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Kelly M. Eshelman

Child custody Attorney at Latrobe, PA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kelly

Learn Kelly’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody

  2. Child support

  3. Divorce and separation

  4. Family
    Simple and complex Divorce cases, agreements and litigation. Custody agreements and litigation. Spousal and Child Support agreements and litigation. Qualified Domestic Relations Orders

    21 years

  5. Adoption
    Termination of Parental Rights, voluntary and involuntary.

    21 years

  6. Domestic violence

  7. Marriage and prenuptials


I was born and raised in Carroll County, Maryland.  Immediately after high school, I served in the United States Air Force for four years and then the Hawaii Air National Guard for three years. 


I graduated from St. Leo College with a B.A. in Criminology, Summa Cum Laude, and from The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University with my Juris Doctor. 


During law school and for many years after, I worked as a clerk and then as a contract attorney for Richard L. Bushman, Esquire.  Immediately after law school, I worked as a law clerk for two years for the Honorable John D. Kuhn in the Court of Common Pleas of Adams County, Pennsylvania.  I then was hired as an associate attorney for McQuaide Law Office and worked for Robert L. McQuaide, Esquire, for approximately seven years.  McQuaide Law office is located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.


In 2008, I moved to Indiana County, Pennsylvania.  My husband has three beautiful children who attend school in Indiana County.  Before opening Eshelman Law Office, LLC in 2014, I worked as an associate attorney at Silverman, Tokarsky, Forman & Hill, LLC from February 2010 until March 2014.  My main practice area is family law and includes adoption and estate planning.  I recently joined the esteemed firm of Ferguson Law Associates, of Counsel, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

I currently practice in Westmoreland, Cambria, Indiana and Somerset Counties.  I am a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section; the Westmoreland County Bar; the Westmoreland County Bar Association, Activities Committee Chairperson and Planning Committee member; the Cambria County Bar Association and the Indiana County Bar, with a social membership in the Indiana County Bar Association.   

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Posted by Eli | August 12, 2014
Made the Best of an Unfortunate Situation
I retained Attorney Eshelman as the result of a recommendation and was pleased to have my divorce handled in such a professional and expeditious manner. She kept me informed every step of the way and laid out my options in carefully explained detail. We discussed pros and cons and, after an appropriate period of time, I was able to make the decision that was best for my situation. Most impressive was her level-headed, logical approach to my case. I appreciated her candor and practicality and couldn’t be more pleased with the process and outcome of an emotional and unfortunate situation.
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Posted by Georgiana Drowsky | April 20, 2014
Wonderful lawyer!
Kelly was my divorce lawyer for my very messy divorce. She was so knowledgable and acted fast to help me come out on top. She was able to make sure that everything was thought of, not only at the present time but the future for me and my twin boys. Divorce is hard, but she helped make it easier! I thank her everyday for how she helped me and my children. She is an amazing lawyer!!
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Posted by Julie | February 12, 2013
5 star lawyer
I felt that Kelly was/is very trustworthy. She was always available when I had a question.....very very satisfied with my service.


  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Ferguson Law Associates
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney at Law
  • Eshelman Law Office, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Silverman, Tokarsky, Forman & Hill, LLC
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • McQuaide Law Office
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable John D. Kuhn
  • Adams County Court of Common Pleas
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Contract Attorney
  • Richard L. Bushman, Esquire
  • 1999 - 2010
  • Aerospace Control and Warning Systems Operator
  • Hawaii Air National Guard
  • 1990 - 1993
  • Aerospace Control and Warning Systems Operator
  • United States Air Force (Active Duty)
  • 1985 - 1989
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  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Saint Leo College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995


  • Westmoreland Bar Association
  • Member of Board of Directors
  • 2022 - Present
  • Ned J. Nakles American Inn of Court
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2020 - Present
  • Indiana County Bar Association
  • Social Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Family Law Section
  • 2001 - Present
  • Greensburg Youth Commission
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Ned J. Nakles American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2020
  • Westmoreland Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2022
  • YWCA Greater Johnstown
  • Board of Directors, Secretary
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Cambria County Bar Association
  • Social Member
  • 2010 - 2020
  • Rotary Club of Gettysburg
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Award
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Legal Services to the Community Committee
  • 2007
  • Service Award
  • Adams Coalition to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
  • 2005
  • 2004 Campaign Chair
  • United Way of Adams County
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Parental Alienation CLE
  • Parental Alienation
  • 2020
  • Ned J. Nakles American Inn of Court
  • Professionalism in Practice
  • 2019
  • Ned J. Nakles American Inn of Court
  • Lessons Learned in Court
  • 2018
  • Cambria County Children's Round Table
  • Collaborative Practice for Family Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Ned J. Nakles American Inn of Court
  • The Ins and Outs of Charging Liens
  • 2017
  • Ned J. Nakles American Inn of Court
  • To Tell the Legal Truth
  • 2016
  • Ned J. Nakles American Inn of Court
  • Admission of Electronic Evidence
  • 2015
  • Women's Showcase
  • Ten Mistakes Women Make
  • 2013
  • Taste of Home Cooking Show
  • Ten Smart Moves
  • 2013
  • Business Networking Group of Johnstown
  • Witness Preparation
  • 2012
  • Business Networking Group of Johnstown
  • Estate Planning
  • 2011
  • Women's Health and Wellness Day
  • Estate Planning
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (8)
Endorse Kelly
Family Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Eshelman is an intelligent, devoted and experienced advocate for her clients. She is direct and dedicated in advancing her clients' best interests. I endorse her 100%."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have dealt directly with Kelly Eshelman on several occasions. She is a hard working and very straightforward attorney."
Family Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Kelly is extremely hard-working, knowledgeable, and professional. I consider her a respected colleague and I admire her dedication toward her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Kelly in the past and heartily endorse her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Eshelman is experienced and very knowledgeable concerning divorce law and family law in general. I highly recommend her services as a divorce litigator."
Family Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Kelly for several years. She is a thorough, prepared and effective advocate for her clients. I endorse her unequivocally."
Adoption Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She generously devotes a significant amount of time answering questions on Avvo. Her contributions are thoughtful, insightful, well reasoned and detailed. Her answers indicate that she is very knowledgeable in the field of family law."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Attorney Eshelman (Kelly) for fifteen years, and highly recommend her as counsel. She is honest, forthright, and caring, and possesses unsurpassed courtroom skills, developed in part no doubt during her time in the Air Force. If you want someone to fight for you, she's the best."
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