Patrick Cawley

Keystone Elder Law P.C.

Patrick Cawley

Keystone Elder Law P.C.

Patrick Cawley

Keystone Elder Law P.C.

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When concerned family members come into our office, wondering how they will afford long-term care or how to protect their hard-earned savings for the good of the family, I draw on years of experience with guiding people safely through crises.

During ten years of service as a Senior Deputy Attorney General, I gained extensive experience in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania. While representing hard-working people who were nervous about litigation, I learned to evaluate and organize the critical facts of a case, present them to a jury, and obtain favorable outcomes for my clients. At Keystone Elder Law, clients call on me in cases of elder abuse or the mismanagement of property belonging to a vulnerable person or an estate.  I represent clients in court when guardianship is the only available option for a person who is incapacitated by an illness, has special needs that require extensive help from another person, or who is the victim of abuse or exploitation.

While serving as Counsel to the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee, I worked with experts to understand how families can best plan for long-term care, make important decisions for themselves and their children in case they are incapacitated, and preserve their property through estate planning. Together we anticipated problems that could arise and we made improvements to the law relating to guardianship, advance health care directives, powers of attorney, and digitally stored assets in estate planning. I worked extensively on the problem of elder abuse and financial exploitation by individuals who are trusted to manage an elderly person’s most important interests.

When I am not in the office, I regularly work on legal updates as a co-author of Pennsylvania Appellate Practice (West Publishing), a three-volume resource relied upon by judges and attorneys statewide.

I received my college and law degrees from the University of Notre Dame.  I have received extensive training from ElderCounsel and the Elder Law College, organizations that are devoted to the highest levels of competence for those who represent the elderly, the disabled, and the veterans of our armed forces.  I am accredited to practice before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and it is my mission to help veterans understand the benefits that are available to them.

It is an honor to apply these experiences in the service of clients at Keystone Elder Law P.C. From foundational estate planning to more complex planning for long-term care, I prepare people for whatever life sends their way and restore their peace of mind.

Firm Description

Coordinating elder care services can be confusing and incredibly stressful. Keystone Elder Law P.C. offers relationship-oriented elder advocacy and life care planning.  We have a caring and highly experienced elder counseling staff including attorneys, non-attorneys, and a medical professional to provide complete care and advocacy for you or your loved one.  

At Keystone Elder Law P.C. we have personal and first hand experience in coordinating and navigating the muddy waters of the legal, healthcare, and social system. We are sensitive to your situation and ready to give you the best experience possible in coordinating senior care for short or long term, estate planning and administration, utilizing Veteran Administration benefits, Medicaid, and other resources to pay for nursing care, assisted living, independent living, dementia care, adult care, and much more.  You are more than a client to us and there is a reason our phone number spells "My Peace." 


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