Felton, Pennsylvania Elder Law Lawyers

Elizabeth A. White
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Williamsport, PA Elder Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(570) 326-5131 835 West Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Elizabeth White is a certified elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation under authorization of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. She has been practicing since 2010 in the areas of estate and trust planning, elder law, guardianship, special needs planning, and estate administration.

Elizabeth graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Architecture. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law with an Advanced Certificate in Intellectual Property and Technology Law.

Ms. White is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and Pennsylvania Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (PAELA). She is a member and...
Ryan Jablonski
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(484) 804-4215 518 E. Township Line Road
Suite 100
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Free ConsultationBlue Bell, PA Elder Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
Elder, Insurance Claims, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Ryan focuses his practice on personal injury cases, ranging from premises liability and motor vehicle accidents to traumatic brain injuries arising from bus and tractor trailer crashes. Ryan is a member of the Montgomery County Inn of Courts and The Montgomery County Courthouse Golf League. He previously worked at a personal injury firm in Philadelphia, where he was a law clerk handling a high volume of personal injury claims.
Ms. Doris J Dabrowski
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Philadelphia, PA Elder Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(215) 790-1115 1525 Locust St
14th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Elder, Appeals, Business and Health Care
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Licensed to practice in Pa. and N.J. Comprehensive knowledge of disability employment and benefit law, federal state and local government employment and benefit claims, private sector employment law, contract negotiations and litigation, professional licensing, ERISA, administrative agency and court appeals.
David B. Shulman
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Northampton, PA Elder Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(610) 261-9000 1935 Center St
Northampton, PA 18067
Elder, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
The lawyers of Shulman Law Office PC have been serving the legal needs of our neighbors throughout the Lehigh Valley and beyond for over 30 years. Practicing primarily in Northampton, Lehigh, and Carbon Counties, we are here for you. We are a general practice firm covering many areas of law, with particular focus on estate administration, estate planning, real estate, business law, wills, powers of attorney, and advance healthcare directive (living wills), and family law. Please see our areas of practice for a more comprehensive list. With an office in Northampton and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, we are conveniently located and offer...
Stephanie A. Henrick
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Norristown, PA Elder Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(610) 275-0700 40 East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
Villanova University School of Law and Widener University
Stephanie A. Henrick concentrates her practice in Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Tax Law and Social Security Disability.

Stephanie’s customized approach to estate planning provides her clients with personalized attention to address their unique circumstances. Stephanie reviews all elements of her clients’ financial and personal situations with attention to detail, which enables her to plan accordingly so her clients’ wishes are fulfilled.  She works closely with her clients to create a seamless process of passing down their legacies and protecting their heirs.

