Stephen R. Elville, Principal at Elville and Associates, Attends Academy of Special Needs Planners 12th Annual Meeting

Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M., and Principal at the estate planning, elder law and special needs planning firm of Elville and Associates, attended the Academy of Special Needs Planners 12th Annual Meeting held April 12 – 14 in Las Vegas.

At Elville and Associates, the firm’s mission is to provide practical solutions to our clients’ problems through counseling, education, and superior legal-technical knowledge, so it is common for Mr. Elville to attend these important meetings around the country to remain on the leading edge of planning and what is new in the world of special needs, elder law and estate planning.  Mr. Elville recently attended the Heckerling Institute for estate planners in Orlando in January, and will be attending the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Annual Conference in New Orleans in May as well.

While at the Academy’s meeting, Mr. Elville had the opportunity to take part in cutting-edge educational programs designed to help professionals provide the best services for their clients.  He also met with colleagues from all around the country, which enhanced his knowledge and skills, and grew his ability to collaborate with other leading special needs planners.

Mr. Elville works with individuals and families to provide a unique attorney-client experience and peace of mind through a proactive and collaborative approach based on leading edge legal-technical knowledge.  Mr. Elville has extensive experience in working with clients involved in crisis situations.  He also brings a unique and personalized approach to pre-crisis planning.  Mr. Elville routinely handles client issues in the following areas:  wills, trusts, estate tax planning, powers of attorney, living wills/advance medical directives, Medicaid asset protection trusts, Medicaid planning and qualification, estate administration, fiduciary representation, nursing home selection, guardianships, special needs planning for children and adults, Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and IRS tax controversy.

Mr. Elville was named to the Maryland Super Lawyers List for 2015, 2017 and 2018, and is a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Elder Counsel, Wealth Counsel, the Academy of Special Needs Planners, and the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys.  He is the past Chair of the Howard County Bar Association Estates & Trusts and Elder Law Sections and is the past President of the Coalition of Geriatric Services (COGS).  Mr. Elville currently serves as a member of the Maryland State Bar Association Elder Law Section Council, and the Charitable Gift Planning Advisory Committee for Anne Arundel Medical Center (CGPAC).  He also serves as Chair for Law Day Maryland.

He can be reached by email at or by phone at 443-393-7696.

Authored by:  Jeffrey D. Stauffer – Community Relations Director, Elville and Associates


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