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Tag Archives: Law Power List 2021

Heather Adams

Heather Adams District Attorney Lancaster County Adams was sworn in as district attorney in January 2020 after being elected in November 2019.  She oversees an office that prosecutes criminal cases on behalf of the citizens of Lancaster County.  “While I do not think of my election in terms of ‘firsts,’” said Adams, the county’s first female DA, “I am ...

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David L. Ashworth

David L. Ashworth President Judge Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas Elected to the bench in November 1999, Ashworth has served as president judge since January 2020.   He is responsible for the administration of the court system of Lancaster County and also presides over Criminal Court, Civil Court and Adult Drug Court.  “I am honored ...

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Christopher Bravacos

Christopher  Bravacos  President and CEO  Bravo Group Bravacos has been in his current position for 22 years. He said his responsibilities include developing strategies for clients’ success; building capabilities, especially in digital and data; supporting the growth of individual team members; positioning the firm for future opportunities and managing the firm’s reputation.   Earlier in his career, Bravacos played an integral ...

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Francis Chardo

Francis Chardo District Attorney Dauphin County Chardo has been a prosecutor with the office for 27 years and district attorney for 3½ years.  As DA, he leads a team of 31 prosecutors and 12 detectives. “We prosecute about 6,000 felony and misdemeanor cases before the Court of Common Pleas and many more before the magisterial district judges,” he said.  Chardo added, “While ...

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John F. Cherry

Francis Chardo President Judge Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas Cherry has been a judge since 2000 and president judge since January 2020.  Previously, he was Dauphin County district attorney for six years.  “As president judge, I oversee the Dauphin County Court administration, magisterial district judges, jury administration, probation and parole, fines and costs, work release, domestic relations, law library and court reporters,” he said. “I also preside over cases in the Civil Court Division, Children and Youth, Guardianships and Adoptions.”  Cherry said the most important work he does is with kids. “Removing children ...

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Danielle Conway

Danielle Conway Dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law Penn State Dickinson Law Conway has led Dickinson Law for two years. Before that, she was dean of the University of Maine School of Law.  As Dickinson Law’s dean, “I establish the leadership vision for all administrative offices … and for the faculty, pursuant to a shared governance model,” she said. “I also serve ...

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Lucas Csovelak

Lucas Csovelak Weber Gallagher A member of the firm for nearly seven years, Lucas Csovelak litigates workers’ compensation cases on behalf of Pennsylvania employers and insurers, providing legal advice to mitigate exposure on claims.  “It is always an accomplishment to provide cost-oriented results, allowing clients to save money on their potential workers’ compensation claim exposure and bring those funds back to their bottom line,” ...

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Merle Ebert

Merle Ebert District Attorney  Cumberland County Ebert has served as district attorney from 1996 to 2006 and since 2018. In the interim, he was an elected Court of Common Pleas judge.   “My office is responsible for the prosecution of all criminal cases committed in Cumberland County,” he said.  Ebert was awarded the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape ...

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Victoria Edwards

Victoria Edwards Shareholder Mette, Edwards & Woodside Edwards has been a shareholder at Mette, Edwards & Woodside since May 2017.  Her responsibilities include representing various Realtors associations, defending and litigating claims on behalf of real estate licensees, litigating workers’ compensation cases on behalf of employers, and litigating Social Security claims.  Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, Edwards relaxes by playing with her ...

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Denise Elliott

Denise Elliott Attorney/Member McNees Wallace & Nurick Elliott joined McNees in 2014 and was elected to membership effective Jan. 1, 2019. She has chaired the Professional Development and Education Committee for almost three years and is co-chair of the Wellness Committee.  She said her practice involves defending self-insured employers in workers compensation matters and representing clients in employment discrimination litigation, ADA/FMLA compliance, drug and alcohol testing and workplace safety and health issues.  Elliott ...

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David Freedman

David Freedman Partner Barley Snyder LLP  Elected a partner in 2013, David Freedman has been with Barley Snyder since 2008. He chairs the firm’s Education Law Group, hosts the Barley Snyder Legal Update Podcast and serves as president of the Lancaster County Bar Association.  His practice focuses on employment litigation defense, higher education law, civil rights litigation and business immigration.  He said he is “particularly ...

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Charlie Gerow

Charlie Gerow CEO Quantum Communications Gerow leads a team of communications experts who promote public policy in energy, transportation and health care. He has been with Quantum for more than 20 years.  He has appeared on CBS-21 WHP-TV several times each week for two decades. “In television, just a few years is a lifetime, so my longevity in ...

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Ronald L. Hershner

Ronald L. Hershner Stock and Leader PC A member of the firm’s management committee, Hershner served as managing partner from 2011 to early 2021. His practice involves advising on business transactions, estate and business planning, and commercial real estate acquisitions, leasing and finance.   He said he is especially proud of counseling entrepreneurs from start–up to ...

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Pier Hess Graf

Pier Hess Graf District Attorney Lebanon County Graf was sworn in as district attorney in January. A prosecutor in the office for 12 years, she was previously a senior deputy DA.  “We handle over 2,400 cases per year,” she said. “In every prosecution, my office fights to protect those who cannot otherwise protect themselves.”  Graf said she has taken 102 defendants to ...

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Brian F. Jackson

Brian F. Jackson Chair, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC Jackson leads an organization of 230 team members working across three states and nine offices. The organization, founded on the provision of legal services, also offers a variety of other professional services through various ancillary businesses.   Jackson is the ninth person to serve as managing partner/chair ...

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