Elder Law & Special Needs
Attorney in Connecticut

Practicing law with compassion and perseverance.

It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing my retirement — effective December 31, 2021. Any existing client matters will be handled until closure.

I sincerely appreciate having had the opportunity to work with all of my clients and colleagues. This career has been very rewarding, and I feel lucky to have met many interesting, compassionate and intelligent people.

Even though I will miss the work that has been my passion, I look forward to figure skating more regularly and, of course, spending time with my wonderful husband and loving family.

Thank you, everyone, for your trust and support these past 30 years.

- Linnea

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
- Benjamin Franklin

My father always told me, “if you have your health, you have everything.” Today, I firmly believe that everyone deserves access to quality healthcare regardless of age or ability to pay. As such, I spend each and every day fighting for the rights of our elderly to remain healthy, happy, and safe.

Practice Areas

Elder Law

We can help you or your loved one live out your years happily and well cared for, with all the dignity, love, and respect they deserve. Our Elder Law services include:

  • Asset protection planning
  • Care plan review and advocacy
  • Medicare/Medicare Advantage review
  • Long term care insurance review
  • Conservatorship/guardianship application


Let us navigate the complex Medicare/Medicaid maze for you, get the Medicaid coverage you need, and lower your costs at the same time.

  • Medicare/Medicaid eligibility review
  • SSD, SSI, Medicaid application
  • Protection of well spouse and children

Trust & Estate Planning

We customize strategies to protect your family, your assets, and your legacy once you are gone with personalized care plans, wills, and trusts.

  • Will and trust creation and review
  • Comprehensive powers of attorney
  • Health care advanced directives and appointments
  • Settlement of descendants estates

Special Needs Law

We advocate and plan ahead for a special needs family member by coordinating private and public resources to maximize their quality of life.

  • Public Benefits Applications (SSD, SSI, Medicaid, Medicare)
  • Special needs trusts
  • Social Security Policy Operation Manual System (POMS) compliance

"A stitch in time saves nine.”
- Benjamin Franklin

The legal cost of planning is always less than the legal action required to manage a crisis.

About Linnea

I’ve always been a believer that the first wealth is health. I am driven to making people’s lives easier, helping them access the health coverage they need, and giving them peace of mind, so that they can feel well and enjoy life.

I understand first hand how important it is to continue to find life gratifying as we age. My passion is figure skating; it makes me happy. Since age 10, I have seriously trained with a figure skating coach, won multiple medals in competitions, and progressed through the “skating ranks” by succeeding in dozens of rigorous skating tests.

Not only does this keep me fit, but skating has also taught me perseverance. Skating is an exacting sport; if there’s a skating move that I cannot do. I practice it repeatedly until I develop the muscle control and the timing to master it, without having to think about it. If you’re not willing to push through, you won’t advance in skating.

This is the same determination I bring to complex legal cases. I gather the relevant facts and think about every detail until suddenly I “click” onto the best solution —applying applicable laws and regulations — thereby obtaining the best solutions and most palatable outcomes for my clients. I am successful at advocating for my clients because I persevere until my client’s needs are met.

When you come to meet my legal assistant and me, you will notice that the office does not fit the stereotypical law decor with a big formal conference table. Rather, the atmosphere is deliberately more casual. We create a calm environment as it often makes for better and creative legal solutions. I also make home visits to my elderly and disabled clients to better understand the daily challenges they experience.

Linnea's Experience

  • Graduate of New York Law School, admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of Connecticut 
  • 29 years assisting families in the practice areas of Elder Law, Special Needs Planning and Estate Planning 
  • Application of the Social Security Act to obtain Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security Disability Income, and the Social Security Act’s
  • Applies Connecticut trusts, estate, probate and guardian/conservator laws often in creative ways to obtain the best results for clients
  • Represents clients in nursing home care and contract issues, contested Probate Court matters and Medicaid Fair Hearings
  • Past President and current board member of the Connecticut Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (CT NAELA), which provides legal education to attorneys and focuses on public policy initiatives to protect the legal rights of the elderly and disabled
  • Member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners
  • Admitted to practice law in the Connecticut state and federal courts
  • NBI Continuing Legal Education Lecturer on Medicaid, eligibility, recovery, administrative hearings and appeals