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Jerold E. Rothkoff, a practicing New Jersey and Pennsylvania attorney, is the Principal of Rothkoff Law Group, where he dedicates his practice to serving clients in the areas of elder law, life care planning, asset protection, veterans benefits,estate planning, and long-term care advocacy.

Jerry Rothkoff has been, and continues to be, an outspoken advocate for the rights of the elderly and disabled. He writes for and gives presentations regularly to attorneys and other professionals about elder law. He is a frequent lecturer, speaker, and author for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Education, as well as non-profit and professional organizations. He is the former co-host of SeniorTalkRadio on AM 860 WWDB. He has made numerous other radio and television appearances in which he discussed legal rights of the elderly.

Jerry Rothkoff is the author and founder of the Rothkoff Quarterly, a newsletter of current news and issues concerning the elderly and disabled. He is also the author and editor of the South Jersey Guide to Senior and Disability Resources, as well as co-editor of Law Points for Senior Citizens, published by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Division on Aging, 2003 Edition.

He is the former Chair of the New Jersey Bar Association Elder and Disability Law Section, as well as a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Elder Law Section and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Community activities include being a member of the Board of Directors of the Twilight Wish Foundation and the Delaware Valley Stroke Council. He also is involved with the Alzheimer's Association, as well as numerous other advocacy groups.

Jerry Rothkoff is a 1986 graduate of Syracuse University. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 1993 from the Widener University School of Law, and began work at a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania law firm. In February 2000, he opened his own elder law practice.

Outside of his elder law practice, Mr. Rothkoff and his wife, Erica, keep busy with their five children, fifteen-year old identical twin girls, Liza and Julia, twelve-year old fraternal twin boys, Evan and Gregory, and three-year old Aitan. He is an avid baseball fan, which means he has had a good last few years and is getting spoiled by the Phillies success.  As a life long Philadelphian, he is still pinching himself.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 32%
    18 years, 750 cases
  2. Elder Law: 32%
    18 years, 1.25 thousand cases
  3. Guardianship: 31%
    18 years, 250 cases
  4. Health Insurance: 5%



Fixed (always)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Wrongful death Attorney
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  • Thomas Devlin Begley III

    I give Jerry Rothkoff the highest endorsement possible. I have worked with Jerry on a number of occasions. He is extraordinarily talented and competent. More importantly, he has compassion for his clients. In addition to his efforts to safeguard the assets of his clients, he recognizes the importance of their care and their dignity, thereby insuring that they receive the best personal and legal attention. He is the first name in the area of life care planning in the South Jersey.


    Thomas Begley Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Rothkoff Law Group

425 Route 70 West
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08034

Rothkoff Law Group

617 John F. Kennedy Blvd
Suite 1150
Philadelphia, PA, 19103

Rothkoff Law Group

Five Neshaminy Interplex
Suite 201
Trevose, PA, 19053

Rothkoff Law Group

215 Fries Mill Road
Turnersville, NJ, 08012



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Elder Law AttorneySJ Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super Lawyer - Elder LawSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Top Elder Law AttorneySJ Magazine2010
Top Elder Law AttorneySJ Magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyRothkoff Law Group2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (New Jersey chapter)President2013 - Present
Life Care Planning Law Firms AssociationPresident2012 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law AttorneysN/A2007 - Present
Delaware Valley Stroke CouncilBoard of Directors2007 - Present
Life Care Planning Law Firms AssociationBoard of Directors2006 - Present
Pennsylvania State Bar Association, Elder Law SectionN/A2004 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/A2000 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationFormer Chair2007 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Flamini vs. VelezPreliminary Injunction issued in favor of Plaintiff
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarNew Jersey Medicaid Update2013
Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)Medicare and Medicaid Liens2011
Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law AttorneysMedicaid Planning in Guardianships2011
New Jersey Lawyer MagazineNursing Home Litigation2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Syracuse University College of LawPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Association of Personal Care Administrators ConferenceFuture of Long Term Care2013
Pennsylvania Elder Law InstituteLong-Term Care Admission Agreements2012
Tri-County Regional Medical Ethics ConferenceEnd of Life Planning2011
Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law AttorneysMedicaid Planning in Guardianships2011
Nursing Home LitigationMedicaid and Medicare Liens2011
Life Care Planning Law Firms Association annual conferenceMarketing an Elder Law Practice2011
New Jersey Bar AssociationVeterans Benefits2010
Life Care Planning Law Firms Association Annual ConferenceManaging a Life Care Planning Law Firm2010