Attorney Julie Steinbacher, the founding shareholder of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, was named by Pennsylvania Business Central to its annual Women Making a Difference list, making the second straight year that she has been included on this list. This annual recognition program run by PA Business Central's Women in Business publication recognizes women in central Pennsylvania "whose intelligence, drive, determination and dedication have led to business success and community involvement." This marks the ninth year of the program (see Julie's profile in Women Making a Difference)
Nominations were made by readers of PA Business Central and others in the business community within PA Business Central's coverage area. Nominations were reviewed and candidates were selected to the list by a selection committee at the St. Francis University Business Development Center.
It has been another year of public recognition for Julie and the law firm. Late last year, Julie has named a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, one of fewer than 96 attorneys in Pennsylvania to be a fellow of that organization, which represents the best and brightest in trust and estate practice. Julie also completed her LLM degree in elder law and estate planning, becoming the second attorney at the firm, along with Attorney Amos Goodall, to attain an LLM degree, which is a Master of Law degree and a graduate qualification in the field of law. Earlier this year, Julie was also named to the PA Business Central Top 100 People list for the fourth time. Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak was also garnered a PA Business Central Top 100 organization honor for the third straight year. Julie was also recognized as a 2021 Super Lawyer® for the second consecutive year, and was one of five attorneys from the firm to receive a Super Lawyer or Rising Star designation in the annual rating service compiled by Thomson Reuters. The firm was also recognized as a Top 50 Women Owned Business by PA Business Central for the fourth straight year.
In May 2021, the firm also acquired the former Law Offices of Leslie Wizelman in Wyalusing and Wysox. Julie founded the law firm now known as Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak in 2002, with offices State College, Williamsport, Wyalusing and Wysox. The elder law and estate and special needs planning law firm assists clients in planning for their second half of life. Julie is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) through the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF), one of only 67 in Pennsylvania, and one of just six in the greater Williamsport and State College regions combined (two of the other five - Amos Goodall & Brittany Smith - are also attorneys at Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak). She is also the founder and president of Estate & Long-Term Care Planning, Inc., an organization that educates estate and elder law attorneys from across the nation.
A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Widener University School of Law, Julie sits on the board of Hope Enterprises, Inc. and also is a trustee for the YWCA of North Central Pennsylvania.