Why JCS Elder Law, PLLC?
At JCS Elder Law, PLLC, clients benefit from our years of legal experience with Managed Long Term Care plans as well as alternate programs to meet their range of needs due to cognitive and/or physical impairments. Clients benefit from the skill of a seasoned attorney as well as a family care liaison who is uniquely equipped to provide support, education and guidance to families facing the profound impact of dementia on a loved one.
While young, a series of random, devastating events forced me to navigate a legal, financial, emotionally-charged maze that changed the course of my life. It took me years to realize that this was a gift. I approach the practice of Elder Law with a deeply rooted, passionate drive to help, educate and support my clients with unwavering patience, respect and attention.
The mission of JCS Elder Law, PLLC is to provide our clients with unparalleled advocacy as well as carefully considered analysis and advice delivered with heart, compassion, intelligence and enthusiasm. We are confident that you will immediately notice the difference in our approach, leaving you feeling comfortable and confident that you are in good hands.
Janet Cohen Sorrentino, Esq.
Janet has been a longtime advocate for the disabled on Long Island, starting with her two siblings of whom she became guardian and caretaker at a young age. Her path into law started when she began advocating for her brother and sister. She decided to take her experience to law school where she could develop it into a career that would help others. She has intimate experience with the obstacles and complexities one faces when navigating care services for disabled individuals. In her role of guardian and advocate, Janet successfully oversaw the placements of both her brother and sister in wonderful group homes. Her personal experiences with the challenges of her disabled siblings has made her uniquely equipped to assist her clients in avoiding the inevitable emotional and financial pitfalls of poor estate planning. She is fluent in American Sign Language and worked as an ASL interpreter for several years. Janet also worked as the Development Coordinator for an international non-profit community health care organization, which entailed extensive travel to under-developed countries around the world. She practices all aspects of elder law with enthusiasm, skill and care.
Allison M. Goldsmith
Allison is our paralegal who has over 10 years of experience in Customer Service in the field of Finance. After assisting individuals with their estate planning goals from the administrative perspective, she made the seamless transition to our law firm, where her unwavering work ethic has made her an invaluable asset. Allison’s warm personality and keen skills allow our clients to feel supported and cared for, even in the midst of a challenging time.
Joan M. Motley
Joan is a Family Liaison and Care Consultant.
She masterfully connects declining patient needs with healthcare industry capabilities. Her insight clarifies misconceptions and educates families with respect to the progressive stages of multiple dementia diagnoses and their respective treatment options. While providing essential information to primary caregivers about safe and sustainable living conditions, Joan delivers critical knowledge about evolving levels of needed care for loved ones. Her compassionate support, one-on-one client-focused and patient-driven technique ensure the most suitable delivery of care for the expected as well as unanticipated healthcare needs.
Joan is a treasure to families who desperately seek the "outstretched hand" of a seasoned, supportive and dynamic resource when a friend or family member is diagnosed with dementia. She is well respected in the community and often asked to give presentations to health care providers, Assisted Living facilities and social workers to equip them with education, sensitivity and proven strategies to optimize the care and well-being not only of the dementia patient but his or her family as well.
• Janet is a member of the New York State Bar Association,
• She serves on the Elder Law & Special Needs Medicaid Committee
• National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
• The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of New York
JCS Elder Law, P.L.L.C.
960 Bellmore Avenue
Bellmore, New York 11710