Michelle Allen, LCSW
Michelle Spann Allen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who began her career in geriatrics in 2003 when she started working for a hospice organization in Atlanta. Since that time, Michelle has earned a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Georgia and has become fully licensed to practice social work in the state of Georgia. Michelle joined Hurley Elder Care Law in 2009 as a Geriatric Care Coordinator.
Michelle is dedicated to helping older adults and their families create long term care plans, communicate wishes about aging and dying, navigate the confusing maze of health and long term care providers, advocate for good care, and cope with major life transitions. She has a particular passion for how laws, regulations and policies affect people and is focused on using that interest to secure the best care possible for each of her clients.
In addition to commitment to clients, Michelle is committed to enhancing the body of knowledge for social workers and other health care professionals about aging and mental health issues. She creates and provides regular continuing education events for social workers, case managers, and registered nurses in Georgia, and is the Social Work Consultant on Hurley Elder Care Law’s Continuing Education Committee for the ASWB’s ACE program. She has served on the board of directors for Georgia Gerontology Society (2012-2013), the board of directors for the Gwinnett Senior Provider Network (2013-2015), and the steering committee for the Atlanta Care Transitions Workgroup (2013-2015). Michelle is also a member of the Life Care Planning Law Firm Association, the Dekalb Senior Provider Network, the Coalition of Advocates for Georgia’s Elderly and the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Workers.
Michelle married Scott Allen in 2008 at Oakhurst Presbyterian Church. Scott is a native of Atlanta and a former social worker; he now teaches Latin at Grady High School in the Atlanta Public School System. Michelle and Scott are the proud parents of a son and daughter.