melanie-kaplan-photoWe are proud to announce that Melanie Kaplan has joined our office as an associate attorney in our Cherry Hill, New Jersey office.  Melanie Kaplan began her career in Elder Law as a law clerk for a local firm, and upon her graduation from Rutgers University-Newark, she realized this was the area of law she wished to pursue. Ms. Kaplan has gained several years of valuable experience in estate planning, asset protection planning, guardianship, Medicaid and estate administration, working for Elder Law firms in the South Jersey area.

Melanie is a member of both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Bar Associations, as well as a member of the Camden and Burlington County Bar Associations.

In addition, Ms. Kaplan devotes her time as a volunteer to the American Diabetes Association, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and local animal shelters. When she is not working, Melanie enjoys cycling, baking and spending time with friends, family and her two corgis.

Melanie received her bachelor’s degree in psychology, cum laude, from The George Washington University and her Juris Doctor from Rutgers University- Newark.  She is licensed to practice law in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  She can be contacted at

About Jerry

Jerold E. Rothkoff, a practicing New Jersey and Pennsylvania attorney, is the Principal of the Rothkoff Law Group, an elder care law firm. Jerry dedicates his practice to serving clients in the areas of life care planning, long-term care planning, Medicaid & VA benefits, and advocacy for the elderly and disabled. He is past President of the NJ Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, former chair of the elder law section of the NJ State Bar Association, and past President of the Life Care Planning Law Firm Association. Jerry continues to be an outspoken advocate for the rights of the elderly and disabled. He writes for and gives presentations regularly to attorneys and other professionals about legal issues related to seniors and those with disabilities. Jerry’s community activities include the Twilight Wish Foundation, the Delaware Valley Stroke Council, the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as numerous other advocacy groups. When not in the office, Jerry spends time with his wife, Erica, and their five children, eighteen-year old identical twin girls, Liza and Julia, fifteen-year old fraternal twin boys, Evan and Gregory, and six-year old Aitan.

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