Our Team

Allaire Elder Law

Our Team

Stephen O. Allaire
Stephen O. AllaireAttorney At Law Of Counsel[email protected]

Attorney Stephen O. Allaire Of Counsel of Allaire Elder Law, LLC, is part of a team of Connecticut lawyers advising on elder law and elder care. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and Georgetown University Law Center. He is past co-chairman of the Connecticut Bar Association Elder Law Section’s subcommittee on Medicaid, and past Treasurer of the Section. His practice is elder law and elder care, dealing with Medicaid law, Veterans benefits, trust and estate planning and administration, home and asset protection, Medicaid applications and appeals and special needs trusts for those with disabilities.

Attorney Allaire has addressed professional and civic groups on homecare options for families, Medicaid eligibility, and trust and estate planning for the elderly and the disabled. His lectures have been to attorneys, CPAs, social workers, hospital and nursing home discharge planners, homecare providers, and senior organizations, senior fairs, church groups and veterans organizations. Attorney Allaire is a lawyer who believes that a compassionate, comprehensive and creative approach to the needs of elders and their families can result in a life care plan that will enable your loved ones to stay at home as long as possible, receive available government benefits, including Medicaid and Veterans benefits, and protect the home and assets while relieving the stress and anxiety on the family. Attorney Allaire takes pride in developing plans for care that coordinate the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders, Medicaid Title 19, and Veterans Administration Benefits.

He is also the proud father of two daughters. Daughter Maura was a Fulbright Scholar from Tufts University who did research for a year in Ghana on sub-Saharan water supply, and who subsequently earned a Ph.D. in Development Economics while advising international banks and governmental organizations on the economics of water security. Daughter Halley majored in English and Social Science at Hamilton College and followed in her father’s footsteps by earning a Juris Doctor degree from American University in Washington, DC. She serves as a Navy JAG lawyer, joining the reserves after 5 years active duty. His wife, Mary Connolly, was a special education reading consultant in Plymouth, CT, and for many years served as Chairman of the Bristol, Connecticut Board of Education. She currently devotes volunteer time to the Wheeler Clinic.

He and his family have learned history, culture, and geography by exploring some of planet Earth’s most interesting places, such as the Pyramids, Jerusalem, Bethlehem on Christmas Eve, Petra in Jordan, Marrakech, Kathmandu, the Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat, the Mayan Temples, Machu Picchu, Easter Island, and the Galapagos Islands. In addition, he and his family have hiked, kayaked, or rafted in many of the major U.S. National Parks from Florida to Alaska. He is an avid golfer.


phone : (860) 259-1500 fax : 860-259-1502


Areas of Practice:
Elder Law
Medicaid Title 19
Veterans Benefits
Estate Planning
Nursing Home
Probate & Estate Administration
Real Estate Law
Trusts, Special Needs Trust
Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, HIPAA forms


Bar Admissions:

Connecticut, 1975
U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1975
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1975


Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, 1974 J.D.
United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1969 B.S.
Major: Engineering

Professional Associations and Memberships:

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 1998 – Present Member
Connecticut Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2006 – Present
Connecticut Bar Association, Elder Law Section, 2008
Executive Committee Member, Treasurer
Connecticut Bar Association, Elder Law Section
Past Co-Chairman, Medicaid Subcommittee
Connecticut Bar Association, Human Rights Section, 1981 – 1982 Chairman
Connecticut Bar Association Member
Hartford County Bar Association Member
Bristol Bar Association Past President
American Bar Association, 1982 – 1985 Member
Main Street Community Foundation, Bristol, Connecticut
Board of Directors 2008-2011
Bristol Boys and Girls Club, 2000 – 2006
Board of Directors
Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys
Vice President 1996-1997
President 1998-2000
Bristol Development Authority, 1982 – 1985 Chairman
Bristol, Connecticut City Councilman, 1977 – 1979

Past Employment Positions:

Ruggiero, Ziogas & Allaire, Partner, 1983-2012
Beach & Calder, Partner, 1977 – 1983
Connecticut Supreme Court, Chief Justice Charles S. House, Clerk, 1975 – 1976
United States Army, Captain, 1969 – 1974
Allaire Elder Law


PH:  (860) 259-1500
Fax: (860) 259-1502

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