Julie Berkowitz is an Attorney who focuses her practice on Medicaid Eligibility and Estate Recovery Issues, Estate Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Probate Administration, Guardianships and Conservatorships. She is the principal Attorney of the Law Office of Julie A. Berkowitz. Julie received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Nebraska in 1986. She received her law degree in 1989 from Washington University Law School in St. Louis. In 2001, Julie became certified by the National Elder Law Foundation as a Certified Elder Law Attorney (“CELA”). There are currently twelve attorneys in the State of Missouri with the certification. The National Elder Law Foundation is approved by the American Bar Association. However, neither the Supreme Court of Missouri nor The Missouri Bar reviews or approves specialist designations or certifying organizations. Julie was the Chairman of the Elder Law Committee for the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis for the years 2003, 2004, and 2005. She is a member of the Elder Law Committee of the Missouri Bar, Missouri Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Julie is also a volunteer attorney for the Volunteer Lawyers Program for the Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. Julie has been named a “Super Lawyer” in the field of Elder Law in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 by the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine. Julie has written extensively on Medicaid eligibility issues in Missouri. She is the author of the chapter on Medicaid Eligibility in Missouri of the Missouri Bar’s Elder Law desk reference book for attorneys. She is a co-author of the chapter entitled Planning for Minors, Elderly and Disabled Persons, in the Estate Planning desk reference book. She is also the author of the Medicaid section of the Senior Citizen’s Handbook which is also published annually by the Missouri Bar and Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. The Law Office of Julie Berkowitz is located at 500 N. Skinker Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63130. The office phone number is (314) 725-9696.
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