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Carol Sikov Gross Esquire, CELA - Pittsburgh, PA

310 Grant StreetGrant Building Suite 1110 Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Updated: 10/30/2023

Pittsburgh Elder Law Lawyer

Overview

As one of the few Certified Elder Law Attorneys in Western Pennsylvania, Carol Sikov Gross offers her clients unparalleled experience in dealing with the important issues that affect senior citizens, special needs individuals and their families.

Ms. Sikov Gross is a Certified Elder Law Attorney through the National Elder Law Foundation as authorized by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, one of approximately 525 certified elder law attorneys in the country...

About Carol Sikov Gross Esquire, CELA

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Advanced Directives for Health Care (Living Wills)
  • Long Term Care and Nursing Home Planning
  • Medical Assistance (Medicaid) Planning
  • Orphans' Court Litigation
  • Guardianships
  • Special Needs Planning and Special Needs Trusts
  • Probate and Estate Administration

Litigation

  • 15%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1984
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1996

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney, National Elder Law Foundation, Authorized by the Supreme Court of PA

Other Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA), 1998 - 2001 (Founding Chair, Elder Law Committee)
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Member)
  • Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys (Council Member)
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), 2012 - Present (Fellow)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), Elder Law Section (Past Council Member)
  • Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA), Probate & Trust Law Section (Immediate Past Chair (7/14 – 7/16))
  • University of Pittsburgh Law Alumni Association, 2004 - 2005 (Past President)
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation (ACBF), 2003 - 2007 (Past Trustee)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), Probate and Trust Law Sections (Past Council Member)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) (Past Chair, Fiduciary Services for the Aged and Infirm Committee)
  • Senior Action Coalition (Past Treasurer)

Classes and Seminars

  • Annual Elder Law Institutes, variety of topics, most recent 7/23, Pennsylvania Bar Insitute (PBI)
  • Annual Estate and Elder Law Symposiums, variety of topics, most recently 2/20, PBI, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Determining Capacity to Execute a Power of Attorney 9/23, Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys (PAELA), Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Long Term Care Crisis Planning, 12/22, PBI, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Elder Law Update, PBI, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Guardianship 101, PBI, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Long Term Care Planning for Seniors, PBI, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Family Caregiver Agreements and Use of Real Estate for Elder Law Attorneys, PBI, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Fundamentals of Estate Planning, PBI, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • The Second Season: Issues for Divorce over 50, PBI, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Using Trusts and Insurance for Asset Protection, PBI, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Understanding the Basics of Elder Law, PBI, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Using Mediation to Resolve Disputes Involving the Elderly, PBI, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Divorce and the Special Needs Child, PBI, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Advising the Elderly in Crisis, PBI, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Health Care Financing Options, PBI, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Nuts & Bolts of Medicaid Planning, PBI, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Representing the Incapacitated Person – A Guide to Guardianships & Special Needs Trusts, PBI, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Dealing with a Client’s Diminishing Capacity, PBI, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Making Sense of the New Medicaid Estate Recovery Regulations, PBI, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Private Insurance Solutions for the Elderly: 1997, 2000, PBI, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Managing Your Client’s Personal Injury Settlement: A Legal & Economic Analysis: 3/99, PBI, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section Annual Retreat: Judges Speak Out on the Reforms to the Incapacitated Persons Act, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • "Very Important Papers" Project for the Elderly for the ACBA, 1991 – 2010, Allegheny County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Free Wills Project – Training of attorneys for several years, Allegheny County Bar Association, Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Various topics, Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Elder Law – Being Prepared as You Grow Older – 5 week course, 2005 – Present, Osher Life Long Learning Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Elder Law – Being Prepared as You Grow Older – 5 week course, Fall, 2012, Osher Life Long Learning Institute at University of Pittsburgh, Osher Life Long Learning Institute at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Older and Wiser Program, Neighborhood Legal Services Association, Osher Life Long Learning Institute at University of Pittsburgh

Past Positions

  • Judge Glenn E. Mencer, Law Clerk, 1984 - 1985

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    J.D.
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Law Review: University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Managing Editor
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    M.B.A.
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    B.S.
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Honors: University Scholar

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Alpha Epsilon Phi

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • Writer, Pittsburgh Legal Journal
  • Writer, Pennsylvania Lawyer
  • Chapter of Powers of Attorney and Advance Directive for Health Care Declarations (Living Wills) in Estate Planning in Pennsylvania, PBI

Office Information

Address

310 Grant StreetGrant Building Suite 1110 Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Fax

  • 412-261-1455

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Carol Sikov Gross

Included on the 2024 Pennsylvania list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Carol Sikov Gross on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Named as a Best Lawyers in America, 2007 - 2023
  • Named as a PA Super Lawyer, 2006 - Present
  • Developed and Implemented the "Very Important Papers" Project for the Elderly for the ACBA, 1991 - Present
  • ACBA Young Lawyer of the Year, 1994 - Present
  • National Fraud Against Senior Citizens Week, 2002 - Present

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