Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Lisa C. Arrington

Lisa C. Arrington


p: 585.295.4470

f: 585.295.8433

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Rochester Office

2000 Five Star Bank Plaza
100 Chestnut Street
Rochester, New York 14604

Lisa provides comprehensive representation in elder law, Medicaid planning, special-needs planning, estate planning, and estate administration. She develops comprehensive asset-protection and care plans and prepares essential documents, including wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney and gift riders, and health care proxies. She also helps clients with disabilities and families with disabled children access public benefits and maximize preservation of individual and family assets. She also assists clients with Article 17A guardianships for disabled children or family members. In addition, Lisa represents seniors who need long-term care and works with families and medical professionals to develop appropriate plans that may include home care, independent living, assisted living, and skilled care options.

Lisa is experienced in a range of strategies, including outright transfers, irrevocable Medicaid trusts, annuities, loans, pooled trusts to shelter excess income, and transfers of real property as well as numerous public-benefit resources, including Chronic Care Medicaid for nursing home care and Community Medicaid for home care. She advises clients on self-settled supplemental needs trusts, third-party supplemental-needs trusts, and testamentary supplemental-needs trusts as well as pooled-community supplemental-needs trusts. Lisa also helps clients access available veteran’s benefits.

Practice Areas


  • Columbia University Law School, J.D.
  • Michigan State University, B.A.

Admitted To Practice

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Monroe County Bar Association, Elder Law Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly, Inc. (GRAPE), Bylaws Committee, Chair
  • GRAPE, Former Secretary, Executive Board
  • Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys (GRAWA)
  • Upstate New York Families for Effective Autism Treatment (AutismUp)
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)

Civic Activities

  • Norman Howard School, Board of Directors Member
  • LIFESPAN, Volunteer

Speaking & Publications

  • Starbridge, “Supportive Decision-Making Alternatives to Article 17A Guardianship” Webinar


  • Martindale-Hubbell, Client Distinction Award

Prior Experience

  • Lacy Katzen LLP, Partner