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Kandace L Scherr

Medicaid and medicare Attorney at Lutherville (State-wide), MD

4.7   14 reviews

also known as Kandy

  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 35 years
    Maryland - MD 37 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1988
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1986
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kandace

Learn Kandace’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Medicaid and medicare
    Handled over one thousand successful Medicaid applications. For experienced legal help, call today.

    26 years

  2. Elder law
    Attorney Scherr is a premier elder lawyer in Maryland and DC. Growing old can have legal implications you want to be prepared for, call her today for a case evaluation.

    26 years

  3. Estate planning
    You do not do estate planning for yourself, you do it so that there will be the least amount of stress and work for the loved ones you leave behind. Call Attorney Scherr now for a consultation.

    26 years

  4. Guardianship
    If an individual becomes disabled and is incapable of making important decisions for themselves, a Guardianship may be necessary. This requires extensive documentation and a court hearing. Let Attorney Scherr guide you through the process.

    26 years

  5. Military law

  6. Power of attorney

  7. Probate
    Estate representatives can easily make mistakes due to inexperience, stress and hasty decisions. I guide clients through every step of the probate process, with reliable, detailed advice, so you can settle your loved one’s estate efficiently.

  8. Trusts
    Trusts are essential documents for some estate plans. If you have a trust and have not had it reviewed recently, you should make an appointment to do so. Even if your personal situation has not changed, the laws do change.

  9. Wills and living wills
    Drafting | Reviewing | Amendment | Revocation | Execution | Probate | Litigation | POAs | More | Call now for a consultation.

Kandace L. Scherr has been providing Elder Law, Estate, and Special Needs planning services to people throughout Maryland. She has been consistently successful at helping her clients qualify for Medicaid, enabling them to protect their assets while in long-term care.

Kind, caring, and always willing to listen, Kandace truly enjoys helping seniors and their loved ones understand the issues they face when difficult situations arise. She recognizes that every person and circumstance is different, and will take the time to help work towards the best possible solution. Kandace’s expertise also includes Guardianships, Veterans Benefits and the preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Directives, and Special Needs Trusts. She frequently lectures on Elder Law issues.

A native Marylander, Kandace is a graduate of The University of Maryland School of Law and is admitted to practice law in both Maryland and Washington, DC. Ms. Scherr is an accredited attorney with the Department of Veterans Affairs, a member of The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and serves on the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association. Kandace also has a degree in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art and enjoys drawing and painting in her free time.

