Who We Are
Family First Estate Services is a team of highly trained and experienced professionals who specialize in all aspects of elder law and estate administration. With over 100 years of combined legal experience, our team can guide you through the complicated, and often lengthy, process required when a loved one passes.
If you are an executor of an estate anywhere in Pennsylvania, our team can assist you with your estate’s legal needs. We can assist you whether your estate is in Chambersburg, Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Carlisle, Adams, York, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Scranton, Bethlehem or any other Pennsylvania town or city. Every estate is different, but in most cases, our team can save you frustration and money. Contact us to see how we can help.
Mindy Bowers is an estate paralegal at Family First Estate Services. As an integral member of the firm for over 22 years, she has provided her expertise in all areas of estate administration. What Ms. Bowers values most about her career is being able to guide clients through the estate administration process while showing compassion and understanding with regard to the loss of their loved ones. Mindy Bowers can be reached via email using [email protected].
Elliott B. Sulcove, Partner
Elliott B. Sulcove is a 1999 cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a 1996 graduate with honors from Swarthmore College. Prior to joining Black and Davison, Mr. Sulcove was an associate in the Philadelphia office of Duane Morris LLP. Mr. Sulcove is licensed to practice in the the state courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and in the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and the District of New Jersey. Mr. Sulcove is also licensed to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Mr. Sulcove is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Franklin County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Robert C. Schollaert, Partner
Robert C. Schollaert is a graduate of Bethany College and received his Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He has been admitted to the practice of law in the State Courts of Pennsylvania and Ohio, the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the United States Supreme Court. As one of the senior partners in the firm, Attorney Schollaert provides representation in the areas of real estate including representing Buyers and Sellers of real estate, wills and estate planning, issues affecting the elderly, and probate and estate administration. Attorney Schollaert is a member of the Franklin County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Land Title Association and he is a licensed title insurance agent in Pennsylvania. Attorney Schollaert has been a partner at Black and Davison since 1972.
Mark T. Orndorf, Partner
Mark Orndorf is a graduate with honors from Lebanon Valley College and received his Juris Doctor degree from the Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Mr. Orndorf is licensed to practice in the state courts of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Franklin County Bar Association.
At Dickinson, Mr. Orndorf received the CALI award for top honors in Legal Writing and served as an editor for the Penn State Dickinson International Law Review. Mr. Orndorf is also active in his community and serves on the board of directors for several nonprofit organizations.
Jerrold A. Sulcove, Partner
Jerrold Sulcove is a 2004 graduate of Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law and a 1999 summa cum laude graduate of Oberlin College. He is admitted in the state courts of Pennsylvania and the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Sulcove is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Franklin County Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Prior to law school, Mr. Sulcove was a research scientist concentrating in the field of neurovirology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. At Temple University, Mr. Sulcove was a member of the Temple University Law Review.
Jan G. Sulcove, Partner
Jan G. Sulcove is a 1968 graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and a 1971 graduate of Penn State University, Dickinson School of Law, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He is married to Diane Sulcove, a long time retired high school English teacher in the Chambersburg Area School District. At Family First Estate Services, Jan handles all aspects pertaining to the settlement of estates, probate and probate avoidance, and the preparation of Pennsylvania inheritance and federal estate and gift tax returns.