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Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, an elder law firm with locations in Altoona, State College, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport, Wyalusing and Wysox, Pa., is pleased to announce the addition of Attorney Jessica Eckrote to its staff as an associate attorney. Attorney Eckrote will be based out of the firm’s Williamsport office, and will work on the Williamsport estate planning and wealth protection & planning teams.

Jessica is a 2023 graduate of Widener Commonwealth Law School. During her time there, she was a member of the Trial Advocacy Honor Society, the Young Lawyers Division of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Phi Alpha Delta – where she served as a vice justice for her final year in law school – and was also a Widener Student Ambassador. Jessica also completed internships while in law school for the Hon. James Gibbons of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas, the York County District Attorney's Office, and the Dauphin County District Attorney's Office. In those internships, she handled a variety of duties, including assisting with legal research and drafting memos, appellate briefs, pardon letters, legal memorandums, and responses to motions. She also assisted in negotiating plea agreements, prepping and conducting preliminary hearings, revocations and summary appeals, and observed various legal proceedings. She also served as a part time law clerk at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg, a law firm based in Harrisburg, which she conducted legal research, drafted briefs, complaints, petitions, responses and internal memos.

Jessica holds a bachelor's degree in political science and history from the University of Pittsburgh, from where she graduated cum laude. She was a member of both Phi Alpha Delta and the Phi Eta Sigma honors fraternity.

Attorney Jenna Franks, a partner at the elder law firm of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, was recently named the 2023 Employee of the Year by the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County, as a part of its annual chamber awards program. The award was presented at the Chamber's annual Celebration & Chamber Awards event on Oct. 26. 

The Employee of the Year award is given to a person who is an integral part of the team, going above and beyond to exceed expectations in the areas of customer service, community involvement, and business projects.

Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, an elder law firm with locations in Altoona, State College, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport, Wyalusing and Wysox, Pa., has been named a 2024 Best Law Firm® by Best Lawyers in its annual Best Law Firm Rankings, an annual peer-to-peer rankings service. This marks the second straight year that SGY has been listed in the Best Law Firm rankings. 

The firm was included in the elder law and trusts & estate law categories for the Harrisburg Metropolitan area. Additionally, Attorney Amos Goodall was recognized in the Best Lawyers in America® rankings, a list of individual attorneys recognized by their peers. It marks the 17th consecutive year that Amos has been on this list. He has been recognized in the elder law category every year since 2008, and in the trusts & estate law category every year since 2013. 

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