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Chris Harkins

Harkins Elder Law

Chris Harkins

Harkins Elder Law

Chris Harkins

Harkins Elder Law

Attorney Chris Harkins has been licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 2012. Chris grew up in the area, graudating form Burrell High School then attending Clarion University where he graduated summa cum laude. After graduating cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law, Chris returned home to open up a general solo practice as an attorney in Lower Burrell, PA.  Chris has narrowed the focus of his practice and now concentrates as an Elder Law attorney.  Chris lives in Lower Burrell with his wife Olivia Saperstein and their daughter, Crosby.

Firm Description

Our practice is focused on protecting individuals and their families in need of nursing home care. Our typical client calls us while "in crisis", meaning that they are in need of long-term care, but do not yet qualify for medical assistance (aka Medicaid) benefits. They typically have some money to pay now, but with some nursing homes charging more than $10,000 per month, they will not be able to pay privately for an extended period of time. Rather than paying the nursing home charges out of pocket until they run out of money, we help our clients to qualify for medical assistance as fast as possible while protecting their assets to the fullest possible extent. Our plans encompass both Medicaid planning as well as Estate Planning, in order to protect our clients, their families and their estate.


  • Medicaid Planning
  • Medicaid Applications
  • VA Benefit Planning
  • VA Benefit Applications
  • Power of Attorney
  • Living Will
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Estate Administration
  • Beneficiary Review
  • Care/Nursing Home Contract Review


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Friday By Appointment Only
Saturday By Appointment Only


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Main Office

3058 Leechburg Road
Suites 10 & 11
Lower Burrell, PA 15068

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