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.
Debra E. Horning Brubaker
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.
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.
Ms. Harvey joins us as a legal assistant/paralegal, primarily working with clients in the personal injury, workers’ compensation and social security arenas. Her past experiences include being an intern with the PHEAA (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency). She created reports, documents, memos, correspondence; and she established and maintained files in an organized fashion, as directed. She submitted requests to the legal services staff. She oversaw the Law Library. As a paralegal graduate (projected 2020), she drafted legal documents, discovery, conducted legal research and applied her computer skills in all aspects of her education. We are so excited to make her part of our Firm and our Team. You will be equally impressed.
Receptionist / Administrative Assistant
Erin has over 10 years of customer service experience, and a knowledge base in the criminal justice system. She is a 2017 graduate of Millersville University, having earned a Bachelor’s in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology. She is a 2013 graduate of Hempfield High School. During her free time, she loves to spend time with her family and dog, and recently welcomed her first child.
Alyssa is working towards her Paralegal degree (projected 2021). She has 2 years experience as an Estate Paralegal. She will now be working at the Ephrata Office with Pyfer Reese Straub Gray & Farhat PC. In her free time she enjoys baking and spending time with her family.
Lori A. Landis
Lori has spent her entire 35-year career with Pyfer Reese Straub Gray & Farhat PC 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 R. Lenhart
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.
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 Neff
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.
IN MEMORIAM: Cynthia A. Styer
Cindy served as an Administrative Assistant at Pyfer Reese Straub Gray & Farhat PC for 10 years, from 2010 untiil her recent passing this year. She offered a great deal of help with potential and existing clients.
Michelle has 3 years experience as an Administrative Assistant. She will now be working at the Ephrata Office with Pyfer Reese Straub Gray & Farhat PC. She graduated from Harrisburg Area Community College with a degree in Accounting. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Cynthia K. Todd
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.
Denise is a native of Maryland & moved to Pennsylvania in 2018. She attended Cecil Community College and has been a bookkeeper for over 30 years. She enjoys reading, hiking, gardening, sewing & attending classic car shows with her husband Mike. She also has a English Springer Spaniel named Gracie that keeps her on her toes!