Pamela M. Burdick
An Elder Law Attorney, devoting a significant segment of her practice to Medicaid planning law in Broward County. Also in Palm Beach County and statewide as needed for local or out of state clients.
Ms. Burdick has been practicing law in Broward County since 1980. She received her Bachelors degree (cum Laude) from the University of Florida in 1971 and her JD (Magna cum Laude) from Nova University Law Center in 1980.
Her work experience includes six years as a trial attorney with the Broward County Public Defender’s Office followed by three years as a litigation associate in private practice in securities law. Prior to opening her Elder Law practice to provide services in planning for Medicaid nursing home eligibility and other areas, Ms Burdick was a Senior Attorney with the NASD for over ten and one half years.
Pamela first became interested in Seniors’ issues when her mother suffered a stroke in 1995. She committed to entering this field in July 1997, began training in this area in early 1998 and opened her practice in January 1999.
Ms. Burdick is a member of The Florida Bar and is active in the Elder Law Section of the Broward County Bar Association (Chairperson 2008-2009, Co-Chair 2009-2010) and AFELA (Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys) Member Board of Directors 2009-2012. She is also a member of the Broward County Women Lawyers Association; NAELA (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys); Alzheimer’s Association, Broward County Chapter; and, American Parkinson Disease Association, South Florida.
Rhonda D. Zimmerman, Esq.
Ms. Zimmerman has been practicing law in Broward County since 1991. She is a Florida Bar licensed attorney, and a member of the Elder Law section. She is also admitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Rhonda grew up in Oceanside, New York. She received an academic scholarship to attend Hofstra University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1984. She received a merit scholarship to attend the University of Miami School of Law, and graduated with a JD degree in 1987.
Ms. Zimmerman worked as a Managing Partner at a law firm for over 10 years, and represented most of the major hospitals in the south Florida region. Throughout her career as a sole practitioner, she practiced in the various areas of law including contracts, collections, and probate.
Rhonda first became interested in Senior and Elder Law issues when her stepfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2013. After assisting her mother with the Medicaid process, she made a commitment to pursue the area of Elder Law. Her firm is primarily focused on Medicaid Planning, Estate Planning, and Asset Protection. She is a member of the Alzheimer’s Association and the American Cancer Society.