In 1980, Jeff Marshall founded the law firm that is now known as Marshall, Parker & Weber. He serves as of counsel to the firm. Known as the “Father of Elder Law in Pennsylvania,” Jeff’s legal planning has allowed thousands of older adults to protect themselves from the devastating cost of long-term care, deal with complex estate planning issues and provide a lasting legacy for their families. A native of Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, he graduated from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. After serving in the US Army, he received his law degree from Stanford University Law School.
As a recognized authority on elder law issues, Jeff’s opinion has been sought and quoted by national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, The Kiplinger Retirement Report, and the Chicago Tribune. He was the author of the first two editions of the book, Elder Law in Pennsylvania, published by PBI Press. Elder Law in Pennsylvania received the 2006 award for Outstanding Achievement in Publications from the Association for Continuing Legal Education, an international association of legal education professionals. Jeff has been a contributing author to a number of other publications. He was a founder and is a past president of the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys. In the 1990s, he served two terms as chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Committee on the Legal Affairs of Older Persons.
Jeff was the 2008 recipient of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Excellence in Elder Law Award given “in recognition and appreciation of his superior professional efforts in the field of elder law, significant contributions to the legal profession and noteworthy service to the elderly.” In 2009, he was named outstanding state chapter member for Pennsylvania by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. In 2014 he was selected by Best Lawyers® as the Lawyer of the Year in Elder Law for 2014 for the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania metropolitan region.