About Lisa Salines-Mondello
Serving Clients throughout Wilmington North Carolina and the Surrounding Areas
Lisa Salines-Mondello is the principal attorney of the Salines-Mondello Law Firm, PC in Wilmington, North Carolina. In addition to her Bachelors and Juris Doctor degrees, she possesses an advanced Master of Law degree (LL.M) in Taxation from the Boston University School of Law and demonstrates a mastery of the practice, ethics and subtleties of tax law.
Licensed to practice in both North Carolina and Massachusetts, Attorney Salines-Mondello is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF), is a North Carolina Bar Certified Specialist in Elder Law, and is accredited by the Veteran’s Administration.
Attorney Lisa Salines-Mondello is a member of the North Carolina and Massachusetts Bars, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the North Carolina Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization, and the New Hanover County Estate Planning Council. Attorney Mondello previously served on the Alzheimer’s North Carolina Casino for a Cause Fundraising committee and as president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer of the North Carolina Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
Lisa Salines-Mondello has devoted her skill set to protecting what is important to her clients through strategized and advanced planning. She is dedicated to assisting families by helping them plan ahead regarding their estate planning and elder law needs as well as offering counsel and guidance whenever an unexpected crisis has occurred.
Attorney Mondello is originally from the Boston, Massachusetts area, is married, has two children and a dog named Comet. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family boating and kayaking on the intracoastal waterway and is an avid bicyclist and tennis player.
Attorney Salines-Mondello and Attorney Engel have been certified as Elder Law attorneys by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF).
NELF is the only national organization certifying practitioners of elder and special needs law. According to NELF (nelf.org), ‘the Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) certification has frequently been referred to as, “the gold standard,” for Elder Law and special needs practitioners. This reflects the hard work and proof required before an attorney can proudly proclaim that he or she holds the valued designation.’
Choosing a CELA to be your lawyer is the surest method of independently confirming that they are more than just qualified, as certification is only awarded to those who have demonstrated expertise in special needs and elder law, passed a rigorous examination, maintains continuing education and involvement standards, and has been recognized by their peers and colleagues.
There are only a little more than 400 CELAs in the country who have been recognized as having an enhanced level of skill, as well as substantial involvement in established legal specialty areas. CELAs are required to demonstrate special training, experience, and knowledge.
For more information about the Certified Elder Law Attorney certification please visit nelf.org.
Attorney Salines-Mondello and Attorney Engel are members of NAELA (the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys). NAELA attorneys follow the list of Aspirational Standards set in to place by the Professionalism and Ethics Committee. These standards dictate a level of responsibility which ensure that attorneys “elevate professionalism and enhance the quality of service to their clients.” Those who are aging and those who have special needs are often faced with complex problems that require legal counsel to, “aspire to a higher level of professional practice standards than other attorneys.”
Each state outlines the minimum standards required to practice law, however, NAELA members believe that those seeking counsel regarding Elder Law and Special Needs Law should be provided with service and professionalism that exceed the traditional expectations. For a detailed outline of what the Aspirational Standards are, you can click HERE. For more information about NAELA and Elder Law, you can click HERE.