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Matthew Parker JD, CELA
Attorney Parker joined Marshall, Parker & Weber in 2000 and became a Principal of the firm in 2005. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in English and then went on to Penn State Dickinson School of Law where he received his law degree. Before joining the law firm of Marshall, Parker & Weber, Attorney Parker worked as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Presiding Judge Harold A. Thompson of the Pike County Court of Common Pleas and as a general practice attorney in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.
Working in a general practice firm, Attorney Parker quickly realized he wanted to concentrate his practice on elder law and estate planning. The laws governing nursing home and long-term care planning were too complicated and always changing. He understood that it is necessary for an attorney to specialize in this type of law to provide the best services. He joined Marshall, Parker & Weber in 2000 so he could narrow his focus with a nationally-recognized firm.
Attorney Parker is one of Pennsylvania’s elite Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELA). This distinction is held by fewer than 50 attorneys in the state. The CELA designation has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and is only awarded to individuals who have demonstrated extensive experience in practicing estate planning and elder law, passed a day-long exam, and received recommendations from other attorneys who specialize in the field. He is also proud to represent Veterans as a VA Accredited Attorney for the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims for veterans benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Attorney Parker has also gained national acclaim when he won a landmark decision in the Federal Court case, James v. Richman. The case established specialized Medicaid annuities as a means of protecting the financial resources of married couples when one spouse needs nursing home care. His victory in this case has provided an additional planning technique for thousands of seniors throughout Pennsylvania and other states.
He is a member of the National Elder Law Foundation, The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, The Northcentral Pennsylvania Estate Planners’ Council and The Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys. He has also been named by Law & Politics Magazine as a “Super Lawyer” in the field of Elder Law since 2008.
With offices conveniently located in Williamsport, Jersey Shore, Wilkes-Barre & Scranton, Marshall, Parker & Weber is a group of lawyers and elder care professionals who help families who are facing a long-term care crisis. We help people find support and financing to meet their needs and stay at home as long as possible. If nursing home care is needed, we show families how to pay for care without losing their homes and other assets.
If you have a spouse or parent who needs long-term care at home or in an institution, we can help you. Since 1980 we have helped thousands of Pennsylvania families protect their homes and life savings from the cost of long term care. For more information, call us toll free at 1-800-401-4552 or visit us on the internet at www.paelderlaw.com.
49 East Fourth Street
201 Lackawanna Avenue
1065 Highway 315