Attorneys & Staff

Julian Gray Associates

At our firm, we provide advice and legal services in the areas of elder law, estate tax planning and special needs planning.

The founder of our firm, Julian E. Gray, is one of only a few attorneys in all of western Pennsylvania to be Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. For over 18 years, he has helped people deal with the difficult realities that face them.

Other attorneys and other professionals refer many of their clients to us. They recognize our firm's abilities and skill in our practice areas and our reputation for superior client service.

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Attorneys


Julian E. Gray, CELA

Julian GrayJulian is the founder of Julian Gray Associates and has provided assistance to a variety of clients and their families for over 18 years in the areas of Medicaid planning, Veterans' Benefits and related Estate Planning and Tax issues. Julian is a lifelong resident of Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor's degree from Penn State University and his law degree from Duquesne University School of Law.

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Cindy S. Alvear

Cindy S Alvear

Cindy, a resident of Rennerdale, PA, graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a degree in business economics and a minor in finance. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana where she participated in the Civil Law Clinic and worked with the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic. She has been an active advocate for seniors through participation in the Village to Village peer network and has volunteered with Christian Legal Aid.

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Caitlin E. Harper, CELA

Caitlin Harper

Caitlin grew up in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. She graduated summa cum laude from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honorary society. She went on to work in the admissions department of a national skilled nursing facility, where her interest and experience in the area of Elder Law began. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia.

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Colin Adair Morgan
Colin Adair Morgan

Colin grew up in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Allegheny College, located in Meadville, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Music Performance (percussion). In his senior year, he was inducted into Phi Alpha Delta, an honorary fraternity recognizing outstanding community service. Colin's first experience in the law occurred while interning for Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Max Baer during summer breaks from Allegheny College. Colin earned his Juris Doctor degree from The Duquesne University School of Law.

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John S. Morrow, Jr., Senior Associate

John Morrow

John grew up in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. He attended undergraduate college at the University of Hawaii, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Duquesne University in 1976 and his Juris Doctor degree from Ohio Northern University in 1982.

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Frank A. Petrich, CFP®, CELA, Of Counsel

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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 (http://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.

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Jennifer A. Rose, CELA

Jennifer Rose

Jennifer grew up in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. She graduated magna cum laude from Bethany College in Wheeling, West Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. During her time as an undergrad, Jennifer studied abroad in London, England, served as secretary of her college class and was president of the school's music society. She went on to work in the activities department of a non-profit skilled nursing facility and subsequently earned a Juris Doctorate degree from The University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

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Karen S. Timko, CELA

Karen S. Timko CELA

Karen grew up in Youngstown, Ohio. She attended Youngstown State University where she received her Bachelors degree in Psychology and Nursing. Karen then received a certificate in Nurse Anesthesia from the St. Elizabeth Hospital School for Nurse Anesthetists and practiced as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. She received her juris doctor from the Ohio State University.

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Staff


Courtney Bachik,
Client Relations Manager

Courtney Bachick

Courtney is the Client Relations Manager for our Firm working at our South Hills Office. She is the first point of contact for potential new clients assisting them in reviewing their case scenario. She offers an information exchange and nurtures new client relationships through phone conversations and by providing planning information to them. She introduces the firm and its services by supplying a variety of articles, brochures and reference materials to help educate new clients about public benefits planning, tax and estate planning. Once planning options are identified, she facilitates the pairing of the new client with our experienced attorneys and assistant teams to further review and assess each individual case to optimally meet each family's needs.

Courtney grew up in Washington, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She values the confidence of our clients and continues to excel at assuring their overall importance to the firm.

Courtney currently resides in Bethel Park.

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Tina Borello, Planning Specialist and Administrative Assistant

Tina Borello

Tina is a Planning Specialist and Administrative Assistant with Julian Gray Associates, as a Planning Specialist she assists the attorneys with the eldercare and estate planning processes. She works with clients to gather pertinent information essential to their specific plan, prepares estate planning documents, and keeps clients apprised to the status of their cases. As a Administrative Assistant she assist the Firm Administrator with billing and accounting support.

Tina grew up in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. She has over fourteen years of experience in the mortgage industry. Prior to joining the Firm, Tina worked directly with the elderly as a settlement agent for a reverse mortgage lender at one of the largest and most experienced providers of transaction services to the U.S. mortgage and real estate industry. She enjoys working with the elderly and takes pride in client satisfaction.

Tina currently resides in Chippewa Township with her husband Mark and two children, Alexa and Mario.

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Diana Danby, Planning Specialist

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Diana is a Planning Assistant at Julian Gray Associates. Diana handles daily interaction with clients and their families as well as document preparation and related support services to the attorneys.

Diana has over two decades of experience in the legal field working as a liaison between attorneys and clients. She is skilled at composing legal documents and prides herself on being able to meet and exceed client satisfaction. Diana served as the Director of Sponsor Relations for the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta ensuring contract fulfillment and sponsor satisfaction and was the Director of Advertising and Market Communications for a major communications company where she positioned the company for better exposure and greater marketability.

