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About Me

My practice includes estate and asset protection planning, including wills and trusts. As a former litigator, I try to find ways to understand and implement clients' plans, bringing professional as well as practical experience and knowledge to bear on clients' goals. Our firm offers a full range of services, with each attorney responsible for individual clients' matters but with broad resources within the firm.


Practice Areas


  1. Elder Law: 33%
    41 years, 7.5 thousand cases
  2. Wills & Living Wills: 23%
    41 years, 5.5 thousand cases
  3. Probate: 22%
    41 years, 4.5 thousand cases
  4. Estate Planning: 8%
    41 years, 3.5 thousand cases
  5. Other: 14%
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Attorney Endorsements

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  • Howard Robert Roitman

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  • Timothy P. Crawford

    I endorse this lawyer.Amos as he is known by his friends, is a very knowledgeable attorney. if you hired him, he could help you solve your problem. His analytical skills are the best. He woud represent you very well.


    Timothy Crawford Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Goodall & Yurchak Pc
328 S Atherton Street
State College, PA, 16801



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2016 Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2015
Super LawyerN/A2005
Wilkinson Community Service AwardCenter for Alternatives in Community Justice2003
Volunteer for Thompsons Woods Preserve ProjectClearWater Conservancy2000
Pro Bono PublicaKeystone Legal Services1995
Service RecognitionPennsylvania Judicial Inquiry and Review Board1993
Campbell Volunteer of the YearCentre County Youth Service Bureau1992
Outstanding Contributions to Pro Bono Services in PAN/A1991
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyPrivate Practice1976 - Present
Law ClerkUS District Court, MDPa1974 - 1976
Law ClerkUS District Court, SD NY1973 - 1974
Law ClerkNYC Criminal Court1973 - 1973
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American College of Trust and Estate CounselFellow2005 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationTrustee2002 - Present
N/AN/A2001 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysTrustee, Trust SIG1998 - Present
N/ABoard Member1992 - 1993
Pensylvania Lawyers Concerned for Lawyersfounding Board Member1987 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationFormer Chair1986 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)An Overview of Revocable Trusts2007
Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)Trust Planning for Minors2007
Centre Daily TimesEthical Wills2006
Trusts & EstatesSad Reward2006
Centre Daily TimesHeir Today and Gone Tomorrow2006
Colorado LawyerIs Senility Revserible?2005
Active Life Is There a Hippo in Your Doctor's Office2005
Trusts & EstatesIs Your Client Really Senile?2004
Trusts & EstatesThe Gift of Education2003
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawElder Law (with honors)LLM2010
Fordham University School of LawLawJD1974
Franklin and Marshall CollegeInternational RelationsAB1970
American College in ParisUndergraduateN/A1967
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
State College Community SeminarPlanning for the Second Half of Life in these Political and Economical Times2015
Pennsylvania Bar Institute's 18th Annual Elder Law InstituteElder Law Tips for New (and Not so New) Attorneys2015
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys WebinarE-Networking - The Legal Community's Party Line2015
Use of Trusts in Estate PlanningUse of Trusts in Estate Planning2007
Community Academy for Lifelong LearningThe Sad Case of Vickie Lynn Marshall/Anna Nicole Smith2007
Community Academy for Lifelong LearningLegal Issues Facing Seniors2007
Bench Bar DayThe Lights are On; Maybe Somebody's Home--Advancing Senility2004
Elder Law InstituteEstablishing a Rural Elder Law Practice2003
Elder Law InstituteBasic Medicare, Medigap and Long Term Care Ins2002
CLEWhat Every Lawyer Needs To Know About Elder Law2001