“Time after time, I can tell I removed a burden from a client when I see their shoulders drop and witness that sigh of relief. Clients leave a meeting with me feeling they have less to fear and can focus their attention on their family, not on legal problems.”

– Miles P. Zatkowsky, Esq.

Miles P. Zatkowsky, Esq.

    Miles received his Juris Doctor in 1981. Following law school, he worked for the Justices of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, in the Second Judicial Department, one of the busiest appellate courts in the nation. Today, his practice is focused on Elder Law, with a particular emphasis on Medicaid Planning and Asset Protection, Estate Planning, Probate and Estate Administration, and Guardianships for incapacitated individuals.

    Miles lectures frequently on Elder Law issues involving Medicaid Planning, hospital discharge planning and nursing home placement, estate planning, advanced directives and guardianships.  He has been asked to present for various bar and judicial associations, and medical and health care groups. He is active in the New York State and Monroe County Bar Associations’ Elder Law Committees and the state’s Executive Committee. Miles has served on many Boards and Committees and is currently a Director of the Alzheimer’s Association for the  Rochester and Finger Lakes Area. He is also one of the original Trustees of the Future Care Planning Pooled Supplemental Needs Trust.

    He is a member of the Elder Abuse Prevention Consortium, a collection of professionals whose objective is to protect the rights of elder adults and reverse the growing trend of abuse. Miles also serves on the Monroe County Older Adult Fatality Review Committee, one of only a few panels in the nation which reviews the cases of deaths of older adults to assist in improving the availability of services in an effort to prevent future abuses and fatalities.

    Born in Brooklyn, Miles moved to Rochester, New York, in 1986.  He realized his passion to help older adults and focus his practice on Elder Law when he helped his parents move from Brooklyn to Rochester and assisted in their care-giving.  His compassion is apparent and he says clients often show their appreciation with hugs; most clients don’t hug their lawyers!