Pamela Walz is a Supervising Attorney in the Health and Independence Unit at CLS. Ms. Walz’s practice includes representation of older adults and younger individuals with disabilities in matters involving nursing home and personal care home residents’ rights, access to home and community based long term services and supports, public benefits and guardianship, as well as administrative and legislative advocacy, community education and outreach, and attorney and staff supervision.
Ms. Walz serves on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Advisory Council on Elder Justice in the Courts. She also serves as a consumer advocate on the Department of Human Services’ Medical Assistance Advisory Committee’s Long Term Care Subcommittee.
In 2019, Ms. Walz was presented with the Excellence in Elder Law Award by the Elder Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association in recognition and appreciation of her significant contributions in the field of elder law and her service to older adults. In 2012, Ms. Walz received the PLAN Excellence Award, presented by the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network. She also received the Spirit of CARIE Award in 2011, presented by the Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE). In 2007, Ms. Walz earned the Equal Justice Award from CLS for her outstanding work.