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January 2020

Bernard A. Krooks Named Lawyer of the Year in Trusts and Estates

Best Lawyers in America® has named Bernard A. Krooks, JD, CPA, LLM, CELA, AEP® (Distinguished) of Littman Krooks LLP as 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for excellence in Trusts & Estates.


Best Lawyers awards this honor to a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area. These lawyers are selected based on the impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments. This designation reflects the high level of respect that a lawyer has earned among leading lawyers in the same community and the same practice area for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.


“It is an honor to be recognized by my peers. I look forward to our continued work with our clients to help them accomplish their goals,” says Krooks.


Krooks has also been named to New York Super Lawyers since 2006 and to the Top 25 Westchester County Super Lawyers since 2009 by Super Lawyers® magazine.


He is a founding partner of the law firm Littman Krooks LLP and Chair of its Elder Law and Special Needs Department and is a nationally-recognized expert in all aspects of elder law and special needs planning. He is a member of the NAEPC (National Association of Estate Planners & Councils) Estate Planning Hall of Fame. He also is past President of the Board of Directors of the Arc of Westchester, the largest agency in Westchester County serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Krooks is the immediate past Chair of the Elder Law Committee of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and also is immediate past Chair of the Elder Law and Special Needs Planning Group of the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law (RPTE) Section of the American Bar Association (ABA). He is past President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and past Chair of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association.