LINDA M. ANDERSON, Esq, LLM, CELA
FOUNDER , CERTIFIED ELDER LAW ATTORNEY
Linda has been working in elder law for over 36 years. She has served in leadership roles for PAELA (Past President and current Director) and PBA Elder Law Section (Past Chair). She has been elected to ACTEC and is an invited member of the Special Needs Alliance. She founded Anderson Elder Law (“AEL”) in 1987.
Linda Anderson has over 36 years of experience in the elder law field. She is also a Certified Elder Law Attorney, as conferred by the National Elder Law Foundation and authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Linda Anderson is an active and distinguished member of her evolving field. She is an accredited attorney with the Department of Veteran Affairs as well as a Charter Member of the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association and a long-time member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. In addition, she is an invited member of the Special Needs Alliance, which distinguishes lawyers with dedication and skill in aiding special needs clients while also serving the wider community of disabled individuals and their families through local, state, and national organizations.
Linda Anderson is a past President of PAELA (Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys (2018-2019)) and has served as Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Elder Law Section (2009) and as Co-Chair of the Delaware County Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee (2004-2018). Ms. Anderson has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer® in the field of Elder Law since 2004, and repeatedly as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Pennsylvania and as a Top 50 Women Lawyers in Pennsylvania. She was awarded the 2012 PAELA Member of the Year Award and Anderson Elder Law has been distinguished by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top law firms in the country and she has been selected for Best Lawyers in America. Ms. Anderson also received the prestigious AV® rating from Martindale Hubbell and is a Fellow of ACTEC (The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel).
Linda Anderson not only volunteers with community and professional groups to share her knowledge but is also a regular faculty member and course planner for the Pennsylvania Bar Association in areas of elder law, estate planning, long-term care planning, special needs planning, and veterans’ benefits. She received her bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College, has a master’s degree in Taxation from Villanova University, and graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Law.