JULIA KECK PRICE, JD

Elder Law Attorney

JuliaAssociate Attorney Julia K. Price works closely with clients and families who are facing imminent care transitions and may be worried about how to find and pay for needed care.  Because of her background in Medicaid and VA benefits, Julia is especially well equipped to assess Elder Law of East Tennessee clients’ financial and care situation and determine how to obtain eligibility for benefits that will pay for care in a facility or at home. She stays on top of changes in the law, advocates for clients with benefits agencies, ensures that the necessary legal documents are in place to prepare for current and future decision-making, and finds ways to maximize assets so that the elder gets the best possible care in the most suitable location.

Education:
Agnes Scott College, Political Science & History, 2006

Tulane University Law School, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2010

Memberships/Accreditations:
Tennessee Bar Association
Knoxville Bar Association
East Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women
National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
NAELA Journal Editorial Board
Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women, Corresponding Secretary

VA Accredited

What is the problem you are best at solving for your clients?

Most of my clients are struggling with how to get assistance to pay for the care they need.  Figuring out how to apply for public benefits or appeal a denial can be an extremely confusing process.  I guide my clients through the labyrinth of paperwork and documentation and help them get a good outcome while reducing their stress and anxiety along the way.

What excites you about your work and the contribution you make to the ELET team?

Getting access to benefits is a huge piece of the financial and care planning puzzle for many ELET clients.  It’s almost always a struggle to fill in that piece, but it’s deeply satisfying every time we win approval for a client.  I find it rewarding to be a part of ensuring that someone has gotten the help they need to pay for care.

What do you love most about ELET? 

Elder Law of East Tennessee is a supportive work environment where everyone is empowered to grow and challenge themselves.  All of the employees spend time learning about each other’s jobs and are ready to jump in and shuffle tasks when needed to allow a coworker to develop a new skill or take his or her job to the next level.

Where can we find you when you’re not working? 

I enjoy cooking and reading, but most of my free time is consumed by wrangling a multigenerational household:  my kids, Willa, Jack, and Emmeline, all under age five; my husband, John; and my above-90-year-old grandmother.  She’s the feisty one!

Fun fact:

I studied abroad in Amsterdam while I was in law school.