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About

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

After nearly a decade working with individuals and their families at a prestigious elder law and estate planning firm located in New Bedford, MA and serving those living in Southeastern, Massachusetts and Cape Cod, it is with excitement that I announce Walecka Law, P.C. At my firm, I focus my practice on Elder Law, Estate Planning, Estate & Trust Administration, Special Needs Planning and Business Succession. I am committed to client-focused planning strategies and embracing a team-approach with the support of trusted professionals in the community. I am a passionate advocate for my clients, helping them to create comprehensive estate plans designed to protect them, their family, and their assets. As founder of Walecka Law, P.C., I enjoy helping seniors, and clients of all ages, protect their hard-earned assets and make important decisions regarding their estate and their loved ones. In my off time, I enjoy spending time with my spouse and 2-year old son. I enjoy reading, watching movies, and traveling. 

Education
Experience
  • November 2011 – October 2020 – associate attorney at Surprenant & Beneski, P.C.
  • April 2010 – November 2011 – legal intern at Surprenant & Beneski, P.C.
Community Education and Support
  • Free lectures on elder law issues, estate, trust, and special needs planning;
  • Provides mini-consultations at local Council on Aging in the greater New Bedford area;
  • Has authored several articles in local publications (e.g., South Coast Prime Time magazine, Senior Scope, Marion COA’s Sippican Soundings, Fairhaven COA’s Senior Lifestyles, and Dartmouth COA).
Memberships
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
    • August 2009 to present – Member
  • WealthCounsel, LLC
    • November 2011 to present – Member
  • Massachusetts Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys (MassForum),
    • January 2021 to present – President Elect
    • December 2014 to December 2020 – Board of Directors
    • November 2011 to present – Member
    • January 2022 to present- President
  • Bristol County Estate Planning Council (BCEPC)
    • June 2016 to present – Board of Directors
    • May 2014 to May 2016  – President
    • April 2010 to present – Member
  • Massachusetts Chapter of NAELA (MassNAELA)
    • January 2012 to present – Publications Committee
    • September 2009 to present – Member
  • South Coast Senior Resource Association, Inc.
    • May 2014 to present – Director
  • Southeastern Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Partnership
    • May 2014 to 2016 – Member
  • Spindle City Chapter of Networking Group USA
    • April 2021 to present
  • Caregiver Resource Collaborative (CRC)
    • October 2013 to April 2017 – Board Member
  • Southcoast VNA’s Hope Takes Flight Committee
    • June 2015 to April 2016 – Member
  • Crystal Springs, Inc. of Assonet, MA Human Rights Committee
    • December 2011 to November 2013 – Co-Chair
  • Ombudsman for the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (through Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs)
    • April 2010 to May 2011
Honors & Awards
  • Named to Thompson Reuters / Boston Magazine’s Super Lawyer® list as Rising Star: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Thurgood Marshall Social Justice Award
  • Honorary Pro Bono Distinction
  • Scholarship Award
  • Pi Sigma Alpha