Carl G. Archer, CELA
Carl is the principal attorney at the firm. His practice is limited to Medicaid applications and litigation, veterans pension applications, guardianships, estate planning and administration, and related litigation. He is recognized as a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the ABA-accredited National Elder Law Foundation, and has been recognized continuously in New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine since 2012. Carl was named in 2016 as a “New Leader of the Bar” by the New Jersey Law Journal, an honor given to only 47 attorneys that year.
Carl is a graduate of Rutgers University and Rutgers School of Law-Camden, and early in his career completed a judicial clerkship in Somerset County. Carl has advocated for caregivers and their families throughout New Jersey and New York. He also finds time for pro bono work through Legal Services of New Jersey to low-income caregivers in need. Notably, he served as counsel in M.S. v. Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services, in which Carl successfully advocated for Medicaid approval for a motorized wheelchair for a hemiplegic nursing home resident. Carl is also one of three public appointees by the Governor to the New Jersey Task Force on Abuse Against the Elderly and Disabled.
When he is not representing clients, Carl is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Elder and Disability Law Section, is the current President of the New Jersey chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and serves as Treasurer to Jersey Cares, an organization that increases civic engagement by organizing and staffing volunteer projects in urban areas throughout New Jersey. Carl lives with his wife in central New Jersey.
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