Anderson Elder Law

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Special Needs Planning
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Our Team

Founder & Certified Elder Law Attorney

Linda is one of approximately 75 certified PA elder law attorneys. She is a long-time member of NAELA (National Association of Elder Law Attorneys) and has served as Chair of the Elder Law Section of the PA Bar Association. She was the President and is a Director for PAELA (PA Association of Elder Law Attorneys) and was a founding Co-Chair of the Delaware County Bar Association Elder Law Committee. She is an invited member of the Special Needs Alliance and an elected Fellow to ACTEC (American College of Trust and Estate Counsel).

CHARI M. ALSON, ESQ., CELA (484-443-4963)
Certified Elder Law Attorney

Chari is one of approximately 75 certified elder law attorneys in Pennsylvania. She has been practicing in the areas of trust and estate administration, estate planning, and elder law since 2003. Chari received her juris doctor degree from Temple University, her Masters in Public Health and a Gerontology Certificate from Boston University School of Public Health, her Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University – New Brunswick, and holds the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designation. Chari is a member of NAELA and PAELA, is a Co-Chair of the Delaware County Bar Association Elder Law Committee, a co-Editor of the Delaware County Elder Law Handbook, a co-Editor of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Elder Law Section Newsletter, and is a board member of the Chester County Estate Planning Council.

DENISE M. CORDES, ESQ., LL.M. (484-443-4972)
Senior Associate Attorney

Denise is an attorney that focuses on estate planning and estate administration law with experience in counseling clients on complex planning techniques. (In office-Thurs.)

LINDA DOUGHERTY (484-443-4971)
Care Coordinator/Community Outreach

Linda has worked in the field of aging for more than 15 years. Linda assesses clients’ needs and develops a plan to assure a safe and appropriate care. (In office-Tues.)

LAURA GILLAM (484-443-4971 x. 137)
Public Benefits Paralegal

Laura joined AEL after a long successful career with a local nursing home. She brings with her a tremendous expertise in long-term care, Medicare, Medicaid and other areas to serve clients as a Public Benefits Paralegal.

ANN VETRANO (484-443-4962)
Public Benefits Paralegal

Ann has been a paralegal for 12 years with AEL. She is a retired Department of Human Services supervisor, with 35 years of experience in the Medicaid Application process. She also assists clients in other areas of public benefits planning.

CARRIE BAXTER (484-443-4969)
Client Services Director/Legal Assistant

As the Client Services Director, Carrie serves as the single point of contact for many clients beginning their onboarding to AEL. Carrie, through her work as an administrative assistant also understands many of the issues within elder law, state administration and state planning, and assists attorneys and paralegals with their legal matters. Carrie is an administrative assistant focusing on elder law and estate administration matters, and assists attorneys and paralegals with legal matters.

Estate Administration Paralegal

Christine has been a paralegal for 12 years. She has extensive experience in Estate Administrations.

Director of First Impressions/Legal Assistant

Jackie is our Director of First Impressions. She oversees the scheduling of appointments, answers questions about our services along with a myriad of other responsibilities.

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