Mr. Pappas is co-managing member of Vasiliadis Pappas Associates LLC. He is a certified elder law attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation and practices exclusively in the areas of elder law, trust and estate planning, trust and estate administration, special needs planning, and veterans’ pension benefits planning. Mr. Pappas’ practice encompasses the Lehigh Valley and greater Eastern Pennsylvania.
He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. A graduate of the Temple University Beasley School of Law (J.D. 2004), Mr. Pappas received his undergraduate degree in political science from Temple University (B.A. 2001, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha) with a specialization in political economy and minors in history (Phi Alpha Theta) and economics.
Mr. Pappas is a VA accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans’ benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs. He was a contributing author to Elder Law in Pennsylvania, Ch. 8 – Veterans’ Benefits (3rd ed., PBI Press 2012; 4th ed., PBI Press 2015).
Mr. Pappas has been a member of the planning team for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Elder Law Institute since 2018. He frequently lectures and contributes articles to professional and community organizations on issues in his subject matter area, including appearances on “Your Financial Choices” – Talk Radio for Your Finances” (NPR – Lehigh Valley WDIY 88.1 FM). Mr. Pappas was selected for inclusion in the field of elder law as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2010 to 2015, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in 2020, and Best Lawyers in America in 2019 and 2020.
He is a past Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Elder Law Section (2018-2019) and has been the Chair of the Northampton County Elder Law Committee since 2018. He is also a member of numerous organizations including the Pennsylvania Bar Association (Elder Law, Probate & Trust Law Sections), Lehigh County Bar Association (Estates & Trusts Committee), Northampton County Bar Association (Elder Law, Estates & Trust Law, and Tax Law Committees), Estate Planning Council of the Lehigh Valley, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Muhlenberg College Board of Associates (2012-2020), Northampton Community College Foundation – Planned Giving Advisory Council (2016-2020), and St. Luke’s University Health Network – Visiting Nurse Association Board of Directors (2018-2021).