Brian Andrew Tully Earns Recertification as a Certified Elder Law Attorney

Brian Andrew Tully, Esq.
Brian Andrew Tully, Esq. of Tully Law, PC

Melville, NY — Brian Andrew Tully, Esq. of Tully Law, PC has announced that he hasearned his Elder Law Attorney Recertification from the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA). Mr. Tully’s most recent certification will run through November 2023.

Mr. Tully was first certified in 2003. A member of NAELA and the New York State Bar Association, Mr. Tully is one of 37 attorneys in New York State who are certified as an elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) and focuses his law practice on life care planning, elder law, estate planning, Medicaid benefits, and asset protection.

In 2004, he founded the ElderCare Resource Center, Inc., whose mission is to be the community resource for support, answers and expertise in regard to advance planning and informed decision-making about present and future long-term healthcare. The Suffolk Nassau Regional Business Partnership voted the ElderCare Resource Center as the Educational Business of the Year in 2005. From 2011 to 2018, Mr. Tully was named to the list of Super Lawyers in the New York Metro area in the practice areas of elder law, estate planning and probate.

In order for an attorney to receive certification, they must be licensed to practice law in at least one state or the District of Columbia, they practiced law during the five years preceding their application and are still be practicing law. They must have spent an average of at least 16 hours per week practicing Elder Law during the three years preceding their application, participated in at least 45 hours of continuing legal education in Elder Law during the preceding three years, submit the names of five references from attorneys familiar with their competence and qualifications in Elder Law, and pass a full-day certification examination administered by NELF. The NELF exam is very rigorous, with a pass rate of only 60%.

Mr. Tully is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation which is not affiliated with any government authority. Certification is not a requirement for the practice of law and does not necessarily indicate greater competence than other attorneys experienced in this field of law.

For more information, call (631) 424-2800 or visit www.tullyelderlaw.com.

Super Lawyers Recognizes Brian Andrew Tully of Tully Law, PC for Eighth Consecutive Year

Brian Andrew Tully, Esq.
Brian Andrew Tully, Esq. of Tully Law, PC

Melville, NY —  Brian Andrew Tully, founder of Tully Law, PC, was selected to the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers list. He was recognized in the practice areas of Elder Law and Estate Planning & Probate for the eighth straight year.

A member of the Suffolk County and New York State Bar Associations, Mr. Tully is certified as an elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation and concentrates his law practice on life care planning, elder law, estate planning, Medicaid benefits and asset protection. He is accredited by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to represent and assist veterans and their spouses in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for benefits, including the Aid and Attendance Pension. In addition, he is a Certified Attorney with the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and a Board Member of the Long Island Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

In 2004, he founded the ElderCare Resource Center, Inc., whose mission is to be a community resource for support, answers, and expertise in regard to advance planning and informed decision-making about present and future long-term healthcare. The Suffolk Nassau Regional Business Partnership voted the ElderCare Resource Center as Educational Business of the Year in 2005.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Tully has been a guest speaker before numerous organizations, providing information about the financial and legal resources Long Island caregivers can utilize to provide optimal long-term care to their loved ones.

“This recognition reflects the dedication and effort the firm puts in every day for our clients,” Mr. Tully said. “Only a small percentage of attorneys are chosen and each nominee goes through a very thorough screening process. I am glad to have been chosen a member of this elite group.”

The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at https://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html. No aspect of this article has been approved by the Courts of the State of New York.

For more information, call (631) 424-2800 or visit www.tullyelderlaw.com.

BRIAN ANDREW TULLY CELEBRATES TWO DECADES OF PRACTICING ELDER LAW AND ESTATE PLANNING

Grandfather’s Influence Made Him Enter the Field of Law

Brian Andrew Tully, Esq.
Brian Andrew Tully, Esq. of Tully Law, PC

Melville, NY — Growing up in Malverne, New York, as a child, Brian Andrew Tully was close to both sets of grandparents — literally. His maternal grandparents lived next door, where he played games, spent Saturday nights watching TV with them, learned to swing a golf club, and received a penny for every weed he pulled out from their lawn. On Sundays, he spent time with his father’s parents attending church, sitting with them at the kitchen table eating rolls and cookies they picked up from the bakery, and enjoying large family dinners.

Andy Tully, his paternal grandfather, was an attorney. One day, he had a talk with Brian, who was a college student at the time studying criminal justice. Andy saw the potential in his grandson and, along with his wife, recommended that Brian should take the same career path. A few years later, Brian enrolled in Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Huntington, New York, and obtained his Juris Doctor.

For 20 years, Brian Andrew Tully, Esq., of Tully Law, PC has been honoring and protecting elders in New York and their caregivers by leading them from a place of confusion to a place of protection, provision and peace by providing them with advanced planning, long-term care services, and life care planning.

He started his practice in Huntington in 1998. What gravitated him toward the field of elder law were the closeness with his grandparents and witnessing firsthand how his parents and relatives cared for his grandparents when they became too ill to care for themselves.

“What I didn’t realize is that my childhood and teenage years were gratefully focused on my amazing grandparents — those grandparents right next door and those I looked forward to seeing every Sunday,” Mr. Tully says. “So, yes, lawwas a choice but elder law was not. It was natural for me to continue to be with and help other people’s grandmothers and grandfathers. Looking back, I can say with certainty that I didn’t choose elder law; it chose me.”

In 2004, Mr. Tully launched the ElderCare Resource Center (www.eldercareresourcecenter.info), an online resource guide for the elderly and their caregivers. With more than 2,200 links to elder care resources, the website provides legal resources and other information on age-related health issues, finding a caregiver, where to find senior housing, and Medicaid and Medicare issues. It also includes a palliative care resource guide which explains how to plan for long-term and end-of-life care. In 2005, the ElderCare Resource Center was named the Small Education Business of the Year by the Huntington Regional Business Partnership.

In 2011, Tully Law relocated to Melville. The following year, the firm received the Partnership Award from Disabled and Alone/Life Services for the Handicapped, Inc., a nonprofit organization which assists families in estate planning, and Mr. Tully was featured in Newsweek’s “Nationwide Leading Elder Care & Estate Planning Attorney Showcase.”

He has received accreditation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to represent and assist veterans and their spouses in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for benefits, including the Aid and Attendance Pension. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association and is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.

From 2011 to 2017, Mr. Tully has been named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list in the practice areas of Elder Law and Estate Planning & Probate. In 2017, he was certified as a Member of the Lawyers of Distinction.

In addition to his work as an attorney, Mr. Tully provides seminars on elder law and estate planning at assisted living facilities. He has also spoken on the topic of detecting and preventing elder financial abuse. As a public service, he publishes a downloadable guidebook each year titled “How to Plan for Aging Parents,” which looks at life care planning and traditional elder law plans.

“It has been a pleasure serving the elderly population of New York and their families for the last 20 years,” Mr. Tully says. “I look forward to helping those families who are caring for their loved ones by making the life care planning process easier for them during times of difficulty.”

For more information, call (631) 424-2800 or visit www.tullyelderlaw.com.