ELET's Certified Elder Law Attorneys

Elder Law of East Tennessee remains committed to providing valuable education for community members, social groups, and professional organizations. We are offering a live educational series featuring one of our certified elder law attorneys. These sessions can be in-person or virtually via Zoom.


Amelia Crotwell, JD, CELA

Amelia Crotwell, founder of Elder Law of East Tennessee, serves as the managing partner of the firm, guiding strategic planning and growth to help reach more families in East Tennessee. Amelia has helped families with long-term care and special needs challenges for almost 20 years. She practices primarily Life Care Planning and special needs trusts, but also lends her experience to questions of elder law, wills and trusts, Medicare, Medicaid planning, trust administration, probate, and veterans benefits planning.

Bailey Schiermeyer, JD, CELA

Bailey assists elders, individuals with disabilities, and their families with planning for the legal and financial challenges of aging and long-term care. She advises clients about the best strategies for dealing with current crises and planning to avoid future crisis situations. Bailey practices Life Care Planning, estate planning, conservatorship, special needs trusts, Medicaid planning, and veterans benefits planning.

Julia Keck, JD, CELA

Julia works closely with clients and families who are facing imminent care transitions and who may be worried about how to find and pay for needed care. Because of her background in Medicaid and VA benefits, Julia is especially well equipped to assess clients’ financial and care situations and determine how to obtain eligibility for benefits to pay for care in a facility or at home.

We are happy to tailor our session to best meet the needs of the audience.

Common topics include:

  • Estate Planning
  • Retirement Planning
  • Paying for Care
  • Medicaid and VA Basics

Or you can choose from one of the two presentation topics below.

HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE: Five Planning Myths Debunked

Raise your hand if you’ve heard that TennCare will take your home if you apply for benefits. Or how about this one: put your children’s names on your back accounts so they can take care of all your financial needs. Here’s our all-time favorite: I’m too young to think about estate planning. Think again! Before you dismiss the need for planning or make assumptions about TennCare or VA benefits, check out this presentation. You might be surprised by how much misinformation is out there and how much money and stress the right advice can save you in the long run.

BULL BY THE HORNS: A No Frills Guide to Planning for Tomorrow

This presentation covers the road map for retirement planning, starting with establishing a solid estate plan, leading through long-term incapacity and care planning, and addressing legal, financial, and care issues at the end of life and after death. The best time to plan for the future is the present – and everyone in the family can enjoy peace of mind knowing that every person is working from the same page of the playbook.

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