Melissa Q. Leavy
8021 Forsyth Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri 63105
Telephone: (314) 896-0046
Firm: The Elder Care Law Practice, LLC
Melissa Q. Leavy received her J.D. from the St. Louis University School of Law with a Tax Concentration in Estate Planning . She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Melissa is a member of the Missouri and Illinois Bar Associations. She is an active member of the Missouri Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Missouri Bar Elder Law Committee, Maplewood Chamber of Commerce, and Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. Melissa is a also VA-accredited attorney.
Prior to becoming an attorney, she served as the Uptown Coordinator for the City of Collinsville, Illinois. Melissa worked with businesses and residents in a low-income district to develop policies and procedures that still benefit Collinsville’s historic location today.
During law school, she worked at both the Internal Revenue Service and the Missouri Department of Revenue, assisting in complex litigation cases and resolution of tax controversy cases.
Melissa represents clients in Medicaid and VA eligibility cases as well as matters involving the Missouri Department of Social Services, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), other Social Security Administration programs, and Veterans Administration. Melissa's VA-accreditation authorizes her to represent clients directly in their initial claims and appeals for Veteran Benefits. She helps clients and their families with a wide-range of long-term care issues, including Medicaid, Veteran’s Benefits, other government programs, tax and estate planning, asset protection and Special Needs Trusts, and Probate matters.
Our firm takes an education-based, client-centered approach. We know that legal planning in the areas of long-term care planning, estate planning and asset preservation, can be confusing and unfamiliar for many people. Whether it is learning to navigate the Medicaid system, understanding laws that effect you or a disabled or elderly family member,or understanding documents we have prepared for you, personal attention to your case matters. You should feel comfortable with the options, the approach, and be an active part of the solution. Contact us today at (314) 896-0046 for a free consultation.
Our firm focuses on helping elderly and disabled persons with their legal needs. This could include assistance with paying for skilled care, ensuring their wishes are honored, protecting assets through a special needs trust or other type of trust, protecting existing government benefits if ongoing benefit coverage is threatened, and a variety of other issues related to aging, illness, and family planning. In addition, we help people of all ages with estate planning and tax planning issues for passing wealth after death without the need for probate and planning for the possibility of future incapacity.
Affiliations & Memberships:
Maplewood Chamber of Commerce
Missouri National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Illinois Bar Association
Missouri Bar Association
St Louis Elder law attorney, St Louis Medicaid attorney, St Louis Estate Planning, St Louis Special Needs Planning, St Louis Probate Administration
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