BRIAN ANDREW TULLY CELEBRATES TWO DECADES OF PRACTICING ELDER LAW AND ESTATE PLANNING
Grandfather’s Influence Made Him Enter the Field of Law
Growing up in Malverne, New York, as a child, Brian Andrew Tully was
close to both sets of grandparents — literally. His maternal grandparents lived next
door, where he played games, spent Saturday nights watching TV with them, learned to
swing a golf club, and received a penny for every weed he pulled out from their
lawn. On Sundays, he spent time with his father’s parents attending church, sitting
with them at the kitchen table eating rolls and cookies they picked up from the
bakery, and enjoying large family dinners.
Andy Tully, his paternal grandfather, was an attorney. One day, he had a talk with
Brian, who was a college student at the time studying criminal justice. Andy saw the
potential in his grandson and, along with his wife, recommended that Brian should
take the same career path. A few years later, Brian enrolled in Touro College Jacob
D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Huntington, New York, and obtained his Juris Doctor.
For 20 years, Brian Andrew Tully, Esq., of Tully Law, PC
<http://www.tullyelderlaw.com/> has been honoring and protecting elders in New York
and their caregivers by leading them from a place of confusion to a place of
protection, provision and peace by providing them with advanced planning, long-term
care services, and life care planning.
He started his practice in Huntington in 1998. What gravitated him toward the field
of elder law were the closeness with his grandparents and witnessing firsthand how
his parents and relatives cared for his grandparents when they became too ill to
care for themselves.
“What I didn’t realize is that my childhood and teenage years were gratefully
focused on my amazing grandparents — those grandparents right next door and those I
looked forward to seeing every Sunday,” Mr. Tully says. “So, yes, law was a choice
but elder law was not. It was natural for me to continue to be with and help other
people’s grandmothers and grandfathers. Looking back, I can say with certainty that
I didn’t choose elder law; it chose me.”
In 2004, Mr. Tully launched the ElderCare Resource Center
(www.eldercareresourcecenter.info <http://www.eldercareresourcecenter.info> ), an
online resource guide for the elderly and their caregivers. With more than 2,200
links to elder care resources, the website provides legal resources and other
information on age-related health issues, finding a caregiver, where to find senior
housing, and Medicaid and Medicare issues. It also includes a palliative care
resource guide which explains how to plan for long-term and end-of-life care. In
2005, the ElderCare Resource Center was named the Small Education Business of the
Year by the Huntington Regional Business Partnership.
In 2011, Tully Law relocated to Melville. The following year, the firm received the
Partnership Award from Disabled and Alone/Life Services for the Handicapped, Inc., a
nonprofit organization which assists families in estate planning, and Mr. Tully was
featured in Newsweek’s “Nationwide Leading Elder Care & Estate Planning Attorney
He has received accreditation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to
represent and assist veterans and their spouses in the preparation, presentation,
and prosecution of claims for benefits, including the Aid and Attendance Pension. He
is a member of the Board of Directors of the Life Care Planning Law Firms
Association and is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Academy of
Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.
From 2011 to 2017, Mr. Tully has been named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list
in the practice areas of Elder Law and Estate Planning & Probate. In 2017, he was
certified as a Member of the Lawyers of Distinction.
In addition to his work as an attorney, Mr. Tully provides seminars on elder law and
estate planning at assisted living facilities. He has also spoken on the topic of
detecting and preventing elder financial abuse. As a public service, he publishes a
downloadable guidebook each year titled “How to Plan for Aging Parents,” which looks
at life care planning and traditional elder law plans.
“It has been a pleasure serving the elderly population of New York and their
families for the last 20 years,” Mr. Tully says. “I look forward to helping those
families who are caring for their loved ones by making the life care planning
process easier for them during times of difficulty.”
For more information, call (631) 424-2800 or visit <http://www.tullyelderlaw.com/>