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Christopher C. Straub

Family Attorney at Lancaster, PA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Chris Straub

  • Licensed for 45 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1979
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Christopher C. Straub is a native of Lancaster who graduated from J.P. McCaskey High School and with honors from Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and has completed additional course work at Franklin & Marshall College in the field of accounting.

Mr. Straub served for two years as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Wayne G. Hummer, Jr., Family Court Judge of the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas. He is a member of the Family Law Section of the Lancaster County and American Bar Associations. Mr. Straub became associated with Pyfer, Reese, Straub, Gray & Farhat, P.C., in 1982, is a shareholder, the Vice President of the corporation, and he chairs our Estate Administration and Family Law Sections. In 1989, Mr. Straub was chosen by the Judges of the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas to serve as a Special Divorce Master.

Mr. Straub participates in volunteer fundraising activities, Little League Baseball and instructional basketball coaching. Mr. Straub has been a member of the Penn Manor School Board since 2009 and is currently Chairman of the Lancaster County CTC Joint Operating Committee. Mr. Straub previously served as an appointed member of the Lancaster County Domestic Relations Task Force. Mr. Straub resides in Manor Township with his wife, Erika, and their daughter, Madison. Sons, Kyle and Cody, are graduates of Penn State University.

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Pyfer Partners
128 North Lime Street
Lancaster, PA, 17602

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Posted by Bob Zimmerman, LPI (NJ & PA) | January 7, 2020
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Highly Recommended!
I have had the distinct pleasure of working closely with both Christopher Straub and his Paralegal, Debbie Folk. I am a retired Chief of Police from New Jersey and own a NJ & PA licensed private detective business. Mr. Straub and Mrs. Folk are always extremely professional and are very responsive to any questions or legal guidance that’s needed throughout an investigation. Mr. Straub and his staff exhibit honesty, integrity, work ethic, communication skills and a common sense approach to get the job done with a high level of proficiency. I would certainly recommend Mr. Straub without hesitation. Bob, Sewell, N.J.
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Posted by Pam | September 22, 2018
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A Sincere Thank You
Our family would like to extend a huge thank you to Heather Adams and Chris Straub! Heather... your professionalism, extensive knowledge and work ethic makes you an outstanding lawyer to which we are forever grateful. Chris... a sincere thank you for lending a hand in an unpleasant situation. Both of your kindness and compassion that was shown to our family will never be forgotten.
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Posted by Diane | June 29, 2018
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Estate Review
Attorney Straub handled the estate of a family member. I was very pleased with him. He was polite and went out of his way to come to his local office so that I would not have to drive into town. Together with his paralegal they kept me informed step by step of what I needed to do to complete the estate process. I was very pleased with him as well as his paralegal.
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Posted by Millie | November 18, 2016
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Thank you
Christopher C. Straub and staff have been working with me as POA and most recently as exectris of my parents estate. You can not ask for a more outstanding and professional lawyer than Mr. Straub. It is a very emotional and stressful time when a love one is near the end of their life. You want someone who knows how to handle all the legalities and do it with thoughtfulness and professionalism. When I had questions, and had a lot, they either answered each one or took care of the item for me. The stress was taken off of me with all the legal concerns I had. Mr. Straub made sure everything was done well. I recommend Christopher Straub and his professional staff when you need someone to help you with POAs and Estate Work.
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Posted by Brant | January 17, 2013
Chris is a very fair and honest attorney.
Not a clock runner, very fair and honest. I used Chris in a very complicated divorce matter and though it cost a lot it was not due to him; he was very pragmatic and was always looking for a way to find a resolution quicker. From the very beginning he said try to resolve as much as possible between myself and my ex because it will save you a lot of time and money in the long run (in my situation this was hard to accomplish). He was a little hard to get a hold of sometimes but maybe I think because of the situation and the emotions involved at the time I may be judging this a little to critically. Over all I would highly recommend Chris and his firm.
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Posted by ERIC | December 13, 2012
I am an Auctioneer! Chris Straub and I have worked together to finalyze many many estates! He is very courteous, very open to his clients, and very willing to take my advice on appraisal values for personal property and real estate. He is very responsive to chronologically keeping estate settlements on tract, very informative to clients on their choices of outcome, and always on my reminder list that things have to be done by this time! An 'on the ball' attorney for Estate Settlement!
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Posted by Paul | December 12, 2012
Excellent Attorney
Chris is one of the most highly regarded lawyers in the area. Highly recommend him for any needs you have
Posted by Frank | December 8, 2012
Helpful and responsive
Mr. Straub was extremely helpful during my divorce. Although my ex-wife and I were able to negotiate a fair settlement between the two of us, it was good to have Mr. Straub available to discuss some of the legal issues. He responded to my calls and e-mails quickly.
Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2012
Solid advice,quiet confidence,available
Called in a panic on a Friday afternoon after being referred by a lawyer who was out of his league.Given an appointment on Monday and was met by a confident, friendly professional. Has always been available,listened closely and addressed my concerns.Chris has gone as far as given me his personal cell phone number.Also I have been able to contact him via e-mail which has eased my anxiety.Chris has walked me through a most difficult time of declaring my parent incapacitated and dealings with a guardanship and difficult siblings.Would strongly recommend Chris if you need an attorney.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Pyfer Reese Straub Gray & Farhat PC
  • 1982 - Present
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • County of Lancaster - Honorable Wayne G. Hummer, Jr.
  • 1980 - 1982


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Catawba College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976


  • Lancaster County CTC - Joint Operating Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Lancaster Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Lancaster County Bar Association
  • Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

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Estate planning Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris displays great patience, understanding and skill in handling estate and family law matters. He is thorough and professional in all aspects of his work. I endorse him highly."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Such an honest, down to earth, experienced, intellectual. He not only excels in handling estate planning matters, but also wills, elder law, family law. He will give you time and energy needed to walk you through your most difficult issues, times, and address your legal matters."
Family Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 11
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Lancaster Family Lawyer Christopher C. Straub
Christopher C. Straub
Family Attorney
Lancaster, PA
Licensed for 45 years