Diana resides in Robinson Township and enjoys cooking, scuba diving and spending time with family and friends.

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Julieanna Kear, Paralegal

Julieanna Stanziano

Julieanna is a Paralegal at Julian Gray Associates concentrating in Elder Law, Estate Planning and Estate Administration matters. Julieanna provides support to the firms attorneys and clients by acting as a liaison between the attorney and client, gathering pertinent information for the preparation of the client's plan, prepares client specific documents in order to reach planning goals, and keeps the client and their family apprised as to the status of their case throughout the process.

Julieanna graduated Summa Cum Laude from Kaplan University, with a Bachelors of Science in Paralegal Studies degree. Julieanna takes pride in working in the legal field and assisting the elderly. Julieanna, her husband Bryan, and their son Lucas reside in Elizabeth Township.

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Amy Lanzarotta, Paralegal

Amy Lanzarotta

Amy is a Paralegal at Julian Gray Associates concentrating in Elder Law, Estate Planning and Estate Administration matters. Amy provides support to the firm's attorneys and clients in the Medicaid application process, probate and estate administration matters and a variety of Estate Planning contexts.

Amy D. Lanzarotta grew up in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. She has been working the legal field for over 19 years. She graduated from Duquesne University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice. Amy went on to obtain her ABA-Approved Paralegal Certification as a Paralegal from Duquesne University's Paralegal Institute.

Amy resides in Robinson Township with her husband, Thomas and son, Mason. They enjoy travelling and spending time with family and friends.

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Rachel Livingston, Planning Specialist

Rachel Livingston

Rachel is a Planning Specialist with Julian Gray Associates. She assists the attorneys with many aspects of the eldercare and estate planning processes and works closely with the clients to aid them throughout the entire process. Her involvement includes gathering pertinent information for the client's case and working to prepare legal documents specific to their individual plans. Rachel also works as a liaison between the client and attorney to facilitate any questions, and helps to keep the client current on their case.

Prior to joining Julian Gray Associates, Rachel worked for 10 years in the real estate and title industry. Rachel received her Bachelors of Science (Human Resource Management) through University of Phoenix and is a professional member of the Society for Human Resource Management. She values spending time with her family and friends.

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Rhagan Moore, Planning Specialist

Rhagan Moore

Rhagan is a Planning Specialist at Julian Gray Associates and has worked in our Elder Law Practice Group since 2006. Rhagan works closely with our clients requesting and gathering information for initial consultations and assisting with the preparation of Eldercare, Veterans Benefits and Estate Plans. She also acts as a liaison to communicate and provide status information between our attorneys and their clients.

Rhagan attended the University of Pittsburgh and Duff's Business Institute of Pittsburgh. She has an Associate Degree in Paralegal and Legal Studies. Rhagan began working in the legal field in 1992. Her background includes working as a Paralegal and Legal Assistant in a wide range of legal practice areas.

Rhagan lives in North Fayette Township with her husband Mike, their four children and the family dog.

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Erinn Sentner-Mule', Education and Outreach Coordinator

Erinn Sentner

Erinn is the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the firm. Working out of our South Hills office she handles marketing materials and coordination of our informational seminars and related events.

Erinn graduated from Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA with a BA in Information Arts and a minor in Business. Erinn came to Julian Gray Associates as a client several years ago when her husband, at that time, was diagnosed with degenerative dementia at the young age of 36. Erinn experienced firsthand the importance of planning and working with knowledgeable and experienced counsel. It was through this tragic experience that Erinn recognized of the need for others to learn about the benefits of planning. Erinn joins us to help convey our message so we can help others!

The story about Rich and Erinn was highlighted in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. Read more about their experience here.

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Deborah Slayton, Firm Administrator

Deborah Slayton

Deborah grew up in Franklin Park Borough and currently resides in Moon Township. As Firm Administrator, Deborah is responsible for all administrative, operational and financial functions within the firm. She has over thirty years experience in executive management, operations, administration and client services.

Deborah graduated Magna Cum Laude with a dual major Bachelor of Arts degree in business and communication with emphasis in accounting and psychology. She was on the Dean's list each semester that she attended college and a Delta Epsilon Sigma National Scholastic Honor Society Member, Alpha Psi Chapter.

While self-employed, Deborah continued to pursue educational development and ultimately received her Master of Science degree in Professional Leadership with concentration in training and development from Carlow College, now known as Carlow University.

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Kelly Thomas, Legal Assistant

Kelly Thomas

Kelly Is a Legal Assistant at Julian Gray Associates concentrating in Elder Law, Estate Planning and Estate Administration matters. She works closely with clients to ensure that their planning needs are met.

In addition to being an experienced Legal Assistant, Kelly is a former Certified Financial Planner, Registered Representative and Trust Officer with over twenty-five years of experience assisting clients with their financial planning, estate planning and estate settlement needs. She graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Kelly grew up in Oakdale, Pennsylvania where she currently resides.

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From its two offices in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, and Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, Julian Gray Associates serves clients in the greater Pittsburgh area and western Pennsylvania.