Tucson, AZ – October 27, 2020The Special Needs Alliance (SNA) announced today its 2020 – 2021 Board of Directors. The SNA is a national organization of attorneys in the practice of special needs, disability and elder law.

“We’re thrilled to have such talented and passionate individuals as our new board of directors,” said Special Needs Alliance Executive Director Jihane Rohrbacker. “We are confident that SNA will continue to successfully serve its members and their clientele guided by our new board of directors.”

2020 – 2021 SNA Board of Directors


Jefferey M. Yussman, Esq.
Yussman Special Needs Law &
Wyatt Estate Planning
Louisville, Kentucky

Mary O’Byrne, Esq.
O’Byrne Law, LLC
Timonium, Maryland

James A. Caffry, Esq.
Caffry Law, PLLC
Waterbury, Vermont

Amy O’Hara, CELA
Littman Krooks, LLP
New York, New York

Robert F. Brogan, CELA
Brogan Law Group, P.C.
Brick, New Jersey

Jennifer L. Lile, CELA
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths &
Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
Canton, Ohio


Kenneth M. Bloom, Esq.
Latimer LeVay Fyock, LLC
Chicago, IL

Laurie A. Hanson, Esq.
Long, Reher, Hanson & Price, P.A.
Minneapolis, MN

Bryn Poland, Esq.
Mayo & Poland, PLLC
Baytown, TX

Judith L. Bomster, Esq.
Butenhof & Bomster, PC
Manchester, NH

Mary Alice Jackson, Esq.
Boyer & Boyer, P.A.
Sarasota, FL

Larry Rocamora, Esq.
McPherson & Rocamora, PLLC
Durham, NC

Roxanne J.Chang, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Plymouth, MI

Tara Pleat, Esq.
Wilcenski & Pleat, PLLC
Clifton Park, NY

Christopher W. Smith, Esq.
Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices, PLLC
Southfield, MI

“I’m very excited to take over as president of SNA and continue the work of Jennifer Lile and others to create an organization that functions at the highest level to help our members and their clientele,” said Special Needs Alliance President Jefferey Yussman. “This year has had its challenges, but SNA has adapted to ensure that members are still getting value from the organization. In my role, I also hope to help our organization return to a sense of normalcy.”

The Special Needs Alliance has more than 150 members in 44 states. Its membership is obtained via an invitation from the organization and is limited to those who meet its professional standards in the area of disability law and advocacy. Membership signifies that the member attorney is recognized amongst his/her peers as a notable attorney practicing special needs law.

“Jennifer and her predecessors have brought in younger members and this keeps SNA modern—especially with the creative use of technology, which has proven to be essential this year,” continued Yussman. “Overall, I want to make sure the organization remains strong, vital and relevant to our members.”

 About Special Needs Alliance
The Special Needs Alliance (SNA) is a national organization comprised of attorneys who practice law and advocate for people living with special needs and disabilities, the elderly, and their families. SNA was formed in 2002 to maintain a professional organization of attorneys skilled in public benefits, estate, trust and tax planning, and legal issues for individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities. Membership in the Alliance is only obtained via an invitation from the SNA and is limited to those who meet its professional standards in the area of disability law and advocacy. SNA is instrumental in connecting individuals with disabilities, their families and their advisors—including personal injury attorneys and financial advisors—with local members who have niche practices in special needs and disability law and elder law.

SNA member practice areas and services include: Special Needs Trusts; Medicaid, SSI & Entitlement Program Eligibility; Estate, Wills, Trust & Tax Planning for Individuals with Disabilities and Their Families; Financial Planning & Legal Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities; Guardianships & Conservatorships; Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice Settlement Assistance; Trust & Estate Distributions and Fiduciary Accountings; Estate & Trust Administration; and Health Care Decisions & Advance Directives. For more information visit: specialneedsalliance.org.


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