Our Staff

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ERIK D. SPURLIN

is an associate attorney with a focus on estate planning, estate administration, and long-term care planning. Erik is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he received his B.A., summa cum laude, and M.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science.

Erik earned his J.D., cum laude, from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he also received a LL.M. in Taxation, with distinction, and a Certificate in Estate Planning. Erik has practical experience in estate planning and administration both as a former law clerk to the York County Orphans’ Court and as a former associate of a Lancaster County law firm. In his spare time, Erik enjoys music, astronomy, and travel.


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MICHELE L. RAMP

is the Firm’s senior long-term care paralegal with more than 20 years experience with the Firm. She began her career as a legal secretary in 1992 and has been the Firm’s main long-term care paralegal in October 2001.

Michele tries to follow the dictates of her position in accordance with the words of Abraham J. Heschel: “A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture.”


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GALA SIMPSON

has been with the Firm for more than 10 years and now serves as the Scheduler and Document Coordinator. Gala has over thirty years experience in various office settings ranging from a non-profit organization to a funeral home. In her spare time, Gala enjoys biking the rail trail, gardening and singing with her friends providing ministry and entertainment in area nursing homes and churches.


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HOLLY A. SMITH

has been the Firm’s estate administration paralegal for the past 7 years. Holly received her paralegal certificate from Penn State where she was a student in Attorney Clofine’s class on Wills, Trusts and Estate Administration. Holly also received her paralegal certificate in Legal Issues Dealing with the Elderly from Penn State and she is a Pennsylvania Certified Paralegal through the Keystone Alliance of Paralegal Associations.

Holly assists with all aspects of estate and trust settlement and probate, including the preparation of Pennsylvania inheritance tax returns, federal estate and gift tax returns and fiduciary income tax returns.


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BRIDGETT ABBOTT

is often the first point of contact for the Firm. She is the Receptionist, prepares the Firm’s email newsletter and helps keep the office running smoothly. While Bridgett just began working for the Firm in December 2015, she has quickly become a key team member, providing additional support and assistance to staff and clients.