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Jerold E Rothkoff

Elder law Attorney at Cherry Hill, NJ

4.8   47 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 30 years
    New Jersey - NJ 30 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jerold

Learn Jerold’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    32%
    Advocacy for seniors and those with disabilities by providing a holistic practice. We work with clients involving Medicaid, Medicare, veterans benefits to help them or their loved ones manage the care of a chronically ill person.

    26 years, 1,250 cases

  2. Estate planning
    32%

    26 years, 750 cases

  3. Guardianship
    31%

    26 years, 250 cases

  4. Health insurance
    5%

ARE YOU CARING FOR AN AGING OR DISABLED LOVED ONE? WE CAN HELP.

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.

Awards

Client's Choice 2016,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2016 2014 2013

Location

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617 John F. Kennedy Blvd
Suite 1150
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
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Five Neshaminy Interplex
Suite 201
Trevose, PA, 19053
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215 Fries Mill Road
Turnersville, NJ, 08012
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  47 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by Alan | June 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you really care about mom and dad then call Jerry for honest guidance and capable support from start to finish.
Jerry has gone above and beyond our expectations. His ability to keep his hand on the pulse of the ever changing eldercare landscape combined with his true desire to guide us seemlessly through many difficult decisions has been the answer to our prayers. After suuccessfully raising ten children the time has come to put mom & dads needs first by providing the best care we could find. Not an easy task on your own. We had questions about the new laws, healthcare, the finances and their wills. We really needed help when dad ended up in assisted living after a hospital stay. Life would not be the same. So many concerns and questions. Having a large family there were a lot of opinions of what should happen to mom with a big empty house with dad in a home needing care. The pressure was tremendous and the clock was ticking. We knew the money wouldn't last forever and we were worried about moms security and her peace of mind. A few months into the process we were introduced to Jerry by our local attorney's office manager. She has worked with Jerry professionally for 20 years and assured us that it was the right step for us to take. From our first meeting with Jerry and members of his team we felt immediate relief. The process was quick and easy as we all got together at once to help determine mom and dads care plan and how to preserve their hard earned retirement funds. Many of the mysteries simply dissolved and the action steps to take were clear! In the following months the Rothkoff Law Group guided us every step of the way as dad needed more care and moms house seemed to get bigger. We have been able to reach out anytime with questions or as a new problem popped up. Each time there has been someone from Jerry's office there for us, first to listen and then to help us through. With Jerry's help : We have successfully secured the right care for both mom and dad. We have put their finances in order. Handled all legal issues or questions. Updated their wills. Created solid plans for their future allowing for unexpected changes and events. I would not change a thing if I had to do it all over again , Rothkoff Law Group was and is clearly the solution to our families eldercare needs. The compassion was there to support us when needed and the legal strategy put us on track and is still working well for us. After this experience I would never go it alone when it comes to being responsible for my parents well being and security.... I appreciate the hours of hard work that was put in both in the office and in the field by the entire team. Great job! I Give Jerry Five Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and would like to express our deepest appreciation!
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Response from Jerold Rothkoff June 15, 2016
Alan, thank your very much for your review & kind words. I will relay your words to our elder law team. We are so very glad that our services have benefited your parents and your family. We look forward to continuing to work with you and your parents.
Posted by Laurie | April 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Way more than a law firm
My parents hired Jerry and his team around 9 months ago and it was one of the best decisions they ever made. My dad has Alzheimer's disease and my mom decided they needed to think about moving to assisted living. Janie and other members of the team gave suggestions on assisted living facilities to consider based on their situation. When they needed help in the interim they recommended excellent home care services. My parents are now in an assisted living facility and Janie continues to advocate for them and help in every aspect of their care. She treats them like they are members of her own family. Besides the amazing service the firm provides regarding my parents' living situation and care, they also assist with processing of the long term care insurance claims. Jacinda has been wonderful working with the insurance company and has saved us countless hours by handling this. The administrative staff is also great to deal with. The scope and depth of their service surprised me, they are so much more than a law firm. That's why I would highly recommend them.
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Posted by Merrik | January 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding direction and support during a difficult time
We met with Rothkoff Law Group shortly after my father suffered a severe stroke and his outcome was uncertain. Jerry and his team were able to quickly assist us in preparing for the next steps in my father’s care while helping us carefully plan for my mother’s future. Choices had to be made and we were not prepared to navigate the process surrounding long-term care. The care coordination efforts we received were invaluable, giving us peace of mind that we were making the best decisions at each turn. The communication was clear and well documented, and we always received prompt responses to any questions or concerns we had. A sincere thank you to Jerry, Jennifer, Shannon, and everyone at Rothkoff for their guidance and support.
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Response from Jerold Rothkoff January 23, 2023
Hi Merrik, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such kind words and a review. We'll pass your review along to the team.
Posted by J. Sean Bradshaw | February 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning, elder law, social work
Best phone call I ever made. While speaking with Mr. Rothkoff for the first time, he asked "why are looking for legal help with managing your mother's estate?" As Power of Attorney for my mother, I was terrified I would make a mistake that would be to her financial detriment. I lived in one state, she was currently in another and was re-locating to a third. I had heard horror stories from people who just didn't know how to navigate elder care law. When I told him such, he replied: "We'd love to help you. When can you come in?" I felt like I'd just been welcomed to the family! The services provided by Rothkoff Law Group have proven invaluable. Every interaction with anyone from Rothkoff Law Group is pleasant and efficient. I'm really so grateful that I picked up the phone that day.
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Posted by Ed | January 14, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great hepl with parents
In a very tough year, after losing my sister who was primary care for my elderly parents, Jerry and his staff were a godsend in dealing with all the issues that we had to deal with. Well worth the money for setting up and maintaining care for the elderly
Response from Jerold Rothkoff January 15, 2021
Ed, Once again our condolences on the passing of your sister. We understand how much of a struggle it has been for you so we are extremely appreciative that you found a few minutes to leave us a review. Please know that we will always be here for any of your family's needs. Gratefully, Rothkoff Law Group
Posted by Joanne | January 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
J. Ventura
Rothkoff Law Group has assisted our family with difficult issues in excess of six years. As a practicing attorney I was familiar with the firm, and when posed with the elder care issues of my parents I had no hesitation in seeking them out. The attorneys and staff are knowledgeable, kind and caring. The holistic approach to elder care certainly eased our way. They were available to answer all our concerns, respond as needed to my parents’ health care and other issues, and supported us with difficult decisions. I wholeheartedly recommend them as the best in this area of practice, and I am happy to refer them to those who need their services.
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Response from Jerold Rothkoff January 15, 2021
Joanne, We thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a kind review as well as for allowing us to assist your family over the past six plus years. Gratefully, Rothkoff Law Group
Posted by Sharon | December 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Thank You.
Jerry and his team were always there when needed. Shannon dealt with the nightmare of getting my mother approved for Medicaid and I could have never done it without her. The care team was always available and responded if there was something that needed attention at mom's assisted living facility. Jerry also represents my mother in law so it was an easy decision when I needed help with my mom. Thank you again for all your assistance.
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Posted by Frederick | November 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Law Firm, the best when you have a family member who needs long term care and/or medicaid issues.
The Rothkoff team are very knowledgeable, kind and caring. My sister has short term memory lose and needs care. We were having an issue with medicaid that could have resulted in my sister loosing her medicaid benefits. The Rothkoff team worked diligently on my sister's case. Even speaking to the medicaid general counsel. My sister was able to keep her medicaid benefits. My family is very satisfied with the work of the Rothkoff Team. We would recommend them to anyone with a family member who needs long term care and or having issues with Medicaid.
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Posted by Dawn | February 1, 2019
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Taking care of my parents
When the time came that my parents needed more care than what I could do, we needed help getting them the care they needed and covering the financial aspects too. I didn’t know where to begin and I was given the name Rothkoff Law Group by two different people. I made an appointment and Jerry and his team met with my family and I to explain how we could manage this. They were very thorough in their presentation and we hired them to help us navigate through to us all the complicated things we needed to do and guided us every step of the way from financially to personally in the care of our parents. This process can be very stressful but having them to lean on saved my sanity. I would recommend this firm highly, they took care of everything in a professional and caring way. Thank you for everything!
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Posted by Gerry Henry | March 14, 2016
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You can count on Rothkoff
Seven years ago my husband descended into the depths of Alzheimers disease. I had to make quick decisions about his future (and mine). I tried to get information from the Veterans Administration for help to no avail and was in a state of despair when I learned about the Rothkoff practice. Through all this time their help was immeasurable. The very competent and compassionate staff led me through the jungle of regulations and paperwork associated with all the government agencies involved. The details were dizzying. In the end, my husband was placed in assisted living and nursing homes that were close to my home. With the assistance of the Rothkoff firm, they were responsive to all of his needs and I am confident he is getting the best care possible. The beauty of the practice is the way it is organized. The experts on staff deal specifically with the different agencies involved (social security, Veterans Administration, nursing homes, etc.) There are regular care conferences scheduled to answer questions you may have about the care your loved one is receiving. Believe me, when Rothkoff speaks, they listen. I could go on, but just let me say having the Rothkoff team on my side was invaluable in relieving the anxiety this huge undertaking creates. I will be forever grateful to the Rothkoff practice.
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Posted by Eric | January 25, 2016
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Excellent Team
Jerry and his team are beyond fantastic, especially Janie. My family has been incredibly pleased with their attentiveness, care and knowledge. We only wished that we had met Jerry earlier than we did. We highly recommend his services.
Posted by Aaron | January 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Feedback on Rothkoff Law Group
I recently engaged Jerry Rothkoff and his team. I can honestly say this has been the best client service experience. He and his team are knowledgeable, responsive and very caring with what has been a very difficult time for my family and me. I highly recommend him for anyone's elder care needs.
Posted by Pete | September 21, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Jerold Rothkoff
