JK Lawyers Attorney Profiles

Norman D. Jaffe

Norman D. Jaffe

A native of Butler, Mr. Jaffe is a graduate of the Dickinson School of Law, and has served as legal counsel to individuals and businesses in the Butler County community for over fifty years. His wealth of knowledge in the area of family law, including divorce, child custody and support, is unmatched in courts of Butler, Allegheny and contiguous counties. Mr. Jaffe's years of experience both in courtroom litigation and in negotiated resolution of family disputes, anchors the reputation of the firm in Pennsylvania family law.

Mr. Jaffe counsels clients in all matters of estate planning and will preparation, as well as preparation of powers of attorney, and the establishment of guardianship of incapacitated persons. In the probate and administration of decedent's estates, clients rely on his his breadth of experience to simplify the probate process, from opening an estate through Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax compliance to final accounting.

Mr. Jaffe regularly represents Butler County businesses in matters necessary to establishment and operations, including incorporation, regulatory compliance, taxation and employee relations.

Mr. Jaffe is a member of the Butler, Allegheny and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He is admitted to practice before the courts of common pleas of Pennsylvania, all Pennsylvania appellate courts, and the Federal Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

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Joseph M. Kecskemethy

Joseph M. Kecskemethy

Mr. Kecskemethy received his Law Degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a Master's Degree from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He was admitted to practice before all Pennsylvania courts, and the Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, in 1989. Mr. Kecskemethy has served individuals and families throughout Western Pennsylvania, based primarily in Butler and Northern Allegheny counties.

Mr. Kecskemethy's practice focuses on litigation in the areas of family law, criminal defense and probate contests; providing experienced counsel to individuals in these most personal and difficult disputes. In divorce, child custody, child support and probate matters, Mr. Kecskemethy seeks to avoid destructive arguments in court whenever possible, through skilled negotiation toward compromise. In the area of criminal defense, and in family matters when the intervention of the courts is needed, Mr. Kecskemethy's extensive courtroom experience informs his aggressive trial strategy.

Mr. Kecskemethy is a member of the Butler and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, and is an attorney member of the Butler County Criminal Justice Advisory Board.

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Kelley I. Harley

Kelley I. Harley

Attorney Kelley I. Harley attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2002. She then attended the University of Akron School of Law receiving her law degree in 2006. While in law school, Attorney Harley served as Third Year Class President, President of the Law Association for Women and was a member of the International Law Moot Court team. Attorney Harley became licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania in 2006 and began her legal career in Butler County serving as law clerk to the Honorable George H. Hancher from 2007 to 2008 and then to the Honorable Kelley T.D. Streib from 2008 to 2009. Since joining the firm in 2009, Attorney Harley has focused the majority of her practice to family law matters including divorce, custody and support.

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Kenneth R. Harris, Jr.

Kenneth R. Harris, Jr.

Mr. Harris graduated the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and was admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania courts in 2002. Upon joining the firm that year, Mr. Harris focused primarily on courtroom litigation in the various areas of family law and criminal defense.

Now concentrating his practice on the defense of the accused, Mr. Harris practices primarily in criminal and juvenile court. His courtroom experience benefits him in the defense individuals charged with all felonies and misdemeanors under Pennsylvania Criminal Law, as well as those facing allegations of juvenile delinquency. In addition, Mr. Harris' experience in juvenile court extends to in-depth dependency litigation involving CYS allegations of the neglect or abuse of children.

Mr. Harris practices throughout Western Pennsylvania; particularly in Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties. He is a member of the Butler County, Pennsylvania, and American Bar Associations.

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