The Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. Legal Team

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Peter J. Russo

Attorney

Phone:  (717) 591-1755 (Ext. 102)

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Legal Field:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Family Law

 

 

Professional Development:

  Bar Admissions:
      • Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 1994
      • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1994
      • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1995

  Education:
     • Widener University School of Law, 1994 J.D.
     • Marist College, 1989 B.S.
        Honors: Cum Laude


  1994 - Founded Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C.

      

Current & Past Memberships:

  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Inns of Court
  • Pennsylvania Mortgage Brokers Association
  • National Italian American Bar Association

 

Lectures/Seminars Taught:

  • Adjunct Professor, Torts and Trial Methods, Academy of Medical Arts and Business, 1999 - 2000
  • Lecturer, "Easements and Rights-of-Ways", Pennsylvania Land Title Institute
  • Lecturer, "Joint Ventures and Affiliated Business Associations", Pennsylvania Mortgage Brokers
  • Lecturer, "Decedent's Estates", Pennsylvania Land Title Institute
  • Lecturer, "Ownership of Real Property", Conestoga Title Insurance Company
  • Lecturer, "Impact of Decedent's Estates", The Security Title Guarantee Corporation of Baltimore

 

Community Involvement:

  • Member, Board of Directors, Healthy Choices - N - City Kids
  • Member, Board of Directors, Jump Street, 2004 - 2016
  • Event Chair, Jump Street, Derby Day, 2005 - 2016
  • Member, Board of Directors, Cultural Enrichment Fund
  • Member, Board of Directors, Jake Gittlen Memorial Golf Tournament, 2006 - Present 
  • Member, Board of Governors, West Shore Country Club, 2015 - Present 

 

 

 

Kathleen Misturak-Gingrich

Attorney

Phone:  (717) 591-1755 (Ext. 116)

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Legal Field:

  • Business Law
  • Sales and Acqusitions of Businesses
  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate Matters
  • Real Property Disputes   
  • Employment Law
  • Contractual Disputes

 

Professional Development:

  Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, 2001
  • New Jersey, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2009


  Education:

  • Widener University School of Law
    • J.D. - 1984
  • Elizabethtown College
    • B.A. - 1974
    • Major: Political Science

 

Current & Past Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Cumberland County Bar Association

 

 

David C. Dagle

Attorney

Phone:  (717) 591-1755 (Ext. 119)

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Legal Field:

  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Litigation

 

Professional development:

  Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2009

 

 Education:

  • Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PA
    • J.D. - 2005
  •  Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA
    • B.A. - 2001

 

Current & Past Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Cumberland County Bar Association

Kara W. Haggerty

Attorney

Phone:  (717) 591-1755 (Ext. 104)

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Legal Field:

  • Family Law
    • Collaborative Law
    • Divorce
    • Child Custody & Support
    • Adoption

 

Professional Development:

  Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, 2000
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

  • United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania

  • United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

 

 Education:

  • Dickinson School of Law of the
    Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 2000 
  • Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Major: History/Political Science

 

Current & Past Memberships:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 2000 - Present
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Member, 2000-Present 
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair, 2009-2011 
  • Collaborative Professionals of Central Pennsylvania

Megan D. Strait

Attorney

Phone:  (717) 591-1755 (Ext. 112)

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Legal Field:

  • Family Law
    • Divorce
    • Child Custody & Support
    • Adoption

 

Professional Development:

  Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, 2014
  • New Jersey, 2014

  • United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania

 

 Education:

  • Widener University School of Law
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 2014 
  • Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania 
    • B.S. - 2011
    • Major: Finance

 

Current & Past Memberships:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Member, 2016 - Present 

Kacy A. Clouser

Attorney

Phone:  (717) 591-1755 (Ext. 120)

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Legal Field:

  • Civil Litigation

 

Professional Development:

  Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, 2015

 

 Education:

  • Widener University Law of the
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 2015
  • Franklin & Marshall College   Lancaster, PA
    • Major: Government
    • B.A. - 2012

 

Current & Past Memberships:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 2015 - Present
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Member, 2015 - Present

Thomas D. Gould

Attorney

Phone:  (717) 591-1755 (Ext. 110)

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Legal Field:

  • Family Law
  • Wills/Trusts/Estates
  • Business Law

 

Professional development:

  Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania

 

Current & Past Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Dauphin County Bar Association

 

 

Our Support Staff

Ashley R. Malcolm

Paralegal

Phone:  (717) 591-1755 (Ext. 103)

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Ashley Malcolm joined the Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. in October of 2006 as Peter Russo’s paralegal, a position she continues to hold today.  Ashley Malcolm also serves as the firm’s Office Manager.  While Ashley is involved in all aspects of the firm, Ashley works diligently to support Peter’s clients during every stage of the litigation process.  Ashley is also the point person for all of the firm’s residential and commercial real estate transactions which annually eclipse the $100,000,000.00 mark.  
 
Ashley has a Bachelor of Science from Kutztown University with a major in Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies. 
She currently sits on Jump Street Board of Directors, Jump Street Derby Day committee and has volunteered for the Salvation Army and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 


In her free time she likes to spend time with her husband, daughter and family dog.

 

Laurie L. Watson

Paralegal

Phone:  (717) 591-1755 (Ext. 115)

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Laurie has been with the Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. for three years with her focus area being family law.  Prior to joining the Law Offices, Laurie was employed for over 15 years with the Dickinson School of Law, the Community Law Clinics, where she helped represent indigent clients in the areas of family and disability law.   Laurie works diligently to support our legal team during every stage of the litigation process.  She personally commits herself to professionally serving the client to the best of her ability.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

Melissa Mehaffey

Paralegal

Phone:  (717) 591-1755 (Ext. 117)

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Melissa provides support with corporate and transactional matters, including incorporation of new companies, maintaining corporate records, and more complex corporate matters involving restructuring of corporate entities.

Melissa also provides support in employment litigation matters, drafting of pleadings, drafting of will and estate documents and she is also the liaison in communicating with clients and any related parties. 

 

Additionally, Melissa also has experience with various areas of law including family law filings and proceedings, bankruptcy filings, litigation/dispute resolution, and real estate transactions.

 

Melissa obtained her Associate's Degree in Business Law in 1999, majoring in Specialized Business Degree in Paralegal. 

 

Outside of work she enjoys and invests time in her family and her photography business.  

Emily G. Keefauver

Paralegal

Phone:  (717) 591-1755 (Ext. 114)

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Emily recently joined Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. in 2015. Prior to joining the Law Offices, she was employed with a legal services company which allowed her the opportunity to interact with other attorneys, title companies, and clients. Emily has an associate’s degree in paralegal studies and she works conscientiously to exceed the needs and expectations of clients. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dog.

 

 

Rebecca McKinzie

Legal Secretary

Phone:  (717) 591-1755 (Ext. 105)

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Rebecca McKinzie joined our law office in 2016 after relocating here with her fiancé from Jacksonville FL.  Becca brings a wealth of executive office and customer service experience to our firm, having worked with such notable names a Morgan Stanley, GSK and many others in the past.  She grew up in southwest Ohio, attended Florida State University and is trying to re-acclimate herself to winter.  Becca is very much a people person and works hard to provide the staff with any assistance they may need as well as making each and every client feel welcome when they call or visit our office.

Contact and Appointments

Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C.

5006 East Trindle Road

Suite 203

Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

 

Phone

717 591-1755

 

E-mail

info@pjrlaw.com

 

Or use our contact form.

 

Business hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 5:30 pm

 

Evenings & Weekends

By Appointment

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