About Us

Officers & Board of Directors
Award Recipients


The Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys currently has more than 180 members. These attorneys provide legal counsel and assistance to those looking to the future, those for whom the elder years are rapidly approaching, and those currently dealing with the struggles and unique complications of “old age.”

An elder law attorney deals with long-term care planning, end-of-life issues, housing assistance and options, elder abuse, neglect and exploitation, age discrimination in employment, veterans’ benefits, services of the Area Agencies on Aging, the legal rights of residents of nursing facilities, and federal and state legislation affecting the elderly.

So what is Elder Law? 


Officers (2020 – 2021)

Stanley Vasiliadis, CELA

Assistant Treasurer

Linda Anderson, CELA

Immediate Past President

Jeffrey Marshall

Ex-officio Member

Board of Directors

Dana Breslin, CELA

2021 – 2023

Julian Gray, CELA

2020 – 2022

Award Recipients

Each year, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys invites Chapters to select a member they believe has made the greatest contribution through their involvement in chapter administration, local level volunteerism, and/or in advancing elder and special needs law in the state.  PAELA’s Member of the Year is selected by past recipients of the Award.

The following is a list of recipients:


Tammy A. Weber, CELA, Marshall, Parker & Weber, LLC


Robert C. Gerhard, III, CELA, Gerhard & Gerhard, P.C.

Larry Frolik, University of Pittsburgh School of Law


H. Amos Goodall, CELA, Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak


Leslie Wizelman, CELA, The Law Office of Leslie Wizelman


Dana M. Breslin, CELA, Pappano and Breslin


Stanley Vasiliadis, CELA, Vailiadis Pappas Associates, LLC


Sally Schoffstall, CELA, Schoffstall Elder Law


Linda Anderson, CELA, Anderson Elder Law


Rob Clofine, CELA, The Elder Law Firm of Robert Clofine


Jeffrey Marshall, Marshall, Parker & Weber, LLC


Kemp Scales, CELA, Los Scales Elder Law


Marielle Hazen, CELA, Hazen Law Group