Our practice of Elder Law is based on a lasting relationship with clients and their families. This allows us to get to know you and to understand what you want and need. We will listen to you and support you during these stressful times. We are here to serve you and to achieve your legal goals. If you or your family have issues that we cannot help with, we will refer you to the people who can.
After all, YOUR positive experience is OUR top priority.
W. Wade W. Scott, Esquire
AttorneyAttorney W. Wade W. Scott believes that estate planning is a collaborative, relationship-based process, not simply the filling out and filing of documents. After all, you are choosing an advisor upon whom your loved ones will depend during challenging and difficult times.
Wade will take the time and make the commitment to forge a close relationship with you and your family, one that he hopes will last a lifetime.
Wade graduated from the University of Richmond with a B.A. in English, magna cum laude, in 1979. He earned his law degree from George Mason University Law School in 1984. Wade earned a graduate certificate in Estate Planning from Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2007.
During the early part of his legal career, Wade concentrated his practice in civil litigation. Over time, he decided to leave the large firm he worked for and develop a practice that would let him work with families to meet their legal needs and give him more time to spend with his own family. Wade’s practice is known as the Delaware Elder Law Center. Wade is a member of NAELA, WealthCounsel and ElderCounsel, which are national organizations of trusts and estates attorneys and other legal, tax and business professionals who design sophisticated planning techniques for individuals and families.
Paralegal & Certified Medicaid PlannerAllysyn brings to the team a wealth of experience, particularly in Medicaid planning. She attended Wesley College, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1988. She holds her Series 6, 63, and 65 as well as two Associate degrees from Delaware Technical College. Additionally, Allysyn obtained her Paralegal Certificate from Widener University Delaware Law School.
Allysyn has been with the team since 2013 and is the Firm’s “Miracle” Medicaid Paralegal. As a Certified Medicaid Planner, she assists individuals and families through the difficult and very complicated process of Medicaid applications. Allysyn knows the in’s and out’s of the Delaware Medicaid system and we are so lucky to have her with us!
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her large family, especially her adorable son Jacksyn, attending concerts and festivals, and volunteering whenever she can for causes close to her heart. ♥ Speaking of hearts, she has a heart of gold… and is the glue that holds our “family” together!
Karen is our full time Office Administrator. Karen joined our team in April of 2018. Prior to that, Karen was a litigation paralegal and office manager for 22 years at Hogan McDaniel, Attorneys at Law, and is a Certified ProAdvisor for Intuit Quickbooks: She is extremely skilled at bookkeeping! Karen majored in Business Management and Administration at Gordon State College (a division of the University of Georgia) in Barnesville, GA, where she also minored in graphic art.
In her free time, she loves to go on motorcycle rides (only as a passenger as her husband, Rob, is always the “pilot”) and enjoys spending time with her family of four boys, their wives, three grandsons (Xander, Spencer & Jack) and many grand-dogs. Rob and Karen are extremely passionate about animal rescue and part of their family includes their two rescue dogs Kolby and Jasper! They support animal rescues, especially the ones that saved Kolby (LaMancha Animal Rescue – Pennsylvania) and Jasper (Justice Rescue – Pennsylvania). Karen also spent several years volunteering at local retirement communities and skilled nursing / rehab facilities around her hometown (Thomaston, Georgia) where she would go with friends and sing to the residents and help them with their basic needs. She fits in very well here, as her compassion is contagious! ♥
Tina joined our firm in the Fall of 2018 as our team’s Marketing and Scheduling Coordinator. Prior to coming to DELC, she enjoyed a long career in the hotel industry in various positions such as Convention Sales and Event Planning. When you meet her, you will have no doubt that she has a great passion for working with people.
Tina has a full family life with her husband Rick, five children and four grandchildren. She loves spending her time at home preparing delicious meals for the family and also enjoys hosting large gatherings for everyone during the holidays. Tina and Rick love to travel and, now that her last two daughters are in college, she and Rick plan to do a lot more traveling! Tina brings a wealth of knowledge to our team as well as her warmth and concern for others.
Sr. Firm Greeter
Augusta (“Gussie”) was rescued from a no kill shelter in Pennsylvania and she is three years old. Gussie appears to be a mix of Cairn Terrier and Shih Tzu; her personality reflects the strongest features of each. Gussie comes to work on most days to meet and greet guests and clients. When the door bell rings, she runs into the waiting room (sometimes with toy in her mouth) with her tail wagging.
Gussie seems to sense when someone is under stress or upset. She hops right up on the couch to comfort them and to get a belly rub! Gussie can hardly wait to meet you!
Jr. Firm Greeter
Millie is the baby at the firm. She just turned a year old in December and is still learning the ropes from her older sister, Gussie. It takes her a few minutes to warm up, but she will soon be your best friend.
Millie has really never met a person she doesn’t like and she is waiting for you!