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Robert C. Gerhard III

also known as Bob Gerhard, Robert Gerhard

About me

Robert C. Gerhard, III is an elder law specialist, helping families protect assets from nursing home costs.  He authored the elder law treatise, Pennsylvania Medicaid- Long-term Care, which has been fully updated for 2015 and is currently in its 11th edition.  This reference book is purchased annually by hundreds of lawyers from across Pennsylvania.  Mr. Gerhard reguarly teaches continuing eductaion courses such as "Representing an Individual Entering a Nursing Home" and "How to Prevent Spousal Impoverishment Due to the Costs of Long-term Care."  He is certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation and holds Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating of "AV Preeminent" for both legal ability and ethics.  He is past Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Elder Law Section, is 2015 Vice President of the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys  (PAELA) and limits his practice to elder law matters.  He has served as Chair of the Montgomery Bar Association's Elder Law Committee for the past 15 years and is a member of the Montgomery County Estate Planning Council.


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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 80%
    19 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    19 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Ricki Goodstein

    Mr. Gerhard's seminal book on Medicaid titled Medicaid Pennsylvania: Long Term Care is one of the most thoroughly researched, informative and well written treatise I have ever read. I reference his book in my Elder Law practice on a regular basis. I have also had the privilege of speaking with Mr. Gerhard on the phone. I endorse him as an attorney, scholar and gentleman.


    Ricki Goodstein Elder Law Attorney
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  • James V. Monaghan

    I higthly recommend Bob. My wife and I personally used him to discuss my mother-in-laws estate planning and Medicaid issues. Since then I have referred clients to him with confidence.


    James Monaghan Workers Compensation Attorney
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Contact info

Robert C. Gerhard, III Elder Law Attorney

Elder Law Offices, Gerhard & Gerhard, P.C.
222 S Easton Rd Ste 104
Glenside, PA, 19038-3918


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer - Elder LawSuper Lawyers2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Excellence in Elder Law AwardPennsylvania Bar Association, Elder Law Section2014
Lawyer on the Fast TrackPennsylvania Law Weekly2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGerhard & Gerhard Law Offices1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Montgomery County Estate Planning CouncilMember2013 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law AttorneysBoard of Directors2009 - Present
National Elder Law FoundationCertified Elder Law Attorney (CELA)2001 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Elder Law SectionPast Chair of Elder Law Section2000 - Present
Montgomery Bar AssociationChair, Elder Law Committee2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Knellinger v. Pennsylvania Dep't of Public WelfareCase settled favorably. Medicaid nursing home benefits (MA-LTC) were authorized in full retroactively to requested effective date.
Meyers v. Pennsylvania Dep't of Public WelfareCase settled favorably. Medicaid nursing home benefits (MA-LTC) completely authorized retroactively to requested effective date.
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Publication nameTitleDate
TreatisePennsylvania Medicaid, Long-term Care2015
Montgomery County Bar AssociationMontgomery County Elder Law Handbook 20132013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawMaster of Laws - Tax LawLL.M - Master of Laws1998
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Dickinson CollegePolicy and Management StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Elder Law InstituteMedical Assistance Estate Recovery Program2015
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Practice Section ConferenceHow to Spot Elder Law Issues When You Don't Practice Elder Law2013
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Mid-year MeetingHow to Spot Elder Law Issues When You Don't Practice Elder Law2013
PBI Estate and Elder Law SymposiumAvoiding Medicaid Mistakes, co-presented with Legal Counsel for the Pennsylvania Dep't of Public Welfare and Office of Inspector General2013
Montgomery Bar Association Elder Law MeetingApplication Process for Medicaid Long-term Care Benefits2013
Long-term Care Planning for SeniorsMedical Assistance (Medicaid) Estate Recovery and Elder Law Ethics2013
Elder Law InstituteAvoiding Malpractice in Elder Law2013
Pennsylvania Bar InstituteEstate Law Update - Medicaid Issues2011
14th Annual Elder Law InstituteAvoiding Medicaid Mistakes2011
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionAvoiding Spousal Impoverishment - Medicaid Eligibility Rules2010