M. Brigid Fernandez

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Saint Louis, MO

Fernandez Elder Law LLC
 | 13205 Manchester Rd., Suite 210
Saint Louis, MO 63131
Phone: 314-328-0700
Fax: 314-727-6804
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%),
  • Elder Law (50%)
Attorney Profile

M. Brigid Fernandez is both an attorney and a licensed clinical social worker. Practicing through her firm, Fernandez Elder Law LLC, based in St. Louis, Missouri, she focuses on cases involving elder law, estate planning, probate and trust administration, special needs planning, guardianships, and long-term care for clients of all ages throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Before earning her Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2006, Ms. Fernandez obtained both a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and then a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Missouri - Columbia. She spent nearly 20 years working as a hospital-based medical social worker. This hands-on work inspired her to study law so she could better advocate for older persons, people with disabilities, and individuals struggling with chronic illnesses. Ms. Fernandez is admitted to practice law in Missouri and is qualified as a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. She has also been accredited as an attorney by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

A past president of both the VOYCE Long Term Care Ombudsman Program and the Missouri chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, she has also served as a board member for the St. Louis chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America and the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association. In addition, she maintains memberships in a variety of other professional organizations, including The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the National Association of Social Workers, and Social Work Leaders in Health Care of Metro St. Louis, Inc. Highly regarded by her fellow professionals, Ms. Fernandez has received a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

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

Elder Law (50%)

Focus Areas

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

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016

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About Brigid Fernandez

Admitted: 2006, Missouri

Professional Webpage: http://www.fernandezelderlaw.com/brigid-fernandez.html

Honors and Awards:

  • One of the Top Estate Planning Attorneys for 2018. Named by St. Louis Small Business Monthly as an attorney who has proven her dedication to the success of small businesses in St. Louis., Top Estate Planning Attorney, St. Louis Small Business Monthly, 2018
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • David Grand Student Attorney Award, Saint Louis University School of Law, 2006
  • Academic Excellence Award, Saint Louis University School of Law

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • CELA - Certified Elder Law Attorney, 2014
  • Certified Civil Mediator
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Missouri
  • Veterans Administration Accredited Attorney

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, The Missouri Bar, Elder Law Committee Member, The Missouri Bar, Probate, Trust & Elder Law Committee, 2006
  • Former Board Member, Life Care Planning Law Firms Association
  • Past President, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Missouri Chapter
  • Member, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member, Society for Social Work Leaders in Healthcare
  • Member, National Association of Social Workers
  • Past President, Board of Directors, Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (VOYCE)
  • Former Board Member, Huntington's Disease Society - St. Louis Chapter

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, National Academy of Social Workers
  • Member, National Elder Law Foundation
  • Organizer, Greater St. Louis Area, National Healthcare Decisions Day
  • Greater St. Louis Area Organizer, National Healthcare Decisions Day, 2008 to present

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Avvo Rating 10.0 - Top Attorney Elder Law

Educational Background:

  • Juris Doctor, Saint Louis University School of Law, 2006
  • M.S.W. - University of Missouri - Columbia
  • B.S.W. University of Missouri - Columbia
Office Location for M. Brigid Fernandez

13205 Manchester Rd.
Suite 210
Saint Louis, MO 63131

Phone: 314-328-0700

Fax: 314-727-6804

 

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Last Updated: 9/19/2017

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