About Melissa Q. Leavy, CELA*

Melissa Q. Leavy received her J.D. from the St. Louis University School of Law with a Tax Concentration in Estate Planning.

Attorney Melissa Leavy

Melissa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a member of the Missouri and Illinois Bar Associations. Melissa is a Certified Elder Law Attorney as designated through the National Elder Law Foundation. She is a Board Member of the Missouri Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, a member of Elder Counsel, and a member of the Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce. Melissa is a also VA-accredited attorney.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Melissa served as the Uptown Coordinator for the City of Collinsville, Illinois where she worked with businesses and residents in a low-income district to develop policies and procedures that still benefit Collinsville’s historic location today..

During law school, she worked at both the Internal Revenue Service and the Missouri Department of Revenue, assisting in complex litigation cases and resolution of tax controversy cases.

Melissa represents clients in Medicaid and VA eligibility cases as well as matters involving the Missouri Department of Social Services, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), other Social Security Administration programs, and Veterans Administration. Melissa’s VA-accreditation authorizes her to represent clients directly in their initial claims and appeals for Veteran Benefits. She helps clients and their families with a wide-range of long-term care issues, including Medicaid, Veteran’s Benefits, other government programs, tax and estate planning, asset protection and Special Needs Trusts, and Probate matters.

​Melissa has three very cool kids, Jessica, Gabe and Clara, who keep her busy and happy.

For information on Elder Care Law, contact Elder Care Law Group at 314-932-5573.

*Certified Elder Law Attorney as certified by the National Elder Law Foundation. Neither the supreme courts of Missouri or Illinois nor the bar organizations of Missouri or Illinois review or approve certification organizations or specialist designations.

Client Testimonials

I was at a total loss as to what to do about my parents estate when my father passed away and my mother was diagnosed with dementia. Melissa was (and is) a savior for myself and my family. She is brilliant, astute on the law, thorough, and she genuinely loves her work. Hire her, you will be glad you did, I assure you. - Paul

Client Testimonials

Ms. Melissa is the real deal, she is professional, courteous and very knowledgeable. She puts her elderly clients at ease with her calm and reassuring manor. She fully understands the different family dynamics and gets the best outcome for her client. I'm very glad I hired Elder Law attorney Melissa Leavy to be my mother's attorney and advocate. Would definitely recommend her and would definitely call her again if I need to. - Lisa

Client Testimonials

Melissa has been a fabulous attorney and consult regarding various legal matters and needs from legal guardianship to creating living will/power of attorney and a trust fund for my girls as well as even a special needs trust. She is thorough, well knowledged and very reliable on finding answers to my many questions on my various legal needs and replies in a timely manner. I HIGHLY recommend her for any legal need you may have. Comparable pricing and just amazing. - Dawne

Client Testimonials

Melissa provided my family with up to date information and offered knowledge based opinions for application for VA Spousal benefits for my Mother. The VA Administration changes it's review policy annually, and Melissa has the necessary training and experience to guide her Senior Clients through the process. Her firm also updated necessary legal documents for my Mom at a reasonable fee. Our family appreciated Attorney Melissa's well informed approach. - Heddy