Now Hiring: Health Law and Estate Planning Paralegal – Buffalo

Now Hiring: Health law and estate planning paralegal - Buffalo - Rupp Pfalzgraf - People at Law

Position: Paralegal – Health Law and Estate Planning

Company: Rupp Pfalzgraf LLC

Location: Buffalo, NY

About Us: Rupp Pfalzgraf LLC is a full-service law firm committed to excellence in client service. Located in Buffalo, New York, our firm offers a collaborative environment where growth, development, and innovation are at the forefront. Our multidisciplinary team of experienced attorneys is dedicated to providing high-quality, efficient, and strategic legal solutions and personalized representation to a diverse range of clients across a wide array of practice areas.

Who We Need: We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Paralegal to join our Health Law and Trust & Estate Planning teams. This position will work directly under the guidance of Partner Thomas Lang and will focus on a variety of legal tasks related to estate administration, guardianship appointments, and Medicaid application processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of documentation relating to estate planning and estate administration.
  • Support the process for guardianship appointments, including Article 81 and 17A guardianships.
  • Facilitate the Medicaid application process for chronic care, assisted living, ALP, and community settings.
  • Provide support during the application process, as well as during fair hearings and appeals.
  • Coordinate with clients, healthcare providers, and government agencies to gather and organize relevant information.
  • Maintain client confidentiality and ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in health law, trust, and estate planning, or a related field.
  • Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies or a related field preferred.
  • Certification from an ABA-approved paralegal certification program is desirable, but not required.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and familiar with legal document management systems.

Wage Information: $23.00 – $26.00 per hour depending on experience and skillset.

What We Offer:

  • A dynamic and supportive working environment.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.

Benefits: Our generous benefits package includes paid time off in addition to paid holidays, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401k with Firm contribution, potential for 401 profit sharing, short and long-term disability insurance, employee assistance program, ID protection insurance, employee/spouse/child insurance, and an opportunity for a year-end bonus based on performance. These are just a few reasons why Rupp Pfalzgraf LLC has been consistently recognized as one of Buffalo’s Best Places to Work.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter outlining their qualifications and experience to our HR department via email at

All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, familial status, marital status, or domestic violence victim status.