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.
Your Team is Ready to Serve You, Please Call Today!
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.
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.
Claudia Gallagher is a member of the NJ Bar and received her Juris Doctor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. After graduating, she began working at Scott Counsel. She gained knowledge of the Medicare and Medicaid statutes during her internship at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.
Director of Business Development
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.
Director of Care Coordination
My name is Kimberley Clayton. I have my Bachelor’s of Science in Social Work from Stockton University. I have experience in case management from working in the nursing home setting, post acute care and long term care. I’ve always had an affinity for the elderly and my passion to help those in need has
grown over the years.
My husband and I are both musicians. I was classically trained on the piano for 15 years, and over the years have also learned to play the saxophone, guitar and the upright bass. I also enjoy landscape photography and have been fortunate enough to visit four of the seven continents, allowing me to capture some breathtaking scenes from all around the world. Travel has also allowed me to experience
many different cultures, for which I am eternally grateful.
Elder Care Coordinator
Marly Paul, BSW, is a Certified Social Worker with a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Cairn University. She has worked in the Mental & Behavioral health field since 2016 and has years of experience in case management. Marly provides an environment of compassion and support to help individuals and families overcome obstacles to move forward and thrive.
Michele Miller is the first contact when you call into Scott Counsel. She is an integral part of helping the firm run smoothly day to day. She is a student studying Human Services and hopes to acquire her Bachelors degree in Spring of 2021. She loves the family feel that she gets at Scott Counsel. She also loves working with the elderly. She is a mother of 2 children and a breast cancer survivor. She works with non profit organizations to help others facing breast cancer too. She loves sailing away on the weekends!