Goodall & Yurchak Attorneys at Law

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Attorney Profiles

The attorneys at Goodall & Yurchak, P.C. have been selected carefully to ensure that their skills, experience, and integrity meet or surpass the high standards set by our firm and expected by our clients. To meet us in person, please contact us to schedule an introductory meeting.

H. Amos Goodall, Jr.

Attorney, Partner

Mr. Goodall’s practice emphasizes Elder Law (including estate planning, estate administration, and asset protection planning) as well as, business organization, litigation & medicaid planning, and real estate. His clients include municipalities, banks and credit unions, landlords, a retirement community, homeowners associations, and numerous businesses and individuals. Mr. Goodall is a certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) and is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is a member of the Special Needs Alliance (SNA), a nation association of attorneys helping individuals with special needs and their families. He is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). He has been a prominent member of the local community since 1976, serving as solicitor to several local non-profit organizations and receiving numerous community and state wide service awards.

 

Kathleen Yurchak

Attorney, Partner

Kathleen Yurchak focuses her practice on litigation matters, dealing with trial work and arbitration matters including personal injury, employment, contract disputes, and products liability. She has tried and handled a wide variety of cases before state and federal courts across Pennsylvania and has litigated across the country by special admission. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Trial Lawyers and a Council member for the Litigation Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She is currently serving as Treasurer for the Centre County Bar Association and is active in local community affairs. She has published numerous articles in legal journals, including a recent article on reforming the rules of evidence to allow admissions of apologies. She has lectured frequently in the area of trial advocacy and has taught business law as an adjunct professor at Penn State University. A graduate of the University of Denver School of Law in 1985, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

 

Jennifer White

Attorney

Jennifer White focuses her practice in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Special Needs Planning. She is also an accredited attorney through the Department of Veterans Affairs. She attended King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and a minor in Psychology. She then worked in the financial planning field before attending The University of Pittsburgh School of Law. While in law school, Jennifer worked as a Research Assistant and then as a certified legal intern with Neighborhood Legal Services.



Jennifer began her legal career as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Judge David Grine in the Centre County Court of Common Pleas where she worked on cases spanning almost every area of the law. Jennifer is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Centre County, an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association,and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She is a board member for the Centre County Senior Center Coalition. In April of 2012, Jennifer coordinated the first ever Wills for Heroes event in Centre County.


Jennifer lives in State College with her husband, daughter and their two dogs.


 

Leslie Dutchcot

Attorney

Ms. Dutchcot is of counsel to our firm.  Ms. Dutchcot is a former law clerk to the Honorable Ronald E. Vican and Assistant District Attorney from Monroe County, Pennsylvania.  She received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Pittsburgh and attended the Duquesne University School of Law.

Ms. Dutchcot moved to Centre County in 2003.  In 2005, Ms. Dutchcot was named the State College Jaycees Lawyer of the Year.  She also completed the Leadership Centre County program in the class of 2004-2005.  Ms. Dutchcot is Vice-President of Centre County Meals on Wheels, a counselor at Centre County Law Enforcement Camp Cadet, Inc., a member of the Nittany Valley Running Club and volunteers for the American Heart Association, The Second Mile and Centre County PAWS.

Ms. Dutchcot makes her home in State College with her husband, Art Entz, and their Yorkies, Barkley and Sam.