Ellen LaPlante
Unsworth LaPlante, PLLC

26 Railroad Ave.
Essex Junction, VT 05452
TEL: (802) 879-7133

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About Unsworth LaPlante, PLLC

Unsworth LaPlante, PLLC is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in Essex Junction, VT, our mission is to provide residents of Essex Junction and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. Visit our online Estate Planning Information Center to obtain timely, quality information on estate planning and related issues, including complimentary issues of our Special Reports and Estate Planning News articles. Residents of Essex Junction and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.

About Ellen LaPlante

Ellen LaPlante is an attorney whose mission is to provide clients with guidance in Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Medicaid Preparation. She is barred in Vermont and New York.


Ellen helps clients put together unique estate plans, including assistance with Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Directives. She also works with clients on Medicaid Planning and qualifying for Medicaid assistance. Ellen is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys (AAEPA), a national organization comprised of legal professionals concentrating on estate planning. As a member of the Academy, she receives ongoing, comprehensive training on modern estate planning techniques. Ellen is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Vermont Bar Association, and the New York Bar Association. Aside from working with clients to put together Estate and Medicaid Plans for their families, she has also published materials for other Vermont Attorneys in the field of Estate Planning and the Vermont Trust Code. She also does regular presentations to other Attorneys to provide them with education in her fields of practice.


Ellen LaPlante graduated from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Virginia, and received her Juris Doctorate from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington D.C.


Ellen lives in Williston with her husband, Ethan; their children, Jack and Cora; and their dog, Sunny. She enjoys long-distance running and spending time outdoors.

About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys

The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. Since 1993, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.