Timothy P. Crisafulli

Attorney at Law, Estate Planning and Elder Law

Tim’s legal practice is devoted to helping families. By focusing his practice on trusts & estates and elder law, he helps clients ensure their wishes will be honored, their life savings protected, and their loved ones cared for. Whether planning ahead or facing a crisis, Tim’s empathetic approach and strong listening skills leave clients informed, empowered, and relieved.

A former social studies teacher and past president of the Fayetteville-Manlius School Board, education remains central to Tim’s practice. He invests the time necessary to ensure clients truly understand challenges they face, explore their options, and then tailor an approach that fits their individual needs. Tim strives to ensure that clients’ understanding of their estate plans is as thorough and complete as the plans themselves.

Tim is a family man. When he is not helping clients, his greatest joy is spending time with his wife, Kelly, their two teenagers, and their kindergartener. In these days of COVID-19 and remote school, Tim finds himself frequently supporting kindergarten at-home classes, an endeavor he describes as only slightly more difficult than passing the bar exam.

New York University School of Law, Executive LL.M. in Taxation, 2013

Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2006

  • Justinian Honor Society
  • Order of the Coif
  • Associate Member and Member of Editorial Staff, Syracuse Law Review
  • Recipient, Robert M. Anderson Publication Award
  • Arthur L. Cohen Scholarship
  • Chancellor’s Scholar

Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, M.S.Sc., 2000

Le Moyne College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1994

New York

United States Tax Court

Mentor, Syracuse Sandbox

Member, New York State Bar Association

Member, Onondaga County Bar Association

Member, Central New York Estate Planning Council

Member, Onondaga County Volunteer Lawyers Project

Member, Syracuse City Court Small Claims Arbitration Program

Central New York Council for the Social Studies, Former Member of Board of Directors and Chairperson for Professional Development