Neil A. Harris

Neil A. Harris

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Chico, CA

Harris & Plottel, LLP
 | 466 Vallombrosa Avenue, Chico, CA 95926
Phone: 530-893-2882
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (70%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%)
Attorney Profile

Neil Harris is the senior partner in the law firm of Harris & Plottel, LLP. His practice areas are primarily in the areas of Long Term Care Planning including (Medi-Cal and VA Benefits Planning and Qualification), Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration.

Neil earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from California State University, Chico, and a Juris Doctorate degree from University of California Hastings College of Law in San Franscisco. He has been a member of the State Bar of California since 1986.

Mr. Harris has been a Certified Elder Law Attorney since 1995, one of only 75 attorneys so recognized by the National Elder Law Foundation to practice Elder Law in the State of California. He was named as a Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys in 2000, an honor bestowed upon fewer than 100  attorneys in the United States.  In 2011, Mr. Harris was selected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

Mr. Harris served as Chairperson of the State Bar of California's Elder Law Committee, was a long standing member of the California Bar's Legal Problems of the Elderly Committee and served on the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California's Trust and Estates Section.  He has been a frequent presenter and lecturer on Elder Law at the Annual Meetings of the State Bar of California, the State Bar Section Education Institute (SEI) and has taught courses in Elder Law for Continuing Education of the Bar, California (CEB).

 

About Neil Harris

Admitted: 1986, California

Professional Webpage: http://harrisandplottel.com/?page_id=25

Honors and Awards:

  • Recognized as NAELA Fellow for outstanding contributions to field of Elder Law, Fellow, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), 2000

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • 1 of less than 75 Certified Elder Law Attorneys in California , 1995

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California Annual Bar trusts & Estates Section: Medi-Cal Long Term Planning Strategies Under the Deficit Reduction Act and California’s New and Proposed Regulations, 2013
  • The State Bar of California 86th Annual Meeting: Medi-Cal Long Term Planning Strategies Under the Deficit Reduction Act and California's New and Proposed Regulations., 2013
  • Past Chairperson, Legal Problems of the Elderly Committee (later known as Elder Law Committee), State Bar of California; Past Member, Executive Committee, Trust and Estates Section, State Bar of California

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Founding Board Member, Bio-Ethics Committee, Feather River Hospital, Paradise, California

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • ACTEC Fellow, Amercian College of Trust & Estate Counsel, 2012
  • One of less than 75 attorney in country honored as Fellow, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)

Industry Groups

  • Amercian College Of Trust And Estate Council
  • National Academy Of Elder Law Attorneys
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • Office Location for Neil A. Harris

    466 Vallombrosa Avenue
    Chico, CA 95926

     

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    Last Updated: 2/21/2017

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