Karen S. Timko CELA

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Associate Attorney
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Karen grew up in Youngstown, Ohio. She attended Youngstown State University where she received her Bachelor’s 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.


Karen is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), the certification specialty awarded by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF). She is a VA accredited attorney for veteran benefit claims before the Department of Veterans Affairs. She concentrates her practice in the area of Elder Law including Asset preservation, Medicaid qualification, Veteran Benefits, Special Needs planning for people with disabilities, estate planning and estate administration. Karen is a member of the Allegheny County Elder Law Committee, the Elder Law Section and the Probate, Trust and Real Property Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She is a frequent author and speaker on various Elder Law topics for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, for continuing legal and health care professional education seminars and for community groups.


Karen and her husband Jeff Tindall reside in Mt. Lebanon and have two grown children. She is an avid tennis and platform tennis player.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney, National Elder Law Foundation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania


  • The Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D.
  • Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
    • A.B. magna cum laude
    • Major: Psychology and Nursing


  • Continuing Legal Education, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Continuing Legal Education, West Virginia State Bar
  • Continuing Education for Nurses and Social Workers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys , PA Chapter Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Elder Law Section Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association Member