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Rita K. Gilbert



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Admitted to practice law in 1980, Rita K. Gilbert is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated* attorney, the highest distinction a lawyer can receive from his or her colleagues.  She is licensed to practice in New York, Connecticut, and Florida.  Her practice areas are:

  • Estate and trust law
  • Estate litigation
  • Matrimonial law
  • Real estate law
  • Corporate law
  • Elder law

Rita received her J.D. from Pace University Law School in 1979, her M.A. from Johns Hopkins University, where she was a Fulbright Scholar in International Studies in 1966, and her A.B. from Hunter College in 1963, cum laude.

Rita is a member of the:

  • Westchester County Bar Association, former co-chair of the Elder Law section
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association, former co-chair of the Matrimonial section for fifteen years and currently co-chair of the Trusts & Estates section
  • New York State Women’s Bar Association, former chair of the Tax section
  • Estate Planning Council of Westchester
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Rita is also a published author and former chair of the Westchester Community Foundation and the Benjamin N. Cardozo Society, UJA-Federation.  She is currently on the Executive Committee of the Justice Brandeis Westchester Law Society.  Rita received the Diane White Legal Advocacy Award from the Pace Women’s Justice Center 2010 and the Judge Learned Hand Award from AJC in November 2012.   In her spare time, Rita lectures for a variety of state bar associations.