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JAMES J. GILLOTTI
James J. Gillotti was admitted to the practice of law in Pennsylvania in 1979. After completing a one-year judicial clerkship, he has been in private practice in Lackawanna County since 1980.
In 2012, Mr. Gillotti was certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF), the only organization authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to certify Pennsylvania attorneys in Elder Law. The certification is currently held by less than sixty lawyers in the entire state. The requirements that must be met (including passing a difficult day-long written examination) in order to become certified are set forth at www.nelf.org.
Atty. Gillotti is the Chairman of the Elder Law Committee of the Lackawanna Bar Association and was instrumental in the creation of that committee. He is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Elder Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Mr. Gillotti’s practice is concentrated in the following areas: Estate Planning (including the preparation of wills, trusts and powers of attorney), assisting families with Medicaid eligibility and protecting assets from long-term care costs, administration of estates and trusts, Special Needs Planning, Business Law and Real Estate.
A native of Carbondale, Atty. Gillotti is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Scranton. He received his law degree from Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle in 1979.