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Jeff Fleming JD, CFP, CWS, CLU, ChFC, AEP

Fleming Law Office, PLLC

Jeff Fleming JD, CFP, CWS, CLU, ChFC, AEP

Fleming Law Office, PLLC

Jeff Fleming JD, CFP, CWS, CLU, ChFC, AEP

Fleming Law Office, PLLC

Jeff Fleming founded Fleming Law Office, PLLC and concentrates his law practice in the areas of elder law, wills and trusts, estate planning, asset protection, and estate and trust administration.  Jeff co-authored a book titled "Guiding Those Left Behind in Pennsylvania" published in 2006, and his estate planning articles have been published in a number of magazines and newspapers across the country.  He is the former video host of the ElderCareChannel.com for Central Pennsylvania and he served as the lead instructor for the Society of Certified Retirement Financial Advisors.

Jeff is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and a former member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, an organization which promotes and fosters excellence in estate planning. He was a charter member of the Society for Certified Retirement Financial Advisors and qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table. He is a past president of the Blair County Bar Association, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors - Pennsylvania (NAIFA-PA) and the NAIFA-Altoona Area. 

He is the recipient of the County Bar President’s Award by the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the 2013 Keystone Award, the highest honor awarded by NAIFA-Pennsylvania for outstanding dedication, leadership and service to NAIFA at the national, state and local levels.

Firm Description

Fleming Law Office, PLLC, is a law office in Altoona, PA whose mission is to help its clients accumulate, protect and transfer wealth. Jeff Fleming  is an advocate for his clients and concentrates his practice in estate planning, elder law and wealth management. Jeff Fleming is also the founder of Law & Money Matters, a network of professionals and companies providing a client centered team approach to simplify the financial, tax, estate planning and elder law concerns of its clients helping them to achieve peace of mind.  Jeff Fleming is dedicated to providing you with quality estate planning, elder law, tax and financial resources, to eliminate confusion and help you become familiar with your existing options.

When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such important issues concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. How will you pay for nursing home care? Are you concerned that the costs could wipe out your estate?

Jeff Fleming can help you develop a plan to address these concerns. If you have a well-drafted estate plan in place, you'll ensure that your estate passes to whom you want, when you want, and is carried out in the manner you've chosen. You can rest assured that your family won't have to endure the public process and costly matter of probate. The government won't be able to take what you've spent a lifetime building. But you need to be aware of the many options that exist in estate planning, and you must choose your attorney wisely.

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1218 Eleventh Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601

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