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Robert Clofine

Elder law Attorney at York, PA

4.7   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1982
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ROBERT CLOFINE wasborn on May 30, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a 1978 cum laude graduate of Villanova Universityand a 1982 cum laude graduate of the University ofPittsburgh School of Law, where he served on the Law Review. 


In May 2000, Mr. Clofine became the 6th Pennsylvaniaattorney to be Certified as an Elder LawAttorney by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF). NELF is the onlyorganization accredited by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to offer acertification in elder law. There are still fewer thana 40 Pennsylvania attorneys whohave received this certification.


Mr. Clofine has been quoted and mentioned by USAToday, Money Magazine, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Kiplinger’sRetirement Report, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Personal Wealth Manger,Mutual Fund Magazine, Fortune and Forbes in articles dealing with estateplanning and elder law.


Clofine has received an AV Rating fromMartindale-Hubbell®.  An AV Rating is given to thoseattorneys who have reached the height of professional excellence.


Clofine was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2008 inthe field of Elder Law (Copyright 2006 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).


Clofine has been selected as a SuperLawyer in the field of Elder Law for 2005-2008.


Attorney Clofine is a past Chair of the Elder Law Section ofthe Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is alsoa member of the American BarAssociation, Real Property and Probate Section and the York County Bar Association, where he is theformer Chair of the Estate Planning and Probate Section.


Robert Clofine
340 Pine Grove Commons
York, PA, 17403

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Posted by Donna | November 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best There Is!
Knowledgeable – Caring – Trustworthy. Just a few words that describe The Elder Law Firm of Robert Clofine. You are always bound to have struggles when planning your financial decisions in your elderly years. You can fully rely on The Elder Law Firm of Robert Clofine to be by your side throughout your journey. From the first consultation, we knew we could count of them to provide the best advice and direction for our plans. Should our family ever be in need of an elder law attorney again, there will be no other that we would consider. The Elder Law Firm of Robert Clofine is by far the best!
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2021
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A firm that provides excellent counsel and peace-of-mind...
We are eternally grateful to The Elder Law Firm of Robert Clofine for the estate planning done for my mother and father. There are so many ways to describe Attorney Clofine and his team but professional, knowledgeable, affable, conscientious, and effective are the first adjectives that come to mind. It is no wonder their firm's reputation precedes them. Thanks to their expertise, we have peace-of-mind knowing my mother and father have the best care available for their needs. We highly recommend The Elder Law Firm of Robert Clofine for anyone seeking estate planning for themselves or their aging family members. TS, PhD
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Posted by Gene | February 11, 2019
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Highly Professional and Easy to Work With
We engaged Mr. Clofine to help us understand and deal with a Trust we had developed years ago. He explained why the trust was much more than we needed in our circumstances and recommended a more straight forward approach. We like the more simplified way of dealing with our estate.
Posted by Jeff | January 9, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
First Class Law Firm -- High Level of Integrity
Attorney Clofine helped me to settle the estate of my mother. He and his staff were responsive, professional, and kind throughout the process. They provided clear explanations and provided good guidance and advice throughout. The cost was very reasonable and exactly what they told me it would be upfront. I highly recommend Mr Clofine!
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Posted by David | September 28, 2018
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Satisfied Client
My wife and I consulted with Attorney Clofine for updating our old estate documents. During the consultation he carefully and clearly explained what changes should be made to make them more complete, effective and uptodate. He also pointed out mistakes that we had made with regards to naming beneficiaries in our financial accounts that did not align with the old estate documents. We hired Attorney Clofine because of his knowledge and expertise. He was polite, professional and delivered exactly what we were looking for. We recommend him highly.
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Posted by Pam | June 21, 2018
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Exceptional Attorney
Attorney Clofine recently prepared my Will and Trust and I could not have been more pleased with the experience! He is personable, knowledgeable, professional, transparent with communications and thorough with his work. HIGHLY recommend. Thank you, Attorney Clofine!
Posted by Phil | March 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The only one!!!!
Your parents deserve the most for their efforts. Here they get respect and concern. All of my mother's concerns and worries were set aside with our meeting with Mr. Colfine
Posted by Todd | May 10, 2016
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Excellent Elder Law Attorney
Had a great experience with this firm and staff. They were friendly, knowledgeable, professional, experienced, responsive and just great to work with. I would recommend them to anyone that needs professional elder law and estate planning services.
Posted by Donald | January 20, 2016
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Real estate sale
We moved out of Sate and sold our house. Distance made it impractical for us to attend meetings with the real estate agent, including the Settlement proceedings. Attorney Clofine was our representative. He covered all the bases, kept us informed, and provided all the necessary documents for a very smooth and efficient transaction. All for a quite reasonable fee.
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Posted by Patricia | January 10, 2016
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Robert Clofine and his firm provided me with much need assistance in planning for and settling my late mother's estate. The entire staff was gracious, understanding, thorough and most of all, competent. I could depend upon Mr. Clofine to ensure all work was approached in a most professional manner; our communications were regular with immediate responses to queries. I also engaged his firm's services to arrange my own estate plans with equally satisfying results. I highly recommend Mr. Clofine's estate planning for yourself, family members and/or friends. His services will bring peace of mind and comfort to you and yours.
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Posted by Jeffery | October 28, 2009
Robert Clofine evaluation-Jeff King 10/28/09
Research yielded a very good evaluation of Attorney Clofine, before we retained his services for my parents. The four plus years of dealing with Rob have verified this evaluation. Rob has been very knowledgeable, professional and has provided excellence service to my parents and then to me as the executor/administrator of my parents estates. We have recommended Rob to friends who are in need this type of service. We plan on having Rob prepare the wills and necessary paperwork for my wife and myself. In summary, Rob's credentials are excellent and his service meets those credentials.
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Posted by Monica | September 27, 2016
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May be a great lawyer but his personality sucks
This lawyer may be great and knowledgeable. But when I called him for help about my mother's estate he was a bit of a jerk. Yes, we did contact him months after our mother's death. But he didn't have to make me feel bad for not contacting a lawyer sooner and point out to me that it sounds like we made a mess of her estate and he was too busy, enquired how would pay and then stated had no desire to take us on. Which is fair enough but he could have shown a little empathy and at least expressed a wee bit of sympathy albeit feigned that my mother had died. I would not recommend this lawyer no matter how great he is.
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Response from Robert Clofine June 27, 2017
I did take the time to return this prospective client's call and explained that the situation was somewhat of a mess and I wasn't in the position to assist to her. I referred her to two other local attorneys. She was obviously upset about the situation she was in and I am sorry I wasn't able to assist her.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Elder Law Office of Robert Clofine
  • 1985 - Present