She earned her Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Taxation and a Certificate in Estate Planning from Villanova University School of Law....
Jeffrey A. Marshall
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Williamsport, PA Elder Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(570) 321-9008 49 East Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Stanford University
Jeffrey A. Marshall, Esq. is the Founder of Marshall, Parker & Associates, an elder law and estate planning law firm in Pennsylvania. Attorney Marshall's practice is focused on elder law which includes, long term care planning, estate planning, estate administration, and care management. He is a recognized authority on elder law and has been quoted by numerous national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, The Kiplinger Retirement Report, and the Chicago Tribune. He has been named as a "Super Lawyer" in the field of elder law for each year since the Pennsylvania award was first created...
Robert C. Gerhard III
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Jenkintown, PA Elder Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(215) 885-6785 815 Greenwood Avenue, Suite 8
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Elder and Estate Planning
Villanova University School of Law and Dickinson School of Law
Robert C. Gerhard, III is an elder law specialist, helping seniors protect assets from nursing home costs. He authored the elder law treatise, Pennsylvania Medicaid- Long-term Care, which has been fully updated for 2019 and is currently in its fifteenth edition. This reference book is purchased annually by hundreds of lawyers from across Pennsylvania. He contributed as a co-author to the treatise, Elder Law in Pennsylvania, Fifth Edition. Mr. Gerhard regularly teaches continuing education courses such as "Representing an Individual Entering a Nursing Home" and "How to Prevent Spousal Impoverishment Due to the Costs of Long-term Care." He is...
Marianne E. Kreisher
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Bloomsburg, PA Elder Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(570) 784-5211 401 S. Market Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17851
Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Widener University and Pennsylvania State University - University Park
MARIANNE E. KREISHER is a Partner with Kreisher Marshall & Associates, LLC in Bloomsburg, where she practices in the areas of elder law, estate planning and administration, guardianship, special needs planning and estate litigation. She earned her B.A. from Penn State University in 1993 and graduated cum laude from Widener Law School in Harrisburg in 1996. Following law school, Attorney Kreisher worked in the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office for eight years as a deputy attorney general handling criminal appeals, grand jury investigations and criminal prosecutions. Attorney Kreisher is a certified elder law attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law...
Rhonda Hill Wilson Esq.
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Philadelphia, PA Elder Law Attorney
(800) 519-4006 1500 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 820
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Free ConsultationElder, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
American University Washington College of Law
Debra Speyer
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Bala Cynwyd, PA Elder Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(610) 949-9555 Suite 300
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Elder, Estate Planning, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Has the thought of putting together an estate plan, trust , will, living will or power of attorney drain you? Do you need a guardianship for a loved one and don't know where to turn? Is the estate you need to administer or are about to probate making your life hectic? Has your family put you in charge of sorting a difficult family situation and you don't know where to turn or even the questions to ask? Do you need a plan for the future for yourself or a loved one that you have been putting off until now? Have you lost money due...
William Kovalcik
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Frackville, PA Elder Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(800) 518-4529 608 W Oak St
PO Box #201
Frackville, PA 17931
Free ConsultationElder, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Notre Dame Law School
Jeremy A. Wechsler
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Willow Grove, PA Elder Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(215) 706-0200 2300 Computer Rd. Suite H-42A
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Free ConsultationElder, Estate Planning and Probate
New York Law School
Experienced attorney focusing on estate planning, estate administration, asset protection and elder planning in the Philadelphia Metropolitan area. Your legacy is our business. Member of WealthCounsel, the premier national organization for estate planning attorneys.
Joel S. Luber
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Philadelphia, PA Elder Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(215) 495-6519 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Elder, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
New York University School of Law and University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Jeff Rosenbaum
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Springfield, PA Elder Law Lawyer
(800) 753-4257 1489 Baltimore Pike
#201
Springfield, PA 19064
Elder, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Villanova University
Gregory John Lake
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Jamison, PA Elder Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(215) 343-4780 2552 Dark Hollow Road
Jamison, PA 18929
Free ConsultationElder, Estate Planning and Probate
Cleveland State University
Since 1975, I have rendered confidential, prompt, aggressive and affordable legal services to individuals in a competent and respected manner. LAW office concentrates on the following areas of LAW: Wills. Trusts. Living wills. Guardianships. Powers of attorney (general and medical). Estate planning. Probate. Estate administration. Elder LAW. Federal and Pennsylvania estate and inheritance taxes. Will contests. Prenuptial agreements. Asset collection. Debt distribution. Accountings. Beneficiary distributions and assisting or representing executors, Administrators. Trustees and beneficiaries along with real estate sales or transfers. Services are handled in a cost effective manner based on time, costs, effort and services rendered...
Lee Fillmen Mauger Esq.
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Pottstown, PA Elder Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(610) 323-4100 1401 E. High St.
P.O. Box 698
Pottstown, PA 19464
Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Dickinson School of Law
Attorney in private practice since 1981 focusing primarily on elder law and estate planning, real estate investment and transactions, including zoning, and general business matters.
Christopher Paul Mullaney
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Red Hill, PA Elder Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(215) 679-7931 598 Main St
PO Box 24
Red Hill, PA 18076
Free ConsultationElder, Consumer, Criminal and Estate Planning
Christopher P. Mullaney graduated Cum Laude from Widener University School of Law. While at Widener University, he was a member of the Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society and was President of the American Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Mullaney is a graduate of the Hill School and Gettysburg College where he majored in Psychology. Mr. Mullaney is engaged in criminal, civil, business, real estate, family and Orphans’ Court matters in Montgomery, Bucks, Berks, Chester, and Lehigh counties. He is admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In addition to trial...
Jonathan Corchnoy
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Philadelphia, PA Elder Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(215) 266-7872 1515 Market Street
Suite 1510
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Free ConsultationElder, Education and Personal Injury
American University Washington College of Law
Jonathan S. Corchnoy

has been practicing law for over 37 years in the Philadelphia metropolitan area and now has opened an office in Sarasota, Florida. He is licensed to practice law in Florida, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, is a member of The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA). Prior to coming to the Philadelphia area after graduating from law school, he clerked with the United States Department of Justice, Tax division. He is a 1981 graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., and Allegheny College, in Meadville, PA. He spent his youth growing up...
Linda Walters
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Oreland, PA Elder Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(215) 836-1142 114 Montgomery Ave
Oreland, PA 19075
Free ConsultationElder, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
My Journey...

