Littman Krooks LLP Attorneys Distinguished as 2024 The Best Lawyers in America® for Excellence in Elder Law and Trusts & Estates

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Rye Brook, New York – Best Lawyers in America® has recognized Bernard A. Krooks, JD, CPA, LLM, CELA®, AEP® (Distinguished), Amy C. O’Hara, Esq., and Joel Krooks, Esq, for excellence in Elder Law and Trusts & Estates for 2024. Bernard and Amy are partners at the law firm Littman Krooks LLP. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor and achievement conferred on a lawyer by their peers.

“This is a tremendous honor for Littman Krooks LLP to have three of our own named among the 2024 Best Lawyers in America.® It is a great testament to their work, and it is humbling to be named by our pears in the Elder and Trust and Estates field,” said Bernard A. Krooks, founding partner.

Bernard A. Krooks is a founding partner of the law firm Littman Krooks LLP and Chair of its Elder Law and Special Needs Department. He has been included in Best Lawyers guide to legal excellence in the U.S. in the field of Elder Law and Trusts and Estates every year since 2008. Krooks is a nationally-recognized expert in all aspects of elder law and special needs planning. He is a member of the Estate Planning Hall of Fame by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC). He is also past President of the Board of Directors of the Arc of Westchester, the largest agency in Westchester County serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This is the third year that Amy C. O’Hara has been named to Best Lawyers. Along with Krooks, she is recognized as a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation. She is President-Elect of the Board of Directors of the Special Needs Alliance, a national organization comprised of attorneys who practice law and advocate for people living with special needs and disabilities, the elderly, and their families. O’Hara is also President of the Board of Directors of Westchester Disabled on the Move, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that aims to improve the quality of life and the rights for all people with disabilities.

Joel Krooks is receiving The Best Lawyers of America honors for the first time. He is an attorney admitted in the State of New York. He focuses his practice on Elder Law, Special Needs Planning and Estate Administration. Krooks is a member of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section, Trust and Estates Section and Young Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Read more about Bernard A. Krooks, Amy C. O’Hara, and Joel Krooks.

Littman Krooks provides sophisticated legal advice and the high level of expertise ordinarily associated with large law firms along with the personal attention and responsiveness of smaller firms. These ingredients, which are the cornerstone of effective representation and are necessary to a successful lawyer/client relationship, have become the foundation of the firm’s success. Littman Krooks LLP offers legal services in several areas of law, including elder law, estate planning, special needs planning, special education advocacy, and corporate and securities. Their offices are located at 800 Westchester Ave, Rye Brook, NY, and 1325 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY. Contact us at

Littman Krooks
800 Westchester Ave S-436 Rye Brook, NY 10573
(914) 684-2100
Press Contact : Littman Krooks

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