Elizabeth P. Santilli

Elizabeth P. Santilli

Providence, Rhode Island

Beth has practiced law in the trust and estates and elder law areas in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts for over 30 years.  She regularly works with financial professionals and their clients for estate planning matters.  Beth also works with elders and their family members to assist in many life transitions, frequently going to visit the client in their home or comfortable surroundings.  The elder population is burgeoning as boomers turn 65 and become ‘of age’, so-to-speak.  ‘Sandwich generation’ children of elders are often overwhelmed and need direction or assistance from someone who can talk about emotional and difficult issues with their parents.  Having experienced many of these issues in her own family, Beth understands both sides of the relationship.

Beth has a long-standing commitment to volunteer service to the elderly.  She was a 2010 recipient of the RI Bar Association’s Elderly Pro Bono Award.  Older folks are proud people and deserve dignity and respect, most especially when they are hospitalized or institutionalized and vulnerable.  She believes that it is critical to provide representation to this population and frequently works with the RI Volunteer Guardian Program as a pro bono attorney.

Beth was born and continues to reside in Cranston, Rhode Island, having made the move from the east- to the west-side of the city.  She graduated from Suffolk University Law School in Boston and has been licensed to practice law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts since 1982.  She is married and grateful for two wonderful daughters and is an active member of the Sacred Heart Church Parish in West Warwick, Rhode Island.

Areas of Practice

  • Trusts and Estates
  • Elder Law
  • Probate Administration
  • Guardianship
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Finance
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Aged and Aging

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island, 1982
  • Massachusetts, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 1982


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1981
  • University of Rhode Island
    • B.A. - 1978
    • Honors: With Distinction

Honors and Awards

  • BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review RatingSM by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • RI Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award – For the Elderly, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rhode Island Bar Association


  • Pi Sigma Alpha