MARCIA J. BOYD concentrates her practice in the areas of Elder Law, Special Needs Trusts, and Probate and Trusts – including Medicaid planning and asset preservation, Long Term Care Planning, Advance Directives, Wills, Trust Planning and Administration, and Estate Planning and Administration. She practiced law in Rochester, New York for over 30 years, for the last 15 years concentrating in these areas of law, and has extensive experience advising clients and their families who face issues of long term care and planning. In addition to advising the elderly and disabled, she also provides estate and trust planning for individuals and families of all ages.
Her earlier experience as a legal services lawyer included administrative advocacy, as well as appealing public benefit issues at the administrative hearing level and in federal and state courts.
In 2010 Ms. Boyd relocated back to her home state of Rhode Island, was admitted to practice law in Rhode Island and now lives in Narragansett with a law office in Wakefield. She grew up in Cranston and is very pleased to be back in southern New England.
While in Rochester, New York, Ms. Boyd served on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Elder Law Section; and was a member of the Monroe County Estate Planning Council, and the Monroe County Bar Association Elder Law Committee. Formerly she served as Chair of the MCBA Elder Law Committee, and on the Executive Council of the MCBA Trusts and Estates Section. She was active with several community groups and served on the Board of Directors for Isaiah House, Inc. (House for the Dying), the Unity Health Care System, the Greater Rochester Partnership for the Elderly (GRAPE), East Coast Migrant Head Start Inc., and the Rochester New York NAMI chapter. She was a presenter of topics including Estate Planning and Administration, Special Needs Trusts, Elder Law, Disability Planning and Medicaid for New York State and Monroe County Bar Association attorney education programs; and presented programs and workshops for community groups on related topics.
In Rhode Island Ms. Boyd is a member of the Elder Law Subcommittee of the RI Bar Probate and Trusts Committee, a board member of NAMI Rhode Island, and has presented programs on end of life decision making and long term care planning for community groups and the RI Bar.
- Bay View Academy, Riverside, RI
- Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (BSFS)
- Syracuse University College of Law (JD ).
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)\
- Bar Associations of Rhode Island and Washington County.
- Admitted to practice in Rhode Island and formerly in New York State . Admitted to federal courts in the Southern, Northern and Western Districts of New York and the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.
Other interests include her grown children, gardening, kayaking, the ocean, quilting and enjoying life in South County.