Plan For The Future With Confidence

Plan For The Future With Confidence

Kandace L. Scherr, Esq.
Kandace L. Scherr, Esq.

Biography

Kandace L. Scherr has been providing Elder Law, Estate, and Special Needs planning services to people throughout Maryland. She has been consistently successful at helping her clients qualify for Medicaid, enabling them to protect their assets while in long-term care.

Kind, caring, and always willing to listen, Kandace truly enjoys helping seniors and their loved ones understand the issues they face when difficult situations arise. She recognizes that every person and circumstance is different, and will take the time to help work towards the best possible solution. Kandace’s expertise also includes Guardianships, Veterans Benefits and the preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Directives, and Special Needs Trusts. She frequently lectures on Elder Law issues.

A native Marylander, Kandace is a graduate of The University of Maryland School of Law and is admitted to practice law in both Maryland and Washington, DC. Ms. Scherr is an accredited attorney with the Department of Veterans Affairs, a member of The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and serves as Secretary of the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association. Kandace also has a degree in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art and enjoys drawing and painting in her free time.

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • Juris Doctor - 1985
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts - 1980
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Graduate of Maryland Leadership Class of 2018– participated in the professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders. Ms. Scherr is one of 52 individuals chosen for Leadership Maryland’s 26th class – the Class of 2018, who completed the eight-month hands-on learning program focused on the state’s most vital social, economic and environmental issues., 2020

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Estate Planning, Kent County Library , 2019
  • Medicaid and Asset Protection, Maryland Association of Adult Day Services (MAADS), 2019
  • Medicaid Planning, Asset Protection and the Five Documents Everyone Needs, MedStar Crawford Conference Center at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, 2019
  • Practical Approaches to Adult Guardianship, The Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers
  • Maryland Guardianship Handbook- (Co-author)
  • Frederick County Department of Social Services Training Session
  • Elder Law, The Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers
  • Maryland Elder Law, PESI Continuing Education Conference
  • Training Workshop on Legal and Advocacy Issues for Elderly clients, The University of Maryland School of Social Work
  • Arden Courts Assisted Living, Towson
  • Medical Assistance Planning, Lorman Education Services
  • Grandparents and Older Relative Caregiver’s Support Group, Baltimore County Department of Aging
  • Your Money and Business - Guest, WMPT Television
  • Seminar on Long Term Care, Alzheimer's Association Greater Maryland Chapter
  • The Pikesville Senior Center
  • The Baltimore County Department of Aging Caregivers Workshop
  • Elder Law Presentation, Maryland MENSA
  • Shedding Light on Seniors: Guardianship, Sheppard Pratt Conference

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Frequent lecturer to community and professional groups on Elder Law and Estate Planning Board of Trustees Member of Maryland University of Integrated Health, 2020 to Present
  • Assisting disabled Veterans and surviving spouses obtain Veteran's benefits, 2020 to Present
  • Secretary of Section Council of The Elder Law and Disability Rights Section of the Maryland Bar Association, 2020 to Present

Professional Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Elder and Disability Law Section, Member
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • MD/DC Chapter of The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Veteran’s Administration, Certified Attorney
  • Baltimore County Provider Council
  • Department of Veterans Affairs, Accredited Attorney
  • Elder Law and Disability Rights Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association

Practice Areas

  • Elder Law
  • Estate
  • Special Needs Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • Washington

Honors

  • Client's Choice Award, Avvo - This award is based solely on client reviews and ratings
  • Gold Client Champion Award, Martindale-Hubbell - This award is based solely on client reviews and ratings
  • Super Lawyers

Representative Clients

  • Persons needing long term care, persons with Special Needs and Veterans needing benefits, Persons wanting estate planning documents and those needing assistance with probate, estate administration

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Successfully handled over one thousand Long Term Care Medicaid applications