Matthew Carmody, Esq.


Practice areas: 

Estate Planning and Administration, Guardianships, Medicaid Planning.

Matthew has focused his elder law skills in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Guardianships and Medicaid planning, and has received multiple appointments as Guardian, Temporary Guardian, Guardian-ad-Litem, Court Evaluator, and Attorney for the Alleged Incapacitated Person in both New York State Supreme and Surrogate’s Courts.

Matthew is recognized for his contributions and professional competence as a Speaker by The New York State Bar Association for their program on 'Planning for Unmarried Couples LGBT  and Others'.

He was a staff attorney at South Brooklyn Legal Services’ HIV unit and the supervising attorney at Housing Works Client Legal Services prior to starting his elder law practice as an associate attorney with Brian A. Raphan P.C. in 2009. 



Matthew Carmody received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York, College at Purchase, his law degree at the City University of New York School of Law at Queens College, and was admitted to practice law in the State of New York in 1999.


New York Bar Association

Matthew also regularly volunteers at SAGE (Service and Advocacy for a Gay Environment), the Trans Justice Funding Project, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, and other Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender organizations.

Matthew, Thank you so much for all you have done professionally... but even more for being YOU. 
You took care of what needed to be done so very professionally but served as a comfort as well... with no ego involved.
I just want to let you know that I recognize that. 
I appreciate how you work as well as the excellence of your work."  
                                                      -Karena R, New York
Matthew Carmody, Esq



•National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

•American Bar Association

•New York State Bar Association

•United States District Court New York Southern District • USDC NY Eastern District

•State of New York Unified Court System

•National Alliance of Trust & Estate Professionals

•Temple University • Cardozo Law School NY

•AARP Listed Attorney

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