Robert K. Schweitzer CELA

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Background

Rob grew up in Ford City, Pennsylvania.  He received his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania.  He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Professional 

Rob is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), the certification specialty awarded by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) as authorized by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He focuses his practice on counseling individuals and families with respect to estate and long-term care planning as well as trust and estate administration. Mr. Schweitzer has lectured for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) on Elder Law topics such as Medicaid, veterans benefits and long-term care planning.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Schweitzer practiced for a mid-sized law firm in Pittsburgh in the Estates and Trust Services Group.  Mr. Schweitzer has a well-rounded litigation background having previously litigated commercial, construction, securities and professional liability matters.

Personal

Rob and his wife, Janelle, have a son and twin daughters and reside in Cranberry Township.

Areas Of Practice

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Living Wills
  • Powers of Attorney and Appointment
  • Medicare & Medicaid
  • Veteran Benefits Planning
  • Estate & Gift Taxation
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Guardianships
  • Orphans Court Litigation
  • Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney, National Elder Law Foundation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2001

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 2001
  • Westminster College
    • B.A. - 1998
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Classes/Seminars

  • Elder Law topics such as Medicaid, veterans benefits and long-term care planning, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)

Honors and Awards

  • “Pennsylvania Rising Star” in the field of Elder Law in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Veterans’ Affairs Accredited Attorney, 2010
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Achieva Family Trust, Board of Trustees (Term: 2018-2020)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Council Member (Term: 2019-2021)
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