Joan M. Gross
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Joan M. Gross

Senior Counsel
200 Public Square Suite 2800
Cleveland, OH 44114 216.274.2277


Joan M. Gross specializes in estate planning and wealth transfer and preservation. Her expertise is backed by an Ohio State Bar Association certification in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law.  Joan also is involved in various community activities. This includes serving as a member of the Society of the Benchers and as president of the Law Alumni Association Board at Case Western University’s School of Law.  She also is a trustee of The Temple-Tifereth Israel Foundation.

Professional History

  • Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks 2008-present; Of Counsel, 1998-2008
  • OSBA Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law
  • Of Counsel, Berick, Pearlman & Mills Co. LPA, 1990-98
  • Assistant Trust Counsel, Society National Bank, 1989-90
  • Associate, Burke, Haber & Berick, 1981-83
  • Associate, Ford, Whitney, Crump & Schulz, 1976-80



Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1976

Honors & Activities: Order of the Coif; Case Western Reserve Law Review, Associate Editor 1974-75


Boston University, B.S., 1972

Community Involvement

Case Western University School of Law


Society of the Benchers, Member


Law Alumni Association Board, President


Law Alumni Association Board, Executive Committee, Member, Development Committee, Co-Chair


CWRU School of Law Annual Fund, Co-Chair

Awards & Distinctions

Society of Benchers, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Member


Ohio Super Lawyers®, Estate Planning and Probate, 2008-20


The Best Lawyers in America®, Trust and Estates, 2005-20


Featured Attorney, Local Super Attorneys, Cleveland Jewish News, January 2015


AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell.

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio, 1976


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 1976

Memberships & Affiliations

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member