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Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, an elder law and special needs law firm with locations in State College, Williamsport, Wyalusing and Wysox, Pa., is pleased to announce the addition of Attorney Alex DeLuca as an associate attorney. A 2022 graduate of Widener Commonwealth Law School in Harrisburg, Alex will work out of the firm's State College office on the estate and long-term care planning team and assist clients with their basic estate and long-term care planning needs. 

During his time as a law student at Widener, Alex gained experience in the legal field by working as a certified legal intern for the Central PA Civil Law Clinic for five months, where he helped represent clients for their legal needs in the areas of estate planning, no-fault divorce, custody, bankruptcy and judgement enforcement. He drafted and filed various legal memos and documents and conducted legal research to fulfill clients' needs. For about a year, Alex also served as a legal intern at Audi Law, a general practice law firm in Hershey, where he assisted attorneys on various legal work, including drafting complaints, memorandums and motions to the court. He also assisted with legal research and analysis to help achieve positive outcomes for clients. During the summer of 2019, prior to entering law school, Alex was a Pennsylvania House of Representatives Fellow, where he assisted committees in drafting bill analysis and writing consituent letters. 

Prior to law school, Alex earned a bachelor of science degree in management from Saint Vincent College, where he was a three-time all-conference selection on the men's tennis team. 

The 10th annual Dr. Alexander Nesbitt Commitment to Caring Award was presented to Fran Decker, a social worker and longtime volunteer of the American Cancer Society and the Alzheimer’s Association. The presentation was made prior to Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak's annual educational seminar held in conjunction with National Healthcare Decisions Day on hospice and end-of-life care, on Tuesday, April 11. 

A Geriatric Social Worker by trade, Fran, earned her master’s degree from West Virginia University. For more than 40 years, she has worked in the community in a variety of social service and health care settings including the Area Agency on Aging, Community Nursing Service, the American Cancer Society, Albright LIFE, and an elder law firm prior to retiring. She remains an active volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Cancer Society, and her church.

Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, an elder law firm with locations in State College, Williamsport, Wyalusing and Wysox, has been named a Top 100 Organization by Pennsylvania Business Central in its annual list of Top 100 organizations. This list by the business publication recognizes leading organizations in their chosen fields, "bringing new ideas, technology and services to their counties and spheres of influence." Nominees from PA Business Central's 23-county readership are submitted and the Top 100 are selected by an editorial committee due to their positive impacts in the business community of Central Pennsylvania.

This marks the fifth consecutive year that Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak has been named in the Top 100 Organizations list. It has also been included on this list several other times in the past, including in 2017.This latest honor adds to a string of recent honors for the firm and several of its associates. This list of recognition includes being named to U.S. News & World Report's "Best Law Firms" in Pennsylvania in 2018, and being awarded the Business Partnership of the Year by the PA Future Business Leaders of America in 2020. The firm was also named a Top 50 Woman Owned Business by PA Business Central in each of the last two years. Individually, Attorney Julie Steinbacher, the firm's founding shareholder, was named a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel in 2020, and to PA Business Central's list of "Women Making a Difference"  for the third consecutive year in 2022. Attorney Jenna Franks also joined that list for the first time last year. Attorney Amos Goodall was presented with a 2021 Achieva Award of Excellence, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Legal Intelligencer in 2020. Additionally, five of the firm's attorneys — Julie Steinbacher, Amos Goodall, Landon Hodges, Jenna Franks and Megan Ingram — were named 2022 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, marking the third consecutive year that at least five firm attorneys were on that annual rating service as compiled by Thomson Reuters.

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