Kevin P. Gilboy

Kevin P. Gilboy was named chair of the Probate Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association in 2008, Kevin has also served as a member of the Probate Section’s Executive Committee and as chair of the Probate Section’s Education Committee.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for Estate Planning & Probate.  Kevin received the highest preeminent rating for legal ability and ethical standards from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating.  He served as a Trustee of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation from 2009-2013.

Kevin has lectured for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on Using Life Insurance Trusts in Estate Planning, Estate Planning for Second Marriages, Taxes Affecting Decedents’ Estates and Drafting Estate Planning Documents. He has also taught the Federal estate and gift tax course in the Temple University Beasley School of Law Graduate Tax program.


  • Duke University Law School J.D. 1979
  • Georgetown University B.A. 1976
    Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude in English

Bar Admission and Past Employment

  • Pennsylvania 1979
  • Gilboy & Gilboy LLP, managing partner 2014-present
  • Teeters Harvey Gilboy & Kaier LLP, partner 2003-2013
  • Dechert LLP, partner 1989-2003
  • Dechert LLP, associate 1984-1989
  • Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, associate 1979-1984


  • Chair 2008
    Probate and Trust Law Section
    Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Fellow – elected 1995
    American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • The Best Lawyers in America
    Trusts and Estates, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
    Philadelphia Magazine
    Estate Planning & Probate
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review by Martindale-Hubbell

Community Activities

  • Trustee
    Philadelphia Bar Foundation, 2009-2013
  • Director
    Lower Merion School Board 1989-1992