Martha C. Brown

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in St. Louis, MO

Martha C. Brown & Associates, LLC
 | Elder Law Attorneys, 220 W. Lockwood Ave., Suite 203
St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone: 314-962-0186
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (50%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Martha C. Brown has focused on developing a firm that concentrates on the needs of the elderly, incapacitated and those with disabilities. Recognizing an underserved population of clients in guardianship cases, Ms. Brown learned everything she could about the legal needs and solutions for clients with disabilities. Her firm, Martha C. Brown & Associates, LLC, is located in Saint Louis, Missouri.

After joining the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Ms. Brown recognized the importance of Missouri law as it related to the new and emerging area of elder law. She has continued to educate herself and serve organizations that help the elderly and disabled. She has become involved in the Alzheimer's Association, Mid-East Area Agency on Aging and many other organizations. In 2000 Ms. Brown became a CELA (certified elder law attorney.) She is considered one of the leading elder law attorneys in the nation, and in 2008 was honored with the Powley Award by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys for her leadership in promoting a greater understanding of the rights and needs of elders and persons with special needs, and of how elder law attorneys advocate for those rights.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Elder Law (50%)

Estate Planning & Probate (50%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Focus Areas

Estate Planning & Probate: Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017

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About Martha Brown

Admitted: 1982, Missouri

Professional Webpage: http://www.elderlawstlouis.com/martha-c-brown.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyer in America for two straight years.  , Best Lawyer in America, 2013
  • Powley Award by National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2008
  • Fellow, American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel (ACTEC), 2008
  • Fellow, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2008
  • Brain Injury Association Service Award, 2005
  • National Association of Social Workers' Public Citizen of the Year Award, 2002
  • Missouri Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys' Elder Law Attorney of the Year Award, 2001
  • Alzheimer's Association Volunteer of the Year Award, 2000
  • St. Louis County Older Resident Program Volunteer Award, 1996
  • Fellow, Missouri Guardianship Statutory Reform Task Force

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney* as certified by the National Elder Law Foundation.   *Neither the Supreme Court of MO nor the Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifications or specialist designations., 2000

Bar/Professional Activity:

  •  Member, The Missouri Bar, including the Probate and Trust Committee and Past Chair and current member of the Elder Law Committee
  • Founding Member and Past President, Missouri Chapter of NAELA
  • Past Board Member and member, The Special Needs Alliance LLC, a national alliance of disability lawyers
  • Past Board Member, Mid-East Area Agency on Aging
  • Fellow, American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel
  • Fellow, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member, Missouri Guardianship Satutory Reform Task Force
  • Board President, Association for Aging with Developmental Disabilities
  • Secretary of the Board, NAMI St. Louis Chapter
  • Member, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis including Elder Law Committee
  • Member, Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP) of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member, Women Lawyers Association of Greater St. Louis
  • Member, The Alzheimer's Association
  • Member, Missouri Chapter of NAELA
  • Chair, Missouri Bar Elder Law Committee, 2001-2004
  • Past Board Member, St. Louis Bar Foundation
  • Past Board Member, Long Term Care Ombudsman Program for Eastern Missouri

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Author, Chapter on Guardianships and Conservatorship - MO Bar CLE Black Book on Elder Law Original Edition, 2nd Edition,  Supplemented 2015, 2010
  • Featured in Missouri Lawyers Weekly - "Mysteries Abound in Medicare Set Asides", January 18, 2010
  • Featured in Money Magazine - "Planning for a Special Needs Child", July, 2010
  • Featured in Walletpop.com article - "Medicaid Madness: Lookback period creates financial hardship for many Americans", July, 2010
  • Author, Chapter on Guardianships and Conservatorship - MO Bar CLE Black Book on Elder Law Original Edition, Supplements, 2007
  • Author, Chapter on Guardianships and Conservatorship - MO Bar CLE Black Book on Elder Law Original Edition, Supplements, 2004
  • Author, Chapter on Guardianships and Conservatorship - MO Bar CLE Black Book on Elder Law Original Edition, 2002

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Included in Best Lawyers in America for 2014.  This pretigious award is based on other attorney's opinions about the best attorneys practicing in the St. Louis area in Elder Law.  The listed attorneys have won the respect of clients, courts and other attorneys.  This listing cannot be purchased, it can only be earned. 

Educational Background:

  • University of Vermont, B.A., 1976
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City  JD
  • University of Bath, Bath, England
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Office Location for Martha C. Brown

Elder Law Attorneys
220 W. Lockwood Ave., Suite 203
St. Louis, MO 63119

Phone: 314-962-0186

 

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Last Updated: 6/19/2017

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