highly recommend her services.
Posted by Al | July 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Mindy takes time to explain all the options, and the advantages and possible disadvantages, of each option. This was very helpful in seconding the best way to go.
Posted by David | December 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the Best
I strongly disagree with reviews that dismiss Felinton Elder Law as a sales scam. For the past five years, Mindy has worked with three generations of my family on many elder-related issues such as wills, POA's, health-related documents, and, especially, various types of estate planning trusts. Elder care legal considerations are, by their very nature, complex, time-consuming, and expensive. Through all of our interactions, Mindy has balanced the professional and the personal, more than once going our of her way to make last-minute personal accommodations and document changes necessary for our peace of mind. She has gotten to know our entire family: from my late father, to my wife and myself, and now our sons. (And yes, we all enjoy the warm reception her office staff and her canine companions Scruffy and Princess provide at each appointment.) So, if you are looking for quick, cheap elder-related legal packages that promise the world, look to the Internet for shake-and-bake, cut-rate legal advice of dubious value. That's where you will find your scams! Otherwise, if you are ready to be realistic about the hard, emotionally charged work of end-of-life considerations, Felinton Elder Law, with its years of experience, is the real thing.
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Posted by Kathryn | November 26, 2018
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Mindy Felinton is the best!
Mindy Felinton helped my parents prepare their legal documents and set up a trust. She not only explained everything with great care and patience, but she treated us like family. Her main concern was that my parents and I were comfortable with each step. Mindy's professionalism and knowledge are equally matched with her smiles and stellar personality. She is a true blessing to our family and finding her was answered prayer!
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Posted by Joan | November 25, 2018
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Thank you Mindy
Mindy was recommended by our doctor and I'm so glad I found Mindy. She updated all Mom's end of life paperwork and set up trusts was well. She was knowledgeable, compassionate, and efficient. Every time I called or emailed for help she replied the same day. Mindy gave my family expert advice with kindness and understanding.
Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Worked with our family on asset protection
Mindy helped us through establishing a trust for my mothers assets. We had never really even considered this and Mindy walked us through the process, asking questions to consider that we had not thought of and detailed how the trust worked and how we should use it.
Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I cannot imagine a better attorney experience
I cannot imagine a better attorney experience than the one our family had with Mindy. She has such extensive expertise in elder law and SOLELY because of this our family was able to keep my mother in the wonderful nursing home she was in for close to 2 years before she passed away. This took a tremendous burden off our shoulders and helped us immensely during a very stressful process. Mindy and her very accommodating and friendly staff were always available to answer any questions we had in a timely manner, in fact, almost immediately after sending an email or a call. If an appointment was needed there was always a time you could be seen. She truly deserves the five star rating I gave her, and I will always be indebted to her for all her professional and kind help.
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Posted by Astrid Horn | April 6, 2017
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Top Notch Elder Law Attorney
It was very daunting understanding and having to take on this project of getting my husband eligible/approved for Medicaid Medical Assistance whilst in a nursing home, and at the same time protecting some personal assets I turned to the Felinton Law Firm and during the initial contact with Mindy I felt an immediate sense of relief that I made the right decision to have her take on our case. Her track record of delivering what she promised speaks for itself! If you need an attorney to help navigate the Medicaid system, get you eligible and approved for Medicaid MA LTD Care for your loved one the law firm of Mindy Felinton is it.
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Posted by John | December 9, 2016
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Estate Planning Performance
Ms Felinton did an outstanding job of protecting me and my estate. Not only was it easy for me to describe what I wanted but also we got it completed in a short time. I have and will continue to recommend Mindy Felinton Elder Law, Estate Planning.
Posted by Elaine | September 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
A Fine Professional
I was referred to Mindy by a mutual friend and I'm so glad to have met her. She helped me with establishing a trust and getting my estate paperwork in order. I've been thinking about getting all this done for years. Mindy made it happen. Very organized, methodical, pleasant, easy to talk, dependable, knowledgeable and a total pleasure to work with. I appreciated her help and straight forward approach.
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Posted by Ruben | May 22, 2016
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The best attorney I've ever dealt with!
Mindy helped my parents in law place my grandmother in law in a nursing home without significant impact to their income. She assisted us in navigating the laws and making clear sense of what needed to happen. She provided the absolute best value and delivered services that were tuned to my personal situation and made me feel at ease. I highly recommend her and her services - the best attorney I have dealt with.
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Posted by Ellen | April 30, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Consultation
My father and I met with Ms. Felinton regarding his estate planning as he was considering a relocation to Florida. She was so informative,helpful and pleasant to us. We were impressed with her knowledge and succinct explanations. As it turned out, my father could not move,but we have referred both family and friends to Ms. Felinton. She is the consummate professional.
