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Five attorneys join McNees Wallace & Nurick

October 28, 2016
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HARRISBURG, PA (October 28, 2016) – McNees Wallace & Nurick has hired five new associate attorneys, the firm has announced.

Joining the firm are Ambria Armstrong, Matt Garber, Emily Hart, Catherine Law, and Paul Ritchey.

Armstrong is an associate in the Estate Planning practice group. She focuses her practice on estate planning, business succession planning, and estate and trust administration. She received her J.D. from William & Mary Law School after attending the University of South Carolina for her undergraduate degree. Armstrong works in McNees’ Lancaster office.

Garber is part of the Energy and Public Sector groups at McNees. After a decade in business and project management, Garber attended Rutgers University School of Law in Camden, New Jersey, where he graduated magna cum laude. He spent a year as a visiting law student at Penn State Dickinson Law, focusing his coursework on energy law, public dispute resolution, and business issues. He works in the firm’s Harrisburg office.

Hart joined the Intellectual Property practice group after graduating from Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Her practice covers all aspects of domestic and international trademark clearance, registration, enforcement, disputes, and litigation.

During law school, Hart represented clients before federal courts of appeals in civil rights and immigration cases as a member of the Appellate Litigation Clinic. Hart also worked as a Legal Services Coordinator with the Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and volunteered with The Pennsylvania Innocence Project. Hart works in the firm’s Harrisburg office.

Law is an associate in the Construction and Litigation Groups at McNees. She received her J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Miami University. While in law school, she served as a board member of the Wake Forest Moot Court Board, Executive Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review, and captain of the National Trial Team. Upon graduation from law school, Law was elected to the Order of Barristers and awarded the Robert Goldberg Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy. She works in the firm’s Harrisburg office.

Ritchey is an associate in the Real Estate practice group. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in political science and philosophy from Brigham Young University—Idaho in 2013. He received his J.D. in 2016 from the University of Virginia School of Law where he was the Executive Editor of the Virginia Law Review. Ritchey works McNees’ Harrisburg office.