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Jim Appel - Attorneys in Lancaster, PA
 

James W. Appel

James W. Appel is a partner of the firm, where he practiced since 1969. He obtained his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1966, his J.D. from Boston University Law School in 1969, and his LL.M. in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law in 1983. He practices principally in the areas of estate planning, probate, banking and commercial law, real estate and business transactions.

Areas Practiced: Business and Commercial Law, Wills, Trusts and Elder Law, Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use, Probate and Estate Administration Read more
 
 
Nichole Baer - Attorneys in Lancaster, PA
 

Nichole M. Baer

Nichole M. Baer is an associate of the firm. She received her B.A. from Pennsylvania State University and her J.D. from Stetson University College of Law located in Gulfport, Florida. Nichole previously interned with Bay Area Legal, Family Law Department in Tampa, Florida as well as serving as an Appellate Intern for the Honorable Amy Williams in Florida’s 6th Judicial Circuit. Nichole worked as an associate for a small firm in Willow Street prior to moving to Appel & Yost in the Spring of 2014. Nichole’s practice focuses on business transactions, real estate, taxation, estate administration, and estate planning. Prior to the practice of law, ... Read more
 
 
Bill Cassidy - Attorneys in Lancaster, PA
 

William J. Cassidy, Jr.

William J. Cassidy, Jr. is a partner of Appel & Yost LLP. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where he received his B.A. in 1975, and from Duquesne University Law School, where he received his J.D. in 1979. He practices in the areas of civil litigation, creditors' rights, municipal law, and civil rights litigation and compliance.

Areas Practiced: Municipal Law, Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use, Labor and Employment Law

E-mail at bcassidy@appelyost.com.
 
 
Bob Hallinger - Attorneys in Lancaster, PA
 

Robert W. Hallinger

Robert W. Hallinger is a partner of the firm. He joined the firm in 2000 after practicing for seventeen years in Lancaster and York, Pennsylvania. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Gettysburg College where he received his B.A., summa cum laude, in 1979. He received his J.D. from Dickinson School of Law in 1982. Mr. Hallinger has a varied civil practice background, with substantial experience in trial litigation and tax assessment appeals.

Areas Practiced: Civil and Commercial Litigation

E-mail at rhallinger@appelyost.com.
 
 
Ken Howard - Attorneys in Lancaster, PA
 

Kenneth H. Howard

Kenneth H. Howard is a retired partner of the firm. He graduated cum laude in 1968 with a B.A. from Westminster College and received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University of Law in 1971. He practiced primarily in the areas of real estate, estate planning and administration.

E-mail at khoward@appelyost.com.
 
 
Mark James - Attorneys in Lancaster, PA
 

Mark L. James

Mark L. James is of counsel to the firm. Mark has practiced law in Lancaster County since 1990, having been a named partner in no fewer than five separate law firms. He received his B.A. from Grove City College in 1974, his M.B.A. from Michigan State in 1975, his law degree from Regent University School of Law in 1989 (where he was a member of Regent's first graduating class), and his LL.M. in taxation from William & Mary in 1990. Mark is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Christian Legal Society. Mark served as a trustee for Regent University from 2000-2006, and ... Read more
 
 
Jeffrey Ouellet - Attorneys in Lancaster, PA
 

Jeffrey P. Ouellet

Jeffrey P. Ouellet is a partner of the firm. He initially joined the firm in 2015 after practicing for 18 years in Lancaster, Harrisburg and Philadelphia. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Virginia Tech where he received his B.A., summa cum laude, in 1994. He received his J.D. from the Washington & Lee School of Law in 1997, where he was named by the faculty as a Burks Scholar and he was a published member of the Law Review. Jeff has been a member of the Lancaster Bar Association board of Directors since 2008, and in 2015 he served as the President of the Bar Assocation. Jeff serves on the Board of Directors ... Read more
 
 
Eric Rothermel - Attorneys in Lancaster, PA
 

Eric Schelin Rothermel

Eric Schelin Rothermel is an associate of the law firm. Eric obtained a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a dual major in Classical Languages and Spanish. Eric obtained a J.D. from Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law.

Eric actively volunteers his services throughout the County. He served as the attorney coordinator for the Lancaster County Wills for Heroes program from 2010 through 2015, and continues as ... Read more
 
 
Elaine Ugolnik - Attorneys in Lancaster, PA
 

Elaine G. Ugolnik

Elaine G. Ugolnik is a partner of Appel & Yost LLP. She initially joined the firm as an associate attorney in 1991 after working as a judicial clerk for Judge Wayne G. Hummer of the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas and after serving as an Assistant Public Defender. She holds a B.A. from Wayne State University and an M.S. in Education from Temple University, and received her J.D. in 1989 from Temple University School of Law. Ms. Ugolnik devotes her entire practice to all aspects of family law.

Areas Practiced: Family Law, Divorce, Custody and Adoptions Read more
 
 
Harry Yost - Attorneys in Lancaster, PA
 

Harry B. Yost

Harry B. Yost is a retired senior partner of the firm. He is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College where he received his B.S in 1962, Dickinson School of Law, where he received his J.D. in 1965 and New York University School of Law, where he received his LL.M. in Taxation in 1966. His principal areas of practice included estate planning, wills and trusts, probate, elder law, municipal law and real estate.

E-mail at hyost@appelyost.com.
 
 
Brad Zuke - Attorneys in Lancaster, PA
 

Bradley A. Zuke

Bradley A. Zuke is an associate of the firm. He received his B.A. in economics from the University of Nebraska in 1978, and his J.D. from Lewis & Clark College's Northwestern School of Law in Portland, Oregon in 1982. After working in-house as corporate and general counsel to companies in Oregon for just over twenty years, Brad moved to Lancaster in 2003 and joined Appel & Yost in 2006. Brad's practice focuses on business operations and transactions, financing documents, real estate development, municipal law, and wills and estate planning. Outside of work Brad serves on the board of directors of the private nonprofit Long's Park Amphitheater Foundation (www.longspark.org Read more