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Posted by Dave | August 27, 2015
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Personable and Professional
Mindy quickly educated my wife and me about the importance of estate planning and the various documents including revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, life insurance trusts, etc. so that we could make informed decisions about important life matters and protect our assets.
Posted by Eric | June 30, 2015
When Only the Very Best Will Do
In 2014, my 90 plus year old mother was in immediate need of an experienced and highly competent estate planner to assist in arranging her business and personal affairs. Although I am a licensed, practicing attorney, estate planning is not my area of expertise. I, however, know enough of the law on wills and estates to know that there's little or no margin for error; a simple miscalculation in this practice can result in irreparable/irreversible harm, or even defeat, entirely, the sole purpose for planning. After scrutinizing the credentials of a number of estate planners, we selected and contacted Mindy Felinton. Ms. Felinton responded promptly to my mother's call for assistance with an invitation to meet immediately thereafter. Ms. Felinton won our confidence at our very first meeting and that confidence has done nothing but grow ever since. We were impressed not only by the sheer depth and breadth of Ms. Felinton's knowledge, but also by her energy and enthusiasm, which, by the way, show no signs of diminishing. That first contact was almost a year ago; the peace of mind engenderd by Ms. Felinton's professionalism, competence, diligence and attention to detail has grown steadily ever since. At the end of the day, Ms. Felinton's plan, presentation, packaging, follow-ups, updates, news letters, and continuing support are, in a phrase, "strictly top shelf" in every respect. We were quite fortunate to have found this combination of knowledge, skills and abilities -- expertise -- when needed most. When only the very best will do, you would do well to retain the legal services of Mindy Felinton!
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Posted by Nancy | June 28, 2015
Outstanding & thorough
Instilled confidence by her breadth of knowledge. Most impressed with communication style when speaking to my hearing impaired 90 year old father. Mindy makes direct eye contact , speaks loud and slow and respectfully. Dad has trouble understanding almost everybody, but Mindy has a knack of explaining in a style that's clear. And she really knows her subject matter. 5 stars!
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Posted by Brenda | June 26, 2015
Client Centered
Mindy listens to your needs, presents the options, answers your questions, is very patient and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of estate planning.
Posted by pan | June 14, 2015
Very good service
We setup a trust and will. Very nice service and staff
Posted by Faye | September 3, 2012
Compassionate, knowledgeable and an overall great attorney
Mindy's suggestions and recommentions for my husband and I were right on the mark. She seemed to know just exactly what we needed to guarantee the best possible results and both my husband and I were extremely pleased. She followed up with us at all points and never left us in the dark about what was to happen. We felt comfortable with her and her suggestions. Mindy was thorough and explained each step along the way in language that we both understood. Her strenths and compassion were always evident and even after the passing of my husband, Mindy was there for me. Our selection of Mindy as our attorney to put our "elder affairs" in order was a smart move on our part. Even after the papers were signed and everything finalized, Minday remains a good friend to me and I would feel comfortable calling on her should the need arise. Thank you Mindy for being part of my life
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Posted by Jude | July 27, 2012
An Amazing Attorney!!
Ms. Felinton was more than an attorney to both my Mother and me..she was a comfort..and became a freind to us both. She handled our business professionally and always with our best interests in mind. She never waivered in her attention to our needs..even when circumstances made that difficult. She allowed me to lean on her during a most difficult time..and completed the task of settling my Moms estate..when it became apparant that I was emotionally unable to...
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Posted by Rafael | June 10, 2012
Warm Hearted
My family was in search of an individual who could help us in caring for my parents financial and legal issues. My father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and my mother was trying to care for him. But when she could no longer, we were forced to search of a nursing home. After a few visit to local Nursing Homes my family quickly realized the cost of a Nursing Home would bankruptcy my mother in no time. So our only hope was Medicaid. The process was so complicated we needed assistance so the Montgomery County Social Services of Rockville, MD recommended Ms. Mindy Felinton, who happens to be located in Rockville. My sister did a little background on Ms. Felinton and in no time at all, realized she was the one who could help us. Ms. Felinton took us in as a new client and explained to us every step needed to obtain Medicaid for my father. As most know, to gain Medicaid can be an uphill taunting challenge. If it wasn’t for Ms. Felinton we would have giving up a long time ago. But with her help, hard work and passion we were able to receive Medicaid for my father and he is now out of the hospital and in a local Nursing Home. Once my Father was taken care of, we are now thinking of the long term care for my Mother. Ms. Felinton will be taking care of my Mother’s Living Will and any other legal issues my family will encounter in the near and distance future. I highly recommend Ms. Mindy Felinton to help anyone needing legal counsel for Elder Care or another legal matters, she can point you in the right direction.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Felinton Elder Law & Estate Planning Centers
  • 2003 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Palm Beach County, Florida
  • 1987 - 1992
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Florida State Attorney's Office
  • 1981 - 1984

