About Attorney Joanne L. Erickson:

"Planning and advocacy can make all the difference in a person's quality of life. With the proper tools in hand, clients can ensure that their wishes are respected throughout the course of their lives no matter what their age may be. For those who are developmentally and intellectually challenged, more specific tools may be needed but the goal of respecting a person's wishes is still the touch point from which all discussions begin."

Joanne Erickson, J.D., is a graduate of New England Law. She did her undergraduate work at the Bridgewater State University.

Joanne worked at the Attorney General's Office as a Mediator, Consumer Information Specialist, and ADR Specialist on the national insurance class action suits against John Hancock, MetLife and Prudential. She trained ADR specialists and participated in advocacy seminars throughout the Commonwealth. Joanne has been in private practice since 2000.

Joanne serves as Guardian, Conservator Trustee or Master in many fiduciary matters. Her work as fiduciary involves complex medical, financial, residential and support service decision-making.

Joanne has represented developmentally and intellectually disabled individuals as well elderly and mentally ill clients.  She has also assisted families and nursing homes when guardianship and conservatorship appointments are needed.  She has been appointed by the Massachusetts Probate Courts to represent disabled and elderly persons.  

Joanne has been a member of The Arc of the South Shore Board of Directors since 2007, and she served as Board President from 2014-2016. She served as President of the Massachusetts Guardianship Association from 2012-2013.  She also has served on numerous other non-profits organization boards and is a member of numerous professional and fiduciary organizations.