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Robert C. Gerhard III, CELA*, Elder Law Attorney

Robert C. Gerhard III, Certified Elder Law Attorney

Robert C. Gerhard III, CELA*, Elder Law Attorney

Robert C. Gerhard III, Certified Elder Law Attorney

Robert C. Gerhard III, CELA*, Elder Law Attorney

Robert C. Gerhard III, Certified Elder Law Attorney

Mr. Gerhard is an elder law specialist with the law firm of Gerhard & Gerhard, P.C. located in Jenkintown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania where he has practiced elder law for 20 years. He limits his practice to elder law matters, and helps clients protect assets from long-term care costs by qualifying them for Medical Assistance (Medicaid) long-term care benefits and navigating the Medicaid application process. Mr. Gerhard is certified as an elder law attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation.

Mr. Gerhard is author of the law treatise Pennsylvania Medicaid Long-Term Care 2021 (currently in its 17th Edition) and the Pennsylvania Medicaid Long-term Care Lawsource, both published by the George T. Bisel Company. He is contributed as a co-author to the law treatise, Elder Law In Pennsylvania, Fifth Edition, published by the PBI Press. He devotes his law practice exclusively to elder law matters.

He served as the chair of the Montgomery Bar Association's Elder Law Committee for over 15 years, and is a past chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Elder Law Section. 

Mr. Gerhard is a member of the Montgomery County and Philadelphia Estate Planning Councils, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and is president of the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys (PAELA) for 2020-2021.

Mr. Gerhard received his law degree (J.D.) from the Dickinson School of Law and earned his tax law degree (LL.M. Taxation) from the Villanova University School of Law. Mr. Gerhard served as law clerk to the Honorable Theodore S. Gutowicz in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Orphans' Court Division. 

He has been honored with Martindale Hubbell's highest lawyer rating of "AV Preeminent" for legal ability and ethics, and has been selected for inclusion in 2005 - 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® and Philadelphia's Best Lawyers® 2021 Edition in the field of elder law. 

Mr. Gerhard is co-author and editor of the most recent edition of the Montgomery County Elder Law Handbook, and is the long-time editor of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Elder Law Section Newsletter. 

Mr. Gerhard teaches numerous continuing education courses for attorneys and long-term care professionals, including Representing an Individual Entering a Nursing Home, Medicaid Spousal Protection Rules for Long-term Care, and The Do's and Don'ts of the Medicaid Application Process.

Robert C. Gerhard III received the Excellence in Elder Law Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Elder Law Section. This award recognized Gerhard for "superior professional efforts in the field of elder law, significant contributions to the legal profession and noteworthy service to the elderly." The award was presented during the 17th Annual Elder Law Institute at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA.

Mr. Gerhard is a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). ACTEC is an international organization of approximately 2,600 lawyers elected to membership by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence, and experience as trust and estate counselors.  

*Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Firm Description

Robert C. Gerhard, III is a partner with the Montgomery County elder law firm of Gerhard & Gerhard, P.C. He is an elder law specialist who devotes his practice exclusively to elder law matters, emphasizing Medicaid long-term care benefits and asset protection planning for spouses facing a nursing home crisis.


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