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Medicaid Planning
  • We won and my client was approved for Medicaid

Associations

  • Court Appointed Special Advisor
  • Vice President
  • 2010 - Present
  • Hospice of Montgomery County
  • Planned giving committee
  • 2010 - Present
  • House with a Heart
  • Development
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • N/A
  • National Care Planning Council
  • N/A
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Best Elder Law Presenter
  • Rockville Senior Center
  • 2012
  • Volunteer of the Month
  • Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • 2000

Publications

  • Maryland State Bar Annual Convention
  • Ethical Challenges when Dealing with Clients with Diminished Capacity
  • 2012
  • COMMUNITY SERVICE PROVIDERS POTOMAC MARYLAND
  • Are you Prepared For Long Term Care
  • 2012
  • Montgomery County Women's Bar Association Museletter
  • What every WOmen Needs to Know about the Importance of Long Term Planning
  • 2012
  • Winter 2011 District 4 NAWJ newsletter
  • Judges, Are You Prepared?
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • University of Maryland Law School
  • Pet trusts in Maryland
  • 2012
  • Rockville Senior Center
  • How Am I going to Pay for Long Term Care?
  • 2012
  • Pets and Planning
  • Pets and Planning
  • 2012
  • Maryland State Annual State Bar Convention
  • Ethical Challenges When dealing with Clients with Diminished Capacity
  • 2012
  • Elder Law for Estate Planners
  • The Intersection between Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning
  • 2012
  • Third Annual WomenFest
  • Live a More Balanced and Fulfilled Life
  • 2011
  • Medicaid: What You Need to Know
  • Medicaid: What You Need to Know
  • 2011
  • Ethics Continuing Education Seminar
  • Managing Ethical Challenges with Elder Clients
  • 2011
  • Caring for the Patient with Dementia
  • Caring for the Patient with Dementia
  • 2011
  • Maryland Animal Law Section
  • Pet Trusts
  • 2010
  • How to protect your assets from Nursing Home costs
  • Medicaid Planning
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (24)
Endorse Mindy
Elder law Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mindy Felinton is one of the best elder law attorneys in the nation, licensed in several states. When I have a client in MD, DC or FL, I turn to Mindy to assist them."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mindy is a knowledgeable, compassionate lawyer who gives her all to her clients. She is a true advocate for her clients and is passionate about the practice of law. I hope to refer many Maryland clients to her!"
Elder law Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Mindy! She's a go-to attorney in Maryland and Florida for estate planning and elder law related issues! If you're looking for a caring and compassionate perspective, she's got it!"
Elder law Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Mindy for estate planning and elder law. I have known Mindy through the local bar for several years, and she definitely knows the ins and outs of elder law and estate planning, including providing Medicaid Planning, Veterans Benefits, Nursing Home Planning, Asset Protection, with the added bonus that she has offices in MD, DC, and FL."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mindy is very committed to her practice and is a real go-getter. I'd hire her if I had a need for elder law."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Friend
"Mindy is highly regarded and considered one of the top professionals in the practice. She is a passionate advocate for her clients."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mindy is a seasoned attorney with a very high degree of skill and knowledge in elder law. She cares deeply about her clients as well, which helps to separate her from many other attorneys out there."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mindy is smart, through and on time. I refer all Maryland matters to her."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Mindy; she is conscientious, skilled, and continues to seek out systems to better serve clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She endeavors to provide the best services to her clients. She stays abreast of legal knowledge."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She's forward-looking and innovative!"
Elder law Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to endorse Mindy. Mindy is one of our top "Expert's Expert” matters involving elder law, particularly for Maryland and Florida matters. Mindy has the ability to explain complex issues in an understandable manner. Although always precise in her legal analysis she somehow never fails to capture the human elements involved in elder care and elder law. I would not hesitate to recommend Mindy to a client or family member."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mindy Fellinton is well known and well respected as an estate planning and elder law attorney, not only in her community, but nationally. She is not only competent, but she is a concerned and caring professional."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because i have found her to be knowledgeable, honest, competent, and very helpful in her area of expertise, Elder Law. I would recommend her to anyone that needs assistance in Elder Law, or any other area of law that she practices. Her ability to help others and her concern for others sets her apart from other attorneys. I would highly recommend this attorney without reservation. Signed, Bruce Jay Toland, Esq."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known this attorney for more than 30 years, I went to law school with her and know her to be a competent and skilled Elder Lawyer who I would recommend to my clients and family should they have the need."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mindy and her Elder Law practice. She understands the importance of keeping up with the changes in the law to provide the best service for her clients. She is an intelligent, hard-working attorney who I highly recommend."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, she is dedicated to her law practice and her clients."
Election campaigns and political law Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mindy is a delight to work with it. She is competent and caring. She understands the law, but more importantly she cares deeply for her clients. I don't think she represents her clients, I think she adopts them."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Rockville Elder law Lawyer Mindy Felinton
Mindy Felinton
Elder law Attorney
Rockville, MD
Licensed for 43 years