I first thought of pursuing a career as an attorney when I was taking a course in the inequalities of our judicial system during my undergrad work at Penn State. By the time I finished that course, I had made up my mind to attend law school and become an attorney. Once I graduated law school and passed the Bar Exam, the first area of law I practiced was a Pro-Bono case involving child custody. Today I still practice Family Law as well as Real Estate and Estate Planning, Criminal, Business, Probate and Contracts.

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Mark Preston Albright
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Hellertown, PA Elder Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(610) 597-2160 403 Main Street
Hellertown, PA 18055-1721
Elder, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Mr. Albright accepts retainer in matters involving wills and powers of attorney; probate and administration of decedents' estates; elder law, including incapacity proceedings and medical assistance planning; and real estate law, including residential purchase and sale transactions, easements and rights-of-way, boundary disputes, real estate assessment and exemption appeals.
Dawne Astride Casselle
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Nesquehoning, PA Elder Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(484) 860-9093 157 E. Center St.
Nesquehoning, PA 18240
Free ConsultationElder, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of California - Los Angeles
Legal Problems, protect your Rights. Quality Legal Services. General Practice including Family Law, Criminal Law, Real Estate, Estate Planning, and Business & Financial Matters. 28 years in SouthEastern Pennsylvania and the Greater Lehigh Valley, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We Fight Hard For You!
Dale Tice
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Williamsport, PA Elder Law Lawyer
(570) 398-1071 460 Market Street
Room #206
Williamsport, PA 17701
Elder, Energy and Estate Planning
Dickinson School of Law
Dale practices in the areas of elder law, estate planning and administration, oil and gas law and real estate. He received his B.A. from Bluffton College and his Juris Doctor from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, where he served on the Appellate Moot Court Board. Upon graduation from Dickinson he received the William H. Dodd Award, given to the senior who best exemplifies the highest ideals of the legal profession.

Dale has spoken to many groups of landowners on the subject of oil and gas law, focusing on protecting the landowners’ rights. He has worked extensively...
Arlene Glenn Simolike
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Philadelphia, PA Elder Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(215) 335-9986 9223
Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19114
Free ConsultationElder, Divorce, Estate Planning and Social Security Disability
Temple University
Harry Metka
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Berwyn, PA Elder Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(610) 813-4994 1055 Westlakes Drive, Ste 300
Berwyn, PA 19312
Elder, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Drexel University
Renata T. Pabisz
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Philadelphia, PA Elder Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(215) 809-3882 2538 East Allegheny Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Elder, Estate Planning, Immigration and Probate
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Renata T. Pabisz is a graduate of the University of Marie Curie-Sklodowska School of Law, Rzeszow, Poland (Master of Laws 1999) and the Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE (J.D. 2011). While in law school, Ms. Pabisz served as a judicial extern in the Court of Common Pleas Orphans' Court Division in Philadelphia, PA. She has been employed by Dorian, Goldstein, Wisniewski, Orchinik, P.C. since 2008.
Dionysios Pappas
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Bethlehem, PA Elder Law Lawyer
(610) 694-9455 2551 Baglyos Circle
Suite A-14
Bethlehem, PA 18020
Elder, Estate Planning and Nursing Home
Mr. Pappas is co-managing member of Vasiliadis Pappas Associates LLC. He practices exclusively in the areas of elder law, trust and estate planning, trust and estate administration, special needs planning, and veterans’ pension benefits planning. Mr. Pappas’ practice encompasses the Lehigh Valley and greater Eastern Pennsylvania.

He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. A graduate of the Temple University Beasley School of Law (J.D. 2004), Mr. Pappas received his undergraduate degree in political science from Temple University (B.A. 2001, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha) with a specialization in political economy...
Michael Ira Stump
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Macungie, PA Elder Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(610) 965-0911 207 East Main Street
Suite 100
Macungie, PA 18062
Elder, Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
Duquesne Law School J.D.
I am Attorney Michael Ira Stump and am a lifelong resident of Alburtis, Pa. I served my country in the military as a Marine in Vietnam and a Soldier
(JAG Attorney) during the Gulf War. I retired from the U.S. Army in 2000 and opened my Law office in Macungie, PA. I primarily serve Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, and surrounding counties.

