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Martha C. Brown

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Kirkwood, MO

Mitchell, Brown & Associates, LLC
Elder Law Attorneys, 473 N Kirkwood Rd, 2nd Floor
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Phone: 314-962-0186
Fax: 314-962-1298
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Licensed in Missouri 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
  • 50%Elder Law
  • 50%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

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

Selections

16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021

About Martha C. Brown

First Admitted: 1982, Missouri

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

Educational Background

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City  JD
  • University of Vermont, B.A., 1976
  • University of Bath, Bath, England

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. 

Bar/Professional Activity

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

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

Honors/Awards

  • Alzheimer's Association Volunteer of the Year Award, 2000
  • Brain Injury Association Service Award, 2005
  • Powley Award by National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2008
  • Missouri Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys' Elder Law Attorney of the Year Award, 2001
  • Fellow, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2008
  • Member, Missouri Guardianship Statutory Reform Task Force, 2017
  • St. Louis County Older Resident Program Volunteer Award, 1996
  • National Association of Social Workers' Public Citizen of the Year Award, 2002
  • Fellow, American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel (ACTEC), 2008
  • Best Lawyer in America for eight straight years.  , Best Lawyer in America, 2020

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author, Chapter on Guardianships and Conservatorship - MO Bar CLE Black Book on Elder Law Original Edition, 2nd Edition,  Supplemented 2015, 2010
  • Thomson Reuters., Co-Author Missouri Practice Series, Missouri Elder Law, 2020
  • Co-Author Missouri Bar Guidebook on Guardianships and Conservatorships., 2020
  • A new estate planning tool for clients with special needs.   The St. Louis Bar Journal, Spring, 2018   Vol. 64, No.4, ABLE Accounts, 2018
  • Featured in Money Magazine - "Planning for a Special Needs Child", July, 2010
  • Featured in Missouri Lawyers Weekly - "Mysteries Abound in Medicare Set Asides", January 18, 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, 2002
  • 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, Supplements, 2007
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Office Location for Martha C. Brown

Elder Law Attorneys
473 N Kirkwood Rd, 2nd Floor
Kirkwood, MO 63122

Phone: 314-962-0186

Fax: 314-962-1298

Last Updated: 6/10/2021

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