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Beth Lauren Barnhard

Elder law Attorney at Bloomfield, NJ

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  • State Years
    New York - NY 16 years
    New Jersey - NJ 16 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2008
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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About Beth

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Beth L. Barnhard concentrates her practice in elder and disability law, which includes Medicaid applications and administrative Fair Hearings, asset preservation planning, guardianships, protective arrangements, estate planning, estate administration, and estate litigation.


Beth graduated cum laude from Ithaca College, where she received departmental honors in Anthropology. She received a Specialty Certificate in American Sign Language Interpreting from Union County College, and is proficient in American Sign Language. Beth received her law degree from Western New England University School of Law.


Before attending law school, Beth worked as a rehabilitation aide and staff interpreter at a psychiatric vocational rehabilitation center, where she taught work skills and appropriate work behaviors to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, individuals with developmental disabilities, and those with multiple diagnoses. She also worked as a freelance American Sign Language interpreter for the Deaf and Deaf-Blind. Beth received training as a Support Service Provider for the Deaf-Blind, from the Commission of the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Helen Keller National Center


Beth is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and New York. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Guardianship Association of New Jersey. She has presented on elder law issues at various ICLE elder law programs.


Beth Lauren Barnhard
205 Thomas St.
Bloomfield, NJ, 07003


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Posted by Michael | January 6, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Medicaid Planning Attorney
Beth has an exceptional command on elder law and Medicaid Planning issues. Attorneys, including myself, regularly refer our valuable clients to her for Medicaid Planning and related issues because we know that Beth has the expertise to provide top quality advice during a critical phase of life.


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Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Rubenstein, Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli, Conte & Bern, P.A.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate
  • Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg, LLC
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Janet B. Lurie
  • 2007 - 2010


  • Western New England College
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Ithaca College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • A.P. v. DMAHS 2009 N.J.Super. Unpub. LEXIS 3632 (App.Div. Oct. 19, 2009)
  • Medicaid approval granted


  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys New Jersey chapter
  • Vice President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • New Jersey Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Roundtable Coordinator
  • 2015 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • American Sign Language

Honors and Awards

  • Five Star Financial Professional
  • New Jersey Monthly Magazine
  • 2016
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Second Annual Fall Family Conference
  • ABLE Accounts: What New Jersey Families Need to Know Now
  • 2015
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Qualifying Asset Transfers, What Counts as a Gift, Making a Medicaid Application, Appeals Process, Legal Ethics
  • 2015
  • 18th Annual Elder and Disability Law Symposium
  • Disabled Adult Child Status and the Impact on Eligibility for Medicaid Benefits
  • 2015
  • 17th Annual Elder Law Retreat
  • Is My Pickle a DAC
  • 2015
  • 16th Annual Elder Law Retreat
  • Case Law Update
  • 2014
  • 15th Annual Elder Law Retreat
  • Representing Deaf Clients
  • 2013
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Elder law Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the opportunity to work with Beth while she was she was with her previous firm. While working with Beth, she taught me about the value of asset preservation planning and the numerous tools that could be used to maximize wealth for clients. Beth’s knowledge of elder law was incredible and I was constantly impressed by her ability to navigate this complicated field. Most importantly, I witnessed how Beth was a valued resource to her clients and was always there to provide sound advice."
Medicaid and medicare Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Beth is a talented advocate and is continually giving her time to her clients, her colleagues, and the elder law bar in New Jersey. She is a leader of the bar and will remain so for years to come."
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Bloomfield Elder law Lawyer Beth Lauren Barnhard
Beth Lauren Barnhard
Elder law Attorney
Bloomfield, NJ
Licensed for 16 years