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Amy Kruzel Named to Advisory Council Member of Allentown YMCA

Posted on May 31st, 2017

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.