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Kathleen Yurchak
State College, Pennsylvania
Partner
phone 814-237-4100
fax 814-237-1497


Kathleen Yurchak concentrates her practice in litigation matters, including commercial litigation, personal injury and product liability, labor and employment law, and bankruptcy and reorganization. Ms. Yurchak has achieved notable victories in a wide variety of complex litigation matters, achieving a multi-million dollar verdict in a securities fraud/material misrepresentation case. She has extensive trial and jury experience in both state and federal court actions. In addition, she has a successful TRO and preliminary injunction practice in the labor and employment area. She has extensive experience in the use of arbitration, under the Federal Arbitration Act and the Uniform Arbitration Act, for the resolution of commercial and individual disputes. She has a rapidly expanding practice in the personal injury and product liability areas.
Prior to joining Goodall & Yurchak, Ms. Yurchak practiced at the law firm of Pepper Hamilton in their commercial litigation department in Philadelphia. During that tenure, she had extensive experience in handling matters arising in local, state and federal courts in the Philadelphia region where she represented several multi-national corporations and lending institutions. Ms. Yurchak is a graduate of the University of Denver School of Law where she was a member of the law review and graduated cum laude. After graduating from law school, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Patricia Ann Clark, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Colorado. She graduated from Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Recognizing the need for community activity, Ms. Yurchak has dedicated time and effort for pro bono organizations. For example, she has filed amicus briefs in both the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the Third Circuit. In recognition of her distinguished record as a trial lawyer, she has been called upon to be a principal speaker in training seminars and for continuing legal education courses. Ms. Yurchak is admitted to practice before the Bars of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States District Court for Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, and is admitted to practice in the State of Colorado. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Centre County Bar Association.

Areas of Practice:
commercial litigation
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Labor and Employment Law
Bankruptcy and Reorganization
Bar Admissions:
Colorado
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
Education:
University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, 1985
Honors: Cum Laude
Law Review: University of Denver Law Review, Member


Bucknell University, May, 1982
Bachelor of Arts
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Major: English Literature


Classes/Seminars Taught:
Principal Speaker, Continuing Legal Education Courses


Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association
Member


Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member


Centre County Bar Association
Member


Past Employment Positions:
New York City Criminal Court Judge (Now NY Supreme Court Justice), Clerk


Federal Magistrate (Now U.S. District Judge, S.D.N.Y.), Clerk


Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Clerk


State College personal injury attorneys providing skilled personal injury representation in the State College, Pennsylvania area, including University Park, Altoona, Clearfield, Lock Haven, Williamsport, Huntingdon, and Lewistown including Centre County, Blair County, Clearfield County, Lycoming County, Huntingdon County, Clinton County, Mifflin County, Union County and surrounding areas.

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