As a member of the firm’s Litigation and Trusts and Estates practices, Kendra’s practice is devoted to the representation of fiduciaries in fiduciary matters involving estates, trusts and guardianships with the primary focus on the representation of corporate fiduciaries and banks in complex trust and estates matters. Kendra provides advice and assists her clients in the management of fiduciary risk, document interpretation, and the application of legal standards, statutes and various regulations in the fiduciary setting as well as litigation of fiduciary matters in Orphans’ Courts throughout the Commonwealth.

What does Kendra do for Clients?
Kendra’s practice focuses on the representation of corporate fiduciaries in complex trust and estate matters. She brings over 30 years of experience and an in depth knowledge of the law as it pertains to fiduciary issues in including trust modification and termination, litigation related to the reasonableness of various fees, property related issues and resolution of contested matters.

How does Kendra spend her free time?
Kendra loves to travel and to spend time with family and friends. She is an avid gardener, dog lover and an erstwhile interior designer. She loves to cook and also bakes an amazing loaf of bread!


Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., 1984

University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1987


Represented corporate fiduciary in a historic trust involving the transfer of assets, modification of trust and negotiation with stakeholders through a master’s proceeding; Represented corporate fiduciaries in fee disputes; Represented various parties in appellate proceedings involving agency issues; Represented beneficiary of probated will in a Will Contest resulting in withdrawal of contest;


Best Lawyers in America®

Lawyer of the Year®, Best Lawyers, Litigation-Trusts and Estates, 2020-present

Best Lawyers®, Lawyer of the Year,  Fiduciary Litigation, 2017, 2023

Super Lawyer®

Select Lawyers

2018 Women of Influence, Central Penn Business Journal

Philadelphia Magazine Top Attorneys in Pennsylvania

Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent rated


American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Lancaster Bar Association, Past-Chair of Law Review Committee and Nominating Committee, past Member of Judiciary Committee and Board of Directors

Lancaster Chamber

State Orphans’ Court Rules Committee, Chair (1/1/2024 – 12/31/2024)

Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Advisory Council on Elder Justice in the Courts

Lancaster County Orphans’ Court Rules Committee

Economic Development Corporation of Lancaster, Executive Committee, Board, Chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

The Hamilton Club of Lancaster, President, Board of Directors

Franklin & Marshall College, Member, Leadership Council and Alumni Volunteer

Lancaster County Civil Rules Task Force, Member

Lancaster County Community Foundation, Community Volunteer, Grant Reviewer

Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, Past Board Chair

United Way of Lancaster County, Past Board Member and Campaign Committee Member

Joint State Commission on Decedents Estates

Visiting Nurse Association, Past Board Member

Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings


U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

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August 17, 2023 - Best Lawyers® Recognizes 42 McNees Attorneys, Three Named “Lawyer of the Year”

August 18, 2022 - Best Lawyers® Recognizes 34 McNees Attorneys, Six Named “Lawyer of the Year”

May 23, 2022 - 12 Pennsylvania McNees Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers®

August 19, 2021 - 39 McNees Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers®, Six Named “Lawyer of the Year”

May 26, 2021 - Ten Pennsylvania McNees Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

August 24, 2020 - 34 McNees Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers®, Four Named “Lawyer of the Year”

June 29, 2020 - Thirteen McNees Attorneys Among 2020 PA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

August 15, 2019 - 33 McNees Attorneys Among 2020 Best Lawyers in America, 7 Named Lawyer of the Year

May 9, 2019 - McNees Attorneys Among 2019 PA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

August 15, 2018 - 35 McNees Attorneys Among 2019 Best Lawyers in America

May 31, 2018 - 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

April 12, 2018 - McNees Attorney Kendra McGuire named as a 2018 Women of Influence Award Winner

April 5, 2018 - McNees Attorney speaking at PBI seminar

August 15, 2017 - 38 McNees Attorneys Selected as 2018 Best Lawyers in America

May 30, 2017 - McNees’ Kendra McGuire Elected First Woman President of Lancaster’s Hamilton Club

June 9, 2016 - McNees Wallace & Nurick attorneys selected as 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

December 8, 2015 - McNees Attorneys Selected as 2015 Select Lawyers

September 9, 2015 - 
Love of Lancaster Drives McNees Attorney Kendra McGuire

August 17, 2015 - 39 McNees Attorneys Selected by 2016 Best Lawyers in America 7 named 2016 “Lawyers of the Year’’

May 28, 2015 - McNees Attorney, Kendra D. McGuire, Elected House Chair/Vice President of the Hamilton Club

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