Jeffrey A. Marshall

Founding Principal & Of Counsel
Marshall, Parker & Weber
Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Jeffrey A. Marshall, Esquire, CELA, is the founding principal and serves as of counsel at Marshall, Parker & Weber. He is widely known for having blazed the trail for Elder Law in Pennsylvania.

Known as the Father of Elder Law in Pennsylvania, Attorney Marshall has blazed the trail for innovative techniques to protect seniors from the devastating cost of long-term care and has helped many families with complex, comprehensive estate plans to minimize their tax liability and provide a lasting legacy. A native of Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, he graduated from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and received his law degree from Stanford Law School.

Attorney Marshall is certified as an elder law attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation. He is also the author of the book, Elder Law in Pennsylvania, published by PBI Press. Elder Law in Pennsylvania received the 2006 award for Outstanding Achievement in Publications from the Association for Continuing Legal Education, an international association of legal education professionals. Mr. Marshall is a contributing author to a number of other publications including Estate Planning in Pennsylvania. He is the current President of the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys and serves on the Governing Council of the Elder Law Section of Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Attorney Marshall was the 2008 recipient of the Elder Law Section’s Excellence in Elder Law Award in recognition and appreciation of his superior professional efforts in the field of elder law, significant contributions to the legal profession and noteworthy service to the elderly. Most recently, he has been selected by US News Best Lawyers® as the Lawyer of the Year in Elder Law for 2014 for the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania metropolitan region.

Attorney Marshall can be contacted by Email.

Content by Jeffrey A. Marshall

Caring for Mom When You Are Far Away

Hiring a local care manager is one of the steps you can take to help take care of an older loved one from a distance - and its important to have that care manager identified before you need...

  • 02/23/2016
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  • Estate Planning
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Special Needs Require Special Estate Planning

Proper planning of your will, trust, and beneficiary designations is complicated when you want to protect and provide for an heir with special needs.

  • 12/01/2014
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  • Estate Planning
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Your Survivors' Will

If we do care, then we need to recognize that our death has the potential to do serious harm to the people who survive us. Our Will is a document we prepare for our survivors, not for ourselves.

  • 06/09/2014
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  • Estate Planning
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Don't Miss the Step Up in Tax Basis When Your Spouse Dies

The simplicity of married seniors owning some of their investments jointly with right of survivorship can sometimes cause the survivor to overlook significant income tax consequences when their spouse's estate is settled.

  • 05/04/2014
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  • Estate Planning
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Claiming Social Security Retirement Too Early Can Be a Big Mistake

Most seniors claim their Social Security retirement benefit too soon. In my opinion, this is more often than not a mistake.

  • 04/28/2014
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  • Estate Planning
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3 Big Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

A parent’s ill-considered estate plan or failure to plan can mean that the wrong things go to the wrong people. Even worse, it can leave a legacy of distrust, resentment and loss amongst your children and other heirs.

  • 03/13/2014
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  • Estate Planning
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Going Wrong with a Do-It-Yourself Will

Self-prepared wills frequently contain significant holes or errors. An estate planning lawyer will know the right questions to ask, how to properly implement your intentions, and how to limit the potential for later family discord and litigation.

  • 10/25/2013
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  • Estate Planning
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Avoiding Living Trust Scams

Promoters discourage their seminar attendees from getting independent legal advice. Don’t buy the promoters hogwash. Your best protection is to talk with a local lawyer in your state before you throw your money away.

  • 07/01/2013
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  • Estate Planning
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Dangers of Giving your Home to Your Children Explained

While the answer varies depending upon your particular situation, giving your house to your children during your lifetime may be poor planning and could lead to negative tax consequences.

  • 02/01/2013
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  • Estate Planning
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