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Melissa Q Leavy

Melissa Q Leavy


Elder Law and Estate and Probate Lawyer
The Elder Care Law Practice, LLC
Saint Louis, MO
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Attorney Biography

Melissa Q. Leavy received her J.D. from the St. Louis University School of Law with a Tax Concentration in Estate Planning . She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Melissa is a member of the Missouri and Illinois Bar Associations. She is an active member of the Missouri Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Missouri Bar Elder Law Committee, Maplewood Chamber of Commerce, and Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. Melissa is a also VA-accredited attorney. Prior to becoming an attorney, she served as the Uptown Coordinator for the City of Collinsville, Illinois. Melissa worked with businesses and residents in a low-income district to develop policies and procedures that still benefit Collinsville’s historic location today. During law school, she worked at both the Internal Revenue Service and the Missouri Department of Revenue, assisting in complex litigation cases and resolution of tax controversy cases. Melissa represents clients in Medicaid and VA eligibility cases as well as matters involving the Missouri Department of Social Services, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), other Social Security Administration programs, and Veterans Administration. Melissa's VA-accreditation authorizes her to represent clients directly in their initial claims and appeals for Veteran Benefits. She helps clients and their families with a wide-range of long-term care issues, including Medicaid, Veteran’s Benefits, other government programs, tax and estate planning, asset protection and Special Needs Trusts, and Probate matters.


Practice Areas

 
Elder Law (70%)
 
Estate and Probate Law (30%)

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Bar Licenses

Missouri State Bar
Missouri
Member in Good Standing
2012

Work Experience

The Elder Care Law Practice, LLC
Attorney at The Elder Care Law Practice, LLC
2013

Attorney at The Elder & Disability Advocacy Firm of Chrisine A. Alsop, LLC
20122014

Uptown Coordinator at The City of Collinsville
20072010

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Education

Saint Louis University School of Law
Saint Louis University School of Law
Juris Doctor
2012

University of Illinois, Chicago
Bachelor's Social Work
1999

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Associations

Missouri Bar Association
Member
Missouri Bar Association
2012

Member
Maplewood Chamber of Commerce
2014

Member
Italian-American Bar Association
2013

Member
Missouri National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
2012

Member
Elder Counsel
2012

Member
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
2012

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Contact Melissa Q Leavy

Melissa Q Leavy
The Elder Care Law Practice, LLC
8021 Forsyth Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63105
www.leavyelderlaw.com
Office: 314-896-0046

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