JULIA KECK PRICE, JD
Elder Law Attorney
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.
Tulane University Law School, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2010
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.
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.
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.
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!
I studied abroad in Amsterdam while I was in law school.