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born on May 30, 1956 in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. He is a 1978 cum laude graduate of Villanova University
and a 1982 cum laude graduate of the University of
Pittsburgh School of
Law, where he served on the Law Review. 


In May 2000, Mr. Clofine became the 6th Pennsylvania
attorney to be Certified as an Elder Law
Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF). NELF is the only
organization accredited by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to offer a
certification in elder law. There are still fewer than
a 40 Pennsylvania attorneys who
have received this certification.


Mr. Clofine has been quoted and mentioned by USA
Today, Money Magazine, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Kiplinger’s
Retirement Report, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Personal Wealth Manger,
Mutual Fund Magazine, Fortune and Forbes
in articles dealing with estate
planning and elder law.


Clofine has received an AV Rating from
Martindale-Hubbell®.  An AV Rating is given to those
attorneys who have reached the height of professional excellence.


Clofine was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2008 in
the field of Elder Law (Copyright 2006 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken,


Clofine has been selected as a Super
Lawyer in the field of Elder Law for 2005-2008.


Attorney Clofine is a past Chair of the Elder Law Section of
the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is also
a member of the American Bar
Association, Real Property and Probate Section and the York County Bar Association, where he is the
former Chair of the Estate Planning and Probate Section.


Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 34%
    33 years
  2. Estate Planning: 33%
    33 years
  3. Probate: 25%
    33 years
  4. Trusts: 8%
    33 years



Fixed (always)

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  • Henry Amos Goodall Jr.

    Rob Clofine is generally regarded in Pennsylvania as one of the most knowledgeable attorneys in the areas of elder law and estate planning. He is the featured speaker at state-wide educational programs and has authoritative answers to other lawyers' questions.


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Contact info

340 Pine Grove Commons
York, PA, 17403


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer in America in Elder Law 2008-PresentBest Lawyers in America2008
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in Elder Law 2005-PresentSuper Lawyers2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerElder Law Office of Robert Clofine1985 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Trust and Estate CounselFellow2009 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law AttorneysFounding Member2008 - Present
Elder Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar AssociationFormer Chair2000 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/A1991 - Present
York County Bar AssociationFormer Chair of Estate Planning & Probate Section1984 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Bar Section newsletterRe-Thinking the Simple Will2008
Pennsylvania Bar QuarterlyEvaluating Long-Term Care Insurance Options2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Villanova UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts cum laude1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Elder Law InstituteOpening session speaker at statewide seminar every year since 20002008