Letha Sgritta McDowell
Letha Sgritta McDowell is the attorney in charge of Hook Law Center’s North Carolina clients, where she practices in the areas of elder law, estate and trust administration, estate planning, asset protection planning, long-term care planning, and tax law. Ms. McDowell is a 2001 graduate of Purdue University and a 2004 graduate of the University of Maine School of Law.
Ms. McDowell is a Certified Elder Law Attorney and Board Certified as a specialist in Elder Law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. McDowell is licensed to practice law in both Virginia and North Carolina and she actively practices in both states. In addition, Ms. McDowell is accredited to prepare and prosecute claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Ms. McDowell is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, she is Secretary for the North Carolina Bar Association’s Elder Law Section, is a member of the Elder Law Specialization Committee for the North Carolina State Bar, and serves as an active mentor to a number of young attorneys through the North Carolina Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. In addition to her current roles, Ms McDowell is the former Editor in Chief of “Gray Matters”, the newsletter for the Elder Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association
Ms. McDowell has taught numerous continuing education programs on elder law and special needs planning around the nation. She has worked on revisions to legislation which affects people with disabilities in North Carolina and serves as a pro-bono advisor to people with disabilities in North Carolina. Ms McDowell is also the current subject matter expert for InterActive Legal’s Elder Law Planning software, serves as the national Elder Law Community Liaison for InterActive Legal and is working with an IBM Watson partner to make plain English explanations of complex legal concepts available for the public. She has been named a SuperLawyer Rising Star for 2014, 2015, and 2016.