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Kyla Kelim has practiced law in Alabama and Florida for more than 20 years.  Her firm, Aging in Alabama, focuses on consultation and advocacy for seniors, their families, caregivers and professionals assisting them who are in need of long term care planning or facing crisis due to catastrophic injury or illness that is affecting their healthcare, their wellbeing and their legacy, typically through disputes regarding nursing home Medicaid eligibility and related difficulties.


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Practice areas


  1. Guardianship: 24%
    20 years, 100 cases
  2. Elder Law: 24%
    11 years, 600 cases
  3. Probate: 24%
    20 years, 200 cases
  4. Medicaid & Medicare: 23%
  5. Health Insurance: 5%

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Contact info

Aging in Alabama

P.O. Box 109
Fairhope, AL, 36533-0109


ALAuthorized to practice law199408/13/2016
FLMember in Good Standing199306/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/AttorneyAging in Alabama2012 - Present
AttorneyDavis & Neal2005 - Present
AttorneyAlec Brown & Associates1997 - 2005
AttorneyLevin, Middlebrooks, et al1995 - 1997
Assistant Public Defender1st Judicial Circuit of Florida1993 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mobile Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
JLN v. StateCommunity Notification Act unconstitutional
Doe v. PryorCommunity Notification Act unconstitutional
Heard v. StateCapital Murder overturned
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of New OrleansBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
March 7, 2013 - TeleconferenceEstablishing Special Needs Trusts2013
TeleconferenceAlabama Update: Medicaid Law2012
Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security Update 2012Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security2012
Live National WebcastMedicaid: From Qualifying Clients to Applying for Benefits2012
Medicaid Update 2011Nursing home Medicaid2011
Caring for the CaregiverAvoiding Legal Problems for Caregivers2011
Orange Beach Senior CenterElder Law Issues2010
Estate Planning BasicsEstate Planning2010
Caregiver ConferenceSeven Deadly Sins of Nursing Home Medicaid2010
Annual LuncheonElder Law Update2010
Legal Issues for CaregiversNursing home Medicaid2009
Caregiver ConferenceLegal Issues for Caregivers2009
Annual Social Worker luncheon/CEUElder Law2009
Caregiver conferenceElder law for the caregiver2008
Caregiver ConferenceLegal Issues for Caregivers2008
Caregiver ConferenceLegal Issues for Caregivers2007
Baldwin County ACES Conference for CaregiversLegal Issues for Caregivers2006