Murphy certified as elder law attorney

Issue March 2014

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 elder law.

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 and guardianship.