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Focusing on Estate and 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.

Principal Attorney

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Marie Maney, Esq.

Senior Associate Attorney

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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.

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Lisa Willitts, Esq.

Attorney

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Lisa Willitts, Esq.

Attorney

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.

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Jessica M. O’Neill, Esq.

Attorney

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Jessica M. O’Neill, Esq.

Attorney

Jessica M. O’Neill began practicing law in 2006. Prior to joining Scott Counsel, Ms. O’Neill practiced primarily as a real estate and estate planning attorney. At Scott Counsel, Jessica concentrates her practice on estate planning and administration, asset protection, long-term care planning, Medicaid qualification, and adult guardianships.

When not at work, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband, Sean, her children, Madalyn, Will and Sinead and Labradoodle, Paddy.

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Richardo Y. Mabanta, MD. – Neurologist

Geriatric Care Educator and Consultant

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Tamara Scott, R.N., CDP

Director of Care Management

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Tamara Scott, R.N., CDP

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.

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Melissa Jacobs

Director of Operations &
Public Benefits Specialist

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Melissa Jacobs

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.

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Michelle Miller

Public Benefits Specialist

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Michelle Miller

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.

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Melanie Hills

Public Benefits Specialist

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Melanie Hills

Public Benefits Specialist

Melanie works very closely with our clients families and assists them in obtaining what is needed for government benefits.She is passionate about her work helping families qualify for government benefits to pay for long-term care. Part of her role is to support them and make them feel comfortable. When not working she enjoys her music, friends and family.

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April Smith

Regional Director of Marketing

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April Smith

Regional Director of Marketing

Mrs. Smith has been in the senior living industry for 12 years. She started her career as a caregiver for Home Instead Senior Care and was promoted to Director of Marketing within her first year. In her time there, she organized their annual “Be a Santa to a Senior Program” which has delivered over 1,000 gifts to isolated seniors in the community.

Mrs. Smith served as a liaison between her care team and doctors, hospitals, rehabs, and local healthcare partners. She also educated seniors on services available to them in the comfort of their own homes. She then moved on to working in assisted living communities serving as a resource for families finding placement for their loved ones.

In her new role with Scott Counsel, she will support the efforts of the marketing team in educating seniors and families on the importance of estate planning and having an advocate for elder law issues.

When Mrs. Smith is not working, she spends her time with her husband, four children, and three dogs.

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Helena Weinstein

Director of Special Projects

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Helena Weinstein

Director of Special Projects

Helene is the Director of Special Projects 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.

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Jeannie Trombetta

Director of Community Outreach

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Jeannie Trombetta

Director of Community Outreach

Jeannie has over 30 years of experience working in healthcare, skilled nursing, and assisted living. She has a passion for helping families. As Director of Community Outreach, she plans numerous events around our geographic area to educate and help the senior population. When she is not working, she enjoys making memories with her children and grandchildren. Jeannie believes being part of the Scott Counsel team allows her to make a difference in someone’s life every day.

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Christine Mardino

Associate Director of Business Development

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Christine Mardino

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.

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Marcin Bielecki

Director of Business Development

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Marcin Bielecki

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.

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Danielle Boccardo

Client Intake Specialist

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Danielle Boccardo

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.

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