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Attorney Julie Steinbacher and Attorney Jenna Franks of the elder law firm of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak have been named to Pennsylvania Business Central's 2022 list of Women Making a Difference. The annual list, now in its 11th year, recognizes those women in central Pennsylvania "whose intelligence, drive, determination and dedication have led to business success and community in­volvement." 

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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. 

This marks the third straight year that Julie has been included on this list. The founding shareholder of Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak, Julie started the firm out of her garage in 2002 and earlier this year, celebrated her 20th year in business. One of the most accomplished elder law attorneys in the country, Julie is one of just 98 attorneys in Pennsylvania to be a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, which represents the best and brightest in trust and estate practice. She is also one of only 65 Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELA) through the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF), in Pennsylvania. Last year Julie 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 fifth time, while the firm also garnered a PA Business Central Top 100 organization honor for the fourth consecutive year. Julie 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 is also a trustee for the YWCA of North Central Pennsylvania.

Jenna has been with Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak since 2017, and earlier this year, became a partner of the firm. 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 Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer®, Jenna is also certified as a VA-accredited attorney and 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.

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.

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