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William J. Brisk

William J. Brisk, Esq. has achieved virtually every honor available to an elder law attorney.  He is a Certified Elder Law Attorney[1] and one of fewer than 60 Fellows of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).  Bill received his B.A. from Brown University and his law degree from New York University School of Law where he was a Root-Tilden Scholar.  Bill also holds a Ph.D. in international and Latin American politics from Johns Hopkins University.  Bill taught elder law at Boston College School of Law and was an adjunct professor at Suffolk University School of Law where he taught a seminar on the Law and Ethics of End of Life Care.

He has co-authored three books on elder law: LEGAL PLANNING FOR THE ELDERLY IN MASSACHUSETTS (Butterworth Legal Publishers), MASSACHUSETTS ELDER LAW (Lexis), and A WILL IS NOT ENOUGH IN MASSACHUSETTS (Eagle Publishing).  Bill has written articles, case comments, and book reviews on virtually every aspect of elder law and received the John J. Regan Writing Award for what was judged to be the best article in the NAELA Journal.  Boston Magazine has recognized Bill as a “SuperLawyer” since 2005.

Bill lectures frequently both nationally and in the Boston area.  He has discussed changes in Medicaid on Newton Cable TV and for the past nine years has given annual lectures to professionals on Medicaid and legal ethics.  He was associate editor of the Massachusetts Law Review, co-editor of a newsletter circulated nationally to elder law attorneys, and serves as Executive Articles Editor for the NAELA Journal.  He is a past-president of the Massachusetts Chapter of NAELA and served on NAELA’s Board of Directors, the Board of Delegates of the Massachusetts Bar Association, and is a Life Member of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation.  Bill concentrates his practice on long-term care, Medicaid eligibility, guardianships, and litigation.

[1] Certification by the National Elder Law Foundation is recognized by the American Bar Association, but is not recognized by the Massachusetts Bar or the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers.