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Patrick James Roth

Estate planning Attorney at Corning, NY

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I always wanted to have my own business, but I did not know what exactly I wanted to do. I was nudged by my older brother to learn a technical skill – hence my accounting degree from St. Bonaventure University (which ultimately lead me to get my CPA license). While attending St. Bonaventure I was again nudged by my business law professor who suggested that I should go to law school. After 4 years of college, I had no interest in continuing with formal schooling so I got a job instead.

A few years later, however, and I decided I was ready to tackle law school.

I attended University of Buffalo Law School and after graduation, I started working with a law firm in Elmira, New York. My duties included preparing estate plans and working with small businesses. I was lucky enough to really enjoy these areas and my CPA background really helped in these areas as well. However, my desire to have my own business did not go away. After several years I parted ways with my old firm and struck out on my own.

A recent turn of events in my own family cemented to me what I should be doing (luckily I was on the right track). This experience convinced me that I was supposed to help people plan their estate and make things as easy as possible for them and their loved ones.

Working with families the way that I do, I witnessed what I thought were terrible things. Parents and children not speaking with each other, siblings that once got along great were now bitter towards each other. I’ve personally seen too many people get hurt or fight over estates. This often occurred in families where people did not think it would happen to them because their families were so close. Sadly, they were wrong. And I realized that there weren’t enough professionals providing good plans and trying to prevent these unfortunate incidents.

These experiences inspired me and set me on my current mission. No longer do I sit back and hope these things don’t happen to my clients.

Instead, my work is focused on designing estate and business succession plans for people who want to be proactive and do everything possible to make things easier for their loved ones. This includes both while they are alive in case of a disability, and after they have passed away. Dealing with disability is a central part of my plans, unlike typical estate plans that only focus on where property should go after someone passes away.

Instead I work on plans that are carefully designed to work in case of a disability, in addition to addressing how to pass on family wealth, the family businesses and family values. Many of my plans even include provisions to provide asset protection for loved ones – protection from divorcing spouses, creditors, predators and lawsuits – that they are not able to provide for themselves. All this while minimizing taxes and fees.

Besides the law, I am first and foremost a husband and a father.

My family is my life’s focus. I have an eleven-year-old son and twin girls who just turned nine – if I look tired, now you know why. Because of my work, I have seen what can go wrong with an estate plan – and why. Fortunately this experience allows me to make sure my children won’t have to face that. This is also why I create unique and personal plans for each of my clients. It may take longer and cost more, but ultimately it provides much better protection than the one size fits all plans that other attorneys prepare.

As an individual I have a passion for learning. One great thing about being an attorney is the continuing education opportunities that are available to me. I commit a substantial amount of time and energy to professional development such as attending estate planning and asset protection conferences to learn new techniques or ways to improve on traditional, old-school planning. Not only is it fulfilling to me, but it also allows me to create better plans for my clients as well as for my own family.

Oh, and I’m a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan (as those of you who’ve been to my office well know!) Don’t worry if you’re not, I won’t hold it against you…much.

Now for the more traditional stuff (if you are interested):

I graduated from the University of Buffalo law school in 1999 and was admitted to the New York State Bar. While attending law school, I earned a certificate in Taxation Law and won the school’s Moot Court Competition. I find it amusing that although I won the highest law school award for advocacy, which gave me a membership to the Order of Barristers, I now spend most of my time helping people avoid court completely.

My undergraduate education also comes in very handy in my line of work: I graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1992, with a BBA in Accounting and later became a CPA. That means not only can I help my clients with the legal aspects of their estate or business planning, I’m pretty good at the tax and financial side of that planning as well. (After all, that’s kind of what you want in a good estate planner, right?)

I now live in Painted Post, New York and am involved with several local charitable organizations including the Corning Chamber of Commerce and the Corning Painted Post School District Foundation. I also speak at several presentations on various estate and business planning topics every year.

I love to hear from people, so feel free to get in touch with me.

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Licensed for 23 years
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/17/2022

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

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The Law Offices of Patrick J. Roth
145 Chemung St
Corning, NY, 14830-2735

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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Roth Elder Law
  • 2006 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Ziff Law Firm
  • 1999 - 2006

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Protecting the Family Home
  • Saving the family home or other assets.

Associations

  • ElderCounsel
  • 2007 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • 2006 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 1990 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • ElderCounsel Founding Member
  • ElderCounsel
  • 2007

Publications

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (21)
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Estate planning Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of meeting Patrick and hearing him speak at a legal event. Patrick is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in estate planning law. Patrick genuinely cares about his clients and advocates for them with compassion. Patrick provides the highest level of service to his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend Patrick's services to anyone with estate planning needs. He is simply the best."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick is a zealous advocate for his clients who frequently shares his knowledge with the community. He is a caring attorney that always has his client's best interest in mind. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have the utmost confidence that he can handle any case that in his practice area."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick really cares about helping families plan for the future, whatever it may hold."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick is an excellent, knowledgeable attorney , who truly cares about his clients. When you hire him, you will not be sorry."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick is an experienced lawyer that understands that not everyone likes to discuss planning life after they are no longer here. He knows just what to say and do to make a client feel protected and unafraid."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have known Patrick for several years. He is a very focused, experienced attorney in Elder Law. He cares for his clients and protects their interests professionally and compassionately."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Other
"Patrick is truly knowledgeable and experienced in his field. His passion and dedication allows him to effectively understand his client's needs which allows him to effectively represent their interests. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Other
"Patrick is an excellent lawyer who is highly knoweldgeable about complex estate and Medicaid cases. He assembled an excellent team who care about their clients and get results."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having recently listened to Patrick speak at a function, it is clear that he not only knows his business, but that he is driven to protecting his clients and their assets through the estate planning process. His dedication to aiding those who may ultimately need assistance when entering into nursing home care is unbridled. I strongly recommend Patrick Roth if you have any estate planning, probate or elder law needs."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. He's highly competent and diligent. The quality of his work is second to none. The best in this field of law in NY."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Patrick Roth for many years, and know him to be an excellent estate planning and elder law attorney. I often see Patrick at national conferences as he stays up to date with the changing legal environment. I would not hesitate to refer a client, friend, or family member to Patrick."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Patrick Roth for many years. Patrick is not only an excellent attorney who practices in the Corning, New York, area, he is also an experienced CPA. Patrick understands the unique needs of his clients and has significant experience helping her clients and their families in the areas of estate planning, trust administration, probate and elder law. When I recommend an attorney in New York, I recommend Patrick."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick creates plans that are carefully designed to work in case of a disability, in addition to addressing how to pass on family wealth, the family businesses and family values. I would highly recommend him for estate planning and elder law needs."
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Corning Estate planning Lawyer Patrick James Roth
Patrick James Roth
Estate planning Attorney
Corning, NY
Licensed for 23 years