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Andrew G. Sykes

Managing Attorney, Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA)*

The founder of Sykes Elder Law, Andrew Sykes is recognized as a leading elder law authority in Western Pennsylvania. Mr. Sykes is the past chair of the Elder Law Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association. He lectures frequently on elder law topics to legal, professional, and community groups. His comments on elder law topics have been quoted on WTAE-TV and in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Town and Country Magazine, Pittsburgh Senior News, and other publications. Mr. Sykes was recognized by Pittsburgh magazine as a 2010 FIVE STAR Wealth Manager in the area of Estate Planning. He was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania in 1989, following graduation (with honors) from Ohio State University’s College of Law.

 

*Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation under authorization of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Kimberly Sullivan

Administrative Assistant

Kimberly Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. 

She spent most of her career at Consol Energy, providing crucial support in various areas including the Legal Department, Corporate Strategy, and the Controller’s Department. Kim uses her broad and varied experience to answer client questions, compile and send estate plans, support the community outreach efforts of Sykes Elder Law, and work on special projects. 

When Kim is not working, she enjoys walking, volunteering, and spending time with her family.

Deborah Antinozzi

Paralegal

Deborah Antinozzi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Alderson-Broaddus College and a General and Corporate Law Certification from the Duquesne University School of Law and Paralegal Institute, and has studied at the Robert Morris Graduate School of Tax Law. Deborah Antinozzi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Alderson-Broaddus College and a General and Corporate Law Certification from the Duquesne University School of Law and Paralegal Institute, and has studied at the Robert Morris Graduate School of Tax Law.

She concentrates her work at Sykes Elder Law in the area of estate and trust administration. Deborah previously spent 15 years working as an estates and trusts paralegal in some of Pittsburgh’s largest law firms, including K&L Gates and Eckert Seamons Cherin & Mellott.

Deborah uses her training and experience to help clients administer the estates and trusts of loved ones who have passed away.

Teresa McGraw Walsh

Paralegal

Teresa McGraw Walsh, a Burgettstown graduate, attended Allegheny College earning a Bachelor of Arts degree. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University’s School of Law. Upon graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Thomas D. Gladden, former President Judge of the Washington County Court of Common Pleas. Teresa previously worked at the law firm of her husband, Paul J. Walsh, Esq., until his passing, and for the West Virginia law firm of Rokisky, Wilharm, Blair & Rokisky.

At Sykes Elder Law, Teresa is a paralegal concentrating in Elder Law and Estate Planning.  She is the initial contact for families with questions about Medicaid eligibility and how to pay for long term care in a nursing facility. She provides support in the Medicaid application process.

Teresa is the proud mother of six children and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

John Sykes

From early in life, John loved creating video and other media.

At age 8, John began recording videos with his friends and figured out how to start his first YouTube channel. While still in high school, his second YouTube channel devoted to videogame commentary garnered more than 100,000 subscribers.

John now brings his creative media skills to Sykes Elder Law as the Community Outreach Director. He directs and edits videos seen on the Sykes Elder Law YouTube channel, Facebook page, and advertisements.

The firm also relies on his expertise with software applications to develop forms that make the work of drafting client documents more efficient and accurate. A quick study, John can be relied on to pick up the skills needed to master new software applications to improve the firm’s operations.

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