Maine Attorney Sally Wagley was admitted to the practice of law in Maine in 1984. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan (B. A. 1978) and Northeastern University School of Law (J.D. 1984). 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. In 1998, she joined Michael Levey in his Winthrop, Maine law practice, establishing the firm of Levey & Wagley, P.A. (now Levey, Wagley & Putman, P.A.).
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 has in-depth knowledge of health and long term care insurance, Medicare, MaineCare (Maine Medicaid), nursing homes, assisted living, home health care, wills, trusts (including special needs trusts), powers of attorney, advance health care directives, living wills, and guardianship and conservatorship.
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 is an instructor for the University of Maine at Augusta Senior College, teaching a popular course, “Is It Legal?” She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She was one of the founders of Community Mediation Services, a nonprofit organization offering free and low-cost mediation services.
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