Linnea celebrates her 25th year assisting families in the practice areas of Elder Law, Special Needs Planning and Estate Planning to preserve their assets and to obtain quality care and eligibility to receive public benefits. Linnea’s practice concentrates in the application of the Social Security Act to obtain Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security Disability Income, and the Social Security Act’s interaction with Connecticut and New York trusts, estate, probate and guardian/conservator laws. She also represents clients in nursing home care and contract issues, contested Probate Court matters and Medicaid Fair Hearings. In addition, Linnea serves as a consultant in Family Court matters in which a spouse or minor child is disabled. Since 1998 Linnea qualified and has maintained her qualifications for the designation of Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) awarded by the National Elder Law Foundation, approved by the American Bar Association. (The Rules Committee of the Connecticut Superior Court currently does not recognize Elder Law as a concentrated area of practice). She has recently been selected as a "Super Lawyer 2014 for the New England Region." Linnea was named "Most Valuable Member for 2014" by the Connecticut Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Linnea is the past President and current board member of the Connecticut Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (CT NAELA), which provides legal education to attorneys and focuses on public policy initiatives to protect the legal rights of the elderly and disabled. She is an Accredited Veteran’s Affairs Claims Attorney and a Member of the Special Needs Alliance (SNA) where she serves on the Public Policy Committee. A graduate of New York Law School, Linnea is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of Connecticut and New York.