Catherine E. Stavely, Esq.
Founding Member

Catherine E. Stavely, Esq. has been a leader in the field of Elder Law and Disability Rights for over 20 years. She brings superior knowledge, skills and a level of compassion that gives her clients peace of mind and a quality of life that they would not otherwise have.

An active participant in the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Maryland State Bar Association, she is at the cutting edge of promoting improvements to the legal landscape affecting seniors and those with disabilities.

Ms. Stavely is Past President of the Maryland/DC Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Past Chair of the Elder Law Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association, Past Chair of the Commission on Aging for the City of Annapolis, and a past member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Quality Care at End of Life and of the Academy of Special Needs Planning.

Ms. Stavely is an avid sailor and has worked extensively with sailor/fund-raising efforts to benefit hospice care. Ms. Stavely opened her solo practice in 1997 after a 25- year career in law enforcement. She holds a BA from Western Maryland College, an MS in Forensic Science from George Washington University and a JD from the University of Baltimore.

Elena Sallitto, Esq.

Principal with Stavely and Sallitto Elder Law, LLC,  Ms. Sallitto focuses her practice exclusively on elder law, providing counsel on Medicaid planning, nursing home involuntary discharge issues, nursing home and assisted living quality of care concerns, guardianship, financial exploitation, powers of attorney, as well as wills, trusts and probate. Ms. Sallitto is committed to zealously advocating for those with diminished capacity.

She is a Certified Elder Law Attorney through the National Elder Law Foundation and serves as the president of the Maryland/DC Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. A member of the Section Council of the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section of the Maryland State Bar Association, she frequently testifies before the Maryland General Assembly on matters affecting vulnerable adults. Ms. Sallitto also serves on the State Advisory Council on Quality Care at End of Life whose mission is to provide advice on policies affecting the care provided to those at the end of their lives.

Jennifer Brandi, Esq.
Associate Attorney

Jennifer Brandi devotes her career exclusively to the practice of Medicaid and estate planning. Jennifer assists individuals and families in analyzing their personal and financial goals to develop effective estate plans, including how to best achieve Medicaid asset protection and Medicaid spend down. She has experience drafting estate planning documents, including wills, general powers of attorney, powers of attorney for health care and living wills.

Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer was the Research Director for SB2, Inc., where she represented nursing home clients before the Maryland Circuit Courts on Medicaid reimbursement and recovery issues relating to long term care.
Previously, Jennifer served as a law clerk for Honorable Maurice A. Ross, Associate Judge in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia and was managing partner of Brandi Law, where she represented clients in family law matters.

Jennifer received her B.S. in History from Lehman College, Bronx, New York, and earned her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law in Syracuse, New York.

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