Mr. Petrich, a Mt. Lebanon, PA resident, was the first attorney certified as an Elder Law attorney in Western Pennsylvania. This certification was granted by the National Elder Law Foundation to him in 1999. He is presently Of Counsel to Gray Elder Law, a Pittsburgh, PA elder law firm (www.grayelderlaw.com).
Mr. Petrich has a B.S. degree in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh, which he obtained while working full time at Pitt’s Health Law Center and a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health. He then received his Law Degree from Duquesne University while employed as Assistant Executive Director at West Penn Hospital, also serving as in-house counsel after obtaining his law degree. Mr. Petrich was then President and CEO of a 600 bed mid-western hospital, including a nursing home and psychiatric facility, before his return home to Pittsburgh.
He has been active in the Pittsburgh area community, including the Allegheny County Bar Association where he is a past Chair of the Elder Law Committee and a Council member of the Probate and Trust Section, Mt. Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce (past President), Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Association of Individual Investors (past President), and is a former Board Member of the Mt. Lebanon Hospital Authority and Mt. Lebanon Village.
He is a member of the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council and is a Board Member of the Baptist Homes Society which operates a nursing facility and Continuing Care Retirement Community in Pittsburgh's South Hills.
He has also been named, for each year since 2006, a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in elder law and as one of The Best Lawyers in America in elder law.
Mr. Petrich is also a Certified Financial Planner and a member of the Estate Planning Council of Pittsburgh, the Senior Action Coalition, the Pennsylvania Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Pittsburgh Paddlefish, a Dragon Boat team.
He also co-authors a monthly "Elder Law Column" in the Sunday edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Department of Veterans Affairs||VA Accredited Attorney||2009|
|Certified Elder Law Attorney||National Elder Law Foundation||1999|
|Certified Financial Planner||Certified Financial Planning Board of Standards||1999|
|PA Super Lawyer in Elder Law - 2006-2012||Philadelphia Magazine||N/A|
|Inclusion for Elder Law - 2006-2012||Best Lawyers in America Magazine||N/A|
|Of Counsel||Gray Elder Law||2008 - Present|
|Principal||Petrich & Sykes Elder Law||2003 - 2007|
|Principal||Elder Law Offices of Frank A. Petrich||1993 - 2003|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Estate Planning Council of Pittsburgh||Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|Senior Action Coalition||Member||N/A|
|Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council||Member||N/A|
|Allegheny County Bar Association Probate & Trust Council||Former Council Member||N/A|
|PA Bar Association Elder Law Committee||Member||N/A|
|Allegheny County Bar Association Elder Law Committee||Former Chair||N/A|
|Allegheny County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|Financial Planning Association||Member||N/A|
|Baptist Homes Society||Board Member||N/A|
|Duquesne University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1975|
|University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh||Health Care Administration||M.S.||1969|
|University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh||Economics||B.S.||1964|
|WQED (PBS) Television Panel Discussion||End of Life: Discussions on Dying & Dignity||2011|
|University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Internal Medicine Residents||Medical Assistance||2010|
|13th Annual Elder Law Institute||Medicaid 101||2010|
|PA Bar Institute||Retirement Planning||2009|
|PA Bar Institute||Saving Assets Post DRA||2007|
|PA Bar Institute||Representing Individuals Entering a Nursing Home||2007|
|10th Annual Elder Law Institute||Medicaid - Just The Basics||2007|
|Seminar for Nurising Home Personnel||PA Medicaid Law||2006|
|Estate & Elder Law Symposium||Long Term Care Insurance||2006|
|Allegheny County Bar Association||From Cruzan to Schiavo||2006|
|Allegheny County Bar Association||DRA '05||2006|
|9th Annual Elder Law Institute||Medicaid - Just the Basics||2006|
|Thrivent Financial Group||Medicaid Law||2005|
|Tandem Health Care||Powers of Attorney & Health Care Directives||2005|
|St. Clair Memorial Hospital||Legal Issues Facing Older Adults||2005|
|Pittsburgh Paralegal Conference||Medicaid Law||2005|
|PA Bar Institute||Medical Assistance Eligibility Rules||2005|
|Older & Wiser Seminar - Neighborhood Legal Services||Powers of Attorney & Health Care Directives||2005|
|Mt. Lebanon, PA Senior Program||Medical Assistance||2005|
|Estate Planning Council of WPA||Medical Assistance & Long Term Care||2005|
|Estate & Elder Law Institute||Long Term Care Insurance||2005|
|8th Annual Elder Law Institute||Medicaid Basics||2005|