I graduated with honors from Archbishop Carroll High School for Girls, Radnor, Pennsylvania. I placed second in the National Optometrist Orator's Contest and was a member of “Who's Who Among High School Students.” A Dean's List graduate of Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, I majored in Political Science and Modern Languages, with a Pre-Law concentration. I was President of the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science National Honor Society, Secretary of the French Club, a member of the Basketball Club and the Villanova Pre-Law Society. I am a 1986 graduate of Villanova University School of Law where I participated in the Reimel Moot Court Competition and was a member of the Honor Board and the Environmental Law Society.
While attending law school, I always held a part-time job and served as a summer Law Clerk to both the Honorable Raymond Broderick and the Honorable Richard A. Powers, III, both of the U.S. Federal Courthouse, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. I have been with Pyfer, Straub, Gray & Farhat, P.C. since September, 1986, and I became a shareholder in 1991. I have been admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and I am a member of the Pennsylvania and Lancaster Bar Associations, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, and the American Bar Association. I may also appear before the United States Federal District Courts for both the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. I have also appeared before the Pennsylvania Superior Court.
My areas of practice include general civil litigation, which consists of personal injury matters, automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death/survival actions, workers’ compensation cases, and slip and fall incidents.
I am active in my community and I enjoy assisting in numerous volunteer fund-raising events. I have sat on the PTO Executive Board of my daughter's school, and had been an active member of the Turks' Head Auxiliary of The Chester County Hospital. Currently, my passion is serving as a mentor to a high school junior through a prgoram that is sponsored by the Lancaster Chamber. It is comfort to know I am helping someone pave the way to a successful and healthy future.
As a managing partner of the firm, our vision is to give back to the community, participate in community-sponsored events, donate our time, efforts and funds whenever possible.
I am a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Millionn Dollar Advocates Forum and at various times, have served as a committee member of my local church. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, reading, cooking, attending my daughter's various activities, studying foreign languages and spending quality time with my husband, daughter, family and friends.
Languages spoken: English, Arabic
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Million Dollar Advocate||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2017|
|Multi-Million Dollar Advocate||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2017|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Who's Who in Business Lancaster||Who's Who in Business Lancaster||2013|
|Who's Who in Business Lancaster||Who's Who in Business Lancaster||2011|
|Managing Partner||Pyfer Reese||2013 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The Lancaster Chamber||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|Villanova University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|Villanova University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|