The Elder Law Group announced that its partners, Ellen S. Morris, and Howard S. Krooks, CELA, CAP, have been selected by their peers as Florida Super Lawyers for 2021 – a distinction that both attorneys have received for more than 10 years. In addition, Mr. Krooks has received the New York Super Lawyers and Top 25 for Westchester County designations.
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Ms. Morris is a top-rated elder law attorney assisting clients with estate and trust litigation, fiduciary litigation, guardianship litigation, will contests, and nursing home residents’ rights litigation, as well as wills, trusts and advance directives, Medicaid and disability planning, including preparation of applicable trusts, guardianship, asset preservation planning, and estate and trust administration. She has been a Florida licensed attorney since 1990, and has been selected to Super Lawyers every year since 2009.
“It’s an honor to be designated as a Super Lawyer by my peers,” Ms. Morris said. “It’s exciting and humbling to be recognized for our work in elder law and for being part of the top 5% of attorneys in the state. As always, we strive to give our clients and their families peace of mind with everything that we do.”
Mr. Krooks, licensed to practice law in both Florida and New York, is a top-rated elder law attorney and has been selected to Super Lawyers in Florida and New York since 2007. His practice is dedicated to assisting clients with elder law and trust and estate matters, including representing seniors and people with special needs and their families in connection with asset preservation planning, supplemental needs trusts, Medicaid, Medicare and long-term care planning, planning for disability, guardianship, wills, trusts and health care planning with advance directives. “I’m thankful and honored to be recognized by my peers for our firm’s elder law and special needs planning work.”
In addition to receiving Super Lawyers designations, both Morris and Krooks were named in the South Florida Legal Guide for 2021 and received Legal Elite Awards by US Business News in 2020. Both attorneys are AV® Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell and have 10.0 (Excellent) Avvo ratings.