Chelsey Gottlieb is a Senior Associate at the Weiss Law Group, PLLC. Since joining the firm in 2013, she focuses on elder law, special needs planning, Medicaid planning, and guardianship. Her clients know her to be extremely responsive, technically skilled, caring, and compassionate.
Chelsey is a frequent presenter and author on legal and practical issues related to aging and special needs for both professional and lay audiences. Her articles for New York Minutes: the Newsletter of the Federal Bar Association of the Southern District of New York include “The Growing Concerns of and Challenges to S.C.P.A. Article 17-A” (August 2017) and “Major Changes in Special Needs Law: Legislative and Case Law Update” (co-author, Winter 2016). Her research on diminished mental capacity among elders was featured at “The Capacity Crisis:
What Lawyers Need to Know and do for their Clients, the Public and Themselves,” the first annual conference of Touro Law Center’s Aging and Longevity Institute.
Chelsey is certified by the Office of Court Administration to serve as Court Evaluator, Guardian for Incapacitated Persons, and Counsel for Alleged Incapacitated Persons in Article 81 Proceedings. She is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, and an active member of the New York State Bar Association’s Elder Law and Special Needs Section.
She received her Juris Doctor from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. While in law school, Chelsey served as articles editor of the Cardozo Public Law, Policy and Ethics Journal. She also assisted in the prosecution of elder abuse cases in the Special Prosecutions Division of the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office. She received a BA with Phi Beta Kappa honors from Lehigh University.