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As a nurse attorney with over 25 years of legal experience, Cathleen Summers concentrates her legal practice on crisis planning, Medicaid and long-term care planning, estate planning, and guardianship. She is the go-to expert on helping clients and their families navigate the legal and health care worlds when a crisis occurs. She specializes in crisis management and often supports families who may live out of state or who are unable to provide frequent oversight of a loved one’s care.

Cathleen is often sought out by professionals to serve as an advisor to local hospitals, and to be a member of several boards in the community. Cathleen currently serves as Vice President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Cathleen grew up in Sudbury, Massachusetts and currently resides in Acton, Massachusetts with her husband, Philip Summers. They have three children.

Cathleen and her husband and partner, Phil, founded the firm in 2003.

Cathleen is an LGBTQ Ally.

Cathleen Summers, RN,ESQ Nurse Attorney

Education & Experience

  • Medicare Attorney with the Massachusetts Office of Attorney General
  • Chief Compliance Officer for Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Boston College Law School, 1990.
  • Framingham State College, Bachelor’s Degree
  • Lasell College Associates Degree in Nursing
  • General Counsel and Corporate Compliance services to several health care entities including Critical Care Systems, Inc. and MetLife/New England Life Insurance Company focusing in the areas of litigation management, mergers and acquisitions, contracts and corporate compliance.
  • Frequently presents seminars dealing with health care business law, estate planning and elder law.


  • Vice President – Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • New England Chapter of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • National Citizen’s Coalition for Nursing Home Reform
  • Sigma Theta Tau, an international honor society for nurses.
  • Board Member, Visiting Nurse and Community Health in Arlington




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