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 - 2021
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
    • 50%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 30%Elder Law
    • 20%Estate & Trust Litigation
    Focus Areas

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

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021

    Certificates and Credentials

    Ohio State Bar Association Certified Specialist

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    About Karen Rolcik

    Admitted: 1986, Ohio

    Honors/Awards:

    • 2008-2020, Ohio Super Lawyers, Superlawyers, 2020
    • 2015 - 2020, Top Attorneys in Ohio, US News and World Report, 2020
    • 2015 - 2019, Client Distinction Award, Marindale Hubbell, 2019
    • America's Most Honored Professionals, The American Registry, 2014 - 2019, 2019
    • 2010-2020, Estate Planning, Best Lawyers in America, 2020

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Ohio State Bar Association, Specialization Board Member - Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law 2018 - present
    • Elder Counsel, 2015 - 2018
    • Supreme Court of Texas, 1992
    • NAELA (National Association of Elder Law Attorneys)  2007 - Present
    • United States Court of Federal Claims, 1986
    • Ohio State Bar Association, Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Section
    • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section
    • Cincinnati Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate Section, Vice Chair, 2013
    •  Butler County Bar Association
    • Cincinnati Bar Association, Advanced Estate Planning Institute, Chair - 2012
    • Ohio Supreme Court, 1986
    • American Bar Association, Senior Lawyers Division (Elder Law)
    • United States Tax Court, 1986
    • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1987
    • Ohio State Bar Association, Solo, Small Firms and General Practice Section
    • State Bar of Texas
    • Cincinnati Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate Section, Chair, 2014
    • Cincinnati Bar Association, Advanced Estate Planning Institute, 2007 - 2017
    • NAELA (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys), Ohio Chapter, Treasurer, 2010 - 2012
    • American Bar Association, Taxation Section
    • Supreme Court of the United States, 2015
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1987
    • Ohio State Bar Association, Elder and Special Needs Law Committee
    • Cincinnati Bar Association, Past Member of the Board of Trustees
    • Cincinnati Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Coordinator, 2011 - 2012
    • Warren County Bar Association
    • Cincinnati Bar Association, Women Lawyers Committee, Past Chair

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Hero's Fund of the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty, Board of Advisors
    • Association of the Miraculous Medal - Planned Giving, 2020
    • Canines for Christ - Pet Therapy dog handler visiting nursing/rehab facilities
    • Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty, Planned Giving Committee, Chair, 2011 - 2014
    • Hero's Fund of the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty, Frozen Open (golf outing) 2013
    • Butler University Alumni Association
    • Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty, Board of Trustees, 2010 - 2017
    • Hero's Fund of the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty, Planning Committee - Hero's Celebration, 2012
    • Indiana University Maurer School of Law Alumni Association
    • Alzheimer's Association - Walk to Remember (Butler & Warren Counties), Planning Committee, 2009 - 2012

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Successfully represented family member to obtain compensation for services rendered to individual who was under court supervised guardianship., 2017
    • Successfully defended a Will Contest action. , 2019
    • Represented beneficiarires of a trust challenging the actions of trustee and misappropriation of trust funds.  Obtained settlement to restore all misappropriated funds and removal of trustee., 2019
    • Obtained court verdict in favor of client to restore funds and property that were taken from him.  Court found that agent under power of attorney violated his fiduciary responsibilities and misappropriated cash, collectibles, and rare, collectible vehicle. , 2018

    Educational Background:

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

    Industry Groups

    • Business
    • Elder Law
    • Estate Planning
    • Probate
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    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: 6/25/2020

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