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Juris Doctor cum laude
  • 1982
  • Villanova University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts cum laude
  • 1978


  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Fellow
  • 2009 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Founding Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Elder Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Former Chair
  • 2000 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 1991 - Present
  • York County Bar Association
  • Former Chair of Estate Planning & Probate Section
  • 1984 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer in America in Elder Law 2008-Present
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in Elder Law 2005-Present
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005


  • Pennsylvania Bar Section newsletter
  • Re-Thinking the Simple Will
  • 2008
  • Pennsylvania Bar Quarterly
  • Evaluating Long-Term Care Insurance Options
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate & Elder Law Symposium
  • Annual Update
  • 2017
  • Elder Law Institute
  • Opening session speaker at statewide seminar every year since 2000
  • 2017
  • Elder Law Update
  • Case Law Review
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rob Clofine is generally regarded in Pennsylvania as one of the most knowledgeable attorneys in the areas of elder law and estate planning. He is the featured speaker at state-wide educational programs and has authoritative answers to other lawyers' questions."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rob Clofine is one of the best, nationally recognized elder law attorneys in the U.S. Clients can be assured that they will receive some of the best, most current advice available regarding their important elder law and estate planning issues. I endorse Rob with the highest rating possible. Linda M. Anderson, Certified Elder Law Attorney"
Elder law Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. For years Robert Clofine has been one of the most well respected elder law and estate lawyers in Pennsylvania. He has been a leader of the Pennsylvania Bar serving as Chair of its elder law section. He has generously given his time to educating other lawyers to that they might be able to better serve their older clients. I can recommend Robert Clofine to anyone who seeks the highest quality legal services in the areas of estate planning, elder law, and estate administration. Jeffrey A. Marshall, Esquire Williamsport, PA 17701"

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York Elder law Lawyer Robert Clofine
Robert Clofine
Elder law Attorney
York, PA
Licensed for 41 years