Cape Cod Elder Law Attorneys


MASSACHUSETTS – Elders and the Courts

Cape & Islands Attorneys & Law Offices

Elder law is a specialized area of legal practice covering estate planning, wills, trusts, arrangements for care, social security and retirement benefits, protection against elder abuse of all kinds (physical, emotional and financial), and many other issues involving older people.

Elder Law for The Cape and Islands


Legal Aid

A listing of Cape & Islands Attorneys & Law Offices that specialize in elder law and estate planing

Listing of informative National Organizations pertaining to Elder Law

Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly  

National Consumer Law Center
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys   
The National Senior Citizens Law Center   
Information concerning Elder law

Mass Resources
Provides useful information about a wide range of assistance programs for people in need living in Massachusetts

Legal Information

Legal Assistance—Massachusetts Bar
Association Lawyer Referral Service
(617) 654-0400
Toll-free (866) 627-7577

Massachusetts Bar Association
Dial-A-Lawyer (held on the first Wednesday of each month, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.)
(617) 338-0610

Massachusetts Chapter of Elder Law Attorneys

Elder Law Issues
Some of the concerns handled by attorneys who practice in the area of elder law include:


Disability Planning
Estate Planning, Probate & Asset Management
Durable Power of Attorney
Guardian or Conservatorship of Estate
Long-Term Care
Long-Term Care Planning & Insurance
Healthcare and Medical Directives
Medicaid Eligibility & Benefits
Medicare Eligibility & Benefits
Nursing Home Issues
Retirement Living & Planning
Assisted Living Facilities
Resident Rights
Social Security
Elder Abuse & Adult Protective Services
End of Life Decisions


Elder Law is the area of law, statutes, regulations and decisions, which impact on the lives of older Americans and their families. Elder law spans and encompasses elder care planning issues, such as access to the appropriate type of medical and personal care, coordinating private and public resources to finance the cost of care, income assistance benefits, taxation, conservatorship, general estate planning, estate and trust administration issues (e.g., wills, trusts, and probate), counseling and planning for incapacity with medical directives, advanced directives and other alternative decision-making documents, as well as for possible long-term care planning issues, including home health care, nursing home care, hospice and respite care.

Cape & Islands Attorneys & Law Offices

Cape Cod Attorneys Focusing on Elder Law and Senior Issues

Senior Issues and the Law

The Attorneys and Law Offices mentioned below are listed on the
MassNAELA Website – the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of
Elder Law Attorneys (Mass NAELA)

see list below



Brian Barreira, CELA
18 Samoset Street
Plymouth  MA 02360
(508) 747-8282


Russell P. Canevazzi
58 Sandwich St.
Plymouth MA 02360
(508) 746-3161

Charles C. Case, Jr.
1645 Falmouth Rd., Suite 1- E
Centerville MA 02632
(508) 790-3050


Law Offices of Kathleen Fowler
586 Main Street, Rte 6A
(Main office)
PO Box 2018
Dennis, MA 02638
Phone: 508-385-6263
Fax: 508-385-6254


Law Office of
James P. Dillon, Jr

258 Main Street, Unit C3
Buzzards Bay, MA
Phone: 508-743-0259


Peter Conathan
93 Route 6A
Sandwich MA 02563
(508) 888- 4922


Arthur Crooks, Jr.
Law Office of
Arthur B. Crooks, Jr.
8 Old Jail Lane
West Dennis, MA 02670
(508) 398-3037


Mary Gaffney
Law Office of Benjamin J. Losordo
78 Route 6A, P.O. Box 1637
Sandwich MA 02563
(508) 888-6067


Gwynne Guzzeau
Gwynne Wiatrowski Guzzeau, LLC
56 Main Street
PO Box 1003
Orleans MA 02653


Boyd & Boyd, P.C.
F. Keats Boyd, III
1185 Falmouth Road, Ste 101
Centerville, MA  02632

Haddleton & Associates, P.C
251 South Street,
P.O. Box 1298
Hyannis, MA 02601
Phone: 508-815-3856
Fax: 508-790-3760
Secondary Office:
47 George Ryder Road
Chatham, MA 02633
Phone: 508-815-3923

Karen Weston Hanesian, Esq
Law Office of Karen Weston Hanesian, P.C.
889 West Main Street
P.O. Box 2218
Hyannis, MA 02601


Jennifer N. Lucas
Rubin, Rudman, Chamberlain & Marsh

99 Willow St
Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1761
Telephone: (508) 362-6262
Fax: (508) 362-6060


Laura McDowell-May, PC
567A Main St.
Dennis MA 02638


Patricia Mello
Law Office of Patricia J. Mello
766 Falmouth Rd.,
Madaket Pl., Unit A-9
Mashpee MA 02649
(508) 477-0267


Mary Mone
PO Box 411
East Falmouth MA 02536
(508) 540-1644


Peter Muncey, Jr.
Delaney & Muncey, PC
38 Resnick Rd., Ste. 300
Plymouth MA 02360
(508) 746-2200


Kristin Muratore
Triffletti & Costa PC
124 Long Pond Road, Ste. 20
Plymouth MA 02360
(508) 747-1464


Surprenant & Beneski, P.C.
336 South Street
Hyannis , MA 02601
Phone: (508) 477-1102

Glenn Rowley, CELA
26 George Ryder Road South
P.O. Box 1489
West Chatham,  MA  02669
Phone: (508) 945-1000
Fax: (508) 945-1011


Deborah A. Rudolf, Esq.
PO Box 1115
114 State Road
Sagamore Beach  MA  02562
(508) 888-1108


Mark T. Russell, PC
72 Main Street, Ste. 5
West Harwich MA 02671


Lawrence Spaulding, Jr.
Brooks Thayer, CELA

La Tanzi, Spaulding & Landreth, P.C.
P.O. Box 2300
8 Cardinal Lane
Orleans, MA 02653
Phone: (508) 255-2133
Fax: (508) 255-3786

William Yates
Law Office of William M. Yates
P.O. Box 1196
Sandwich 02563
(508) 888-8600


Lahti, Lahti & O’Neill, LLC
72 Route 28, Suite 5
West Harwich, MA 02671
Phone: 508-430-8677


Fletcher Tilton PC
Cape Cod – Hyannis Office
Elise Kopley – NAELA member
171 Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
508-791-1201 (fax)


Bourget Law Group, LLC
Cynthia M. Bourget
Joan M. LeGraw
Catherine McDowell


668 Main Street
Falmouth, MA, 02540
(508) 548-1875


1185 Falmouth Road
Centerville, MA 02632
(508) 790-1876


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