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Kandace L. Scherr

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Baltimore, MD

Frank, Frank & Scherr, LLC
Mt. Washington Mill, 1340 Smith Avenue, Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21209
Phone: 410-777-8560
Fax: 410-457-3118
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Maryland Since: 1986
Practice Areas: Elder Law (70%), Estate Planning & Probate (20%), Military/Veterans Law (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Kandace L. Scherr is an elder law and estate planning attorney in Lutherville, Maryland. The managing partner of Frank, Frank & Scherr, Maryland LLC, Ms. Scherr serves clients throughout the Baltimore metropolitan region, central and Maryland statewide.

Ms. Scherr advises Maryland residents on elder law and estate planning matters, including those involving estate and probate administration, health care planning, Medicare planning, special needs planning, trusts and wills. She has over 30 years of experience and provides compassionate and dedicated representation to every client, taking the time to understand each client’s unique situation.

Outside of her law practice, Ms. Scherr regularly speaks on elder law topics to various groups and organizations. Active in the elder law community, she serves on the Maryland State Bar Association’s Elder Law & Disability Rights Section Council and belongs to the Maryland and Washington, D.C., chapters of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Additionally, Ms. Scherr belongs to the Maryland State Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar and the Baltimore County Provider Council. Her prior legal experience includes working as an associate attorney at two private Baltimore area firms before joining Frank, Frank & Scherr, LLC.

Ms. Scherr earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art and received her law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law. She obtained her license to practice law in 1986. She is qualified to appear before all Maryland state courts, as well as in Washington, D.C. She is also an accredited attorney with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Elder Law
  • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10%Military/Veterans Law
Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Military & Veterans Law, Veteran's Benefits

Selections

4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

About Kandace L. Scherr

First Admitted: 1986, Maryland

Professional Webpage: https://frankelderlaw.com/attorneys/kandace-l-scherr/

Representative Clients

  • Persons needing long term care, persons with Special Needs and Veterans needing benefits, Persons wanting estate planning documents and those needing assistance with probate, estate administration

Educational Background

  • Maryland Institute College of Art, Degree in Fine Arts, 1980

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified attorney with the Veteran's Administration Member National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Sheppard Pratt Conference - Shedding Light on Seniors: Guardianship
  • 26 – Elder Law, Maryland Association of Adult Day Services (MAADS), June 2019
  • 14 – Medicaid and Asset Protection, Maryland Association of Adult Day Services Conference, June 2019
  • 30 – Medicaid Planning, Asset Protection and the Five Documents Everyone Needs, MedStar Crawford Conference Center at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, May 2019
  • The Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers - “Practical Approaches to Adult Guardianship”
  • Maryland Guardianship Handbook- (Co-author)
  • Frederick County Department of Social Services Training Session
  • The Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers - Elder Law
  • PESI Continuing Education Conference - Maryland Elder Law
  • The University of Maryland School of Social Work- Training Workshop on Legal and Advocacy Issues for Elderly clients
  • Arden Courts Assisted Living, Towson
  • Lorman Education Services - Medical Assistance Planning
  • Baltimore County Department of Aging “Grandparents and Older Relative Caregiver’s Support Group” Guest – “Your Money and Business,” WMPT Television
  • Alzheimer's Association Greater Maryland Chapter Seminar on Long Term Care
  • The Pikesville Senior Center
  • The Baltimore County Department of Aging Caregivers Workshop

Bar/Professional Activity

  • MD/DC Chapter of The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Secretary Maryland State Bar Association, Elder and Disability Law Section Council
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Maryland Bar Association

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Successfully handled over one thousand Long Term Care Medicaid applications

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Frequent lecturer to community and professional groups on Elder Law and Estate Planning Current pro bono lectures include seminars to Catonsville Community Center, Maryland Retired Teacher's Association, Alzheimer's Association Support Group and Maryland Mensa, 2020
  • Board of Trustees Member of Maryland University of Integrated Health, 2020
  • Assisting disabled Veterans and surviving spouses obtain Veteran's benefits, 2020
  • Secretary of Section Council of The Elder Law and Disability Rights Section of the Maryland Bar Association., 2020

Honors/Awards

  • This award is based solely on client reviews and ratings., Gold Client Champion Award, Martindale-Hubbell, 2020
  • This award is based solely on client reviews and ratings., Client's Choice Award, Avvo, 2020

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Graduate of Maryland Leadership Class of 2018- participated in the professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders. Ms. Scherr is one of 52 individuals chosen for Leadership Maryland’s 26th class – the Class of 2018, who completed the eight-month hands-on learning program focused on the state’s most vital social, economic and environmental issues., 2020

Industry Groups

  • Nursing home residents

Comments

  • “ Kandace has become a well recognized master of the arcane mysteries of Medicaid eligibility and asset protection. Her soft spoken approach to clients, nursing homes and the State Medicaid workers belies her knowledge, tenacity and success in accomplishing clients' goals. She is most worthy of recognition as a Super Lawyer!”
  • “ Kandace is one of the truly Super Elder Law attorneys in Maryland”
  • “ Kandace's mastery of Elder Law and the complexities of the public benefit process is without peer. She is a pleasure to work with and an honor to have in our practice. She is truly a Super Lawyer.”
  • “ She is a true master of the ways to assist seniors and people with disabilities of all ages to receive the public benefits to which the law entitles them”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Kandace L. Scherr

Mt. Washington Mill
1340 Smith Avenue, Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21209

Phone: 410-777-8560

Fax: 410-457-3118

Last Updated: 7/14/2021

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