Massachusetts Bar Association member and Milton attorney Philip
D. Murphy has become certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the
National Elder Law Foundation, the only organization approved by
the American Bar Association to offer certification in the area of
Murphy, who has served as a member of the MBA House of Delegates
representing MassNAELA is "proud, very proud. It's all about
bringing up the standards of the practice to better serve the
community we serve."
The process to become certified is a grueling one. Only about 20
percent of those who take the test pass. MassNAELA, which has about
500 members and is the largest state chapter of the National
Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, only has about 25 lawyers amongst
its ranks who are certified.
In addition to his recent certification, Murphy has practiced law
for more than 30 years in Milton and focuses on elder and special
needs law, including estate/Medicaid planning, probate, real estate