5.0 stars 17 totalReview Robert Gerhard
Very few lawyers are accredited by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court as eldercare lawyers, yet they claim they are experts in this area. This includes wealth management professionals as well as estate attorneys. However, they have not acquired the accreditation available to those practicing eldercare advice and/or law. Unfortunately, the public is not generally aware of this. Robert Gerhard, III has this credential. This means that he is certified by the National Elder Law Foundation so that he is authorized by the Supreme Court to use the title of Eldercare Attorney. Furthermore, he has written an excellent book on the subject, Pennsylvania Medicaid Long Term Care. Because of this expertise, he proved to be invaluable in advising me about my brother who had to receive long term care and Medicaid assistance. He saved us a great deal of time and money so that my sister--in-law could continue to live with financial independence and dignity
Posted by Rita
Bob handled the medicaid applications for my parents during a very difficult time of transitioning them to a nursing facility. By turning this process over to Bob, I was able to devout time and emotional support to them, and my own family as well, and regain some energy from the long road working up to this point. He was very attentive to the details, followed up with me throughout each step of the application process and was considerate to the very end.
Posted by a Elder Law client
I was directed to Mr. Gerhard by an attorney who knew he would be a better resource for my concerns. Upon our first meeting, my Mom and I were immediately set at ease by his patient and kind demeanor. He listened to our situation, and offered various options; explaining these options in layman's terms, and went out of his way to cover all bases.
Our situation required a big decision, and I am 100% confident with his advice, expertise, and process for moving forward. After our meeting, I already felt great comfort knowing he was on our side, but he went a step further by taking the time to follow up with my Mom and I, and offered even more advice. A year went by when I revisited some questions I still had; he remembered us and our story and quickly picked up where we left off. It’s clear Mr. Gerhard dedicates himself to his clients.
A true expert in his field, Mr. Gerhard is the epitome of professional, I wouldn’t consider working with anyone else, and am very grateful he was referred to me.
His extensive knowledge and compassion has been instrumental in helping us work through a challenging time.
Posted by Pat
When I went to see Bob Gerhard III, he and his staff were very friendly, put me at ease immediately. Bob explained what he could try to do for me in words I could understand. At every step he kept me informed. We had many e-mail and phone conversations when I had questions or he wanted to explain or ask me to send something to him. He always answered my call or e-mail very quickly. Even though the case is now very satisfactorily closed, I can call or e-mail him and he will answer. I couldn't ask for someone who was kinder, more helpful or more knowledgeable about the legal situation.
Posted by Bruce
We really made a huge decision to trust your abilities and that decision paid off for us in a big way. I would like to help other families, like ours, engage your services. I think one area that should be heavily weighted is your rapport with the County court. That segment of our relationship was extremely impressive. Considering the judge had signed off on your prepared papers before he even met with us. These are the things that families, like ours, need to know. When money is tight, decisions on legal representation are important. I think your office represents money well spent.
Posted by Lance
My family was referred to Robert Gerhard III during a troubling time and he made the process as easy as possible in terms of organizing our finances and preparing for long term care for a loved one. This was especially crucial during a time in which a family member's health was in flux and action was needed quickly. We never had trouble reaching Mr. Gerhard with questions and he provided regular updates and greatly reduced stress by making the process as smooth as possible. He was also helpful with ideas & referrals for just about anything. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone who needs help with estate planning / elder law.
Posted by Deborah
My parents had a very complicated situation. My father was admitted to a long term care facility. Medicaid application was required. Due to the complication of parents situation, I could not complete this application on my own. My mom still required financial support from my Dad. As my Dad's POA, I wanted to be assured the application and all documents were efficient and complete. Mr Robert Gerhard and his wonderful team truly helped me through this overwhelming process with a positive outcome for my Mom and Dad. We are truly grateful.
Posted by Karen
Hiring , Bob Gerhard was the best decision that our family made during an extremely difficult time in our lives. His knowledge in elder law was outstanding and secured both of our parents ' future. He answered questions quickly and guided us through every step of the way. Bob is kind, compassionate, and a true gentleman, certainly to be commended personally and as a leader in his profession.
professionally and personally.
Posted by Richard
Mr Gerhard worked hard, knew exactly what needed to be done and worked quickly and accurately.
If anyone needed Legal help in handling of an estate/wills or any other elder law issue, i would stongly recommend Mr. Gerhard.
Mr. Gerhard is knowledgeable, and extremely responsive in all aspect of helping me through the managing of my mother estate.
Posted by a Elder Law client
We had a fantastic experience with Bob and his office. He helped us get through the state Medicaid requirements for a relative admitted to a nursing home and worked with him for over a year to complete this. He offered expert advice to us, kept us up to date on any recent changes in and interpretations of the law and made the filing requirements an easy process. He also has a good network of professionals that he referred us to on peripheral issues related to our case. He billed us fairly with no unexpected or hidden charges - everything was transparent from day 1. We found Bob to be honest and extremely easy to work with - and a genuinely nice, down to earth person as well, which makes a big difference..
We have already recommended him to friends in the same situation and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone is search of an elder care lawyer.