Catherine B. “Kylee” Read

Elder Law Attorney 

Kylee joined Estate & Elder Law Services in 2017, changing her practice from corporate law to elder law after learning firsthand the importance of elder law to individuals and their families facing long term care expenses.

Kylee understands that many people do not know their options, or even the questions to ask, on how to protect life savings from the cost of assisted living or nursing home care, or how to prepare for a loved one’s incapacity before it happens. She believes in educating families about their options early on, allowing for informed choices, peace of mind and financial security.

Admitted to the Delaware Bar in 2000, Kylee received her Juris Doctor degree from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, Magna Cum Laude.  Prior to joining Estate & Elder Law Services, she practiced Delaware corporate law for more than 13 years. As an adjunct instructor at Wilmington University, Widener University, and Goldey-Beacom College she taught contracts, business organizations and constitutional law.

Kylee and her husband, Bill, have two daughters, Maura and Claire. She enjoys spending time with her family at the beach.

Kylee sees service to the elderly as a calling. With her daughters she visits senior residences through St. John the Beloved School and other organizations.

Practice Areas

• Asset Protection
• Crisis Planning
• Elder Abuse
• Elder Financial Abuse
• Elder Law
• Estate Planning
• Family Limited Partnerships
• Family Trusts
• Medicaid Law
• Irrevocable Trusts
• Living Trusts
• Long-Term Care
• Revocable Trusts
• Special Needs Trusts
• Trust Estate
• Veterans Benefits
• Wills and Trusts
• Probate
• Probate Court


• Member of Order of the Coif (Villanova,  May 2000)
• Editor of Student Works of Villanova Environmental Law Journal (Villanova, September 1999 – May 2000)
• Wapner, Newman & Wigrizer Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy (Villanova, May 2000)
• Raynes, McCarty, Binder, Ross & Mundy Legal Writing Award for Outstanding Brief in the First Year Legal Writing Program (Villanova, March 1999)
• Political Science and Best Honors Thesis Awards (Seton Hall, May 1997)

Bar Admissions



• Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, 2000, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
• Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, 1997, Seton Hall University

Professional Associations

• American Bar Association
• Delaware State Bar Association
o Elder Law Section
o Trust & Estate Section
• St. Thomas More Society
• Elder Counsel, member
• Wealth Counsel, member

Other Professional Experience

• Associate, Pinckney, Weidinger, Urban & Joyce, LLC, 2016
• Associate, Stevens & Lee, P.C., 2008 –2013
• Associate, Morris James LLP, 2000-2005, 2006 –2008
• Counsel, ING DIRECT, 2005-2006

Personal Affiliations

• St. John the Beloved Church and School, Wilmington, DE