Kristin L. Burrows
Kristin L. Burrows focuses her practice on helping the aged and disabled and their families. This area of law is known as Elder Law, and it is unique in that it draws from many areas of the law to serve a particular type of client – seniors. Kristin takes a holistic approach to advising her clients regarding both their financial well-being and their long-term healthcare needs. She has a broad range of expertise in estate planning, Medicaid planning, disability planning, guardianship and veterans benefits, which she combines with her knowledge of non-legal resources in the community to ensure and protect her clients’ quality of life.
Kristin realizes that it can sometimes be difficult or even impossible for an elderly or disabled client to travel to our office. She is pleased to accommodate her clients by traveling to meet with them as the situation requires.
PRACTICE AREAS: Elder Law; Estate Planning; Advanced Directives – Powers of Attorney and Living Wills; Medicaid Eligibility; Medicaid Estate Recovery; Long-Term Care Planning; Disability Planning; Guardianship Law; Special Needs Trusts; Veterans Benefits; Trusts and Estates Law; Probate Law.
BAR ADMISSIONS: North Carolina (2006).
EDUCATION: Dickinson College (B.A., 2002); Wake Forest University School of Law (J.D., Dec. 2005).
QUALIFICATIONS: Accredited to represent Veterans by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
PUBLICATIONS: “Physician Immunity in Honoring a Patient’s Advance Directive,”Passages, Vol. 1, No. 2, Sept. 2008 (Newsletter Article)http://www.endoflifecarecoalition.org/EOLCCEC/Newsletter_files/Passages808.pdf; “Legal Update: Recent Changes to North Carolina’s End-of-Life Care Planning Statues,” Passages, Vol. 1, No. 1, June 2008 (Newsletter Article)http://www.endoflifecarecoalition.org/EOLCCEC/Newsletter_files/Passages608.pdf; “A New Era in End of Life Planning,” Legal Aid’s Train the Trainers Workshop, April, 2008 (PowerPoint Presentation, follow link and click “New Advance Directives Statutes”)http://www.legalaidnc.org/public/learn/Statewide_Projects/SLP/default_SLP.aspx.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES: North Carolina Bar Association (Member: Elder Law Section; Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section; Young Lawyers Division); North Carolina State Bar; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; End of Life Care Coalition of Eastern North Carolina, 2006-2010 (Board Member, 2007-2010); Pitt Aging Coalition, 2006-2010.