Brian G. Quinn

About Brian G. Quinn

Brian Quin is a partner with the law firm of Quinn Estate & Elder Law, LLC. He was recently named a “Rising Star” in the Missouri/Kansas region by the Super Lawyers Magazine and serves on the Board for the Missouri Chapter of NAELA. He serves individual and business clients in a variety of legal matters, especially in the areas of estate planning, asset protection planning, Medicaid planning, VA benefits, and elder law. He also frequently lectures on these topics.

Should Dad Still be Driving?

By |July 14th, 2017|


This Question Comes Up In Almost Every Family

When is it time to take the keys away from mom or dad? How do we do it? Is there a “one size fits all” approach? Is there a kinder, gentler way to do it? How do we promote safety, while allowing for mobility and flexibility?

Vicki Spraul of […]

Time Shares and Estate Planning

By |June 14th, 2017|


What do Timeshares have to do with Estate Planning and Medicaid?

For many years Jim and Sally had enjoyed trips to the beach. These days, however, life is slowing down for them. Several health issues now make it harder for them to travel and enjoy the sun and surf.

They are now tidying up their estate plans […]

Grandma, Eating is NOT Overrated

By |May 26th, 2017|

Most of us have no issues related to getting the food we need and cooking and eating our meals. The same can’t be assumed of aging seniors. Several issues arise for some in their later years.

Fortunately, we have a great resource at our disposal, which also presents a meaningful opportunity of service.

Seniors Often Face Food […]

Planning for Seniors with Special Needs

By |April 24th, 2017|

Developmental Disabilities on the Rise

What kind of preparations are important to make for aging adults with developmental disabilities? Because we’re seeing more children in these situations, we also expect to see adults, and aging adults with special needs.

With autism, for example, reported to be on the rise, it’s a good thing that more is known […]

Are You Covered When “Admitted Under Observation?”

By |March 20th, 2017|

A recent Medicare trend has many seniors and their families very concerned. Those not in the know could pay several thousand dollars more than expected for treatment. The devil is in the details of the terminology related to admission classification.

Alice’s recent experience, for example, didn’t turn out as expected.

Alice, one of our dear clients, was […]

Technology That Makes Aging Better

By |February 20th, 2017|


New applications of technology are making their way into the world of senior care in Missouri and the St. Louis region. It’s helping communities deliver better care, offering seniors more options and helping families stay far better connected with their aging loved ones.

Most people don’t associate seniors with new technology. From wearables to touch screens […]

VOYCE – An Advocate You Can Count On

By |January 13th, 2017|

It’s great to have an advocate.

One of life’s little lessons is this: What you don’t know can hurt you. I see this play out in some unfortunate ways in the world of long term care. For most people, it’s new territory. For a senior advancing in years, the needs can be overwhelming, details can be […]

What’s Shiny and New (and Tried and True) in St. Louis for the Senior Community

By |December 22nd, 2016|

St. Louis hasn’t always been known for being innovative leaders in the senior community scene. Neither have we had the sheer number of communities enjoyed by other metropolitan areas. Instead, we’ve lagged behind cities like Dallas and Denver for many years. That, however, might be changing. We’re now seeing several new or improved senior communities […]

Senior Downsizing Made Easier

By |November 16th, 2016|

Linda was getting on in years and had just finished updating her estate plan. She now wondered what to do with that big, old house she was living in all by herself. The home had served their family well for many decades. The kids had long ago left the nest and started expanding families of […]

VA Benefits You Can’t Pass Up

By |October 19th, 2016|

Sarah helped her dad work with me to complete his estate planning documents. The three of us then took a moment to see if there was anything else we could do to help Isaac better enjoy his retirement years.

Knowing he was a veteran, I asked if he was taking advantage of the health benefits offered […]