Joan Gross

Joan M. Gross

Senior Counsel

200 Public Square
Suite 2800
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Primary Practices

Joan M. Gross is Senior Counsel to the firm’s Estate Planning, Wealth Transfer and Preservation Section, working out of the Cleveland office.  For over 45 years, Joan has assisted clients in transferring their wealth, in a tax efficient manner, to the individuals and charities they wish to benefit.

Joan is an OSBA Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. She is also listed in the 2005-24 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® and the 2008-20 editions of Ohio Super Lawyers®.

Joan is involved in various community activities, such as tutoring adults so that they may obtain their high school equivalency degrees. She also serves as a trustee of The Temple-Tifereth Israel Foundation and is a member of the Society of Benchers, an honorary society of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Professional History

  • Senior Counsel, Hahn Loeser & Parks 2022-present; Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks 2008-21; Of Counsel, Hahn Loeser & Parks 1998-2008
  • 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 University Law Review, Associate Editor 1974-75; Research Assistant, Professor Paul G. Haskell, 1975-76.
  • Boston University, B.S., Mathematics Education, 1972
Community Involvement

The Temple-Tifereth Israel Foundation: Board Member


Seeds of Literacy: Volunteer Tutor


Awards & Distinctions

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


OSBA Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law


The Best Lawyers in America®, Trust and Estates, 2005-24


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


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



Bar Admissions

State of Ohio, 1976


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

Memberships & Affiliations

Ohio State Bar Association: Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Section, Member.


University Hospitals of Cleveland: Diamond Advisory Group, Member.