Jerry handled my parents affairs for several years and provided a broad spectrum of services at a fair price. Jerry has a staff of experts in several areas including veterans benefits and social service that I found to be extremely helpful. They were able to work through the very difficult process of obtaining veterans benefits for my father and help resolve issues that I could not. Their social service associates spent time understanding my mother's situation in her home and offered numerous helpful suggestions. They were also very kind to my mother in stressful times and earned her trust where few others have been able to do so. Jerry's office was also very good about notifying the family about upcoming dates, and deadlines and scheduled regular follow up review meetings.
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Posted by Joanne | March 9, 2015
On top of their game.
As a legal professional with some familiarity in the field, I came to the Rothkoff law office to address my parents' situation last year. I have been working with the firm as a client since that time. I must say that I agree with the recent prior reviews. All of the staff is professional, responsive and caring. Specifically I don't know what I would have done without the help of Janie, Alicia and Amy Jo. There are many twists and turns and ever evolving issues with aging parents. I have known Mr. Rothkoff for several years, but did not know the magnitude of the service provided until I needed it myself.
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Posted by Suzan | March 4, 2015
Review of Rothkoff Law Group
I was in need of an elder care law firm when we had to find a long term care facility early in 2013. With no prior experience in working with this type of lawyer, I was unsure what to expect. After several hours of hearing from Jerold Rothkoff and his staff, I felt more convinced that I had made the right decision to use them. Why? They were very forthright in their presentation and approach; were experts in the field of Medicare, knowledgeable in the area of nursing homes and rehab facilities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and would attend any patient care conferences in the facility of our choice. As soon as I contracted with them, we worked closely with them. With their streamlined process of gathering personal information needed to set up the account, it was quite easy for me to pull together what they needed. We reviewed that my father would not benefit from a VA facility and looked at all possible local area rehab/nursing facilities. His administrative staff was very efficient and set up follow up appointments and calls. The two key people I dealt with were Alicia Kagan for Medicare benefits and Janie De Leon-Male who attended all patients care meetings. Each person was critical in getting my father on Medicare and Medicaid and visiting the facility when I was not there and communicating with the management there. Now that my father is on Medicaid and in the right facility, I am very satisfied that he is in good hands where he is. I feel confident that by using an experienced and highly motivated elder care law firm, all the expectations and needs that I had were handled and I am very happy with the outcome. I would absolutely recommend this law firm to anyone who needs guidance and action concerning their elder family members.
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Posted by Lorraine | December 30, 2014
An Exceptional Experience
Jerry Rothkoff and his team of experienced professionals worked diligently over the past 7 years to assist both my father and my mother with their elder care needs and legal assistance. While they are both now deceased, I am ever-grateful for the guidance, resources and exceptional service provided as both of my parents' needs progressed based on their health and economic conditions. From applying for Veteran's Benefits and Medicaid assistance through locating appropriate personal care and nursing home facilities, I was thoroughly impressed by the level of dedication and professionalism, prompt follow-through and knowledge demonstrated by Jerry and his staff. This type of guidance and legal services inclusive of planning through the end their lives was invaluable. Being a caregiver to both parents is a huge responsibility and having help every step of the way is truly a gift. I am so thankful that my parents selected the Rothkoff Law Group to handle their elder care needs.
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Posted by Donna | November 21, 2014
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There comes a time in most families when you need to face the inevitable, this was the year for my family. Mom and Dad both aging and no plan in place. We found the best elder care legal advice with Jerold E Rothkoff and his firm. We have trusted their advice and my parents are in a better place because of it. Thank you, Rothkoff Law Group for all of your help.
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Posted by Judy | November 14, 2014
Wonderful Law Firm
Mr. Rothkoff and his staff are fantastic! His law firm not only offers legal counseling and legal assistance but also offers an array of other services in the area of Elder Care Law. He has a Geriatric Care Coordinator that has gone out on multiple occasions to visit my parents in Assisted Living. She has made recommendations to the facility in the best interest of my parents. All of his staff are very nice, professional and helpful. Mr. Rothkoff and his staff are extremely responsive to any of my concerns and questions. They are very knowledgeable in Elder Care Law and are very caring people. They really offer a human touch which means more than anything. I would highly recommend Mr. Rothkoff to anyone seeking elder care assistance.
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Posted by Earl | May 29, 2014
A Satisfied Customer......Thanks to Jerry and his Team
My family and I just completed a very successful two year working agreement with Mr. Rothkoff. During this time, he and his staff provided exceptional legal guidance to us regarding the care of our elderly parents. Through the creation of wills and power of attorney documenation, assistance during the admittance process to long term care facilities, and keen advice on"asset protection" alternatives both before and after our father's passing, Jerry and his team of professionals gave us comfort and confidence to know that we were following through with our parent's wishes and were providing the best care possible for them and their loved ones. Personally, I found the entire team an extreme pleasure to work with. They were timely on their scheduled calls/visits, informative on all data that they provided, and gave me a feeling of hope during very difficult times. I would recommend Jerry and his team for any elder care counsel/advice that one may need.
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Posted by Denise | April 14, 2014
Peace of Mind
I was suddenly faced with having to have my mother enter a nursing home. It is an overwhelming, life changing experience and one I know I could not have managed by myself without the expertise of Jerry Rothkoff and his firm. Jerry and his staff are always just a phone call or email away to provide me with legal advice, guidance and, in many instances, moral support. Every member of Jerry's staff is expert in a particular area of elder care law and the process and paperwork involved. I am glad I retained the Rothkoff team.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Rothkoff Law Group
  • 2000 - Present

Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Syracuse University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Flamini vs. Velez
  • Preliminary Injunction issued in favor of Plaintiff

Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (New Jersey chapter)
  • President
  • 2013 - Present
  • Life Care Planning Law Firms Association
  • President
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 2007 - Present
  • Delaware Valley Stroke Council
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - Present
  • Life Care Planning Law Firms Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - Present
  • Pennsylvania State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 2000 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Former Chair
  • 2007 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Elder Law Attorney
  • SJ Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer - Elder Law
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Elder Law Attorney
  • SJ Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top Elder Law Attorney
  • SJ Magazine
  • 2009
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Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • New Jersey Medicaid Update
  • 2013
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)
  • Medicare and Medicaid Liens
  • 2011
  • Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Medicaid Planning in Guardianships
  • 2011
  • New Jersey Lawyer Magazine
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Pennsylvania Association of Personal Care Administrators Conference
  • Future of Long Term Care
  • 2013
  • Pennsylvania Elder Law Institute
  • Long-Term Care Admission Agreements
  • 2012
  • Tri-County Regional Medical Ethics Conference
  • End of Life Planning
  • 2011
  • Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Medicaid Planning in Guardianships
  • 2011
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Medicaid and Medicare Liens
  • 2011
  • Life Care Planning Law Firms Association annual conference
  • Marketing an Elder Law Practice
  • 2011
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Veterans Benefits
  • 2010
  • Life Care Planning Law Firms Association Annual Conference
  • Managing a Life Care Planning Law Firm
  • 2010
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Unknown Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jerry is an excellent lawyer. He is extremely knowledgable in legal issues involving the elderly and estate planning. He his dedicated to his clients and motivated to making a difference in the lives of the elderly."
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Cherry Hill Elder law Lawyer Jerold E Rothkoff
Jerold E Rothkoff
Elder law Attorney
Cherry Hill, NJ
Licensed for 30 years