Caitlin E. Harper CELA

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Background

Caitlin grew up in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. She graduated summa cum laude from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honorary society. She went on to work in the admissions department of a national skilled nursing facility, where her interest and experience in the area of Elder Law began. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia. During law school, Caitlin was a member of The Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review. Ms. Harper clerked for the Honorable Amanda Cooperman of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. While in law school, Caitlin participated in the Temple University Elder Law Clinic where she represented elderly clients in a variety of matters including preparation of estate planning documents.

Professional

Caitlin is Of Counsel with Julian Gray Associates and assists clients in their Medicaid planning needs including negotiating with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and long term care facilities. Caitlin also provides counsel on a variety of Veterans benefits issues and in the area of general estate planning. She is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association (Elder Law Section) and the Adult Day Care Services Committee through Valley Care Association located in Sewickley, PA. Caitlin is an author and lecturer for continuing legal education programs sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Ms. Harper has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Rising Star.

Personal

Caitlin resides in Moon Township with her husband and their two children.

Areas of Practice

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Living Wills
  • Powers of Attorney and Appointment
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Health and Health Care Law
  • Disability
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Social Security - Disability

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney, National Elder Law Foundation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania

Education

  • Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 2004
    • Law Review: The Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review, Member, 2002 - 2004
  • The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania
    • B.S. summa cum laude - 1999
    • Honors: Dean's List Every Semester During the 4 Years of Attendance
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Psychology

Classes/Seminars

  • Continuing Legal Education, Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Honors and Awards

  • Pennsylvania Rising Star, 2011 - 2017
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys PA Chapter, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
  • Valley Care Association, Sewickley, PA, Member, Adult Day Care Services Committee, 2005 - Present

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa