Carol Sikov Gross

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Sikov & Love, P.A.
 | 428 Forbes Avenue, Suite 1400
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-261-4202
Fax: 412-261-1455
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (50%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (40%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Carol Sikov Gross is the managing partner of Sikov and Love, P.A., in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ms. Sikov Gross handles estate and probate matters such as powers of attorney, trusts, wills and more. She also practices in the area of elder law, representing clients throughout the Pittsburgh metropolitan region.

Ms. Sikov Gross earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and attained her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She is also certified as an elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation.

Ms. Sikov Gross also participates in other elder law related organizations and activities, including the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys, serving on the group’s council, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She was the founding chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association’s elder law committee and served as chair of the organization’s probate and trust law section.

In addition to these activities and roles, Ms. Sikov Gross was previously the treasurer or the nonprofit group the Senior Action Coalition. She also previously served on the elder law council of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Ms. Sikov Gross enjoys educating others on elder law topics. She has spoken for groups, including the Neighborhood Legal Services Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and other groups throughout Allegheny County. She also lectures at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at both the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Elder Law (50%)

Estate Planning & Probate (40%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Estate & Trust Litigation (10%): 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 15 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019

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About Carol Gross

Admitted: 1984, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.sikovandlove.com/Attorney-Profiles/Carol-S-Gross....

Honors/Awards:

  • University Scholar, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Writer, Pittsburgh Legal Journal, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • ACBA Young Lawyer of the Year, 1994
  • Named as a PA Super Lawyer, 2007- Present
  • Named as a PA Super Lawyer, 2006
  • Named as a Best Lawyers in America in 2007 - Present
  • University of Pittsburgh Law Alumni Association, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Past President, 2004 - 2005

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1996  
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1984
  • Pennsylvania, 1984
  • Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA), Founding Chair, Elder Law Committee, 1998 - 2001
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
  • Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Council Member
  • 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
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation (ACBF), Past Trustee, 2003 - 2007
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), Probate and Trust Law Sections, Past Council Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), Fiduciary Services for the Aged and Infirm Committee, Past Chair

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Senior Action Coalition, Past Treasurer

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Chapter of Powers of Attorney and Advance Directive for Health Care Declarations (Living Wills) in Estate Planning in Pennsylvania, PBI
  • Writer, Pennsylvania Lawyer
  • 1st – 19th Annual Elder Law Institutes, variety of topics, most recent 7/16, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • 1st – 17th Annual Estate and Elder Law Symposiums, variety of topics, most recently 2/16, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Elder Law Update 11/06 – 11/15, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Guardianship 101: 3/16, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Guardianship 101: 4/14, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Guardianship 101: 3/12, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Long Term Care Planning for Seniors, 4/16, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Family Caregiver Agreements and Use of Real Estate for Elder Law Attorneys: 4/16, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Family Caregiver Agreements and Use of Real Estate for Elder Law Attorneys: 10/12, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Fundamentals of Estate Planning: 3/12, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • The Second Season: Issues for Divorce over 50: 2012, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Using Trusts and Insurance for Asset Protection 8/11, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Understanding the Basics of Elder Law 4/11, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Using Mediation to Resolve Disputes Involving the Elderly 10/10, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Divorce and the Special Needs Child: 2009, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Advising the Elderly in Crisis: 2007, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Advising the Elderly in Crisis: 2004, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Health Care Financing Options: 3/06, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Health Care Financing Options: 12/04, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Nuts & Bolts of Medicaid Planning: 2005, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Representing the Incapacitated Person – A Guide to Guardianships & Special Needs Trusts: 4/04, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Dealing with a Client’s Diminishing Capacity: 6/01, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Making Sense of the New Medical Assistance Estate Recovery Regulations: 2001, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Private Insurance Solutions for the Elderly: 2000, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Private Insurance Solutions for the Elderly: 1997, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Estate and Financial Planning for the Elderly: 2/99, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Private Insurance Solutions for the Elderly: 2/97, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Managing Your Client’s Personal Injury Settlement: A Legal & Economic Analysis: 3/99, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • 2012 Solo and Small Firm Conference, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 1996 Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section Annual Retreat: Judges Speak Out on the 1992 Reforms to the Incapacitated Persons Act, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • "Very Important Papers" Project for the Elderly for the ACBA, Allegheny County Bar Association, 1991 – 2010
  • Free Wills Project, Allegheny County Bar Association, Training for attorneys
  • Elder Law – Being Prepared as You Grow Older – 5 week course, Osher Life Long Learning Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, 2005 – Present
  • Elder Law – Being Prepared as You Grow Older – 5 week course, Osher Life Long Learning Institute at University of Pittsburgh, Fall, 2012
  • Older and Wiser Program, Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Fellow, 2012 - Present

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Developed and Implemented the "Very Important Papers" Project for the Elderly for the ACBA, 1991

Educational Background:

  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, M.B.A.
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, B.S. summa cum laude

Industry Groups

  • American College Of Trust And Estate Counsel
  • National Academy Of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Pennsylvania Association Of Elder Law Attorneys
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Office Location for Carol Sikov Gross

428 Forbes Avenue
Suite 1400
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-261-4202

Fax: 412-261-1455

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Last Updated: 1/10/2019

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