Legal Services for Seniors

Legal services for seniors



"Legal Services for Seniors provides legal services at no charge to Monterey County seniors 60 years of age and older with an emphasis on the socially and/or economically needy."

 Our supporters' commitment to Legal Services for Seniors has been essential to our success over our 30-plus years in existence helping Monterey County’s seniors obtain no-cost legal representation.

As our Executive Director Kellie Morgantini said a couple of years ago, we say the legal services are provided at no-cost, but it is only “no-cost” to LSS’s clients. LSS must still pay the expenses of the attorneys and legal advocates who provide the legal representation and LSS must rely on its donors to make that possible.

If you are a Monterey County resident, at least sixty (60) years old, we can help. Give us a call to make an appointment at one of our offices in Salinas or Seaside or one of our many outreach sites throughout the County.

Call our office to talk to an advocate or schedule an outreach appointment.

Legal Services for Seniors is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Any donation you make to us is exempt to the fullest extent of the law. Tax ID# 77-00737127




915 Hilby Avenue Suite 2
Seaside, California 93955
☎: 831.899.0492

Salinas, California
☎: 831.442.7700

Practice Areas

Elder Abuse, Financial & Physical

We assist clients who are victims of physical elder abuse at the hands of family and others. We also assist seniors who fall prey to undue influence, fraud and scams. Our legal advocates assist clients in obtaining restraining orders in domestic violence court as well as address financial elder abuse (which may befall them) in Monterey County Superior Court.

Estate Planning/Real estate issues

Our Estate Planning practice encompasses Wills and Advanced Health Care Directives.


We represent clients whose landlords improperly retain retention of tenants’ security deposits, illegal evictions and other landlord/tenant matters.

Limited Conservatorships

A Limited Conservatorship is a Superior Court process in which our client is appointed as a Conservator of an adult disabled child or other adult who is not able to successfully care for themselves.


Medicare and MediCal health insurance problems require knowledge of not only health insurance, but governmental administrative processes. We can help untangle insurance problems, as well as coverage and qualification denials.


Probate Guardianships - a Superior Court process in which custody of minor children (under 18 years of age) is granted to someone other than a child’s parent. Our attorneys represent clients in this process - from preparing and filing court petitions to representation in court.