Susan Reese is the firm’s Business Manager. Susan is responsible for the daily operation and administrative management of the firm, including financial management, human resources, and space and facilities management. Susan is a graduate of University of Pittsburgh where she received her degree in Business Administration/Accounting.
Marie Ignasky is the Legal Secretary for the McMurray office. Marie joined the firm in 2010 with the opening of the McMurray office. She is responsible for making appointments, maintaining and coordinating schedules, providing legal administrative support to our attorneys and overseeing and managing office space and supplies. Marie is a graduate of Penn State University where she received her B.A. in Individual and Family Studies with an emphasis in Early Childhood Development.
Heather is an Elder Care Advocate in our McMurray Office. She provides support and advocacy for our clients by working in conjunction with our attorneys to develop a plan including education of available services in the community, referrals and placement assistance and monitoring of care services. Heather has over 15 years of experience in eldercare, mental health, and managed care. She received a BS in Psychology from Carlow College and a Masters of Science in Professional Counseling from Carlow University. Heather is licensed by the Commonwealth of PA as a Professional Counselor and is a Nationally Certified Counselor.
James Benedek is a Legal Assistant & Client Relationship Coordinator for the McMurray, McKeesport and Wexford offices. He is responsible for assisting attorneys with Estate and Elder Law Planning issues and Estate Administration. James is also responsible for education and outreach to nursing homes and other long term care providers to further expand and enhance our presence throughout the community. James graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Politics from The Catholic University of America and is currently a second year law student at Duquesne University School of Law.
Renae Benedek is a Legal Assistant for both the McMurray and McKeesport offices. She is responsible for assisting the attorneys with the Elder Law Planning, Estate Planning and the Estate Administration process. Renae is a graduate of Washington & Jefferson University where she received a B.S. in Accounting.
Ashley Martin is a Legal Assistant for our McMurray office. She is responsible for assisting the attorneys with Elder Law Planning, Estate Planning and the Estate Administration process. She received her B.A. in Economics from St. Vincent College and her M.B.A. in International Business from Point Park University. She has worked as a Business Office Manager and Admission Director at a Skilled Nursing Facility
Joyce Ignasky is a Legal Assistant for the McMurray office. She is responsible for assisting the attorneys with the Elder Law Planning, Estate Planning and the Estate Administration process. Joyce is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she received a B.A. in Business Management with Concentrations in Human Resources and Economics as well as a Spanish Minor.
Mary Jo McBride
Mary Jo McBride is a Legal Assistant for the McKeesport office. She is responsible for assisting the attorneys with the Elder Law Planning, Estate Planning and the Estate Administration process. She has worked as a Human Resources Director of a Home Care Agency.
Michele Trischler is a Paralegal for the McMurray office. Michele has over 25 years experience dealing with estate administration. Michelle maintains a paralegal certificate from Robert Morris University.
Kim Karl is the Director of Case Management for the Senior Care Resources department. She oversees the work of our case managers and administers our guardianship, professional billing and notary services. Prior to joining the firm Kim worked as a Business Manager for Kane Regional Centers for over 20 years providing the firm with a wealth of information and relevant experience of the nursing home field.
Pam Matta is a Case Manager in the Senior Care Resources department. Pam is responsible for working with clients to gather information and process Medicaid applications. Pam is a graduate of Robert Morris University where she studied Business Administration.
Mike Krznaric is a Case Manager for Senior Care Resources department. Mike is responsible for working with clients to gather information and process Medicaid applications. Mike also assists clients with Veteran’s Benefits planning issues and applications.