Leading the Way in Pennsylvania in Special Needs and Elder Law


ABOUT: The Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys (PAELA) is a non-profit association which assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others who work with older clients and their families. PAELA provides a resource of information, education, networking, and assistance to those who work with the many specialized issues confronting the elderly and the disabled.

MISSION: The Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys’ mission is to strengthen, train, assist, and support qualified members in order to ensure the development, advancement and promotion of quality legal service for older Americans and to ensure that its members are the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance, and services to enhance the lives of people as they age and those with special needs.

Discover the benefits of joining the Pennsylvania chapter of NAELA

PAELA Members enjoy many benefits including:

  • Participate in state legislative and regulatory issues affecting your clients and to shape solutions that benefit them.
  • Have access to PAELA’s listserv to present issues and seek and receive guidance from other elder law attorneys.
  • Attend PAELA’s Winter Conference and Summer Meeting

Discover all the benefits through our full page below.

Primary Practice Areas

We promote education and advocacy within the Elder Law community of Pennsylvania


Estate administration

Wrap up all the details of someone’s life

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Special needs planning

Build security for persons with disabilities

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Administrative Advocacy

Assist in navigating the bureaucracy of aging

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Medicaid law

Help pay medical costs for financially needy people

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Estate Planning

Create effective strategies for wealth transfer

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Estate REcovery

Repay the state for Medicaid benefits

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Upcoming Events

September 15, 2022 Webinar: Medicaid and the Second Marriage (Part II)

Part I of this webinar was held on June 1, 2022. Part II will continue with the presentation and will address basic and advanced planning issues for a married couple in which one or both spouses have...

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