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Frank, Frank & Scherr
1400 Front Avenue
Suite 200
Lutherville (State-wide), MD, 21093-5365
Kandace Scherr, Esq.
Hollis Cronan and Fronk
111 East Dover Street
Easton, MD, 21601
Kandace Scherr, Esq.
Davis, Agnor, Rapaport and Skalny
10211 Wincopin Circle #600
Columbia, MD, 21044
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4.7 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Posted by Rick | March 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Incredibly efficient and thorough service
I hired Ms Scherr to determine what needed to be done with Veteran's Administration benefits my mother just started receiving. She made the determination to open a First Maryland Disability Trust to administer the initial benefit disbursement. Both Ms. Scherr and her paralegal, Ashley Keim were incredibly responsive and knowledgeable. The Trust was set up very quickly. and with absolutely no problems. I highly recommend Kandace Scherr!
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Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2019
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Nursing home transition and Medicaid application
Choosing Kandace Scherr to help me with my mother's transition to nursing home and Medicaid application was an easy decision. From our first meeting, I felt confident and comfortable with her advice and plan of action. Professional and compassionate, Kandace made what could have been a nightmare for me into a seamless process with excellent results. Would highly recommend.
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Posted by Melanie | March 13, 2019
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Melanie Cook
Kandace has been a life-saver for our family. Years ago she took on my mother's messy estate, and recently she completed wills, power-of-attorney, advanced directives for my husband and I. She is incredibly thorough, and an expert on estate law & planning for elders. We have often sought her opinions. Also, she is very compassionate when discussing sensitive issues. I would not hesitate to fully recommend Kandace.
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2017
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telephone call
knowledgeable and compassionate. She assessed the situation and informed me of my options. Very appreciative of her time and insight.
Posted by Anita | September 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A true professional
I had to assume care of an elderly stepparent who became mentally compromised overnight. My husband is an attorney, but not an expert in elder care. I was referred to Kandace and remain very grateful for her expert advice. I recommend her whenever I can. Look no further.
Posted by Laura Phelps | September 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Kandace was a true blessing to our family. She was incredibly professional, compassionate, and patient as we worked through the Medicaid process for our sweet Mom and Dad. We truly would have been lost without her knowledge, care, expertise, and dedication to our family. It was an honor to work with Kandace as she so beautifully protected our Mom and Dad with her knowledge and strategies. She allowed us to sleep more peacefully at night as we worked through all of these decisions for our parents. We will forever be so grateful to her for her assistance, passion, and friendship.
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Posted by Dr. Roman Ratych | September 23, 2017
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Exacting Compassionate Professionalism
Planning for the care of our loved ones, especially aging parents, can be both a physically and emotionally challenging process. The situation becomes more complex and intensified when dealing with family members affected by dementia. The foresight to execute proper legal documents to ensure that the authority to implement proper medical and financial decisions is in place is paramount. In addition, taking advantage of all the legal provisions to protect the estates of our loved ones is exacting, complex and best left to those with knowledge and expertise. Finally, when all resources have been exhausted, the process of applying for Medicaid coverage is enormously time consuming, requiring stringent and meticulous navigation of the complex governmental system. My mother, and then my father, had the unfortunate fate of developing progressive dementia and physical ailments that left me exhausted beyond capacity as a caregiver addressing their needs. The decision to place mother in a nursing home was difficult and emotionally painful but necessary. Confronted with the financial enormity associated with this decision and the multiple complex financial resources of my parents, I sought legal advice with Frank, Frank & Scherr, LLC., initially consulting Jason Frank, Esq., and then working closely with Kandace L. Scherr, Esq. and her staff. The interaction was not only professional but personal, ensuring that every legal document and need was carefully addressed. In my particular circumstance, Kandace was able to preserve certain assets of the estate and relieved me of the enormous burden of compiling complex detailed financial matters in preparation for Medicaid. I underestimated that scrutiny of the Maryland Bureau of Long-Term care. Kandace and her team were scrupulous in making sure every detail and requirement were met. Despite the complexity of my particular case, the approval proceeded expeditiously and smoothly. Within two years of my mother’s admission to long-term care, my father became severely medically incapacitated. His mental clarity declined. As he approached the need for 24-hour care, it became apparent that he, like my mother, would require assistance in a long-term care facility. Fortunately, Kandace had preplanned this event, ensuring that all the legal documents addressed specific requirements far in advance of this event, considering both parents would eventually be incapable of making decisions. As my father’s medical condition made it difficult for him to visit my mother, he only wished that he could join her. Soon after meeting the medical criteria for long-term nursing care, my father was admitted to the same institution. The financial issues became more complex and demanding. Again, Kandace was able to preserve additional assets, meeting strict legal criteria and smoothly transitioned my father into long-term care with Medicaid. My father shared with my mother for almost 1 year while in long-term care until he died on April 12th of 2017. What I considered financially impractical or impossible came to fruition thanks to the effort, exacting diligence, and compassionate professionalism of Kandace and her team. The memory of my two parents together, holding hands, day by day, after 69 years of marriage, is embodied in my memory forever. Roman
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Posted by Kimberley | September 20, 2017
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Peace of Mind
We have worked with Kandace and her team for several years and have been extremely pleased with her legal guidance in Eldercare law. She put our family's mind at rest and made sure we understood exactly what our options were and how to implement them. She was able to help us apply for Medicaid approval for my Mother who had Alzheimer's disease and was going into a nursing home. Her knowledge and expertise were always just a phone call away and her timely response and follow-up were exceptional!
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Posted by Michele | September 20, 2017
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Highly recommend!
My family has been very pleased with the expertise and knowledge of Kandace, Criselle and the services of Frank, Frank and Scherr. We used them to guide us through the process of settling my parents' estate while my father was being approved for Medicaid and being admitted to a nursing home due to Alzheimers Disease. I live in NC, my parents live in DE and my father now lives in a nursing home in MD. Kandace and Criselle were always quick to respond and kept me apprised before, during and after the process. We continue to use them each year for my father's annual Medicaid recertification. Highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2017
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Professional, knowledgeable and thorough!
Kandace Scherr and her team are extremely knowledgeable and have always provided me with immediate and concise responses, detailed updates and well explained instructions. I have utilized the expertise of Kandace Scherr and her team on multiple occasions and I have and will continue to recommend Kandace and the entire team at Frank, Frank & Scherr to my friends and family faced with any issue related to Medicaid, Medicare and elder law.
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Posted by Howard | September 16, 2017
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Knowledgeable and Caring
Kandace's knowledge, patience, and professionalism were outstanding. Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2011
Very Knowledgable
I like Ms. Scherr. She is very knowledgable in elder law, and helped me resolved a somewhat complicated medicaid issue with my mother's nursing home.
Posted by Michael | January 11, 2011
An excellent guide through the Medicaid maze
Ms. Scherr helped my family through a very difficult process during a stressful time for all of the family. Her work set the stage for my father to stay in his home and look forward to a more secure future.
Posted by Denise | September 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Medicaid submission
Very disappointed I obtained their services to submit a simple Medicaid application. I had already received all the necessary paperwork myself. I was told the cost would be approx $9,000 I have paid over $13,000+. They submitted the expenses to Medicaid incorrectly & now I am left to submit it on my own. Wasted time & money!
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Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner, Vice President
  • Frank, Frank & Scherr, LLC
  • 1997 - Present