I am a former Army JAG Attorney with over 30 years of legal experience. I have served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for three years and a U.S. Treasury Agent for eight years. I have...
Dawn Getty Sutphin
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Prospect Park, PA Elder Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(888) 564-9314 852 11th Avenue
Prospect Park, PA 19076
Elder, Consumer, Estate Planning and Insurance Claims
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Dawn Getty Sutphin has practiced in a large Philadelphia firm as well as for a smaller New Jersey Law office. She has completed the Estate Planning Certificate Program at Villanova Law School, concentrating on federal estate taxes, state inheritance tax, drafting Wills and Trusts, estate planning for individuals and for small business owners, taxation of estates and of trusts, post death estate planning, and estate administration and probate. Personal philosophy: Everyone needs an effective and personal estate plan including at a minimum a Will, as well as a Durable Power of Attorney, and an Advance Medical Directive or Living Will. These...
Robert John Donohue Jr.
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Upper Darby, PA Elder Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(610) 853-2115 Donohue & Donohue, PC
8513 West Chester Pike
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Elder, Business and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Amos Goodall
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State College, PA Elder Law Lawyer
(814) 237-4100 328 South Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801
Elder, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Social Security Disability
Fordham University School of Law
Amos Goodall practices in the fields of elder law, estate planning and administration, special needs advice and real estate law. He is a certified elder law attorney (CELA), a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (www.actec.org) a member of the Special Needs Alliance (www.specialneedsalliance.org), and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (www.naela.org). He has been given the highest rating by Martindale Hubbell for more than the past twenty years, listed as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in Philadelphia magazine since the beginnig of that classification and has been listed in Best...
Katherine Rightmyer O'Brien Esq.
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Hamburg, PA Elder Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(610) 562-2191 PO Box 435
1001 S. 4th Street
Hamburg, PA 19526
Elder, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Kenneth G. Potter
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Selinsgrove, PA Elder Law Attorney
(888) 505-6115 1372 N Susquehanna Trail
Suite 130, Courtyard Offices
Selinsgrove, PA 17870
Elder, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate
Pamela Ann Crowther
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Paoli, PA Elder Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(610) 889-1550 43 Leopard Road
Paoli Executive Green II, Suite 301
Paoli, PA 19301
Free ConsultationElder, Appeals, Business and Health Care
Cornell University
Pamela Crowther is an experienced attorney whose practice involves criminal and civil litigation including family law, business litigation, constitutional challenges, securities enforcement and government compliance, health care fraud, criminal defense, and civil and criminal appeals. With over twenty years of experience, she is a seasoned litigator with clients who run the gamut from the individual seeking advice on custody to a large corporation facing product liability claim. Her practice covers a wide-range of civil and criminal matters in federal and state courts and before administrative tribunals. She has represented numerous corporations and individuals in product liability cases; complex commercial and...
Liz Brendze
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Narberth, PA Elder Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(215) 370-8927 144 N. Narberth Ave.
Box 835
Narberth, PA 19072
Elder
University of Virginia School of Law
Liz Brendze, Esq. received her bachelor's degree from Brown University, and her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Upon graduating from law school in 1990, she was selected to serve as a law clerk at the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, for Justice Neil Lynch, Jr. After several years as an associate at the prestigious Boston law firm Hill & Barlow, Liz moved to Philadelphia with her husband. She joined the City of Philadelphia Law Department, working on civil (i.e. non-criminal) matters. She focused on two areas where federal law intersected with local programs: the Americans...
Tammy Avery Weber
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Williamsport, PA Elder Law Lawyer
(570) 321-9008 49 East Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
Elder and Estate Planning
Attorney Weber is a native of Muncy, Pennsylvania. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lycoming College and received her law degree from Temple University. Attorney Weber was a federal judicial law clerk for the Honorable Louis C. Bechtle, Federal District Judge, Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania where she was involved with major federal investigations and prosecutions. While in this position, she was the recipient of the Department of Health & Human Services Inspector General's Integrity Award for the investigation and criminal conviction of the...
Phillip A Simon
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Glen Mills, PA Elder Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(484) 883-4294 391 Wilmington Pike
Suite 3, #424
Glen Mills, PA 19341
Elder, Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Faith M. Lucchesi, Esquire
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State College, PA Elder Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(814) 231-4050 1402 S. Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801
Elder, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
"Hope for the best, but plan for the worst." Every day brings us something: challenges, hopes, the mundane, things to celebrate and sometimes disaster and despair. While we cannot predict the future, we can help you prepare and thrive through all of it's surprises.
Ronald David Ashby
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Media, PA Elder Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(610) 565-2200 210 W Baltimore Avenue
Media, PA 19063
Free ConsultationElder, Business, Civil Rights and Estate Planning
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Nego Pile
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Plymouths Meeting, PA Elder Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(610) 718-6368 600 W. Germantown Pike Suite 400
Plymouths Meeting, PA 19462
Elder, Business and Estate Planning
Temple University
Daniel Joseph Donohue
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Upper Darby, PA Elder Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(610) 853-2115 Donohue & Donohue, P.C.
8513 West Chester Pike
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Elder, Criminal and Estate Planning
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