Ellen LaPlante is an attorney whose mission is to provide clients with guidance in Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Medicaid Preparation. She is barred in Vermont and New York.
Ellen helps clients put together unique estate plans, including assistance with Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Directives. She also works with clients on Medicaid Planning and qualifying for Medicaid assistance.
Ellen currently serves on the Board of Governors for the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys (AAEPA), a national organization comprised of legal professionals concentrating on estate planning. As a member of the Academy, she receives ongoing, comprehensive training on modern estate planning techniques. Ellen is also a member of the Vermont Bar Association and the New York Bar Association. She is the current President of the Vermont chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Vermont Family Network, an organization that supports families of children with Special Needs.
Aside from working with clients to put together Estate and Medicaid Plans for their families, Ellen enjoys focusing her professional endeavors on education in the field of Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning. She has published materials for other Vermont Attorneys in the field of Estate Planning and the Vermont Trust Code. She also does regular presentations to other Attorneys to provide them with education in her fields of practice. She takes pride in being named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in every year since 2017 and is given the highest rating possible on Avvo.
Ellen LaPlante graduated from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Virginia, and received her Juris Doctorate from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington D.C. During her time in undergraduate and law school, she enjoyed volunteering for community events and boards.
Ellen lives in Williston with her husband, Ethan; their children, Jack and Cora; and their dog, Sunny. She enjoys long-distance running and spending time outdoors with her family.