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John F. Pyfer Jr.

About me

Profiled in Super Lawyers Magazine,  Article available at  Named Best Attornery in Lancaster by Lancaster Magazine for 2007, 2008, 2009 and again in 2010. Named Pennsylvanis Lawyer of the Month, Article availalbe at Ralph Taylor Fellow: Lions International. Distinquished Eagle Scout, BSA.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Family: 60%
  2. Estate Planning: 15%
    43 years
  3. General Practice: 10%
    43 years
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    43 years
  5. Criminal Defense: 5%
    43 years



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

15 total 

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  • Heather Lynn Adams

    Mr. Pyfer and his impressive career have been the subject of numerous newspaper and magazine articles. He is consistently rated as one of the top attorneys in Lancaster County. His knowledge, experience, and skill level are beyond reproach. I highly endorse this attorney!


    Heather Adams Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Robert M. Going Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer. John works tirelessly for his clients and is well respected in the legal community. John has excelled in a variety of legal forums and I have learned much from him. John also contributes a great deal to the community outside the courtroom.


    Robert Going Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Pyfer Partners

128 North Lime Street
Lancaster, PA, 17602-2951

Pyfer Partners

2801 Willow Street Pike

Willow Street, PA, 17584



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Silver BuffaloBoy Scouts of America2013
Best Lawyer in Lancaster CountyLancaster County Magazine2012
Best Attorney in Lancaster CountyLancaster County Magazine2011
Best Attorney In Lancaster CountyLancaster County Magazine2010
Pennsylvania Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine2010
Pennsylvania Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine2009
Who's Who in American LawMarquis2009
Best Attorney In Lancaster CountyLancaster Magazine2009
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis2008
Best Attorney In Lancaster CountyLancaster County Magazine2008
Ethics in Business NomineeSamaritan Counseling Center2008
Best Attorney in Lancaster CountyLancaster County Magazine2007
Distinquished Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America2002
Silver AntelopeBoy Scouts of America1998
Silver BeaverBoy Scouts of America1988
Who's Who in the WorldMarquisN/A
Who's Who in Emerging Leaders of AmericaMarquisN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselPyfer Partners2013 - Present
PresidentPyfer Partners1976 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lancaster County ConservancyBoard Member2015 - Present
Free and Accepted Masons: Lodge 43Treasurer2012 - Present
Hororable Order of Kentucky ColonelsMember2010 - Present
Slumberling Groundhog Lodge of QuarryvilleHonorary Member2005 - Present
Heritage Center of Lancaster CountyPast Chairman2000 - 2012
W. Hensel Brown American Inn of CourtFounder and past president1990 - 1996
American Board of Criminal LawyersFellow1990 - 1996
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1986 - 2000
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1986 - 2000
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1986 - 2000
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1976 - 1996
Willow Street Lions ClubTwice Past President1974 - Present
Willow Street United Church of ChristTwice Past President1946 - Present
Christian Legal SocietyMemberN/A
American Arbitration AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Paul Crafton aka "The Mystery Professor"All felonies withdrawn.
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Publication nameTitleDate
ABA Family Law JournalThe Juvenile"s Right to Receive Treatment1973
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
Haverford CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1969
The Peddie SchoolN/Acum laude diploma1965
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National MeetingEstate Planning2012
Masonic Lodges in PennsylvaniaThe Significancance of the Eagle Scout Award2012
High 12 LuncheonMy Memorable Cases2012
Annual Banquet"The Boy Scouts of America--A Secret?"2011
Washington Lodge l64The Significance of the Eagle Scout Rank2010
Gathering of EaglesSignificance of Being an Eagle Scout2010
Continuing Legal EducationComputer and Family Law2009