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Brenda D. Colbert

Elder law Attorney at Moosic, PA

5.0   2 reviews

About Brenda

Learn Brenda’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    50%
    I help seniors and people with special needs prepare for long term care needs. I assist clients in preserving resources and accessing public benefits to help with th ecost opf long term care.

    21 years

  2. Wills and living wills
    40%
    I prepare comprehensive estate plans for clients to meet their estate planning goals. I prepare Last Wills and Testaments, Financial Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, beneficiary designations and all manner of Trusts as needed. I develop plans to minimize taxes and preserve estates.

    21 years

  3. Probate
    8%
    I represent Executors and Estate Administrators in managing the estate of a person who has passes away. This includes the preparation and filing of the Petition for Probate, if necessary, advertising the estate, marshalling assets, distribution of the estate, and preparation and filing the the Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax Return and Federal Estate Tax Return, if needed.

    21 years

  4. Guardianship
    2%
    I file Petitons for Guardianship for proposed guardians of alleged incapacitated persons, gather evidence, and respresent the guardian at the hearing before the Orphan's Court.

    21 years

I worked as a Social Worker for 6 years before attending Law School.  I was an advocate for the frail elderly and people with special needs in long term care settings.  It was my Social Work experience that led to my decision to attend law school to become an Elder Law Attorney.

Licensed for 22 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 12/04/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2000
Updated 07/19/2022

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Colbert & Grebas, P.C.
210 Montage Mountain Rd.
Moosic, PA, 18507

Reviews

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Posted by Kelly | June 10, 2013
Very satisfied
Brenda walked me through all the legalities of handling my mothers transition into nursing home and my power of attorney. In 2 hours, I was informed and not confused on how to handle going forward. I would recommend her to any person(s) who are handling their elderly parents accounts.
Posted by Lisa | November 14, 2011
Brenda Colbert
Brenda is an excellent attorney. Very patient with elderly people. My mother, whom Brenda helped with her assisted living issues, loved her. Brenda continues to be available for any of her questions or issues.

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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Colbert & Grebas, P.C.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Marshall, Parker & Associates
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP
  • 2002 - 2007

Education

  • University of Miami, School of Law
  • Master of Laws in Estate Planning
  • 2002
  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2000
  • Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • 1990

Associations

  • POLST Task Force for North East PA
  • Secretary
  • 2011 - Present
  • Lackawanna County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Wilkes-Barre Law Library Association Elder Law Committee
  • Co-Chair
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Senior Networking Allaince
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Luzerne County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Awards

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Support Group
  • Long Term Care Planning
  • 2011
  • Support Group
  • Paying for Long Term Care
  • 2011
  • Staff Inservcie
  • Act 169
  • 2011
  • Paralegal Institute
  • Fundamentals of Elder Law
  • 2011
  • Joint Conference
  • Understanding the Legal Issues that affect Seniors and People with Special Needs
  • 2011
  • Estate Forum
  • Federal Estate Tax Update
  • 2011
  • Elder Law Update
  • Health Care and Financial Powers of Attorney
  • 2011
  • Continuing Education Credits
  • Health Care and Financial Decision Making
  • 2011
  • Community Event
  • Paying for Long Term Care
  • 2011
  • Community Event
  • Paying for Long Term Care
  • 2011
  • Community Event
  • Paying for Long Term Care
  • 2011
  • Community Event
  • Estate and Long Term Care Planning
  • 2011
  • Community Event
  • Paying For Long Term Care
  • 2011
  • Community Event
  • POAs and Advance Health Care Directives
  • 2011
  • CLE Legal Medical Committee
  • Advance Health Care Diretives and POLST
  • 2011
  • Alzheimer's Support Group
  • Planning for Incapacity
  • 2011
  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Overview of Elder Law Practice
  • 2011
  • 2011 Elder Law Institute
  • Advance Health Care Directives in Pennsylvania
  • 2011
  • 2011 Bench/Bar Conference
  • Medicaid Update
  • 2011
  • 11th Annual So All May Worship Conference
  • Legal and Ethical Issues that Affect the Elderly and People with Special Needs
  • 2011
  • 2010 Bench Bar
  • Medicaid Update
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Elder law Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Brenda on many matters and her knowledge of elder law and sincere concern for the well-being of her clients is unmatched."
Estate planning
Moosic Elder law Lawyer Brenda D. Colbert
Brenda D. Colbert
Elder law Attorney
Moosic, PA
Licensed for 22 years