Williamsport―Pennsylvania Business Central has named elder law attorney Julieanne E. Steinbacher, CELA* to its list of Top 100 People 2015. Attorney Steinbacher is the founding shareholder of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, an elder care law firm with offices in Williamsport and State College, PA. The recognition was given to 100 people who have accomplished individual and economic achievement, and who have shared their success in their community and with those in need. According to the January, 2016 issue of PA Business Central, “Nominees set themselves apart throughout the year with their corporate leadership, community involvement, and contributions to the business sector.” The final nominees were asked to share perspectives gained through their early work experience. Julie Steinbacher noted that her early job as a geriatric social worker in a nursing facility caused her to see firsthand the devastating effect a lack of planning for long-term care needs can have. As an attorney, her goal has always been to provide a bridge between legal services and the aging network.
Believing that community resources and education about elder law issues are crucial for those who are aging, and for those who assist them as caregivers or professionals, Attorney Steinbacher developed the Elder & Special Needs Resource Center in Williamsport. It provides information and hosts frequent public seminars about issues that affect those who are aging. Since the law firm expanded into Centre County in 2015, educational seminars are also offered at various locations in that region. Through her law firm, Attorney Steinbacher created The Alexander Nesbitt Commitment to Caring Award, which she presents annually to an individual who demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to public service and caring for the needs of others through their work and or volunteerism.
Attorney Steinbacher is a frequent presenter and has lectured extensively for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, The Pennsylvania Bar Association, and for numerous local and national organizations. She has co-authored the Pennsylvania Trust Guide, The Pennsylvania Special Needs Planning Guide, as well as several books in a Protect Your Family series that inform people about planning for the second half of life.
Julieanne lives in the rural Nippenose Valley with her husband and their three children and is active in their church, and her children’s school and community activities.
*Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation