Charles C. Bratton, II, Esq., LL.M

Charles C. Bratton, II, Esq., LL.M

Estate Planning and Elder Lawyer

Location:
New Jersey and Pennsylvania

CHARLES C. BRATTON, II is a founding member of Bratton Scott and practices estate planning and administration, elder law, disability planning, business succession planningestate litigation, life care planning, and veterans’ benefits.

He is chair of the trust, estates and elder law division of the firm and counsels clients with regard to estate planning, asset preservation, and Medicaid qualification issues as well as advising professionals in these matters.

Mr. Bratton is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and Life Care Planning Law Firms Association, is an accredited attorney with the Department of Veterans Affairs and is past Trustee and Chair of the Young Lawyers Committee of the Camden County Bar Association.

Mr. Bratton has been well-recognized for his commitment to clients and his community. Most recently, Five Star Professional honored Mr. Bratton with “2015 Five Star Estate Planning Attorney” award. Other recent honors include:

  • SmartCEO’s 2017 Emerging Growth Award (2017)
  • SmartCEO’s 2016 Emerging Growth Award (2016)
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 “Top Attorney Elder Law
  • Five Star Estate Planning Attorney (2015)
  • SNJ Business People Most Influential Law Firms (2015, 2016)
  • SJ Magazine Top Attorney – August (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • South Jersey Magazine Awesome Attorney – November (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2016)
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star – March (2009, 2010, 2012)
  • NJ Biz 40 under 40 (2010)
AVVO Client Choice Award

Education:

  • LL.M Degree, Western New England School of Law, 2014
  • J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, New Jersey, 2001
  • B.S., cum laude, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana, 1995

Bar Memberships:

  • New Jersey (2001)
  • Pennsylvania (2001)
  • United States District Court,  NJ
  • United States District Court,  PA

Professional Experience:

  • Bratton Scott – Partner (2017  – Present)
  • Rothamel Bratton – Partner (January 2010 – 2017)
  • Sharp Bratton Attorneys at Law – Partner (November 2003 – December 2009)

Professional Affiliations:

Camden County, NJ Bar Association

  • Probate and Trust Committee
  • Public Benefits Committee
  • Committee on the Elderly
  • Young Lawyers Committee
  • Chair (June 2007 – June 2008)
  • Social Committee (September 2004 – June 2005)
  • Seminar Committee (September 2005 – June 2006)
  • Young Lawyer Trustee (June 2007 – June 2008)
  • Membership Committee
  • Trustee (June 2010 – 2013)

New Jersey State Bar Association

  • Elder Law Section
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section

Admitted United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Wealth Counsel

Life Care Planning Law Firm Association

Accredited Attorney with the Department of Veterans Affairs

Community Activities:

  • Alzheimer’s Association (South Jersey Chapter)
  • Volunteer at Camden County Office on Aging-Consult with elderly and indigent clients

Television/Radio Appearances:

  • November 3, 2013: CBS Talk Radio 1210WPHT
  • April 2011-April 2012: Monthly radio host contributor on ESPN 950 AM; Topic:  Estate Planning and Asset Protection
  • October 4, 2007; Guest Appearance on Legally Speaking; Topic: Elder Law Basics
  • September 3, 2004; Guest Appearance on Your Morning On CN8 Topic: Keri Decision

Recent Speaking Engagements:

  • August 16, 2017; National Business Institute; Topic: Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid
  • August 14, 2017; National Business Institute; Topic: Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid
  • July 27, 2017; National Business Institute; National Teleconference; Topic: Medicaid Update: New Rules You Need to Know Now
  • April 6, 2017; Abramson Cancer Center Network; Topic: Ethics: HIPAA vs. Confidentiality
  • March 23, 2017; Camden County Bar Association; Topic: NJ Basic Estate Planning
  • March 1, 2017; Cape Regional Medical Center; Topic: Guardianship and POA
  • February 28, 2017: Cooper Hospital; Topic: Ethics: HIPAA vs. Confidentiality
  • February 15, 2017; Inspira Hospital; Topic: Top Ten Programs Benefiting Seniors and Disabled Clients
  • December 8, 2016; Chris Bratton presented CEU Ethics: HIPAA vs. Confidentiality, Atlantic City, NJ
  • November 11, 2016; Chris Bratton presented CEU Five Ways to Pay for Long Term Care, Cherry Hill
  • October 27, 2016; Chris Bratton presented CEU Elder Care in NJ: Legal and Financial Issues for Financial Professionals, Mt. Laurel
  • August 24, 2016; National Business Institute; Topic: Elder Law and Medicaid Planning
  • August 18, 2016; Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; Topic: Guardianship and POA
  • April 26, 2016; Cooper University Hospital; Topic: Guardianship and POA
  • April 5, 2016; Pennsylvania Hospital; Topic: Top Ten Programs Benefiting Seniors and Disabled Clients
  • March 17, 2016; Camden County Bar Association; Topic: Basic Estate Planning
  • February 11, 2016; Camden County Bar Association; Topic: Basic Estate Administration
  • March, 26 2015;  Camden County Bar Association, Chris Bratton presents Basic Estate Planning
  • March, 25 2015;  Chris Bratton speaks with Parkinson Support Group, Lions Gate, Voorhees
  • March, 19 2015;  Chris Bratton presents at Spring Hills Assisted Living, Cherry Hill on Miller Trust
  • March, 3 2015; Chris Bratton presents at Five Star Senior Living, Voorhees on Miller Trust
  • February 26 2015; Camden County Bar Association, Chris Bratton presents NJ Basic Estate Administration
  • February, 26 2015; Chris Bratton presents CEU Estate Planning Essentials for the Financial Professional, Mt. Laurel
  • February 24 2015; Chris Bratton presents CEU Estate Planning & Elder Law Collide, Mt. Laurel, NJ.
  • February, 17 2015 Chris Bratton presents at Brookdale Assisted Living on Miller Trusts and Medicaid Updates, Voorhees
  • February,  6 2015; National Business Institute, Chris Bratton presents CEU “Advanced Elder Law”, Mt. Laurel
  • January, 28 2015 – Chris Bratton presented at Five Star Senior Living, Cherry Hill on Medicaid Updates
  • January, 20 2015; Chris Bratton presented at Five Star Senior Living, Washington Twp on Miller Trust
  • December 11, 2014; Attorney Charles Bratton to present Estate Planning Essentials for the Financial Professional, Mt. Laurel, NJ
  • September 20, 2014; Attorney Charles Bratton presented at Alzheimer’s Symposium, Haddonfield, NJ.
  • September 18, 2014; Attorney Charles Bratton presented CEU How To Utilize Trusts to Protect An Elderly Client’s Assets, Mt. Laurel, NJ.
  • July 17, 2013: National Business Institute; Topic – Advanced Estate Planning
  • March 21, 2013: Camden County Bar Association; Topic – Basic Estate Planning
  • February 28, 2013: Camden County Bar Association; Topic – Post Death Administration – Generally
  • February 26, 2013: National Business Institute; Topic – Tax Planning for Trusts and Estates

Representative Publications:

  • Author/Publisher of New Jersey Elder Care Resource Guide (2016)
  • Courier-Post (Senior Scoop),
    • February 3, 2003 issue; A Variety Of Deductions, Rebates Available For Residents, Part Two
    • Courier-Post (Senior Scoop), January 27, 2003 issue; A Variety Of Deductions, Rebates Available For Residents, Part One
    • Courier-Post (Senior Scoop), October 6, 2003 issue:  Federal Privacy Protection Act Has Built-in Catch 22
  • Estate and Financial Planning Council of Southern New Jersey Newsletter,
    • May/June 2005 issue: New for 2005: Essential Medicaid, Medicare and Pharmaceutical Limits
    • September/October 2002 issue; New Jersey Rebate and Deduction Program (Part 2)
    • July/August 2002 issue; New Jersey Property Rebate and Deduction Programs (Part 1)
  • Mercer County Lawyer
    • May 2005 issue: New for 2005: Essential Medicaid, Medicare and Pharmaceutical Limits
    • September 2002 issue; New Jersey Property Rebate and Deduction Programs
  • New Jersey State Bar Association (Newsletter of the Elder Law Section), October 2002 issue; New Jersey Property Rebate and Deduction Programs
  • Senior Citizen’s Guide to South Jersey, 2010-2011 Fall/Winter Issue: Long-Term Healthcare Planning
  • The Barrister, March 2005 issue:  New for 2005: Essential Medicaid, Medicare and Pharmaceutical Limits
  • The Barrister, Young Lawyers Corner; April 2008 issue
  • The Straight Word, April 2005 issue: New for 2005: Essential Medicaid, Medicare and Pharmaceutical Limits

Contact information

Charles Bratton may be contacted by calling 856-857-6007. Or, please fill out our convenient online form to request a consultation.