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Erik Spurlin

Probate Attorney at Red Lion, PA

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2010
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About Erik

Learn Erik’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    30%
    Helping families afford the cost of long-term care, including nursing home care and Medicaid planning where appropriate.

  2. Probate
    30%
    Settling the estate of a loved one who has passed

  3. Estate planning
    20%
    Wills, trusts, powers of attorney and special needs planning

  4. Guardianship
    10%
    Obtaining authority to manage the affairs of an incapacitated loved one

  5. Medicaid and medicare
    10%
    Qualifying for Medicaid a/k/a Medical Assistance while protecting assets

Erik Spurlin, Esq., CELA, LL.M., is recognized as a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation--a certification only a few York County attorneys maintain. Prior to starting his own firm, Erik was an associate of the Elder Law Firm of Robert Clofine in York, PA and Appel & Yost in Lancaster, PA, where his practice was focused on estate planning, estate administration, long-term care and Medicaid planning, and tax law. Erik also served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the York County Orphans’ Court, which rules on disputes involving trusts and estates, guardianship and related matters. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys, the Elder Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the York County Bar Association.  He serves as a board member to multiple sections of the York County Bar Association and a Professional Adviser to Leave a Legacy York County.

Erik frequently presents seminars to other lawyers as a lecturer for the  Pennsylvania Bar Institute, most recently presenting the following courses:  Practical Medicaid Planning (2017); Medicaid Basics (2017);  Guardianship Updates and Trends (2016); Fixing Broken Trusts (2016); Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid (2016); Estate Planning for the Alzheimer’s Client (2015); and Guardianship Practice and Procedure (2015).

Erik earned his J.D., cum laude, from Temple University School of Law, where he also received his LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Taxation, with distinction.  During this time he also earned a Graduate Certificate in Estate Planning and was the sole recipient of the Joseph Price Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Tax Law in 2010. A Pennsylvania native, Erik is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, and master’s degree, summa cum laude, in Political Science. 

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Location

Estate & Elder Law Firm of Erik Spurlin
2997 Cape Horn Road, A-6
Red Lion, PA, 17356

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Posted by Timothy | June 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience
I had a great experience with Erik and his firm. Obviously dealing with the death of a parent is a difficult situation but Erik's compassion and understanding made navigating the process much easier. He is very knowledgeable and was always available anytime I called. I would definitely recommend Erik and his firm.
Posted by Angela | July 9, 2019
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Thank you!
Attorney Spurlin helped my family a lot over the past year. I don't know where we would be without him!
Posted by Rob | May 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
Erik saved my family over $200k in nursing home bills. He's an expert in elder law and a caring person.
Posted by Chris | September 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Friendly, professional, and knowledgable
My sister and I consulted with Erik following the death of our mother. While her estate was small, the probate of her will required obtaining a waiver against a property her disabled son inherited as well as a settlement of a claim against the estate from a credit card company. Erik's expertise allowed these issues to be resolved much to our relief. Highly recommend this agency.
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Posted by Brett | August 15, 2017
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Elder Care Law
Erik's expertise in elder care law, power of attorney and wills was extremely beneficial as I navigated the complicated waters for my grandparents, parents, and myself. He attention to detail and clear and concise explanations before we moved forward with any major decisions was greatly appreciated. I would recommend Erik for any of your elder care and personal legal needs
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Posted by William | August 15, 2017
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Comfortable yet Professional
Erik has a friendly demeanor that instantly puts one at ease. I really didn't have to specify every detail I wanted in my will, because he knew all the right questions to ask and had the answers I needed. I will definitely use Erik again for my legal needs.
Posted by Sean | September 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Elder Care Lawyer
My Father and I used Attorney Erik Spurlin as our elder care lawyer to facilitate my Mother's Medicaid application once we had to make the difficult decision to place her into a nursing home. Erik was professional, patient and communicative throughout the entire process. He is also extremely knowledgeable and definitely knows his stuff. Erik and his associates from the office of Robert Clofine took the time to explain to my Father and I everything involved with the Medicaid application process and made us feel at ease as they took care of all of the "heavy lifting". We are truly thankful to Attorney Erik Spurlin for his dedication and commitment to helping us during this difficult and stressful time with my Mother. I highly recommend Erik for all of your elder care/elder law needs!
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Posted by Riley | March 25, 2014
A+
Erik is my company's attorney and my to go guy for business advisory services. He is quick to respond with helpful guidance, and he is the best attorney I've worked with. Erik also does my estate planning work, and I am very pleased with the plan we've established. Highly recommended.
Posted by Doug | March 6, 2012
Professional and Efficient
Erik is very knowledgeable and always able to provide useful information quickly. While working on my matter, he consistently went above and beyond what was expected of him in order to ensure the best possible outcome. I highly recommend Erik for your legal needs as you can be sure you are getting someone who is dedicated to his profession, to providing a high quality product, and most of all, to his clients.
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2012
very Professional
This guy really knows what he's talking about. I was able to get a lot of useful information immediately.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Estate & Elder Law Firm of Erik Spurlin
  • 2018 - Present
  • Principal
  • The Elder Law Firm of Robert Clofine
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Appel & Yost LLP
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hartman Shurr
  • 2010 - 2012
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Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2012
  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Arizona State University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2007
  • Arizona State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006
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Associations

  • York County Bar Association
  • YLS Chair Elect
  • 2017 - Present
  • Leave a Legacy York
  • Professional Advisor
  • 2017 - Present
  • York County Bar Association
  • YLR Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • York County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Welcoming Wellness
  • Chairman
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • 2017
  • Certificate in Estate Planning
  • Temple Law School
  • 2012
  • Outstanding Achievement in Tax Law (Price Memorial Award)
  • Joseph Price Memorial
  • 2010

Publications

  • At Issue (PA Bar)
  • Seven Tips for Enhancing Productivity and Efficiency
  • 2012
  • Taxes - The Tax Magazine (CCH)
  • Exempting 501 (c)(6) Organizations from Federal Income Tax
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Practical Medicaid Planning
  • Asset Protection Trusts
  • 2017
  • Guardianship Updates and Trends
  • Guardianship
  • 2016
  • Estate Planning for the Alzheimer's client
  • Estate Planning
  • 2016
  • YCBA CLE
  • Guardianship Practice and Procedure
  • 2015
  • Bench Bar Conference
  • Interplay Between Financial Planning and Estate Planning
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (14)
Endorse Erik
Tax Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Erik is a bright, dedicated attorney. I consider Erik a valuable resource and a credit to the legal profession."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erik is skilled and knowledgeable in the area of estate planning and I recommend his services."
Unknown Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erik is my go-to call for tax and estate matters."
General practice Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Eric is knowledgeable and friendly and a real asset to the legal community in Lancaster and York Counties. He has always been helpful to his colleagues and really knows his stuff when it comes to taxation and estate planning. He also has broad experience in a number of important areas of the law, and I highly recommend his services to anyone looking for a good attorney to represent their legal interests in Pennsylvania."
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