Meet Your Team
Focusing Elder Law, Scott Counsel was founded with a mission to help families address the issues in aging. Our approach is centered around individual needs as opposed to a “one-size fits all” service.
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JUSTIN L. SCOTT, ESQ.
Justin L. Scott Esq. focuses exclusively in the areas of elder law, life resource planning, estate planning, asset protection and estate administration. Mr. Scott counsels clients with regard to long term care planning, wills and trusts, asset preservation, Medicaid qualification and probate.
Marie Maney, Esq.
Senior Associate Attorney
Marie A. Maney, Esq., counsels clients regarding long-term care planning, wills and trusts, asset preservation, Medicaid qualification and probate. Prior to starting Scott Counsel, Mrs. Maney practiced for 19 years in the area of insurance defense litigation and civil litigation. After caring for her mother during her mother’s battle with ovarian cancer, Mrs. Maney decided to refocus her practice on elder law.
Since 2017, Mrs. Maney has been an adjunct professor at both Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business, Philadelphia, and at Peirce College, Philadelphia, in the Legal Studies Department.
When not servicing clients, Mrs. Maney enjoys spending time with her husband Dan, sons Danny and John, and dog Oreo.
Lisa Willitts, Esq.
Lisa Willitts, Esq., counsels clients in all areas related to litigation and public benefit appeals. She has practiced law for three decades and is considered one of the most qualified litigators in the area by her peers. Ms. Willitts is a problem-solver with a heart for her clients.
Richardo Y. Mabanta, MD. – Neurologist
Geriatric Care Educator and Consultant
Ricardo Y. Mabanta is a neurologist in Marlton, New Jersey and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Virtua Marlton Hospital and Virtua Memorial Hospital where he serves as the Lead Clinician for Neurology.
RN Director of Care Management
Tamara Scott has a wealth of experience having worked at Jefferson Health Home Care – Wound Care and Keystone Health. Tamara attended Rowan University for her BSN and is currently pursuing her Advanced Practitioner Nurse degree at Jefferson University. She is a very engaged – hands on nurse that is a true problem solver and resource for our clients and internal team. Scott Counsel is grateful to have her help navigating our families through the clinical issues in aging.
Director of Business Development
Marcin is the Director of Business Development managing the Corporate & Banking Sectors for Scott Counsel. He brings with him over 20 years of professional experience in the Financial Services Industry, where a big part of his roles over the years included business development and relationship management. Marcin’s outgoing demeanor lends itself well to this role, and he is excited to bring his expertise to Scott Counsel. Marcin learned the importance of having estate plans in place as he’s helped his mother navigate her way through the process over the years.
When not working, Marcin can be found spending time with his wife and 3 kids, golfing, or watching Michigan sports teams.
Public Benefits Specialist
Michelle handles the applications and eligibility requirements for government benefits such as Medicaid, VA and PAAD for our clients. She works closely with the clients, family members, facilities and County offices. She is passionate about helping families qualify for government benefits to pay for long-term care.
Regional Director of Marketing
Helene is the Director of Business Development for Scott Counsel. She has spent the last thirty years dedicated to the Senior Population. In the past, she was the Marketing Director for Comfort Care which is a company providing adaptive equipment and orthotics to seniors in Assisted Living and Nursing Homes. She has spent eighteen years as the Marketing Director for Five Star Senior Living. She was able to help families make decisions for their loved ones and offered them a better quality of life as so many seniors were isolated in their homes. In her current role, she educates seniors and their families on the importance of having their estate plans and important documents in place. We strongly believe Every Life Deserves A Plan. She also helps and provides guidance to our clients with placement options when home is no longer a possibility.
Director of Community Outreach
Born and raised in South Philly, I grew up having a love for helping others. I’ve been blessed in my journey over 30 years working in healthcare, skilled nursing and assisted living with a passion of helping families help their loved ones. Working with Team Scott Counsel enables me to continue doing what I love. When I am not working, I enjoy my greatest treasures, my husband, children and the little guys that call me Grammie and Gi Gi.
It’s a good life and a great journey with the promise that there is still so much to do. Everyday gives us the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life.
Director of Operations & Public Benefits Specialist
Melissa oversees the daily operations and systems for the Firm. In addition, Melissa handles the applications and eligibility requirements for government benefits such as Medicaid, VA and PAAD for our clients. She works closely with the clients, family members, facilities and County offices. Melissa enjoys
spending time at the Jersey Shore with her 3 kids and husband, Ren.
Client Intake Specialist
Danielle Boccardo is usually your first point of contact at Scott Counsel. She is a caring and considerate personality - ready to help you and your family have a positive experience with our office. She truly cares about our families and addresses any issues or questions that come up along the journey.
Associate Director of Business Development
As a person who loves connecting with people and the community, she works to increase awareness of Scott Counsel’s services while creating solutions for clients. Christine previous work as a project coordinator in the construction industry led to transformative growth strategies by improving operational efficiency and nurturing relationships.
When she’s not working, Christine loves spending time with her children, friends and traveling.