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 achieved.

An active participant in the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Academy of Special Needs Planners, and the Maryland State Bar Association, she is on the cutting edge of 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.

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.

Ms. Sallitto is a principal with Stavely & Sallitto Elder Law, LLC, in Annapolis, where she focuses her practice exclusively on elder law. She routinely provides counsel on long-term care planning, Medicaid planning, nursing home involuntary discharge issues, nursing home and assisted living quality of care concerns; guardianship; financial exploitation; powers of attorney; special needs planning as well as wills, trusts and probate.

Ms. Sallitto is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) through the National Elder Law Foundation. She is the current President of the MD/DC Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and serves on the State Advisory Council for Quality of Care at End of Life. She is also past-chair of the Maryland State Bar Association Elder Law and Disability Rights Section. Ms. Sallitto is an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore Law School and at the University of Maryland School of Law where she teaches Elder Law. She is a coauthor of the Elder Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Practice Manual, and is the editor of the Elder Law in Maryland treatise by Jason Frank, published by Lexis-Nexis. Ms. Sallitto frequently testifies before the Maryland legislature on matters affecting seniors.

She earned her JD at Catholic University Columbus School of Law and is licensed to practice in Maryland, Washington, DC, Connecticut and New York.

Dalia Alezra
Associate Attorney

Dalia Alezra graduated in 2021 from University of Baltimore with the hopes of practicing criminal law but quickly found her passion in Elder Law and protecting vulnerable communities. She joined our firm in July 2021.

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