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Melissa Quinlan Leavy

Elder law Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 10 years
    Missouri - MO 11 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2013
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2012
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About Melissa

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    Elder and Disability Legal Serices generally. Long-term and short-term planning and implementation for various government programs, including Medicaid, VA, SSI, Medicare. Resolve issues with current benefits. Help elderly and disabled clients meet their long-term planning goals with asset protection, trust creation, including special needs trusts, trust administration, trust advice, and representation before government agencies.

  2. Estate planning
    Drafting of all types of documents, including powers of attorney for property and for healthcare, living wills, deeds, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts (for both tax planning or government benefits planning), last will & testaments, and various other documents. Assist with trust funding, trust administration advice, and trust wind-up. Handle ancillary probate matters.


The Elder Care Law Practice, LLC
7409 Manchester Road
Saint Louis, MO, 63143

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Posted by David | April 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent and professional
Melissa Leavy assisted me with updating the deed to my home. My mom and I owned our house, and she passed years ago. I had no idea the information on the deed was not updated until I went for a new mortgage. Melissa made it simple, easy, and quick to get the changes made. Thank you, Melissa and staff of Elder Care Law Practice.
Posted by Tom | May 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great To Work With
After our father died, my sister and I had to help our mom with her short-term and long-term planning. This was all new terrain for us. We literally did not know what we should do or where to start. The Elder Care Law Practice were incredibly helpful. Melissa is a conscientious and caring lawyer who explains things thoroughly and clearly. We ended up having lots of documents created, and the process was relatively simple with no surprises. I feel lucky that The Elder Care Law Practice was my first call.
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Posted by paul | September 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer EVER!
I was at a total loss as to what to do about my parents estate when my father passed away and my mother was diagnosed with dementia.. Melissa was ( and is ) a savior for myself and my family... She is brilliant, astute on the law, thorough, and she genuinely loves her work... Hire her, you will be glad you did, I assure you......
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Posted by Lisa | August 29, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney even better person
Ms. Melissa is the real deal, she is professional, courteous and very knowledgeable. She puts her elderly clients at ease with her calm and reassuring manor. She fully understands the different family dynamics and gets the best outcome for her client. I'm very glad I hired Elder Law attorney Melissa Leavy to be my mother's attorney and advocate. Would definitely recommend her and would definitely call her again if I need to.
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Posted by Heddy | January 5, 2015
Melissa Leavy provided a knowledgeable approach to my Mother's Elder Care
Melissa provided my family with up to date information and offered knowledge based opinions for application for VA Spousal benefits for my Mother. The VA Administration changes it's review policy annually, and Melissa has the necessary training and experience to guide her Senior Clients through the process. Her firm also updated necessary legal documents for my Mom at a reasonable fee. Our family appreciated Attorney Melissa's well informed approach.
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Posted by Dawne | December 13, 2014
Guardianship, trust fund and special needs trust, renaming house deeds
Melissa has been a fabulous attorney and consult regarding various legal matters and needs from legal guardianship to creating living will/power of attorney and a trust fund for my girls as well as even a special needs trust. She is thorough, well knowledged and very reliable on finding answers to my many questions on my various legal needs and replies in a timely manner. I HIGHLY recommend her for any legal need you may have. Comparable pricing and just amazing.
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AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Elder & Disability Advocacy Firm of Chrisine A. Alsop, LLC
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Uptown Coordinator
  • The City of Collinsville
  • 2007 - 2010


  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Bachelor's Social Work
  • 1999
  • Metro East Lutheran High School
  • High School
  • 1992


  • Maplewood Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Missouri National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Elder Counsel
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • NBI
  • Presentation on Healthcare Directives and Powers of Attorney
  • N/A
  • Missouri Bar
  • Update on VA Planning
  • N/A

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Elder law Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have personally worked with Melissa on a number of elder law cases and she was always extremely knowledgable, professional and skilled at handling elder law issues. I would recommend anyone who is in need of an elder law attorney to contact Melissa. I strongly endorse Melissa."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melissa is a very personable and organized attorney. She knows the ins and outs of estate planning and elder law, following every minor detail of the law. Melissa is a great attorney and will help you and your family with your individual needs."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melissa Leavy has demonstrated a very extensive knowledge of elder law, and has helped me with complex matters. I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly and recommend her 100%."
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Saint Louis Elder law Lawyer Melissa Quinlan Leavy
Melissa Quinlan Leavy
Elder law Attorney
Saint Louis, MO
Licensed for 11 years