About Us

Officers & Board of Directors
Award Recipients

ABOUT PAELA

The Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys currently has more than 160 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 (2018 – 2019)

Robert C. Gerhard, CELA

President-Elect

Carol Sikov Gross, CELA

Vice President

Tammy Weber, CELA

Secretary

Stanley Vasiliadis, CELA

Assistant Treasurer

Leslie Wizelman, CELA

Immediate Past President

Jeffrey Marshall

Ex-officio Member

Board of Directors

William R. Blumer, CELA

2019 – 2021

Dana Breslin, CELA

2018 – 2020

Robert Clofine, CELA

2017 – 2019

Julian Gray, CELA

2017 – 2019

Marielle Hazen, CELA

2018 – 2020

Dionysios C. Pappas

2019 – 2021

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:

2019

Robert C. Gerhard, III, CELA, Gerhard & Gerhard, P.C.
2018

Larry Frolik, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

2017

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

2016

Leslie Wizelman, CELA, The Law Office of Leslie Wizelman

2015

Dana M. Breslin, CELA, Pappano and Breslin

2014

Stanley Vasiliadis, CELA, Vailiadis Pappas Associates, LLC

2013

Sally Schoffstall, CELA, Schoffstall Elder Law

2012

Linda Anderson, CELA, Anderson Elder Law

2011

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

2011

Jeffrey Marshall, Marshall, Parker & Weber, LLC

2010

Kemp Scales, CELA, Los Scales Elder Law

2009

Marielle Hazen, CELA, Hazen Law Group