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Robert C. Gerhard III, CELA*, 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 to 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 2017 (currently in its 13th Edition) and the Pennsylvania Medicaid Long-term Care Lawsource, both published by the George T. Bisel Company. He devotes his practice exclusively to elder law matters.
He has served as the Chair of the Montgomery Bar Association's Elder Law Committee for the past 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 the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys (PAELA.) He was elected to serve as a Vice President of PAELA for 2015-2017.
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 - 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® and Philadelphia's Best Lawyers® 2017 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 in July of 2014. 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.
*Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Robert C. Gerhard, III is a partner with the Montgomery County elder law firm of Gerhard & Gerhard, P.C. He devotes his practice exclusively to elder law matters, emphasizing Medicaid law and asset protection planning for families facing nursing home situations.