Richard A. Courtney, a certified elder law attorney practicing in Jackson, has been named as one of the 2014 Fellows of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).
Courtney is the first attorney in Mississippi to be designated a certified elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. He is a former assistant dean and adjunct professor of law at Mississippi College School of Law and current adjunct professor in elder law at the University of Mississippi School of Law. He is a past director and current member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners and the Trusts and Special Needs Law Section Steering Committees of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; the Trusts and Estates Section of the Mississippi State Bar; the Mississippi Estate Planning Council; and the Mississippi Financial Planning Association.
Courtney is an officer and director of the Special Needs Alliance, a national organization of special needs planning attorneys, and he is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He has been designated a Mid-South Super Lawyer annually since 2006 in the field of elder law by Law & Politics Inc., through professional review and peer recommendation, and has been named among Best Lawyers in America in elder law and trusts and estate planning.