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Eileen has been supporting Attorney Patterson as a legal assistant/paralegal for the past 27 years. She earned her paralegal certificate from Penn State and has been working in the field of criminal defense since 1989. She is married and has two children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and vacationing in the Outer Banks.
Debi has been assisting personal injury and workers' compensation clients alongside the attorneys at Pyfer Reese Straub Gray & Farhat for the past 28 years. She is a PA Certified Paralegal working in the field since 1988. She earned her B.S. degree at Millersville University of Pennsylvania and completed her Paralegal Certification at Penn State University. Debi is a member of the Lancaster Area Paralegal Association and is a Notary Public. She was born and raised in northeastern Lancaster County. She is married and enjoys antiquing, attending concerts, reading and spending time with her friends and family.
Drew began working as the firm's File Management Specialist and Administrative Assistant in 2013. Since that time, he has developed a more cohesive and organized filing system and continues to persevere through the everyday struggles of file management. Drew assists the attorneys and staff with administrative tasks when needed and has become an integral member of the Firm. He is currently a full-time student at Harrisburg Area Community College, where he is pursuing his degree in Computer Science.
Debbie has in excess of 10 years working as a legal secretary and began working at Pyfer Reese as the firm's Estate Paralegal in June, 2012. She is originally from Long Island, New York where she obtained an Associate's Degree in Occupational Studies from Briarcliffe Business College and then began her career as a legal secretary. In her free time, she enjoys running, baking, travelling, watching her kids participate in their activities and spending time with her family and her yellow lab, Jax.
In her 22 years with Pyfer Reese, Katrena has taken on more and more responsibilities and is currently the Assistant Office Manager. Katrena is the initial point of contact with prospective clients when it comes to selecting the attorney best fit for their needs and coordinates each attorney's schedule for consultations and Court appearances. Katrena and her husband, Craig, live in Hempfield and have two sons.
Lori has spent her entire 35 year career with Pyfer, Reese, Straub, Gray & Farhat, P.C. She is currently the Legal Assistant for Ms. Gray and specializes in Family Law, as well as other areas of the Law. Lori was born and raised in Lancaster County and graduated from Manheim Township High School. She is married and enjoys spending time with her husband and her two "girls" (Black Labrador Retrievers, Ellie and Lexi).
Dawn began her career with Pyfer Reese Straub Gray and Farhat in 1980. Born and raised in Southern Lancaster County, Dawn is the paralegal working from the Firm's Willow Street Office where she offers a great deal of assistance to potential and existing clients. Dawn currently assists the Firm's attorneys in the areas of estate planning, real estate and domestic work, as well as providing notary services for the Firm. In the past, Dawn also served as the Firm's Office Manager for a period of 15 years. Married to her husband, Rick, since 1978, they enjoy volunteering at their church and Rawlinsville Camp Meeting. In their spare time, they travel, spend time at their vacation home in Clearfield County, and enjoy their two children and six grandchildren and all of their activities.
Ms. Marteny has over a decade of legal experience focusing mainly on family law. Ms. Marteny is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and Temple University Beasley School of Law. Ms. Marteny practiced law in Maryland before moving to York County in 2011. Ms. Marteny worked in Frederick County Maryland’s State’s Attorney’s Office and at a private firm in York County before coming to Pyfer, Reese, Straub, Gray & Farhat. Ms. Marteny plans to sit for the Pennsylvania Bar in February 2018. Currently, she is working primarily as a paralegal in the domestic arena, sharing her knowledge and experience with the family law attorneys. Ms. Marteny is interested in all areas of family law, especially high conflict divorce and custody cases.
Cynthia began her career in the legal field in 1985. For over 31 years she has worked as a paralegal providing a wide range of support assisting attorneys and clients in criminal and domestic cases. In 2011, Cynthia joined Pyfer Reese as their office manager. Cynthia also is the paralegal for Robert H. Reese, Jr., Jeffrey C. Murse, and Heather L. Adams working in the domestic and criminal fields. Born and raised in Lancaster City, Cynthia graduated from J.P. McCaskey High School. After living in the Lampeter Strasburg area for over 25 years with her husband and three children, she has returned to city life and in her spare time enjoys renovating her home with her husband Michael. She also enjoys spending time with her family, her rescue dog Allen, and participating in her three grandchildren's extracurricular activities as well as reading, gardening and traveling.
Mary Ann joined the Firm in 2013 and has over 30 years experience in the financial and management fields. She is a Paralegal having graduated from Penn State and attended Franklin & Marshall College. She also holds her PA State Insurance License. Born and raised in southern Lancaster County, she is married and enjoys spending time with family & friends, as well as reading, traveling and volunteering at her church, where she is a member of the Finance Council.
Leslie assists Attorney Farhat in the Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation Group. She has been with the firm for 14 years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and has completed 2 years of Law School both at the University of La Verne in La Verne, CA. Leslie enjoys living in Lancaster along with her ARILY Airedale Terrier Faunus.
Kim joined the Bookkeeping Dept. at Pyfer & Reese in 2017. She brought with her over 14 years of experience in Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper in the legal field. She holds an Associate Degree in Cardiovascular Technology from HACC. For over 10 years Kim has volunteered for several animal welfare organizations where she fostered countless dogs, primarily Pit Bulls, Mastiffs and Great Danes. She has now moved up to horses and donkeys. Kim currently has 3 dogs, 2 ponies, a rooster and chickens of her own and always has a foster animal of one kind or another.
Cindy has been an Administrative Assistant at Pyfer, Reese, Straub, Gray & Farhat P.C. for the past 10 years. She is the first point of contact for the office and offers a great deal of help with potential and existing clients. In her free time Cindy enjoys scrapbooking, experimenting with new recipes, as well as spending time with family and friends.
Cindy has 30 years experience working as a bookkeeper, two at Pyfer Reese. She is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a B.S. in Business Education. She and her husband are the parents of two sons. In her free time, she enjoys travel, music, reading, researching her family history and spending time at the family's cabin in northern PA.
Rebecca has been a Paralegal with the Firm since 2010 and is the translator for our Spanish-speaking clients. She assists all of the attorneys in the areas of Family Law and General Civil Litigation as well as assisting the Financial Department when needed. Rebecca is a graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School and earned her BA in Paralegal Studies from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. She is a pop culture fan and enjoys spending her free time with her husband and three children.