Amelia Crotwell is a Certified Elder Law Attorney. This means she specializes in helping folks 55 and older or persons with disabilities with their legal, financial and health care needs. Her specialization is earned through the National Elder Law Foundation and the Tennessee Commission on Legal Education and Specialization.
Amelia started Elder Law of East Tennessee to serve families from Chattanooga to Johnson City. Amelia is dedicated to helping people find ways to pay for care, including Medicaid and Veteran's benefits, and to preserving family assets. She has social workers on staff to aid families in dealing with the challenges of long term care, chronic illness, and to help seniors age in place safely and independently.
Elder Law of East Tennessee provides client-centered legal planning, public benefits planning, and care guidance and coordination through Life Care Planning. This is an individually tailored service delivered with compasssion and caring. Amelia is affiliated with the Life Care Planning Law Firm's Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and serves as the chairperson for the Tennessee Bar Association Elder Law Section. She graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law with highest honors.
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Amelia does more than draft a will; she develops a deep understanding of the family dynamics, to protect her client's legacy, and also to help her client's family in the long run. Her model, combining he best of social work and law, will revolutionize this area of the law.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Attorney||City View||2014|
|Peer Rating BV||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Top Attorney||City View||2013|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale.com||2013|
|Certified Elder Law Attorney||Elder Law of East Tennessee||2010 - Present|
|Attorney||McDonald Levy||1999 - 2010|
|Judicial Clerk to Hon. Gary R. Wade||Court of Criminal Appeals of Tennessee||1997 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Tennessee Bar Association||Chair, Elder Law Executive Council||2014 - Present|
|Department of Veteran Affairs||Accredited Attorney||2009 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||2005 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Knoxville Bar Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|Tennessee Bar Association||Vice Chair- Elder Law Executive Council||2013 - 2014|
|Life Care Planning Law Firms Association||Chair, Program Committee||2013 - 2014|
|Shoughrue v. St. Mary's Medical Center, Inc., 152 3rd 577 (Tenn. App. 2004)||favorable for my client|
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|University of Tennessee College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|University of Tennessee||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid||Using Special Needs Trusts||2014|
|Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid||Crisis Planning & Assistance||2014|
|New Medical Criteria and Spend Down Techniques||TennCare: Spend Down Techniques and Scenarios II||2014|
|Elder Law Forum||Spend Down Strategies||2014|
|The Topics you Want: Elder Law, Disability & Estate Planning||Special Needs Trusts for Persons with Disabilities||2011|