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When I was 16, I started my first job as a receptionist and greeter at an elder care facility in my hometown.  I continued to work at the facility throughout my four years at Penn State University’s Abington campus.  While working there, I had the honor of getting to know many of the facility’s residents and unfortunately, I saw that many of the residents did not have any estate planning, nor did they understand the Medical Assistance process.  In addition, I often worried because many of the residents did not have anyone who could help them with their legal issues.  After graduating from Penn State Abington with high distinction, I decided to go to law school to learn more about elder law and truly become an advocate for the elderly.


I graduated from Penn State Dickinson School of Law in May 2010 in the top 15 percent of my class which led to my membership in The Woolsack Honor Society.  I have also been recognized for my advocacy skills by The Order of Barristers National Honor Society.  During law school, I was on the National Appellate Moot Court Team and was able to gain practical experience by working in the law school’s Elder Law and Consumer Protection Clinic.  I am a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Cumberland County Bar Association, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).  In addition, I am an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).


In 2015, I am proud to have earned a Master’s in Elder Law (LL.M.) graduating with distinction from Stetson University College of Law, whose Elder Law advanced degree is nationally recognized and respected.  Also in 2015, I was awarded the distinction of Select Lawyer in the category of Estate Planning, Estate Administration, and Probate Law by a peer survey of legal professionals. 


As an associate attorney at Keystone Elder Law P.C., I focus on estate planning, estate administration, and Life Care Planning.  I am very proud and excited to be part of the Keystone Elder Law P.C. team because Keystone uses Life Care Planning to maintain and enhance our client’s quality of life.  At Keystone, I am able to fulfill my dream of practicing elder law and helping seniors and their families.


After law school, I decided to stay in Central Pennsylvania because I value the closeness of the community in Cumberland County.  I enjoy sharing knowledge through presentations for a variety of continuing education programs, professional organizations, and community groups.


Residing in Carlisle, I am married with one son.  My husband is also an attorney and alumnus of Penn State Dickinson School of Law. Outside of work, I am busy with family and friends enjoying knitting, traveling, golf, and reading.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Elder Law: 70%
    6 years
  2. Probate: 15%
    6 years
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
    6 years

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Contact info

Keystone Elder Law, P.C.

555 Gettysburg Pike Ste C100
Keystone Elder Law Pc
Mechanicsburg, PA, 17055-5204

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive201004/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Cohn Sisters' Scholarship For Patient AdvocacyNational Academy of Elder Law Attorneys2011
CALI Award in Criminal ProcedureCenter For Computer Assisted Legal Instruction2009
CALI Award in Constitutional LawCenter For Computer Assisted Legal Instruction2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyKeystone Elder Law P.C.2010 - Present
Certified Legal InternElder Law & Consumer Protection Clinic, Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School Of Law2009 - 2010
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Estate Planning Council of Cumberland CountyMember2014 - Present
Cumberland County Bar Association, Young Lawyers CommitteeVice President2013 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law AttorneysMember2011 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2010 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Life Care Planning Law Firms AssociationMember2010 - Present
The Order of BarristersMember2010 - Present
The Woolsack Honor SocietyMember2010 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
The SentinelElder Care: Changes to the power of attorney law in the new year2015
The SentinelElder Care: Changes to power of attorney2015
The SentinelElder Care: Estate Settlement? It's Complicated2015
The SentinelElder Care: Achieving goals using trust planning2014
Sentinel NewspaperProtect Yourself From Trust Scams2012
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawElder LawLL.M - Master of Laws2015
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Pennsylvania State UniversityAdministration of JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Identity Theft: Protect YourselfIdentity Theft2013
Dementia WorkshopDementia2012
Estate Planning: It's Never Too EarlyEstate Planning2011