Ph. (781) 740-7269 | Fax (781) 930-0724
167 Washington Street, Norwell, MA 02061

Alexis B. Levitt

I have been practicing elder law, special needs planning, estate planning and Veterans benefits for over 15 years and have owned my own firm for over 13 years. Before opening my own practice, I was an attorney at a boutique elder law firm in Newton Center.

I began my career in Environmental Law. I attended the master’s program in Marine Affairs at the University of Rhode Island and then went to Vermont Law School, the premier environmental law school in the country.
My focus was on coastal zone management and public access to the shore and I held positions with nonprofits (including the New England Aquarium), the City of Boston, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I then volunteered with the Elder Law Project of the Women’s Bar Foundation and decided this was a much better choice for me.

It’s been a wonderful change of direction. I have met fabulous families and individuals, each with an engaging story to tell. It is a joy to work with elders, special needs individuals, and with families of all ages to solve pressing problems, organize legal affairs and put minds at ease.

PUBLICATIONS

Hull Times: Monthly column on elder law, special needs planning, and estate planning in Hull’s weekly newspaper.

Special Needs Planning: What happens when you can no longer take care of your child?

Kidding Around, the South Shore’s monthly newspaper on parenting children from pre-birth to age 12. (September 2009).

“Who Guards the Guardians? Restrictions on Compensating Attorneys Who Serve as Guardians,” NAELA Journal, Volume 1, Number 2 (Fall 2005). Co-author. Winner, NAELA Journal Best Article of the Year.

Publications in Massachusetts NAELA News: Update on the Frail Elders and PACE Programs (October 2005), Redacted GAL Report on a reverse mortgage (April 2005), various materials on the appropriate fees to be charged by a lawyer serving as guardian (January 2005).

Article featured in the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Foundation 2004 Annual Report. Featured as pro bono elder law attorney in Massachusetts Women’s Bar Foundation’s promotional video, premiered October 2004.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

Bar Memberships

Massachusetts Bar, United States District Court (Massachusetts)

Continuing Legal Education

Veterans Benefits (VisPro), Medicaid Planning (PESI), Trusts (PESI), Estate Planning (MCLE), Practical Skills Program (MCLE), Elder and Disability Law Conferences (MCLE), Preserving and Transferring Your Client’s Principal Residence (MCLE), GAL Category D Matters (MCLE), Guardianship and Conservatorship (MCLE), Special Needs Trusts (MBA), Elder Law Institute (Suffolk University), Special Needs UnProgram (NAELA), NAELA National Conferences

Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT

Juris Doctor, awarded May 2000

Vermont Law Review, Associate Articles Editor

Dean’s Fellow (taught legal reasoning and writing to first-year students)

Barrister’s Bookshop Board of Directors, Secretary

Indian Country Environmental Justice Clinic Start-up Task Force

Trained mediator

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Master of Arts in Marine Affairs, course work completed May 1996

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Bachelor of Arts in Politics, awarded May 1994

Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA

Summer 1992

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Testify at the State House in support of bills that would make public benefits more easily accessible to families who are eligible to receive them

Director and Clerk, Massachusetts Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (MassNAELA), Winner of President’s Award, 2018; member of Public Policy Committee

Serve monthly as volunteer “Attorney for the Day” at the Norwell Council on Aging

Norwell Council on Aging, Associate Board Member

Host workshops for the public on fundamentals of elder law, special needs planning, estate planning, and veterans benefits

Mentor lawyers who are new to the area of elder law through the Elder Law Project of the Women’s Bar Foundation

Serve as MassNAELA liaison to Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care

MEMBERSHIPS

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Board of Directors Massachusetts Chapter of NAELA (MassNAELA), Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association,  VA Accredited Attorney.