Ellen S. Morris, Esq. - Partner
Telephone:1-800-ELDER LAW (353-3752)
Ellen S. Morris is a partner in the law firm of Elder Law Associates PA. She was admitted to practice law in Florida in 1990. She devotes all of her professional time to elder and special needs law, wills, trusts and advance directives, Medicaid and disability planning including preparation of applicable trusts, guardianship, asset preservation planning, estate and trust administration, elder and special needs law litigation, including guardianship litigation, fiduciary litigation, will contests and nursing home residents’ rights litigation.
She was named to Florida Trend magazine’s Florida Legal Elite in 2007 through 2013 and was named a Top Lawyer by the South Florida Legal Guide in 2012. Ms. Morris was chosen as a Florida Super Lawyer from 2009 through 2013 and recognized as a Palm Beach Illustrated Top Attorney in Palm Beach & Martin Counties in 2011. Additionally, she was the 2008 Florida Bar Elder Law Section “Member of the Year”. Ms. Morris has an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating afforded an attorney.
Ms. Morris is a graduate of the University of Florida with honors where she received her undergraduate and then her law degree in 1989. Prior to focusing her career on elder law, Ms. Morris practiced as an Assistant State Attorney for Dade County, Florida under the direction of State Attorney Janet Reno.
Ms. Morris serves as Chairperson of the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar and is currently co-chair of the Joint Public Policy Task Force of the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar and AFELA. Previously, she held the position of Legislative Chair of the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar and served as Co-chair of the Elder Law Section of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association. She is currently the Chairperson of the Litigation Committee of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar, as well as the Chairperson of the work group studying an exploitation disinheritance statute. Ms. Morris is also on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA) and is active in the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, South Palm Beach County section.
In all of these roles, Ms. Morris participates in elder and special needs law-related legislative initiatives, devoting much of her time to analyzing new rules and updated regulations affecting seniors, those with disabilities and their families who require government services and protection.
Ms. Morris has also been involved with the Alzheimer’s Association, Southeast Florida Chapter, SOS Children’s Village, Jewish Family Services located in Broward and Palm Beach counties, the Florida State Guardianship Association and Junior Achievement. She is a Washington Club and Congressional Club member of AIPAC.
Ms. Morris frequently lectures on elder law and special needs topics. She was an instructor for Florida Atlantic University’s Lifelong Learning Society (LLS) in 2011. She was featured in the Palm Beach Post’s Moving Up section for her developing elder law and special needs practice and has been quoted in the Palm Beach Post, Wealth (Reuters), Sun-Sentinel and ABC News online.
- Elder Law
- Medicaid Planning &
Long Term Care Planning
- Nursing Home/Assisted Living
Facility Residents' Rights
- Special Needs Planning
- Asset Preservation Planning
- Planning for VA Aid & Attendance Eligibility
- Estate Planning
- Guardianship, Fiduciary &
- Personal Injury Litigation