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Amy C. O’Hara

Partner

Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA®)
(914) 684-2100

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Amy C. O’Hara

Amy focuses her practice on special needs planningtrusts and estateselder law and personal injury settlement consulting. She is a sought out speaker and frequently speaks to advocacy organizations on the importance of proper planning for families of children with special needs.

Amy C. O’Hara is a partner with the law firm of Littman Krooks LLP. Her practice focuses in the areas of elder law, estate planning and administration, trust administration, guardianship, special needs planning and personal injury settlement consulting.

Amy lectures frequently to advocacy and professional organizations and families on the importance of proper planning for families of children with special needs. She regularly publishes articles relating to elder law, estate and special needs planning.

Amy is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA®) by the National Elder Law Foundation and is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).

She is the President-Elect of the Board of Directors of the Special Needs Alliance, a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting families with special needs planning. Amy is also the President of the Board of Directors of Westchester Disabled on the Move, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that aims to improve the quality of life and the rights for all people with disabilities.

She is a member of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), Elder Law and Trusts & Estates Sections of the NYSBA, Westchester County Bar Association, and Mamaroneck-Harrison-Larchmont Bar Association.

Amy received her Juris Doctor degree from University at Buffalo Law School and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Binghamton University.

Amy is married and the mother of two sons.

Honors


Best Lawyers in America® (Elder Law and Trusts and Estates) since 2020

New York Super Lawyer since 2019

News & Articles


Speaking Engagements


Videos

Pooled Trusts in Special Needs Planning

January 25, 2021 | By Littman Krooks Partner Amy C. O’Hara, CELA and special guest Lee Ackerman, Executive Director of ACT for Life Services as they discuss the use of pooled trusts in special needs planning. Amy and Lee will discuss the various types of pooled trusts and the benefits of working with a non-profit pooled trust company.

Podcasts

Estate Planning in Chaotic Times

Littman Krooks attorneys Laura Brancato, Esq., Amy C. O’Hara, Esq., and Brian L. Miller, Esq., join Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., to discuss how families and people with disabilities can complete estate planning documents and advance directives using video technology during chaotic times.

From the Library

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Update on Supported Decision Making in New York State

By Amy C. O’Hara, Partner From recent experience in New York guardianship courts on applications where individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities may have some higher functioning…

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Managing Virtual Learning for Students with Special Needs

 Reprinted with permission of the Special Needs Alliance (www.specialneedsalliance.org) This post was authored by attorney Amy C. O’Hara, CELA of Littman Krooks, LLP, New York….