In 1998, Maine attorney Sally Wagley joined Michael Levey in his Winthrop, Maine law practice, establishing the firm of Levey & Wagley, P.A. (now Levey, Wagley, Putman & Eccher P.A.). Sally has more than 30 years of experience in the elder law field. Before entering private practice, Sally worked as a lawyer for Legal Services for the Elderly, Maine’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, and Maine’s Bureau of Elder and Adult Services (now the Office of Adult & Disability Services).
Sally focuses her practice on elder law, estate planning, probate, and special needs trusts. She helps clients of all ages preserve real estate, savings and other assets, access health and long term care, minimize estate and income taxes, and obtain public benefits. She has special expertise in helping elderly and disabled people, family caregivers, and families with disabled children. She enjoys explaining the law to clients in language they can understand, and helping them feel more empowered in challenging circumstances.
Sally has been a leader in the elder law field. She has drafted state legislation on powers of attorney, health care decision-making, and guardianship and conservatorship. She has advocated in the Maine legislature on behalf of the elderly, the disabled, residents of nursing homes in Maine, and recipients of MaineCare. She is a former co-chair of the Maine State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section and a frequent speaker on elder law topics at seminars for attorneys and others. She has authored two Maine Bar Journal articles, After Cruzan: The Changing Art of Drafting Living Wills and Durable Powers of Attorney (May 1992), and Guardianship Changes in Perspective (January 1995). She has been an instructor for the University of Maine at Augusta Senior College, teaching a popular course, “Is It Legal?” She serves as a member of the board of directors of Home Care for Maine.
Sally is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Northeastern University School of Law.
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