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Michelle C. Berk

Elder law Attorney at Fort Washington, PA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1981
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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    My elder law practice includes house calls, long term care planning for Medicaid and nursing homes and the future, guardianships and asset protection.

    42 years, 500 cases

  2. Estate planning
    Writing Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Living Wills, and Estate Administration and Probate

    42 years, 500 cases

  3. Social Security & Disability
    Representation in obtaining SS disability benefits and Special Needs Planning and Trusts.

    42 years, 500 cases

The Law Offices of Michelle C. Berk, P.C. is an Elder Law, Estates and Disabilities practice law firm based in Montgomery County since 1981. We provide experienced advice whether your case is large or small. Our convenient suburban setting allows us to serve the surrounding multi-county area.
Home visits and nursing home visits are available for your special needs. Personalized service with prompt attention to your individual needs is our goal. Whether you require long or short term care for your future or that of a loved one, or encountering a crisis of daily family life, we are there for you throughout the continuum of your life.

To make an appointment for a consultation with The Law Offices of Michelle C. Berk, P.C., please email or call directly at, and we will contact you shortly regarding your request.

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Law Offices Of Michelle C. Berk, PC
1300 Virginia Drive
Suite 325A
Fort Washington, PA, 19034


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Posted by Alyssa | March 7, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Elder Law Services
On behalf of The Birches at Harleysville - Michelle has been extremely helpful to our families and residents. She's caring, compassionate and very knowledgeable. It can be a very complicated and hard process, but Michelle makes it easier for families to understand.
Response from Michelle Berk March 11, 2019
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We are glad that we could help the families at The Birches at Harleysville. We will continue to do our very best for your residents!
Posted by Richard | August 26, 2012
Excellent recommendation
I met Michelle Berk 5 years ago while on a bike ride in France. After briefly talking in very casual terms about estate planning and some special circumstances with regard to my children, Michelle was very kind and helpful in compiling a detailed list of Elder Law attorneys I could contact in the Seattle area (my home). She did this on her own and without charge or even the mention of compensation. It was a pleasure meeting Michelle and I will always be thankful for her help and recommendations. I would definitely recommend Michelle to anyone in the Northeast who is seeking an attorney specializing in her field of law.
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Posted by Christopher | June 17, 2012
Michelle Berk, P.C. is my Elder Care lawyer, and in fact has been my entire family’s Elder Care lawyer. This includes my cognitively challenged sister (since 2004), and my late mother who passed on October 5th, 2011. After a catastrophic, near fatal car accident in 2009 that ending my teaching career, she assisted with Social Security, the State Pension system, and Blue Cross issues. This has made it possible for me to live relatively independently, despite numerous, chronic, ongoing medical issues. She has recently resolved a problem with a major bank withholding funds in my mother’s trust well after her death, and currently working with me on a school loan “Discharge Application: Total and Permanent Disability.” Given nearly a decade of closely working with Michelle Berk, P.C. with my family and myself; and my success in doing so, I endorse her as an expert with a heart. I have recommended her to associates, and all have been grateful and extremely satisfied with her work.
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Posted by Re | April 19, 2011
Extremely competent, excellent, organized and well respected
Michelle has been extremely helpful and very resourceful in my many dealings with her. She has not only handled my SSD business matters, but has always been available to answer any and all questions with regard to other legal matters. She always makes herself available to your needs. She is very professional, compassionate, empathetic, among many other positive adjectives. Out of any attorneys I have used in the past for whatever the reason, they do not come close to Michelle's stellar stand up profession as a lawyer and confidont. Michelle is a extremely oranganized. There are way too many positive adjectives to describe Michelle. I could be here all night doing so. Thank you for the opportunity to share my experience with a wonderful lawyer. I don't even like saying that..." I look at Michelle as a kind human being and great woman with many good attributes, rather than just refering to her as a lawyer..
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2011
Michelle Berk has been providing legal services to our family for several years. We have found her to be extremely helpful as we travelled through the unknown and sometimes confusing legal processes. She is an attorney who processes insight, knowledge, and compassion.
Posted by pamela | March 29, 2011
michelle c. berk
My husband & I hired Michelle at what was a very difficult time for us, and she guided us through everything with professionalism, attentiveness and compassion.
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • 1981 - Present


  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Syracuse University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Legal Cases

  • Orphans' Court Guardianship and Contested matters
  • favorable for my clients
  • Social Security disability hearings and appeals
  • favorable to my clients


  • Montgomery Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • Women in Insurance and Finance
  • member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Mediation Center of Montgomery County-Elder Mediation
  • Board if Directors
  • 2008 - Present
  • Montgomery Bar Association Elder Law Committee
  • Co-Chair
  • 2001 - Present
  • Montgomery County Consortium of Health and Human Services
  • Board of Directors
  • 2000 - Present
  • Penn State University
  • Adjunct Faculty- Paralegal Progam-Estates
  • 2006 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Co-Chair Elder Law Committee of Montgomery Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • 2010
  • First Place Run for Victims' Rights
  • Bnai Brith
  • 1998


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Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Documents You May Need
  • Legal Documents You may Need
  • 2010
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Legal Issues
  • 2010
  • Acts Communities
  • End of Life Issues and Hospice
  • 2010
  • Acts Communities
  • Your Will Your Way
  • 2010
  • Jewish Issues in Elder Law
  • Jewish Issue in Elder Law
  • 2009
  • Assisted Living Certification Courses
  • Legal Issues
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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Elder law Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Michelle for almost 15 years and she is extremely capable, honest and determined to meet her clients' needs whatever it takes. When Michelle is representing your interests, you can relax."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been referring clients to Michelle for years. I have complete confidence in her skills as an attorney, her incredible professionalism and her ability to zealously represent the interests of her clients. She has the unique ability to both strongly advocate on behalf of her clients while also being compassionate to them. She is a fantastic attorney who possesses the attributes and qualities that make her an expert in her field and someone with whom I can confidently refer my family, friends and clients to for assistance. I have not only referred clients to Michelle, but family members and friends too. To me, that level of trust in her skills and methods speaks volumes."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Michelle Berk is a wonderful lawyer who will always go the extra mile for her clients. I have seen Michelle's work in a number of cases and it has always been first-rate and her clients always very satisfied. I would not hesitate to refer clients to Michelle for Elder Law issues."
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