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Judith M. Flynn

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Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Quincy, MA

Elder Law Attorney Judith M. Flynn
50 Quincy Avenue
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-472-3341
Fax: 617-472-7394
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012
Licensed in Massachusetts Since: 2002
Practice Areas: Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate
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Attorney Profile

Judith M. Flynn is an elder law attorney in Quincy, Massachusetts, at the firm of Falco & Associates, PC. She has dedicated her entire career to helping the elderly and people with special needs, and their caregivers, deal with complex legal issues.

With an exclusive focus on elder law, estate planning and special needs planning, Judy works closely with clients to develop holistic and comprehensive plans that can be revised over time as situations change.  She handles all aspects of elder law, with a particular focus on helping clients to obtain in-home care benefits and nursing home coverage, while maximizing spousal and other protections. With a career spanning two decades, she has assisted people with all aspects of long-term care planning, estate planning, crisis planning, guardianships and conservatorships, trust and probate administration, and fiduciary litigation. 

Attorney Flynn graduated from the University of Massachusetts - Boston in 1994, summa cum laude, and was the recipient of the T. Scott Miyakawa Memorial Prize in sociology. She then attended Suffolk University Law School to obtain her Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 2001. She holds memberships in organizations such as the Massachusetts Bar Association and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). She is currently on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of NAELA, serving as Secretary.  After serving on the Board of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (MassNAELA) for several years, Flynn served as President in 2014. Flynn also served as President of the Massachusetts Guardianship Association for two years, in 2010 and 2011.

In addition to being considered one of the region’s top elder law attorneys, Flynn has been honored with numerous awards and honors, including Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s Top Women of Law and Boston Magazine’s Five Star Wealth Manager award.  She received the National Guardianship Association’s Outstanding Affiliate Member Award and multiple President's Awards from MassNAELA. Flynn was also inducted into the South Boston Sports Hall of Fame for running/track. In addition to publishing articles in various journals, she has also lectured at conferences and events on a variety of elder law issues.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Elder Law
  • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

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

Selections

10 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2012

About Judith M. Flynn

First Admitted: 2002, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: http://www.thelegalcheckup.com/about-us

Honors/Awards

  • Massachusetts and New England Super Lawyer, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, Massachusetts and New England Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers
  • Named among the "Top Women of Law", Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, 2011
  • Named by Super Lawyers as one of only seven Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts in Elder Law, as published in the April edition of Boston Magazine, 2017
  • National Guardianship Association's Outstanding Affiliate Member Award, 2010
  • President's Award, MassNAELA, 2013
  •  Five Star Wealth Manager/Estate Planning (Boston Magazine) - 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016  , Five Star Estate Planning Attorney, Five Star Wealth Managers
  • President's Award, MassNAELA, 2016

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project

Educational Background

  • University of Massachusetts at Boston, summa cum laude, B.A. in Sociology and Health Care Studies, Recipient of the T. Scott Miyakawa Memorial Prize for outstanding achievement in the field of Sociology, 1996

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Co-Author, No Bad Deed Should Go Unpunished: Evaluation And Discovery Of Cases Of Financial Abuse Of Elders, NAELA Quarterly, National Academy Of Elder Law Attorneys, 2003

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Became a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) * * Certified as an Elder Law Attorney  (CELA) by the non-profit National Elder Law Foundation, (NELF)  (www.nelf.org),  the only national organization accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA)  to offer certification to attorneys in the specialization of  elder law.  The Massachusetts  Supreme Judicial Court (SJC)  does not recognize legal specialties for certification., 2018

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Appeal No:  1718268 JS vs. MassHealth - at issue was whether the Entrance Deposit paid upon admission to the Continuinig Care Retirement Community (CCRC), Linden Ponds, was a countable asset for MassHealth eligibility purposes in a case where one member of the couple resided in the CCRC's nursing home and the other resided in her independent apartment at the CCRC.  According to the decision: "the appellants have carried their burden of showing, by a preponderence of the evidence, that the deposit fee they paid to the CCRC is not an available resource in a MassHealth eligibility determination." Community Spouse protections apply in CCRCs just as they do in any other setting under the MassHealth regulations. , 2018

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Secretary (Executive Committee), Board of Directors of the National Academy of Elder Law Atrorneys, 2021
  • American Inn of Family and Probate Courts
  • American Bar Association
  • Board of Directors of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2018
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Member, MassNAELA Public Policy and Litigation Committee
  • Past President, Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (MassNAELA - 2014)
  • Member, Massachusetts Chapter (MassNAELA)
  • Board of Directors of MassNAELA, Chapter President, 2015  
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Past President, Massachusetts Guardianship Association (MGA - 2010, 2011)
  • Co-Chair of NAELA's Annual Conference, 2017

Industry Groups

  • Elder Law/Government Benefits
  • Estate Planning
  • Special Needs Planning
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Office Location for Judith M. Flynn

50 Quincy Avenue
Quincy, MA 02169

Phone: 617-472-3341

Fax: 617-472-7394

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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