For the second consecutive year, both Attorney Julie Steinbacher, CELA and Attorney Amos Goodall, CELA, LLM, have been named to the Pennsylvania Business Central Top 100 People list. This annual list published each January recognizes 100 people representing large and small businesses and nonprofits from throughout Pennsylvania Business Central's 23-county footprint, which includes both Lycoming and Centre Counties, where Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak's two offices are located. The list highlights the vibrant economic and social life of central Pennsylvania by honoring the people who make it happen.
While the 2021 edition marks the second straight year that both Julie and Amos have been named to the list, both have now been honored on this list more than twice. This is Julie's fourth time on the Top 100 People list. In addition to last year, she was also named to the list in both 2016 and 2018. The founding shareholder of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, Julie is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation, has a "superb" AVVO rating for attorneys and last year was also named a Super Lawyer® for the first time in Thomson Reuters' annual listing of the same name. Julie has lectured extensively for several organizations including the Elder Law Institute, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and many more, and is the president of Estate & Long Term Care Planning, Inc. She has also authored several books in a Protect Your Family series that informs people about planning for the second half of life. In 2020, Julie, along with Attorney Jenna Franks, co-published the 2021 Supplement to the Pennsylvania Trust Guide, which was published by the George T. Bisel Company, Inc. Also last year, Julie was named a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), as she joined Amos as two of only 96 attorneys in Pennsylvania to be ACTEC fellows. See Julie's Top 100 People profile.
This marks Amos' third consecutive year on the Pennslyvania Business Central Top 100 people list. He has been practicing law in Centre County since 1976, and is also Certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA). He is a member of the Special Needs Alliance, which is a private practice group representing individuals and families of persons with disabilities by coordinating private resources with public benefit programs. Amos has been an active member of several community organizations over his career, including the Centre Foundation, Foxdale Village, the Centre County Youth Service Bureau and several more, and has also served as a solicitor to a number of other organizations. He is currently serving a two-year term as president of the National Elder Law Foundation. In 2017, he was named Pennsylvania Lawyer of the Year by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and recently concluded a term as president of the National Elder Law Foundation. Amos has been recognized as a preeminent attorney by Martindale-Hubbell since 1992, and was named a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters for the 16th straight year. Last year, Amos was also honored by the Legal Intelligencer as a 2020 Professional Excellence Award Winner. See Amos' Top 100 People profile.
Pennsylvania Business Central is the premier business-to-business publication in central Pennsylvania and is distributed over a 23-county area to over 40,000 readers. Each year, the publication receives a long list of nominations for the Top 100 people list from its readers, business executives, chambers of commerce, community leaders and others in order to identify the most dynamic and consequential nominees. See the entire Top 100 People of 2020 list.