Attorney Jenna Franks has become a new partner of the elder law firm of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, Jenna joins founding shareholder Attorney Julie Steinbacher and Attorney Landon Hodges, who became a partner in 2021, as well as Attorneys Amos Goodall & Kathleen Yurchak, as the five partners of the law firm. Jenna's status as a partner takes effect on April 1, 2022.
Jenna has been with Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak since 2017, when she returned to her native Pennsylvania to be closer to family. Prior to joining the firm, she practiced law in Florida, where she remains licensed, in a several different areas of law, before focusing her law practice solely in elder law. She is a cum laude law school graduate of Nova Southeastern University just outside of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., During her time there, she was a member of the Steven R. Booher American Inns of Court, the Broward County Bar Association, Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, and the National Transactional LawMeet competition. She earned her undergraduate degree in Crime, Law and Justice from Penn State in 2009.
At Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, Jenna’s focus is primarily on estate, long-term care and special needs planning. She serves on the advisory board for Harmony personal care community and on the leadership team for Adult Children with Aging Parents of Centre County (ACAP). Jenna is also an active member in several Centre County based groups, including the Geriatric Interest Network of Centre County, Centre County Senior Center Coalition, Academy of Special Needs Planners, and Centre County Bar Association. A Certified Dementia Practitioner and also certified as a VA-accredited attorney, Jenna was named a Super Lawyers® Rising Star in 2020, 2021, and 2022. In addition, Jenna has co-authored the book Protect Your Family! What You Really Need to Know for the Second Half of Life as well as the 2021 and 2022 Supplements to the Pennsylvania Trust Guide: A Handbook for Trustees and Their Advisors. More recently, Jenna became an Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer.
Jenna resides in Bellwood, Pa., with her husband, Josh, and children Ava and Grayson.
Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak is an elder care and special needs law firm offering quality representation to clients throughout Pennsylvania. It has four locations in State College, Williamsport, Wyalusing and Wysox. Since its beginning in 2002, the firm has dedicated itself to practicing law with extraordinary standards of ethics and values. The vision of the firm has been to provide individuals and their families with a unique plan to protect their assets for their spouses and future generations, while providing for their immediate and long-term needs. More information, including resources and seminar information, can be found at PAElderCounsel.com. To schedule your appointment, call 1-800-351-8334.