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Legal Excellence Awards

Central Penn Business Journal is proud to bring a new recognition event to the region honoring legal professionals. Legal Excellence Awards honors Central Pennsylvania’s top leaders in law – lawyers, judges and legal professionals – whose dedication to their occupation and to their communities is outstanding.

Winners will be honored through video roll outs, social media and award magazine profiles.

November 1-5, 2021, 10 a.m. daily by category: 

– November 1 – Up and Coming Lawyers

– November 2 – In House Counsel

– November 3 – Paralegals and Law Firm

– November 4 – Leaders in Law, Pro Bono
Excellence, Civil Legal Services, ADR

– November 5 – Lifetime Achievement

 For more information, contact our Events Team at [email protected]


Hon. Stephen P. Linebaugh (Ret.), Barley Snyder

Civil Legal Services

Mary Catherine Scott, Widener Law Commonwealth

In House Counsel

Nicole Borda Conway, Vartan Group, Inc.
Paula McDermott, Member’s 1st Federal Credit Union
Nicole M. Lehman, Penn State Health

Law Firm Administrator

Whitney H. Sherbocker, Nauman, Smith, Shissler & Hall LLP
Kerri Cassel, CGA Law Firm

Leaders In Law

Frank Henisse Countess, CGA Law Firm
Benjamin C. Dunlap, Jr., Nauman, Smith, Shissler & Hall LLP
Thomas A. French, Barley Snyder
Jill Neggy, Summers Nagy Law Offices
William J. Zee, Appel, Yost & Zee LLP

Lifetime Achievement

Spencer G. Nauman, Jr., Nauman, Smith, Shissler & Hall LLP
Hon. John C. Uhler (Ret.), CGA Law Firm
Sarah Yerger, Barley Snyder


Jessica R. Porter, Nauman, Smith, Shissler & Hall LLP
Barbara Ross, CGA Law Firm
Jessika Warnick, Barley Snyder

Pro Bono Excellence

David J. Freedman, Barley Snyder

Up and Coming Lawyers

Devon Myers Kolomick, CGA Law Firm
John M. Quain, Jr., Barley Snyder
Erica R. Townes, Barley Snyder
Luke T. Weber, Barley Snyder