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Brigid Fernandez

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney Super Lawyers Brigid Fernandez

From Social Work to Law

Brigid Fernandez graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2006 where she received the Academic Excellence Award in Legal Profession for achieving the highest grade. Her first case was tried as a third year law student. She was later recognized for her commitment to public service when she was awarded the 2006 Saint Louis University School of Law David Grant Student Attorney Award. Brigid is a Certified Civil Mediator.

In addition to her law degree, Ms. Fernandez has a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree of Social Work from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

After nearly twenty years as a highly respected social worker in one of the largest healthcare systems in the State of Missouri, Brigid attained her law degree in order to continue her support for older adults and persons with disabilities. Her unique combination of education and experience makes her a strong advocate for her clients and their families, offering a rare and valuable insight of the inner mechanisms of the healthcare system and long-term care facilities.

Practice Areas:

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Special Needs Planning
  • VA Benefits Planning
  • Educational Presentations

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Academic Excellence Award in Legal Profession
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
    • Bachelor’s Degree, Social Work
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
    • Master’s Degree, Social Work

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA)*, National Elder Law Foundation (NELF)
  • Certified Civil Mediator
  • Veterans Administration Accredited Attorney

Honors

  • Top Estate Planning Attorneys by St. Louis Small Business, 2018
  • Rising Star by Super Lawyers**
  • Super Lawyer 2020**

Awards

  • David Grant Student Attorney Award, Saint Louis University School of Law
  • Mission Champion, Memory Care Home Solutions, 2019
  • Outstanding Chapter Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Missouri Chapter

*Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri nor The Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifications, organizations, or specialist designations.

 

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Involvement Is Important

  • Member, Missouri Bar Association
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Member, National Elder Law Foundation
  • Member, National Academy of Social Workers
  • Member, Social Work Leaders in Health Care of Metro St. Louis
  • Past President, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Missouri Chapter
  • Former Board Member, Life Care Planning Law Firms Association (LCPLFA)
  • Past President, Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (VOYCE)
  • Former Board Member, Huntington's Disease Society-St. Louis Chapter