Amy E. Orlando is an attorney with the Law Offices of Amy E. Orlando, LLC, where she practices in the areas of elder law, special needs, estate planning, estate administration and taxation. She is also an Accredited Attorney and Federal Fiduciary with the Veteran’s Administration. Amy is licensed to practice law in the State of Connecticut and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and is the Vice President of the Connecticut Chapter of NAELA, while also sitting on the Public Policy and Membership Committees. She is a member of the Board, and on the Trust Committee, for Planned Lifetime Assistance Network (PLAN) of CT, a non-profit serving as Trustee for Special Needs Trusts. Amy has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the Elder Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA), and also sits on the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the CBA. Amy also serves as the Secretary of the Central Connecticut Business and Estate Planning Council. She is a member of the Cheshire Kiwanis Club. Amy teaches classes on elder law and estate planning for various adult education programs in Connecticut, and is a frequent lecturer on topics that include Medicaid, estate planning and elder financial exploitation. Amy received her law degree Cum Laude, from Suffolk University Law School in Boston. She is also a graduate Cum Laude with Honors from Wake Forest University where she played goalkeeper for Division I Field Hockey. Prior to attending law school, she worked in Social Services in Virginia and Massachusetts. Amy resides in Simsbury, Connecticut, and enjoys spending her free time with her two young children, Marina and Mitchell.
Kelly McCrann has worked as my paralegal for several years, and before working with me, had many years’ experience with other Connecticut elder and estate planning law firms. Being in a small practice now, she has graciously accepted the expansion of her job duties, from being the warm voice you hear on the other end of the telephone and assisting Attorney Orlando with all aspects of the practice, to continuing to skillfully prepare and process the Medicaid Applications, as well as carefully drafting the Asset Protection Plans and Estate Planning documents. Kelly is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University and enjoys competitive snowmobile racing-on both snow and water.
Laurene Y. McCrann has over 30 years of paralegal experience specializing in all areas of elder law. Laurene’s expertise enables her to handle probate matters, including estate and trust administration, conservatorships and guardianships, in a highly efficient manner. She also assists Attorney Orlando in the preparation of estate planning documents and the processing and filing of Medicaid applications. Laurene, an honors graduate of Tunxis Community College, also attended courses at Hartford College for Women and UConn School of Law as well as seminars held by National Business Institute and the Connecticut Bar Association. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, attending concerts, dancing and traveling to car shows.