Mr. Bradley has over fifteen years of professional experience serving individuals... more
Mr. Bradley has over fifteen years of professional experience serving individuals with special needs and their families. Having gained over five years of civil service experience at the county level in the local mental health/ mental retardation offices; combined with over five years as a professional advocate, Mr. Bradley is thoroughly versed in many local human services systems in Pennsylvani... view profile
Karen is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), the certification specialty awarded... more
Karen is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), the certification specialty awarded by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF). She is a VA accredited attorney for veteran benefit claims before the Department of Veterans Affairs. Karen is a member of the Allegheny County Elder Law Committee, the Elder Law Section and the Probate, Trust and Real Property Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Associat... view profile
I am accredtied to practice before the Veterans Administration Board of Appeals. I'm... more
I am accredtied to practice before the Veterans Administration Board of Appeals. I'm a nine-year veteran of the U.S. Navy Reserve, honorably discharged at the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer in 2009. I'm also a member of the United Services Organization (USO) and the American Legion, Post 306, Taylor, Pennsylvania.
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