Harry S. Margolis

New York University School of Law

Harry S. Margolis has been representing seniors, individuals with special needs and their families since he started ElderLawServices, the predecessor of Margolis & Bloom, in June 1987. Since then, he and the firm as a whole have helped thousands of clients pay for long-term care, grapple with the incapacity of a family member, and plan for safe and productive futures for their children and grandchildren.

Harry served as editor of The ElderLaw Report, a monthly newsletter for attorneys for three decades. His leadership in the field has been recognized by his peers in his selection as a Fellow of both the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel. He has been named a “Super Lawyer” since 2005 and in different years recognized as one of the top 100 attorneys in New England.  In 2015, Best Lawyers named him Best Lawyer in America in the practice of Elder Law and Trust and Estates., and he is the only elder law attorney to receive these honors.

Resources Margolis has created

But Mr. Margolis’ passion is explaining complex legal issues to consumers, to clients in his practice, to Massachusetts consumers through the information on this website and its blog, and nationally on two websites he founded: www.elderlawanswers.com and www.specialneedsanswers.com. Most recently he began answering consumer questions online at www.askharry.info. He strongly believes that the best legal solutions are achieved through the partnership of well-informed clients and attorneys who combine great technical expertise, experience, and an ability to listen.

In 2012, Mr. Margolis ran (unsuccessfully) for Governor’s Council. He has served as an elected town meeting member in Brookline and on the town’s bicycle advisory committee. When not working, Mr. Margolis resides in Brookline with his wife, college-age twins (when they're home) and dog of uncertain breed. He loves biking and traveling, both in the US and abroad. 


Articles Written by Attorney Margolis

Planning to protect the home

Eight steps for better hospital outcomes

Virtues of Private Reverse Mortgages in Massachusetts Lawyers 

Pooled Disability Trusts: Their Time is Now

Modern marriage for seniors and soon-to-be seniors


"Being treated with great warmth and respect by entire staff, especially Harry Margolis and Eugenia Andrade during a most difficult time as well as knowing that my late husband and I had entrusted our future to as fine an elder law firm as exists in Boston." -Anonymous Cambridge

"I was completely satisfied with our experience with your firm. Harry was terrific--an insightful, trusted and responsive advisor. It was also a pleasure working with Eugenia. Many thanks!" -Peter Espo, Boston

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