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Ann L. Martin


Ann practices in the areas of elder law, estate planning and estate administration, and disability and special needs planning, including guardianships.

Ann is also a member of the firm’s Elder Law Practice Group, where she counsels clients about issues affecting older and/or disabled persons and their families, including advising them on long-term care and special needs planning, asset preservation, Medicaid eligibility and long-term care placements in nursing homes and life care communities. Ann’s work with special needs clients and their families includes helping them create and administer special and supplemental needs trusts, and helping them understand and coordinate different categories of public benefits such as SSDI, SSI, Medicare and Medicaid.

As part of the firm’s Estate Planning and Administration practice area, Ann works with individuals and couples to develop estate plans that address their needs and goals, using wills, trusts, financial powers of attorney and living wills/health care powers of attorney. In addition, Ann represents executors and trustees so they can properly and efficiently administer estates and trusts, including special needs trusts. She also provides legal counsel to churches, schools and other nonprofits regarding policies and procedures to prevent and report suspected child abuse.

Ann and her family live in Lancaster City.


  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • Yale University, M.A., honors
  • Messiah College, B.A., summa cum laude

Community Involvement

  • Education Law Center, Past Board Member/Executive Committee
  • Lancaster Downtowners Advisory Board Member

Professional Affiliations

  • Lancaster Bar Association, Past Elder Law Section chairperson
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit


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