Overview

Ellen focuses her practice on elder law and trusts and estates. She assists her clients in meeting their estate planning goals and protecting their assets for their loved ones.

Ellen has significant experience in navigating the complicated long-term care system, and preparing for and filing Medicaid long-term care applications. She regularly works with clients who are able to plan for asset preservation, as well as those who must act immediately to access public benefits systems.

Ellen represents and counsels fiduciaries in the administration of inter vivos and testamentary trusts, and estates. She regularly appears in the Connecticut Probate Courts on behalf of her clients. She frequently works with clients in advising and preparing estate and incapacity planning documents to meet her clients’ unique and specific needs and goals.  

Ellen meets with her clients in the firm's Danbury and Westport offices and will make house calls to home-bound clients. 

Credentials

Education

Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2015

  • Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society
  • Graduation Awards: Clinical Excellence, Service to the Law School, and Service to the Community

Hofstra University, B.A., Honors College, magna cum laude, 2012

  • Concentrations in English, Religion, and Political Science
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society

Admissions

  • Connecticut, 2015

Newsroom

Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar, 04.01.2022
  • Legal Issues & Benefit Systems for Younger Families and Individuals, Alzheimer’s Association of CT, Dementia Education Conference
    04.2021
  • The Legal Landscape of Dementia, Alzheimer’s Association of CT, Dementia Education Conference
    04.10.2019
  • The Anatomy of a Medicaid Application, Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
    05.2018

Publications

  • I Want “YOU” to Have “MY” Heart:  How Using a Will May Better Protect a Donor’s Intent in Insuring Successful Directed Donation of Organs
    28 Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal 304, 2015

Professional Affiliations

Fairfield County Bar Association, Co-Chair of the Estates & Probate/Elder Law Section, 2015 to Present

Connecticut Bar Association

  • Elder Law Section
  • Estates and Probate Section

PLAN of Connecticut, Member

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Support Staff

Cynthia Guerra-Holguin

203.749.5567

cguerra-holguin@cohenandwolf.com

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