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I am a certified elder law attorney through the National Elder Law Foundation as recognized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  In order to become a certified elder law attorney, the individual must demonstrate that he has handled a variety of cases associated with elder law, including, but not limited to, preparing and administering last wills, probating estates, preparing powers of attorney, counseling and assisting clients in Medicaid eligibility and preparing various types of trusts. Medicaid eligibility counseling provides clients with legally available options that may be utilized to protect assets from being spent down on the devastating costs of long term care, especially nursing home care.  In addition, the attorney must attend several hours taking continuing legal education courses in elder law each year and provide recommendations from other certified elder law attorneys concerning his competency in the field.  He must also successfully pass a comprehensive full day exam dealing with numerous elder law issues. 


I am a member of the National Academy of Elder Law attorneys, the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law attorneys and the Academy of Special Needs Planners.  I have been a frequent speaker in elder law forums attended by other attorneys, accountants and financial advisors and have written various articles on elder law issues for presentation to forums of various professionals for continuing education credits in my fields of practice.


I am frequently contacted by other attorneys and financial consultants to answer questions or provide guidance on elder law, estate planning and special needs issues. 



Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 50%
  2. Wills / Living Wills: 30%
  3. Power Of Attorney: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

50 E Main St
Plymouth, PA, 186513017


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Elder Law AttorneyNational Elder Law Foundation2005
Veterans Affairs Practice CertPBI/VAN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
PA Association of Elder Law AttorneysN/A2009 - Present
Academy of Special Needs PlannersN/A2005 - Present
National Elder Law FoundationN/A1995 - Present
Wilkes-Barre Law and Library AssociationN/A1977 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Estate and Medicaid Planning MemoEstate and Medicaid Planning2015
Special Needs Trusts and ABLE ActSpecial Needs Trusts and ABLE Act2015
The new PA Power of Attorney LawPowers of Attorney2014
Establshing Special Needs TrustsSpecial Needs2013
National Business Institute SeminarEstate and Medicaid Planning2013
Probate and related topicsFundamentals of Estate Planning2013
Elder Law in PA Chapter 16Elder Abuse and Protective Services2012
Eligibility and Planning StrategiesElder Law and Estate Planning Workshop2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pittston Hospital Nurses AssociationMedicaid Planning2015
Luzerne County Bench Bar ConferenceSpecial Needs Trusts and ABLE Act2015
Bench Bar ConferencePowers of Attorney2014
Probate and related topicsFundamentls of Estate Planning2013
Luzerne County PA Bench Bar ConferenceSpecial Needs2013