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Robert C. Gerhard III

also known as Bob Gerhard, Robert Gerhard

Practice areas:

Elder Law, Estate Planning

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 a Director 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

Licensed since 1995

  1. Elder Law: 60%
    19 years
  2. Estate Planning: 40%
    19 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Julian Eugene Gray

    I endorse this lawyer. Bob is an experienced lawyer and respected throughout Pennsylvania and continually advances the profession through representing the elderly with compassion and authoring books used by Elder Law attorneys.

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    Julian Gray Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Steven Fisher Fairlie

    I endorse this lawyer. Bob is the consummate professional. He is knowledgeable, caring and diligent in his pursuit of the best result for his clients. He has Chaired the Elder Law Committee of the Montgomery Bar Association for many years, authored books and taught seminars on the subject, and has a statewide reputation for excellence in Elder Law.

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    Steven Fairlie Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive199505/31/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super Lawyer - Elder LawSuper Lawyers2014
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

Associations
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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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
TreatisePennsylvania Medicaid, Long-term Care2015
Montgomery County Bar AssociationMontgomery County Elder Law Handbook 20132013

Education
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 Program2014
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