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James A. Horchak

James A. Horchak

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Business, Litigation, Tax, Probate

About Me


James A. Horchak is an associate at the firm and concentrates his practice in the areas of estate administration and probate, estate planning, taxation, business law and general practice.


 


 


Mr. Horchak received his B.S. from Saint Vincent College in 1992, where he majored in Business Administration and minored in Finance, and his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law in 2000. He was a member of the Duquesne Law Review and published an article titled "Recent Developments in Pennsylvania Tax Law" in the Spring 2000 edition of the Duquesne Law Review.



 


Mr. Horchak has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1995. Before becoming a lawyer, he was an accountant with Deloitte & Touche for three years, Datemasch Milano & Associates for four years and Sarp & Company for two years.


 


 


He is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Committee on Cooperation with the Bar of the Southwest Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Westco Federal Credit Union.


 


 


Mr. Horchak is admitted to practice before the courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States Tax Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States.


 


 


Mr. Horchak is a member of the Westmoreland County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. He is a member of the Elder, Building, Orphans’ Court, and Real Estate Committees of the Westmoreland County Bar Association. He is a past chair of the Young Lawyers and Business/Employment Law Committees of the Westmoreland Bar Association. Mr. Horchak is also a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.


 


 


Mr. Horchak was recognized by his peers as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer "Rising Star" in 2005 and 2006, and was honored as an Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Westmoreland Bar Association in 2005.


 


 


Born in Greensburg, Mr. Horchak currently resides in Youngwood with his wife Beth, son Maxwell, daughters Quinn and Preslee, and their pet dog Harley.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Probate: 20%
    15 years
  2. Tax: 20%
    15 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    15 years
  4. Business: 20%
    15 years
  5. Estate Planning: 20%
    15 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (10 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Abby De Blassio

    I endorse this lawyer. Jim is a true professional and highly respected in the Greensburg legal community. Top notch estate and tax lawyer.

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    Abby De Blassio Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brian Patrick Bronson

    I endorse this lawyer. Smart numbers guy that knows his stuff. Very efficient at what he does.

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    Brian Bronson Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Quatrini Rafferty PC

550 East Pittsburgh Street
Greensburg, PA, 15601

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive200005/31/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2006
Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Westmoreland Bar AssociationWestmoreland Bar Association2005
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateQuatrini Rafferty PC2001 - Present
Senior AccountantDeloitte & Touche1997 - 2001
AccountantDatemasch Milano & Assoc1993 - 1997

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Westmoreland County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionPresident2004 - 2005
WESTCO FCUDirector2003 - 2012
Ned J. Nakles American Inn of CourtMember2001 - 2011
Westmoreland County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2001 - 2011
Westmoreland County Bar Association, Probate CommitteeMember2001 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Westmoreland County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public AccountantsMember1996 - Present
American Institute of Certified Public AccountantsMember1996 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Lombardy v. Office of Workers' Comp ProgramsSpouse was not dependent upon the miner so as to be entitled to receive black lung benefits, despite her receipt of benefits under the Social Security Act (SSA) based on his employment when she turned 65.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Quatrini Rafferty Legal UpdateNeighbor Law2011
Quatrini Rafferty Legal UpdateUnemployment Compensation Basics2011
Quatrini Rafferty Legal UpdateTax Talk with Jim2009
Quatrini Rafferty Galloway Legal UpdateTax Talk with Jim2008
Quatrini Rafferty Galloway Legal UpdateTax Talk with Jim2006
Quatrini Rafferty Galloway Legal UpdateTax Talk With Jim2005
Quatrini Rafferty Galloway Legal UpdateDo I Need a Living Trust?2004
Duquesne Law ReviewRecent Developments in Pennsylvania Tax Law2000

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Saint Vincent CollegeBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1992
Greensburg Salem High SchoolN/AHigh SchoolDiploma1988

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Unemployment Compensation PrimerUnemployment Compensation2013
Death, Disbarment, Disappearance - What Happens?Attorney Succession Planning2013