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2022 MO HealthNet Vendor Applications & MO HealthNet Hot Topics


Total Credits: 1.2 MCLE, 1.0 Kansas Credit

Practice Area:
Elder |  General Practice |  Trusts, Estate Planning & Probate
Format:
Audio and Video

Dates


Description

Join our faculty of experienced Missouri Elder Law attorneys as they examine:

•    Federal and State law updates and developments
•    Changes in the Income Maintenance Manual (the caseworker guide for Medicaid), regulations and rules
•    Current issues with MO HealthNet applications and appeals
•    New eligibility numbers

Speakers: Melissa Q. Leavy, The Elder Care Law Practice, LLC, St. Louis; Brian G. Quinn, Quinn Estate & Elder Law, LLC, Manchester; Lori B. Rook, Ozarks Elder Law, Springfield

Moderators:
MAR 4 | Melissa Q. Leavy
MAY 10 | Brian G. Quinn

Materials

Faculty

Melissa Leavy's Profile

Melissa Leavy Related seminars and products

The Elder Care Law Practice, LLC


Melissa Q. Leavy received her Juris Doctor 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 licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois. She is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), a national recognition through the National Elder Law Foundation. She is a past Board member for the Missouri Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. 
Melissa represents clients in Medicaid and VA eligibility cases as well as resolution of other matters involving the Missouri Department of Social Services, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and other Social Security Administration programs. 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.
 


Brian Quinn's Profile

Brian Quinn Related seminars and products

Quinn Estate & Elder Law, LLC


Brian Quinn is the principal owner of Quinn Estate & Elder Law, LLC.  He serves individual and business clients in a variety of legal matters, especially in the areas of Estate Planning, Asset Protection Planning, Medicaid planning, Veterans Benefits, Elder Law and Special Needs Planning.  Brian has achieved the designation of Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) through the National Elder Law Foundation. He has been named as a “Super Lawyer” in the field of elder law by Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2018. He is a member of The Missouri Bar and the Illinois Bar.  Brian is accredited through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to assist in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for Veterans benefits before their agency.  He has held multiple positions with the Missouri Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (MONAELA) and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis’ (BAMSL). Brian served as President of MONAELA for 2019 and continues to serve on its Legislative Committee and Past Presidents Council. Brian also serves on the Board of Directors for Voyce (formerly the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program) of Greater St. Louis.  Brian is an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America.


Lori Rook's Profile

Lori Rook Related seminars and products

Ozarks Elder Law


Lori Rook is the Owner and Managing Attorney of Ozarks Elder Law and its nine offices in Southwest Missouri. She was born and raised in the Springfield area.  She obtained her undergraduate degree from Missouri State University in 2003 where she graduated with honors. In 2006, Lori received her law degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law before returning to the Springfield area to practice and raise her family.
Since 2012 Lori has focused her practice in the areas of Elder Law, Probate, Estate Planning, Business Formation, Real Estate and Litigation. Prior to joining Ozarks Elder Law, Lori’s practice was focused in the areas of Civil Litigation, specifically premises liability, insurance defense, contract disputes, product liability, premises liability, medical malpractice and real estate. During that time, she practiced with a local defense firm and large defense firm, gaining invaluable litigation and trial experience.
Lori is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and currently serves on the Board as the Immediate Past President of the Missouri Chapter of (NAELA). She has also served as a member and Vice-Chair of the Missouri Bar Probate and Trust Committee and the Elder Law Committee.  Lori is a member of The Missouri Bar, The Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, The Southern Missouri Women Lawyers, The Catholic Business Network and The Christian County Bar Association. Lori is licensed to practice law in state and federal courts in Missouri and is a certified VA attorney.
Outside of her practice, Lori is dedicated to serving her community. Lori serves on the Judicare Panel and Volunteer Lawyer Panel with Legal Services of Southern Missouri.  In addition, Lori is a Board member for the Nixa Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Advisory Board for the Better Business Bureau and is very active in several other organizations such as the Junior League of Springfield where she previously served as a Board Member and most recently served as the chair of the Scholarship Committee. She has also served on many committees at both the state and local level. 
Lori’s expertise and commitment to providing exceptional legal representation has also earned her the respect of the Southwest Missouri legal and business communities. Lori received statewide recognition for her legal work in 2015, 2016 and 2017 when she was selected as one of Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”.  In 2016 Springfield Business Journal named her a “Trusted Advisor.”  In 2017, she was selected by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as one of Missouri’s “Rising Stars” and later that same year Missouri Lawyers Weekly also named her a “Law Firm Leader.” She was selected by the Springfield Business Journal for inclusion in its 2019 Class of “40 Under 40.” Lori is also a 2019 graduate of Leadership Springfield and a 2017 graduate of Ozarkleads. Most recently, the Springfield Business Journal named Lori a 2021 Most Influential Women. 
In her free time, Lori enjoys speaking at the local and state level regarding elder law issues to both community members and other professionals. She also enjoys running and spending time with her husband and three children at Table Rock Lake. 
 


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