Linda M. Anderson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Media, PA

Anderson Elder Law, PC
 | 206 State Road, Media, PA 19063
Phone: 610-566-4700
Fax: 610-566-4702
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (90%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Certified as an elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, Linda M. Anderson is the founder of Anderson Elder Law. Located in Media, Pennsylvania, she represents clients throughout the Philadelphia region. Ms. Anderson has been admitted to practice in Pennsylvania since 1986, and she is also accredited as an attorney by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which allows her to appear on behalf of clients before that agency in VA benefits hearings.    Linda is a member of ACTEC and the Special Needs Alliance.  She is also is the past President of PAELA.  Her firm has offices in Media and West Chester, PA.

    A significant portion of Ms. Anderson's practice involves providing clients and their families with advice and counsel regarding Medicaid and other long-term care planning. She advises them on nursing home care, as well as providing them with available alternatives, such as in-home care and community services. Ms. Anderson also has experience in guardianships, and her practice includes estate planning as well. In this regard, she prepares and reviews wills, special needs and other types of trusts, financial and health care powers of attorney, and advance medical directives. Her ethical and comprehensive handling of what are often sensitive and emotional matters has earned Ms. Anderson a great deal of recognition from her fellow professionals, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, she has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America on numerous occasions.

    Ms. Anderson attended Sarah Lawrence College as an undergraduate, where she majored in liberal arts and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1980. She then pursued her legal education at the University of San Francisco School of Law, and in 1985 she was awarded her Juris Doctor. Ms. Anderson also holds an LL.M. in taxation from the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 90%Elder Law
    • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 17 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020

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    About Linda Anderson

    Admitted: 1986, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage: http://www.andersonelderlaw.com/our-team/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Recognized as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Pennsylvania since 2007
    • Recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the field of Elder Law since 2004
    • Linda Anderson is a Fellow of ACTEC (The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel), 2014
    • PAELA (Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys) Member of the Year Award, 2012
    • 2015 Excellence in Elder Law Award, Elder Law Section of Pennsylvania Bar Assoc.

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Elder Law Attorney, as conferred by the National Elder Law Foundation, Pennsylvania Supreme Court
    • Accredited attorney with the Department of Veterans Affairs since 2011.
    • Member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
    • Member of the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association
    • Linda Anderson is an invited member of the Special Needs Alliance.

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Past Board Member of the Horizons Unlimited Geriatric Education Association
    • Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys
    • Co-Chair, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Elder Law Section
    • Co-chair of the Delaware County Bar Association Elder Law Committee

    Educational Background:

    • Bachelor’s degree, Sarah Lawrence College
    • Masters in Taxation, Villanova University

    Comments

    • “Linda is one of the leading lights of the Elder Law bar. She may well be in SuperLawyers already. She is a major contributor to continuing education in the area and I have worked with (and referred clients to her) in private matters”

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

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    Office Location for Linda M. Anderson

    206 State Road
    Media, PA 19063

    Phone: 610-566-4700

    Fax: 610-566-4702

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    Last Updated: 4/24/2020

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