Welcome, and thank you for visiting my website! If you’re a current client, thank you for allowing us the opportunity to fulfill your legal needs. If you’re a new visitor, I look forward to meeting you and exploring the various planning options available for you and your family.
My office primarily handles legal matters in the areas of estate and Medicaid planning; estate probate and administration; special needs trusts; guardianships; and preparation of various documents such as wills, financial power of attorney, Healthcare power of attorney; living wills; and applications for medical assistance benefits. As a certiified elder law attorney, I am often retained to provide advice and implement strategies to protect assets from being totally depleted on long term nursing home care. Although not generally known, assets can be protected even if one is already a patient in a nursing home.
All matters are handled by me personally with assistance from my capable staff consisting of another attorney, a fulltime paralegal, a secretary and a receptionist. I have been in practice for 35 years. I am also a certified elder law attorney (CELA) through the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF). I am a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP) and the elder law section of the Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association. I am often requested to lecture and submit written materials in my areas of practice at various seminars attended by accountants, lawyers and financial planners for continuing education credits.
I invite you to browse through my website, and encourage you to bookmark it as one of your favorite resources on the Web. I would also like to hear from you, so please contact us via telephone or email with any questions, comments, or concerns that you might have. In addition, feel free to contact us if you would like to schedule an appointment.
Although my office is located in Luzerne County, I have handled matters within my areas of practice throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania, including the following counties: Luzerne, Lackawanna, Bradford, Susquehanna, Northumberland, Northampton, Wayne, Pike, Monroe, Carbon, Schuylkill, Wyoming, Sullivan, Columbia and Montour.
DAVID R. LIPKA, CERTIFIED ELDER LAW ATTORNEY