Dana M. Breslin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Brookhaven, PA

Pappano & Breslin
 | 3305 Edgmont Avenue, Brookhaven, PA 19015
Phone: 610-894-7839
Fax: 610-876-3746
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (60%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%),
  • Health Care (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Dana M. Breslin is a partner with the Pappano & Breslin law firm in Brookhaven, Pennsylvania. Certified as an elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, Ms. Breslin has more than 45 years of experience, and she provides invaluable counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Philadelphia metro region with all aspects of elder law, including all of the following:

    · Counseling elders regarding their rights

    · Health and long-term planning

    · Public benefits

    · Estate and trust administration

    · Estate document preparation

    Serving at the forefront of elder law issues in the United States virtually her entire legal career, Ms. Breslin established the Senior Citizen's Project with the Delaware County Legal Assistance organization to provide low-cost or pro bono legal counsel to elders throughout the area. During this time, Ms. Breslin trained more than 50 volunteer advocates who worked in over 20 sites in the community.

    In addition, she has served on or chaired a number of elder law committees and subcommittees for the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Delaware County Bar Association, and she helped establish the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She has also helped establish Senior Community Services in Delaware County and serves on its board of directors. She has assisted in the planning of various functions for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Elder Law Institute, where she serves as faculty member. 

    Ms. Breslin is also a fellow with the prestigious American College of Trust & Estate Counsel, and she has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from her peers along with numerous testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

    Ms. Breslin obtained her Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law in 1975, and she helped author the Delaware County Elder Law Handbook. She is an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Pennsylvania Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Delaware County Estate Planning Council, and the Delaware County Orphans’ Court Rules and Education Committees, among her other professional affiliations.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Elder Law
    • 30%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 10%Health Care
    Focus Areas

    Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


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    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021

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    About Dana Breslin

    Admitted: 1975, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage: https://pappanoandbreslin.com/meet-our-attorneys/dana-m-bres...


    • American College of Trust & Estate Counsel, Fellow, Fellow
    • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2005 - 2019, Philadelphia Magazine

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Elder Law Attorneys, National Elder Law Foundation, 1996

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member of the Real Property and Probate Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Former Co-Chair of the Delaware County Bar Association Elder Law Committee
    • Former Chair of the Delaware County Estate Planning Council and current member
    • Past Chair Member of Council and Member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Elder Law Section
    • Council Member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
    • Member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    •  Member of the Board of Pennsylvania Health Law Project and former President of the Board
    • Senior Citizens’ Project
    • Member of the Delaware County Orphans’ Court Education Committee
    • Member of the Delaware County Orphans’ Court Rules Committee
    • Former Board Member, Senior Victim Services of Delaware County

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Faculty Member, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
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    Office Location for Dana M. Breslin

    3305 Edgmont Avenue
    Brookhaven, PA 19015

    Phone: 610-894-7839

    Fax: 610-876-3746

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    Last Updated: 1/29/2021

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