Beth L. Barnhard is a partner at WanderPolo & Siegel. She is one of the few Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELA) in Northern New Jersey. She concentrates her practice in elder and disability law, which includes Medicaid applications and administrative Fair Hearings, asset preservation planning, guardianships, protective arrangements, estate planning, estate administration, and estate litigation.
Beth is the president-elect of the New Jersey chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorney and she is the secretary of the Elder Law Section of the New Jersey Bar Association. She is also a member of the New York State Bar Association. She has presented on elder law issues at various ICLE elder law programs.
Before attending law school, Beth worked as a rehabilitation aide and staff interpreter at a psychiatric vocational rehabilitation center, where she taught work skills and appropriate work behaviors to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, individuals with developmental disabilities, and those with multiple diagnoses.
She also worked as a freelance American Sign Language interpreter for the Deaf and Deaf-Blind. Beth received training as a Support Service Provide for the Deaf-Blind from the Commission of the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Helen Keller National Center. She received a Specialty Certificate in American Sign Language Interpreting from Union County College.
She graduated sum laude from Ithaca College and received her law degree from Western New England University School of Law.
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* Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the A.B.A approved National Elder Law Foundation