Kathie Brown Roberts P.C.
The Law Office of Kathie Brown Roberts, P.C. assists clients in Sandy, UT and throughout Salt Lake County with Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Estate Administration and Guardianships and Conservatorships. The firm also regularly assists in the resolution of contested matters and estate litigation in those areas.
The firm’s managing attorney, Kathie Brown Roberts, JD, CELA, is currently one of three attorneys in the state of Utah certified as a Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, the only elder law program accredited by the American Bar Association. With over twenty-five years of experience, Kathie is also a past Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Utah State Bar, and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), ElderCounsel. She is a member of the Pro Bono Committee of the Elder-Law Section of the Utah State Bar and has actively provided volunteer legal services to local senior centers for the past several years.
Kathie Brown Roberts, Esq., CELA, is the founding manager and owner of Kathie Brown Roberts, P.C. established in 2006. Kathie earned her undergraduate degree at University of Texas at Austin where she graduated in 1987. She received her Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California in 1991, was admitted to the California Bar in 1991, the Alaska Bar in 1992 and the Utah Bar in 2005.
Allison specializes in estate planning, special needs planning, adult guardianship, and probate matters. While attending college, she worked for Elder Law attorneys and developed a passion for working with older adults. She received a minor in Gerontology and spent countless hours volunteering with underserved seniors at a nearby senior living community.
As a CELA, Kathie is certified to have:
- Been licensed to practice law in at least one state and be in good standing with all Bar Associations where she is licensed to practice;
- Spent an average of at least 16 hours a week practicing elder law during the three years preceding the application for certification;
- Handled at least 60 elder law matters during those three years with a specified distribution among a wide variety of topics;
- Participated in at least 45 hours of continuing legal education in the three years preceding the application;
- Favorably been evaluated by five elder law attorney specialists who are not a member of her firm;
- Passed a full day certification examination.
Planning for incapacity is certainly an emotional challenge, but it’s simply about taking precautionary measures to ensure you and your family will be protected during a period of temporary or permanent incapacity.
If you currently provide care for a child or loved one with special needs (such as mental or physical disabilities), you must have contemplated what may happen to him or her when you are no longer able to serve as the caretaker.
For some members of our society, legal protection may be necessary even after they have entered adulthood. These individuals may have been injured in an accident, continue to suffer from an incapacitating physical illness or psychological disorder, or have some other condition that prevents them from caring for themselves.
We were in the midst of a difficult situation with no end in sight. Kathie provided a light at the end of the tunnel and guided us to that end. She is kind, knowledgeable, communicates effectively and we could not have gotten through it all without her.
Our family is very appreciative of Kathie’s efforts on our behalf. Kathie was adept at balancing hard legal advice with a compassionate sense for the very personal side of the issues. At no time did we feel the myriad of legal and regulatory matters overshadow her commitment to our mother and our family - a client-first perspective.
Kathie Roberts and her staff have been extremely helpful and knowledgeable navigating through the difficult process of a Veteran's Benefit for our mom. Kathie fought to get a benefit that our late father earned during his service in WWII. We would not have been successful without the relentless help and follow up by Kathie and her staff. Our family highly recommends Kathie Roberts and her staff for any legal issues regarding your elderly loved ones.