Stephen Spano



  • Name : Stephen J. Spano
  • Education : New England School of Law (JD), Northeastern University (MBA), University of Massachusetts (BA/BS)
  • Fun Fact : Beekeeper, pilot, triathlete(former), in-line skater, cyclist, skier, aspiring unicyclist, aspiring advanced pogo stick enthusiast, and anything else where I can shred, tear, break or otherwise damage myself.
  • Specialty : Asking the right questions in order to help people identify what is important to them. Developing concrete and attainable plans to help people achieve their goals.


  • The founding partner at Spano Dawicki & Witt, LLC,
  • One of only three Massachusetts attorney members of the prestigious National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys’ Council of Advanced Practitioners
  • One of only 29 Massachusetts attorneys to be Board-Certified as a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation.
  • Argued the first successful child caregiver contract case in Massachusetts before the Superior Court
  • Recognized nationally by his peers, has been named for more than 12 consecutive years for inclusion in Massachusetts Super Lawyers list and has a top AV rating* from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Co-hosts the weekly radio program, The Legal View
  • Co-hists the weekly video, A Legal & Financial Minute, or Two
  • Adjunct professor in the post-doctoral Estate Planning, Elder Law and Disability LL.M. Program at Western New England University School of Law, teaching elder law, Medicaid (MassHealth) asset protection, guardianship, and special needs law
  • Accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to represent Veterans and their families.
  • Harvard Business School panelist on estate and elder matters (numerous years)
  • Co-founder of The Massachusetts Guardianship Association
  • Served on the Board of Directors and as President of the National Elder Law Foundation
  • Served on the Board of Directors and as President of the National Life Care Planning Law Firms Association
  • Served on the Board of Directors and as President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Massachusetts Chapter
  • Chaired the annual Advanced Elder Law Review Program of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys for many years
  • Presents healthcare and end-of-life training at the Middlesex Community Colleges Nursing program
  • Features presenter and speaker at thousands of presentations at national, state, and local conferences, programs, television, radio, and national, state, and local educational programs.
  • Received Partner of the Year from Mystic Valley Elder Services