The Metroeast's Elder Law Resource

Elder Law Attorney Katherine Ruocco

Your Legal Advocate

Protect assets from nursing home spend down, effectively plan your estate to avoid probate and unnecessary expense, and take legal actions to help protect your person, family, and property. Contact us today for your FREE consultation to learn more.

If you're currently spending down on nursing home or are worried about this financial fire, contact our office for your free consultation to see how you can protect yourself and your family.  There are lawful and legitimate ways to protect your assets from nursing home spend down.  However in order to avail yourself of these rights you need to know and understand these important rights. When you're spending thousands of dollars monthly on nursing home, if such dollars can and could be protected, and one wants to protect their hard-earned dollars from nursing home spend down, one simply CANNOT AFFORD to NOT know one's legal rights.  Our office delivers clients prompt, courteous, and effective counsel so that  informed decisions can be made in both advanced planning and crisis situations.

Our Elder Law Attorney is Katherine Ruocco.  Katherine  has experience in medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and abuse, creditor protection, contract law, real estate, and many other legal areas.

Katherine has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Missouri - St. Louis, a Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Law, and is licensed to practice in Illinois and Missouri.  She has practiced law for over fifteen years in private practice.  Katherine litigates trials, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, and practices in a wide variety of practice areas including administrative law, family, debtor protection, medical malpractice, estate planning, probate, and real estate matters. Her current practice has transitioned to a focus of elder law and protecting clients' hard-earned assets, from harsh and rapid nursing home spend down.


Public Service

Katherine has served as an accredited VA attorney with the Department of Veterans Affairs since 2008 and works as a veterans advocate.  She has served veterans in the capacity of guardian, conservator and VA Fiduciary.  She also serves as a legal resource for AARP, Alzheimers Organization and other organizations that focus on assisting the elderly, veterans and the disabled.  In certain cases there may be some counsel available for veterans which is  rendered without cost due to Katherine's deep gratitude and respect for our military men and women.

In addition to practicing law, Katherine had served as a Village of Swansea Trustee from 2013 to 2017. As a  Village trustee, Katherine and the Village Board dealt regularly with the review,  amendment, and approval of Village contracts and agreements, union negotiations and resulting contracts, Village litigation issues, Village debt servicing, legal issues related to personnel  and independent contractors, real estate transactions, and overall Village administration issues.  


At Your Service

lKatherine has worked for Fortune 500 firms as a management consultant and understands how big business works and has also owned and operated successful small businesses since she had been in college. 

Katherine worked at the Edward Jones Trust Company working with clients and financial advisors with regard to complex trust and estate matters.  She has worked in many areas, and  as an elder law attorney works diligently to protect the rights of seniors and their families.  She has relevant business experience and knowledge, in addition to the needed and extensive legal experience, that will assist her in better understanding the fact patterns and circumstances of the cases with which she deals. Having a clear understanding of the facts of the case is critical to the effective application of law and making effective recommendations for her clients.   


Your visit with our elder law attorney in Belleville, Illinois, our elder law attorney in St. Louis, Missouri, or anywhere in the Metroeast, can help protect you and your family.  Please call our office for a free initial consultation and allow us the opportunity to provide you with the zealous and effective legal representation you are deserving of.