Karen A. Rolcik

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in West Chester, OH

Rolcik Law Office
 | 8859 Cincinnati Dayton Road, Suite 201
West Chester, OH 45069
Phone: 513-777-7400
Fax: 513-777-3900
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%),
  • Elder Law (30%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Karen A. Rolcik is the founder of Rolcik Law Office in West Chester, Indiana. Ms. Rolcik has an estate planning practice and serves clients in Cincinnati, Dayton, Hamilton and West Chester. She is experienced in various estate planning matters including probate litigation and is knowledgeable in elder law, powers of attorney, trusts and wills.

In addition to serving clients with their estate planning needs, Ms. Rolcik is experienced in the areas of business and tax law. She advises individuals regarding business formation, operational matters, tax issues and more.

Ms. Rolcik has been admitted to practice law in Indiana since 1986 and has also appeared before the U.S. Tax Court. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from Butler University’s Andre B. Lacy School of Business and later graduated from Indiana University Bloomington Maurer School of Law. During law school, she was managing editor of the Indiana Law Journal and a member of the Order of the Coif.

In addition to her formal education, Ms. Rolcik is a certified specialist in estate planning from the Ohio State Bar Association. Her prior legal experience includes working for a variety of private firms in Ohio and Texas. She founded her West Chester-based practice in 2011.

Ms. Rolcik has been listed in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America” in the area of trust and estates. She is a member of professional organizations including the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas, and she has also served as treasurer of the Ohio chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys since 2010.  

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (50%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Elder Law (30%)

Estate & Trust Litigation (20%): Will Contests

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Will Contests

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist

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About Karen Rolcik

Admitted: 1986, Ohio

Honors/Awards:

  • Martindale Hubbell Client Distinction Award, 2015
  • America's Most Honored Professionals, The American Registry, 2014 - 2019
  • Ohio Super Lawyers - Estate Planning, 2007 - 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America - Estate Planning, 2010 - 2019

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law by the Ohio State Bar Association , 2007 - Present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Advanced Estate Planning Institute, 2007 - 2016
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Past Member of the Board of Trustees
  • American Bar Association, Senior Lawyers Division (Elder Law)
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section
  • NAELA (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Ohio Chapter, Treasurer, 2010 - 2012
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Women Lawyers Committee, Past Chair
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Advanced Estate Planning Institute, Chair - 2012
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Coordinator, 2011 - 2012
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate Section, Vice Chair, 2012 - 2013
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate Section, Chair, 2014 - 2015
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Solo, Small Firms and General Practice Section
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Elder and Special Needs Law Committee
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1987
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1987
  • United States Court of Federal Claims, 1986
  • United States Tax Court, 1986
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2015
  • Supreme Court of Texas, 1992
  • Ohio Supreme Court, 1986
  • Member, Warren County Bar Association
  • Member, Butler County Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty, Board of Trustees, 2010 - 2017
  • Butler University Alumni Association
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law Alumni Association
  • Canines for Christ - Pet Therapy dog handler visiting nursing/rehab facilities
  • Hero's Fund of the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty, Frozen Open (golf outing) 2013
  • Hero's Fund of the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty, Planning Committee - Hero's Celebration, 2012
  • Hero's Fund of the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty, Board of Advisors
  • Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty, Planned Giving Committee, Chair, 2011 - 2014
  • Alzheimer's Association - Walk to Remember (Butler & Warren Counties), Planning Committee, 2009 - 2012

Educational Background:

  • Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana, B.S., Honor: magna cum laude, Majors: Accounting/Business Administration, 1983
  • Indiana University, Mauer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana - J.D. 1986, cum laude, Order of the Coif

Industry Groups

  • Business
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
Office Location for Karen A. Rolcik

8859 Cincinnati Dayton Road
Suite 201
West Chester, OH 45069

Phone: 513-777-7400

Fax: 513-777-3900

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Last Updated: 5/6/2019

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