Our Elder Law Attorneys
Jeffrey N. Rheinhardt
Jeff has over 25 years of experience as an attorney and is the principal at Rheinhardt and Bray. He is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA)* through the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) and is an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Jeff has served as a district delegate to the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and board member of the New York Chapter of NAELA. He is a member of the New York State, Herkimer and Oneida County Bar Associations and a frequent seminar presenter, CLE presenter, and contributor to professional and local publications on issues affecting seniors and the disabled.
Christopher R. Bray
When faced with how to begin his career, Chris decided to return to his hometown community and serve the families that supported him as a child. Since he began the practice of law in 2006 as an Associate Attorney with the firm’s predecessor, Rheinhardt & Bray, Chris worked hard to build the practice into the area’s premier Elder Law and Estate Planning firm. Now a Partner at Rheinhardt and Bray, P.C., Chris handles all aspects of what has become known as “Elder Law” including Crisis Medicaid & Long term Care Planning, Estate Planning, Guardianships and Estate Administration, including Estate Litigation.
Chris is a member of the NY State Bar Association, Elder Law & Special Needs Section where he is a former District Delegate, Treasurer and Secretary and was recently elected Vice Chair of the Section. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and served on the Board of Directors for the NY Chapter. Chris is Past President of the Herkimer County Bar Association and has served as Treasurer since 2015. He is a member of the Oneida County Bar Association as well as the City of Rome Bar Association. Chris has also received an appointment to serve on the Attorney Grievance Committee for the 5th Judicial District.
Chris is a regular speaker and presenter on the topic of Elder Law throughout the Mohawk Valley, speaking to community organizations, professional associations and fellow attorneys as a part of the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program.
When not in the office, Chris can usually be found coaching one of his children, whether it be on the sideline of the soccer field or the basketball court or in the dugout at the softball field.
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