Bernard J. McLafferty, Jr.

Bernard J. McLafferty, Jr. received his Juris Doctor degree from the Villanova University School of Law in 1989. He received his LL.M. in Taxation, and Certificate in Estate Planning from Villanova in 2001. He has been admitted to practice before all Federal and State Courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a former law clerk for the Honorable Joseph A. Smyth of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. He has tried both bench and jury trials in all five counties in the Philadelphia area. His principal concentration has been Estate Planning and Administration, Tax Planning, and Orphans’ Court Litigation. Mr. McLafferty is an active member of the Montgomery Bar Association where he currently is Vice-Chair of the Orphans’ Court Rules Committee, and is a former Chair of the Probate and Tax Section. He is President of the Montgomery County Estate Planning Council, and is a member of the Probate Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Mr. McLafferty has lectured at numerous continuing legal education courses for attorneys and paralegals in the area of Probate, Estates and Trusts.