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  • Oct 25, 2018Amy Kruzel Supports Allentown’s New YMCA Warming Station

    Amy L. Kruzel, an Associate of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., attended the “State of the Allentown Warming Station” press conference hosted by the Greater Valley YMCA, Allentown Branch on Monday, October 22.

    “The Advisory Council and I strongly advocated for this project. I feel very passionately about the warming station, and I am eager to draw some positive attention to such a worthwhile endeavor that is located right in the heart of downtown Allentown,” said Kruzel, an Advisory Council member for the Allentown YMCA.  “The warming station project exemplifies the mission of the YMCA and demonstrates what can be accomplished when a community comes together for a greater good.  As a result, men, women and children will have shelter, warmth, and food in the coming winter months.”

    The event gave an update of the warming station’s progress, including walkthroughs, and talks by key supporters including David Fagerstrom of the Greater Valley YMCA, Lehigh County Executive Phil Armstrong, and Allentown Mayor Ray O’Connell. The 64-bed overnight shelter will be open November 1 – April 20 at the Allentown Branch YMCA in a portion of its sub-basement. The space will provide a clean, safe, basic shelter to homeless men and women.

    Kruzel focuses her practice on all aspects of family and matrimonial law including divorce, custody, support, alimony, protection from abuse, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Outside of work, Kruzel volunteers with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and serves on the Executive Leadership Board.  She also teaches Positive Conflict Resolution & Mediation Skills at the Easton Area Middle School; is a volunteer at the legal clinic at the Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Community Center; is the Treasurer for the Family Law Section of the Lehigh County Bar Association; and is a Member of the Lehigh County Barristers Inn. Kruzel earned her B.S. from Dickinson College in 2002 and her J.D. from The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, in 2005.

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  • Sep 21, 2018Amy Kruzel Appointed Treasurer of the Family Law Section at the BALC

    Amy L. Kruzel, an Associate in the Matrimonial & Family Law Group of the Pennsylvania office of Norris McLaughlin P.A., has been appointed Treasurer of the Bar Association of Lehigh County’s Family Law Section, effective August 29, 2018.

    The Bar Association of Lehigh County has provided service and assistance to the area’s lawyers and the community. Services include Continuing Legal Education, a Lawyer Referral Service, Lehigh Law Journal publication, and Barristers Club banquet and meeting facilities.

    Kruzel represents clients at trials, hearings, conciliation conferences, support conferences, de novo hearings, and settlement conferences.  She drafts answers, briefs, complaints, counterclaims, memoranda, motions, petitions, custody stipulations, agreements in support, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and property settlement agreements on behalf of clients.  She also presents oral argument in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, Eastern District, and mediates divorce, custody, and support matters.

    Outside of work, Kruzel volunteers with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and serves on the Executive Leadership Board.  She also teaches Positive Conflict Resolution & Mediation Skills at the Easton Area Middle School, is a member of the Advisory Council for the Allentown YMCA, and is a volunteer at the legal clinic at the Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Community Center. Kruzel earned her B.S. from Dickinson College in 2002 and her J.D. from The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, in 2005.

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  • May 31, 2017Amy Kruzel Named to Advisory Council Member of Allentown YMCA

    Amy L. Kruzel, an Associate in the Matrimonial & Family Law Group of the Pennsylvania office of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been named to the Branch Advisory Council of the Allentown YMCA.

    The ultimate mission of the YMCA is to strengthen the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.  The Allentown YMCA participates in the YMCA AWAY Program, the YMCA Military Outreach Program, and Healthy Kids Day, and offers health and fitness, aquatics, camping, family, childcare, community development, arts, and sports in its facilities.

    Kruzel represents clients at trials, hearings, conciliation conferences, support conferences, de novo hearings, and settlement conferences.  She drafts answers, briefs, complaints, counterclaims, memoranda, motions, petitions, custody stipulations, agreements in support, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and property settlement agreements on behalf of clients.  She also presents oral argument in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, Eastern District, and mediates divorce, custody, and support matters.

    Kruzel earned her B.S. from Dickinson College in 2002 and her J.D. from The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, in 2005.

    During college and law school, Kruzel was afforded unique opportunities that helped solidify her strong desire to practice family law.  Specifically, she interned at Edward Duthie Solicitors Firm in London, England; served as a protection from abuse advocate at Mid Penn Legal Services; and was a student attorney at the Dickinson School of Law Family Law Clinic.  While in law school, Kruzel was a research assistant to Professor Richard F. Storrow.

    After graduation, Kruzel served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Patti Margherita Worthington in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, from 2005 until 2007.

    Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Kruzel was a Partner in a law firm where she represented clients in divorce, support, custody, and protection from abuse matters.  She had also was appointed as a Parenting Coordinator in high conflict custody cases.

    Outside of work, Kruzel volunteers with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and serves on the Executive Leadership Board.  She also teaches Positive Conflict Resolution & Mediation Skills at the Easton Area Middle School.

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  • Mar 08, 2017Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Welcomes Associate to Pennsylvania Office

    The Pennsylvania office of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Amy L. Kruzel as an Associate.   She joins the Firm’s Matrimonial & Family Law Group.

    “Amy will make an excellent addition to our team here in Allentown.  She brings with her more than ten years of experience in this area of the law.  She is diligent and compassionate.  Our clients will be in good hands with her by their side in any matrimonial or family law matter,” said Lauren L. Sorrentino, Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A. and Chair of the Pennsylvania Matrimonial & Family Law Practice.

    Prior to joining the Firm, Kruzel had been Partner at Saltzman, Gordon & Kruzel where she represented clients all aspects of family law, including divorce, support, custody, and protection from abuse matters.

    Kruzel earned her B.S. from Dickinson College in 2002 and her J.D. from The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law in 2005.  Following her graduation, she served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Patti Margherita Worthington in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, from 2005 until 2007, when she relocated to the Lehigh Valley.

    Outside of work, Kruzel volunteers with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and currently serves on its Executive Leadership Board.  She is also involved in teaching Positive Conflict Resolution & Mediation Skills at the Easton Area Middle School.

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