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Kathryn Crockett Lyon
  • Associate


Salem, MA






Kathryn Crockett Lyon - Ms. Lyon has been practicing law since 1997.  She grew up on Army posts across the U.S. and Europe.  She attended Paris American High School, graduated from Richard Montgomery High School in Maryland, and is a graduate of University of Maryland and Suffolk University Law School.  Prior to joining Stern, Keilty & Wall, LLC, where she specializes in estate planning and elder law, she worked as an associate with the O'Connor Law Firm in Topsfield, Massachusetts.  Before law school, she worked as a freelance editor in Boston; as a writer, editor, and trainer for government consulting firms in the Washington, D.C. area; and as a professional musician.  She has served on the Board of Directors of the Topsfield Council on Aging and the Educational Resource Fund headquartered in Salem, Massachusetts. She is a speaker on estate planning, special-needs planning, and elder-law topics at assisted-living facilities, continuing-care retirement communities, nursing homes, and local councils on aging.

Areas Of Practice

  • Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Proxies)
  • Estate-Tax Planning/Minimization
  • Special-Needs Trusts
  • Elder Law/Medicaid (MassHealth) Planning
  • Guardianship/Conservatorship
  • Estate Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2000


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1995
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
    • B.A. - 1972
    • Honors: cum laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Essex County Estate Planning Council - an affiliate of the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils (NAEPC)
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (firm)
  • Topsfield Council on Aging, Topsfield, MA - Board of Directors, 2009-2012
  • Educational Resource Fund, Salem, MA - Board of Directors, 2007-2008

What our clients say about us.

Chuck – Thanks for everything. You have done a great job. You are a great attorney. And you have some very appreciative clients with us. Have and keep the faith in the Red Sox – We will be rooting to meet them in the playoffs.

Many, many thanks for all your help throughout the fall with our house, and all the ongoing issues. We really do appreciate all your wisdom and advice, and the time you have taken to share it with us. Have a great holiday with your family! Love – Elizabeth & Jeff

Thank you very much for your expertise & guidance during this grueling deal. Much appreciated by everyone. You made it a pleasant closing. Thanks. Sincerely, Susan.

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