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Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%


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Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael A. Vanasse

    Elaine is an outstanding advocate for her clients and enjoys a stellar reputation in the legal community. She brings a combination of highest level of legal skill and incredible compassion to every case.


    Michael Vanasse Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Erik Drakin Spurlin

    I endorse Elaine as a great lawyer and a great person! Elaine has a great deal of experience in the field, and she works hard to get the best for her clients.


    Erik Spurlin Elder law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Appel & Yost Llp Attorneys At Law

33 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA, 17602


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Everyday Leader AwardPennsylvania Bar Association2006
Outstanding Service AwardLancaster Bar Association2003
Red Rose AwardLancaster New Era Newspaper1998
Outstanding Contribution to Pro Bono ServicesPennsylvania Bar Association1997
Outstanding Service as a VolunteerFamily Service Agency Award1995
Access to Justice AwardLancaster Bar Association1993
Domestic Relations AwardWest Publishing Co.1989
Barrister's Award - Outstanding AdvocacyTemple Law School1989
Outstanding AdvocatePA Association of Trial Lawyers1989
Regional WinnerMock Trial Competition1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct Professor teaching family lawHarrisburg Area Community College1993 - 1996
Assistant Public DefenderLancaster County Court of Common Pleas1990 - 1991
Conferernce Officer re child, spousal supportLancaster County Office of Domestic Relations1985 - 1986
Adjunct InstructorFranklin & Marshall College1980 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lancaster Bar Association FoundationBoard member, past Chair2006 - Present
Holy Ghost Orthodox ChurchSolicitor2002 - Present
Lancaster Bar AssociationChair, Public Service Committee2002 - Present
Self Help Board - CourthouseBoard member2001 - Present
Courthouse - Family Law Task Forcemember2000 - Present
Family Law Task Force - CourthouseBoard member (appointed)2000 - Present
MANOS (Drug & Alcohol Rehab. Inc.)Board of Directors1991 - Present
Family Service AgencyBoard member & Board President1995 - 2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Wayne State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Temple UniversityN/AOther - MastersN/A
Wayne State UniversitySpeech/Theatre and JournalismBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Career DayPractice of Family Law2011
Advocating for Grandparent's RightsGrandparents' Rights2006
People's Law SchoolCustody & Divorce2004
VolunteerismPro Bono Practice of Family Law2003
People's Law SchoolCustody & Divorce2002
Estate PlanningLiving Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney1998