Lucy M. Berkman offers legal guidance to individuals, families, and corporations to help make the most of clients’ end-of-life wishes. She focuses her practice in the varied areas of estates, wills, and trusts, including:

  • Wills and estates planning
  • Guardianships
  • Trusts
  • Medicaid planning and applications

Ms. Berkman has represented estate fiduciaries in general probate/administration and has contested issues such as accountings and probate.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of New York, 2009
  • State of Florida, 2005


  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2005
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S., 2000

Professional Associations

  • Member, Bar Association of Erie County
  • Member, Florida Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association

Awards & Recognitions

  • “20 Under 40” Emerging Leaders, Northern NY Business Magazine, 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Appeared regularly on CBS affiliate WWNY’s News at Noon attorney segment to discuss elder law, estate, and Medicaid issues