Craig A. Hatch
Central PA Law Offices
Phone: (717) 731-9600
Craig A. Hatch, born in Corry, Pennsylvania, is a partner with Halbruner, Hatch and Guise, LLP. The focus of his practice is with guiding families through the complex issues surrounding later life planning. This includes discussing and preparing Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives. It also includes explaining long term care topics such as asset preservation, long term care insurance, Medicaid and, ultimately, estate and trust administration. In this process, he will assist clients with nursing home applications, Resource Assessments, Medical Assistance applications and appeals, as well as their personal and trust income tax returns. Craig often speaks for groups and business organizations regarding personal tax and estate planning, charitable giving and long term care issues.
Mr. Hatch is a graduate of Grove City College, Grove City, Pennsylvania, where he completed a double major (B.A. degrees) in History and Political Science. He received his Juris Doctorate from Ohio Northern University School of Law. While at Ohio Northern University School of Law, he was a member and coach of the Jessup International Law Moot Court team, a member of the American Bar Association Spring National Moot Court team, the Administrative Justice for the Moot Court program, and a staff editor on the Pharmacy Law Review. While at law school, Mr. Hatch also served as a member on the Executive Board of the Student Government, a tax preparer and director for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, and counsel with Ohio Northern University’s Legal Aid Clinic. His awards include the National Order of Barristers Appellate Advocacy Award, Juris Scholarship, Pharmacy Law Review’s Third Year Editor of the Year, Moot Court Executive Board Member of the Year, and Member of Who’s Who Among American Law Students.
Mr. Hatch is licensed as an attorney in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is also admitted to practice in the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Hatch is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Mr. Hatch is a member of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Cumberland County Bar Association, and the Dauphin County Bar Association. He is the corporate secretary for his church, Daybreak Church of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and has served on the executive board of Chapel Pointe Nursing Home in Carlisle. Mr. Hatch also serves on the Professional Advisor Committee of Compassionate Care Hospice in Central Pennsylvania. He has written articles and presented lectures on Estate Planning, Taxation, Medicare and Medicaid for the National Business Institute, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Alzheimer’s Association. Mr. Hatch is one of only a few hundred attorneys in the country Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Craig and his wife, Christine, live in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.