  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • MICA (Maryland Institute, College of Art)
  • BFA
  • 1980

Legal Cases

  • Medicaid Long Term Care applications
  • positive results
  • Veterans Aid and Attendance Applications


  • Section Council of the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section of the Maryland Bar Association
  • Membership Committee Chairperson
  • 2017 - Present
  • Veteran's Admnistration
  • Certified Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Leadership Maryland
  • Graduate of Class of 2018
  • 2018 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Client Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2019
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  • Money, Riches and Wealth 680 WCBM
  • Elder Law
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Medicaid Planning Event Series
  • Medicaid
  • 2021
  • Honey, Let's take care of the legal work!
  • Elder Law
  • 2018
  • Maryland MENSA
  • Long Term Care Planning and Asset Protection
  • 2018
  • Eastern Shore Financial Workshop
  • Medicaid Spend Down
  • 2018
  • General Meeting Elder Law and Disability Rights Section
  • Medicare Settlements and The Jimmo case
  • 2017
  • National Business Institute
  • Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security Update
  • 2011
  • 4th Annual Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • Helping Your Elderly Client
  • N/A
  • Lorman Education Services
  • Medical Assistance Planning
  • N/A
  • Montgomery County Senior Services Network Lecture
  • Elder Law, What is it and What’s Available
  • N/A
  • Baltimore County Department of Aging Caregiver’s Workshop
  • Lecture
  • N/A
  • AARP, Baltimore Liberty Chapter
  • Lecture
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Medicaid and medicare Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kandace is a compassionate, knowledgable and trusted advisor and colleague. She is passionate about helping her community and making the complex Medicaid process as easily understandable for our clients as possible. She is reassuring and a reliable source in the field of elder law. I fully endorse this attorney."
Medicaid and medicare Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury
Lutherville (State-wide) Medicaid and medicare Lawyer Kandace L Scherr
Kandace L Scherr
Medicaid and medicare Attorney
Lutherville (State-wide), MD
Licensed for 37 years