Kathleen M. Martin

  • Principal


In my nursing career, I approached health care holistically, in that true health requires the coordination of medical care with the patient's economic issues, interpersonal relationships, and sometimes, spiritual values. It is my feeling that elder law is a continuation of the holistic medical model, by also incorporating legal issues with traditional health care issues. As we age, there are issues that impact our ability to age gracefully with dignity. We at O'Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, P.C. are able to provide a comprehensive approach to maintain individuals' hopes and expectations, and improve their lives as they age.

*Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court

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Certified Legal Specialties:

  • Elder Law Attorney, National Elder Law Foundation, 2010

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2002

Classes & Seminars

  • Presenter, Pennsylvania Bar Institute


  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • Honors: Estate Planning Certificate
    • Honors: Graduate Tax
  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Honors: Health Institute, Certificate
  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
    • J.D. - 2002
  • Kutztown University
    • B.S. - 1997
    • Major: Nursing
  • Gwynedd-Mercy College
    • A.D. - 1972
    • Major: Nursing

Past Positions

  • Abington Memorial Hospital, Registered Nurse
  • Pottstown Memorial Medical Center
  • Visiting Nurse Association of Pottstown and Vicinity, Field Nurse, Quality Assurance and Nursing Supervisor

Pro-Bono Activities

  • YWCA of Pottstown
  • Girl Scouts of USA, First Aid Instructor
  • Pottstown Symphony Auxiliary, Member
  • Tri-County Community Network, Board Member, Present
  • The Mercury, Regular Columnist, Present
  • Tri-County Community Network, Vice-President
  • Tri-County Community Network, Caregiver Support Group, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Presenter, Present
  • Chester County Night School, Speaker, Present

Professional Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Treasurer
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Elder Law Committee
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Council Member
  • Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
  • NAELA Journal , Editorial Board Member , Present

Published Works

  • Crisis in American Healthcare: How Will the Medicare Eligible Population Pay for Prescription Drugs? 6 Holy Cross Journal of Law and Public Policy 69, 2001
Rebecca A. Hobbs, Esq., CELA and Kathleen M. Martin, Esq., CELA discuss elder law and special needs planning issues.