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Peter James Gilbert

Estate planning Attorney at Chalfont, PA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1982
    Active No misconduct found

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Peter J. Gilbert, a graduate of Haverford College, Yale Divinity School and William & Mary's Marshall Wythe School of Law,  founded the law firm of HighPoint Law Offices, P.C. in 1999.  He serves the legal needs of local families seeking expert, friendly counsellors capabile of transforming complex situations into simple, strong, legal solutions.  A long standing member of the National Network of Elder Law Attorneys, Peter addresses the complex, legal issues surrounding Elder Care in a wholistic, compassionate manner.  He crafts estate plans that respectfully address the wishes of the elder client, while welcoming the elder client's children and/or trusted advisors to participate in the process.  The end result is an expertly crafted estate plan that everyone feels good about and, most importantly, works the way the client intends.


Peter is a member in good standing of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Bucks County Bar Association, and the following professional organizations:


  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • ElderCare Alliance
  • Wealth Counsel
  • Board of Directors, Christ's Home
  • DocuBank Advisory Board Member


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Highpoint Law Offices PC
200 Highpoint Dr.
Suite 211
Chalfont, PA, 18914-3925

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Posted by Lucia | May 29, 2010
Excellent Attorney
We have known Peter Gilbert 16 years; in 1994 he did our Trust. Since that time he has represented our interests, discussed our options, and recommended actions based on those options, but never pushed us, only informed us and been responsive to our questions. Personally he is polite, funny, and gentle. A client is more than well served by Peter.
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Posted by Linda | May 29, 2010
Attentive and knowledgeable
Peter guided me through the process of updating my trust, will, health wishes, etc. about two years ago, making it easy with his thoughtful concise questions, guidance, and current information. He helped me include a section to protect my pets' welfare. Since then he and his staff keep a constant watch that my legal work is up-to-date and have been available whenever I need them to answer questions. It's now time for my bi-annual review during which we will discuss and make any changes necessary. He has always made me feel that my situation and concerns are of the utmost importance to him. It's nice to know that this professional is keeping watch over my affairs so that I don't have the worry of letting the legal work become old and ineffectual.
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Posted by rose | May 27, 2010
Peter Gilbert,a lawyer you can trust
Attorney Gilbert was referred to us by a friend,after searching several, for one to do our estate planning. We are very glad we chose him.You can talk to him without being rushed and he listens.I highly recommend Atty. Gilbert.


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • HighPoint Law Offices, P.C.
  • 1999 - Present


  • William & Mary Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Yale University
  • Bachelors
  • 1970
  • Haverford College
  • Bachelor's
  • 1966

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 2008 PA Super 167
  • The Amendment of the trust was considered valid


  • The National Alliance of Attorneys for Alzheimer’s Planning
  • Founding Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Academy of Special Needs Planners
  • Special Needs Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • 2011 - Present
  • ElderCounsel
  • 2010 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Chapter of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Elder Care Matters
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 2009 - Present
  • Christ Home
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • WealthCounsel Advisors Forum
  • 2005 - Present
  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • 1982 - Present
  • PA Bar Association
  • 1982 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Attorney in Bucks and Montgomery Counties
  • Calkins Media/Greater Philadelphia Media
  • 2015
  • Best Attorney, Bucks and Montgomery Counties
  • Calkins Media/Greater Philadelphia Media
  • 2014
  • Best Attorney - Bucks and Montgomery Counties
  • Greater Philadelphia Media / Greater Philadelphia Newspapers
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Excellence for Medicaid Planning
  • Medicaid Practice Systems
  • 2007
  • Completion Certificate
  • Advanced Wealth Studies Institute, LLC
  • 2003
  • Certified Estate Planner
  • National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • 1998
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  • Doylestown Observer
  • Who Needs Estate Planning?
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • TransAmerica Financial Client Event
  • Estate Planning Orientation
  • 2014
  • Capital Legacy Client Event
  • Estate Planning Orientation
  • 2014
  • Abington Health Adult Day Care, Event for Caregivers
  • Estate Planning Orientation
  • 2014
  • Phillips Edison ARC
  • Estate Planning Essentials
  • 2013
  • Parkinson's Support Group
  • Planning and Parkinson's
  • 2013
  • ManorCare Community Day
  • POA's, Living Wills, Trusts, Medicare, Medicaid and Insurance
  • 2013
  • Christ Home Legacy Series
  • American Tax Relief Act
  • 2013
  • Parkinsons Support Group
  • Estate and Long Term Care Planning
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (7)
Endorse Peter
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Peter is a fantastic attorney. He and his staff provide quality service to their clients. He has a great understanding of the law."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer Mr. Gilbert is an expert in estate planning and administration as well as elder law. Mr. Gilbert is also very kind, compassionate and caring. His law practice is highly organized and he provides top notch legal services to his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter is a wonderful person and a wonderful lawyer -- both knowledgeable and caring."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter is a wonderful and caring person. These traits are reflected in how he treats his clients: each one is unique and receives his full attention. I gladly endorse Peter Gilbert!"
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Other
"I have known Peter for several years through a professional organization and I know Peter to be exceptionally knowlegable, conscientious and compassionate - all of the things I want in an estate planning attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I heartily endorse Peter Gilbert. I have worked with him on numerous matters and he is a superior advocate for his clients and has great technical expertise."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.Peter is an excellent and highly skilled attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter is an expert's expert when it comes to planning for large complex estates. Best of all Peter is easy to work with, unassuming, a great teacher and a patient, caring gentleman."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Peter for many years. He is an excellent lawyer, who spends many hours every year at educational events, so he is on the cutting edge for his clients. He a good and caring attorney, who achieves results for his clients. I would feel comfortable referring my family and friends to Peter."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Other
"Having known Peter for about 10 years as a colleague and friend, I can say that few in our profession aspire to, or meet such high standards of professionalism, skill and character. If I needed any counsel or legal advice, Peter would be among those few I would turn to first, and without hesitation. If he couldn't directly help me, he would point me in the direction I needed to go. He is to be trusted."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter Gilbert is one of those rare individuals that’s both an extraordinary advisor and a sharp technical attorney. Peter is an excellent attorney, one that I can highly endorse without hesitation. I wouldn’t hesitate to send my parents to someone like Peter."
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