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Elder Law Associates PA Partners Selected by Peers as Top Lawyers for 2019

By: Elder Law Associates PA Newsroom Staff

Elder Law Associates Newsletter dated June 12, 2019

Elder Law Associates PA announces that partners Ellen S. Morris, Esq., and Howard S. Krooks, Esq., CELA, CAP, have been selected by their peers as “Top Lawyers” for 2019. The honorees will be announced in theSeptember 2019 issue of Palm Beach Illustrated.

Professional Research Services conducted the research for Palm Beach Illustrated, which is based on an online peer-review survey sent out to all certified lawyers within Palm Beach County. This research is not to be confused with localized web-based lists that may appear in other publications. Local attorneys cast thousands of votes honoring excellence in all areas of practice. Palm Beach Illustrated’s list of Top Lawyers is based solely on the attorneys’ standings with their peer group and listings cannot be purchased.

“I’m honored to be recognized by my peers for my litigation work on a diverse range of elder law issues,” said Ms. Morris. “Our practice focuses on giving families peace of mind.”

According to Mr. Krooks, “I'm humbled and pleased to receive this honor. Our firm has worked hard over the past quarter century to earn the trust and respect of our clients. We're experienced in handling numerous issues affecting seniors, people with disabilities and their families, including guardianships, estates, trusts, probate, VA/Medicaid services and long-term-care planning,” Mr. Krooks said.

For more details about the Top Lawyers' awards, visit

About Ellen S. Morris, Esq.

Ms. Morris is a partner and founder of Elder Law Associates PA, a practice devoted to serving seniors, people with disabilities and special needs and their families as they navigate the complexities of long-term care planning and litigation related to guardianships, estates, trusts and fiduciaries. She is a past chair of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar, chair of the Litigation Committee of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar and co-chair of the Joint Public Policy Task Force for the Elderly and Disabled.

About Howard S. Krooks, Esq.

Mr. Krooks is a partner of Elder Law Associates PA and is admitted to practice law in Florida and New York. He is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation and a past president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). He also serves on the Executive Council of The Florida Bar Elder Law Section as the NAELA secretary. He was selected as a Florida Super Lawyer and a New York Super Lawyer and has a 10.0 (Excellent) rating from Avvo. In addition, he is AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubble, a testament that Mr. Krooks’ peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.

About Elder Law Associates PA

Elder Law Associates PA, with offices in Boca Raton, Aventura, Weston and West Palm Beach, Fla., practices exclusively in elder law including trust and estate administration litigation, wills and trusts, Medicaid and nursing home planning, Medicaid and VA applications, disability planning, special needs trusts, guardianship, and asset preservation. The firm received an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell and assists clients in planning for the possibility of disability, incapacity, home health care, assisted living and/or nursing home placement. For more information, contact 561-750-3850 or email

Elder Law Associates PA: We give families peace of mind.