Kandace L. Scherr

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Lutherville, MD

Frank, Frank & Scherr, LLC
 | 1400 Front Avenue, Suite 200
Lutherville, MD 21093
Phone: 410-337-8900
Fax: 410-337-0031
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (70%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%),
  • Military/Veterans Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Kandace L. Scherr is the managing partner at the law firm of Frank, Frank & Scherr, LLC, in Lutherville, Maryland. Ms. Scherr devotes her practice to elder law, military and veterans’ law, and estate planning and probate matters. She represents clients in the Baltimore metropolitan area, and throughout Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties.

A licensed attorney for more than 30 years, Ms. Scherr works with Maryland’s elderly residents, assisting them with protecting their assets, drafting estate planning documents or qualifying for Medicaid. She also has experience with guardianships, special needs trusts and veterans benefits.

An active member of her legal community, Ms. Scherr regularly speaks on elder law topics. Over her time in practice, she has spoken for groups, including the Baltimore County Department of Aging Caregivers Program, the Montgomery County Senior Services network and the Social Security Administration. She is also a former elder law radio show host.

In addition, Ms. Scherr is a former instructor for several groups such as Lorman Education Services and the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Maryland State Bar Association’s elder and disability law section, The District of Columbia Bar and the Baltimore County Provider Council.

Ms. Scherr earned a degree in fine arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art and received her law degree from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. She holds an active law license in Maryland and the District of Columbia. She is an accredited attorney with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Elder Law (70%)

Estate Planning & Probate (20%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Military/Veterans Law (10%): Military & Veterans Law, Veteran's Benefits

Focus Areas

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

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020

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About Kandace Scherr

Admitted: 1986, Maryland

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

Honors/Awards:

  • This award is based solely on client reviews and ratings., Gold Client Champion Award, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
  • This award is based solely on client reviews and ratings., Client's Choice Award, Avvo, 2019
  • America's Most Honored Professionals Top 5% 2016 Distinguished Attorney for 10 Years

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

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, 2018
  • Assisting disabled Veterans and surviving spouses obtain Veteran's benefits, 2019
  • Member of Section Council of The Elder Law and Disability Rights Section of the Maryland Bar Association., 2019

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
  • 4th Annual Solo/Small Firm Conference, Maryland State Bar Association, A Helping Your Elderly Client
  • Baltimore County Department of Social Services In Home - Aides Training session- Elder Law
  • Adult Health and Development Program - University of Maryland, College Park
  • 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
  • Association of Philippine Physicians in Maryland
  • The Pikesville Senior Center
  • AARP, Baltimore Liberty Chapter, Baltimore City Community College
  • Host - Frank Talk on Elder Law radio show
  • University of Maryland, A Creating the Future- Economic Empowerment for Women and Girls Brightview Assisted Living - Elder Law seminar to residents and caregivers
  • Marriott Senior Living Communities Caregiving Seminar, What Every Caregiver Should Know Social Security Administration, A Legal Protection For You and Your Family Seminars
  • ElderCare 101- Seminar, The Wesley, Assisted Living Residence & Skilled Nursing Center
  • GBMC Lecture Series, How to Protect Your Assets As You Age
  • A Coping and Caring - A Conference for Alzheimer's Caregivers
  • Levindale Family Support Group
  • Jewish Community Center, Expanding Horizons, Adult Services Department
  • Rotary Club of Towson
  • The Catonsville Senior Center
  • Continuing Education for Maryland Attorneys, National Business Institute,  Towson University, Lecturer
  • The Baltimore County Department of Aging Caregivers Workshop
  • The Montgomery County Senior Services Network, Elder Law
  • The staff of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Geriatric Center
  • The Anne Arundel County Senior Housing Fair
  • The GBMC Cancer Survivors Network
  • Brighton Gardens, Caregivers Workshop
  • Senior Solutions Conference, Sheppard Pratt Health System
  • Social Workers Workshop, Keswick Nursing Home
  • The faculty and staff of the Maryland Institute, College of Art
  • Social Security Administration Preretirement Seminar Program and Center for Employee Services

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Successfully handled over one thousand Long Term Care Medicaid applications

Representative Clients:

  • Persons needing long term care, persons with Special Needs and Veterans

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Super Lawyers, 2019
  • 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., 2018

Educational Background:

  • BFA- MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) cum laude, 1980

Industry Groups

  • Nursing home residents
Office Location for Kandace L. Scherr

1400 Front Avenue
Suite 200
Lutherville, MD 21093

Phone: 410-337-8900

Fax: 410-337-0031

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Last Updated: 7/29/2019

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