Why Sechler Law?

Why Sechler Law?

At Sechler Law Firm, LLC, our mission is to help families make great plans. A great estate plan is more than just a set of documents. It is a comprehensive and well thought out written strategy on how to deal with life’s unfortunate twists and turns. Our process first provides you with the education necessary to make informed decisions with regard to your planning. Then we put the proper documents and legal framework in place to respond to life’s unfortunate changes.

Our Estate Planning law office is headquartered in Cranberry, PA. From this office, we happily serve the residents of Cranberry, Mars, Wexford, Pittsburgh, Butler and the residents of surrounding communities. As one of the region’s only Certified Elder Law Attorneys, Tim Sechler and his team often assist families from across Western Pennsylvania.

We understand that the pursuit of health, wealth and happiness is the goal of most families. We want you to be able to pursue these goals, or whatever goals you may have, knowing that you have a back up plan if life throws you a curveball like a death, disability or nursing home need. With education as our foundation, we will work with you to make decisions to Shield What Matters Most to you.

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Tim’s estate planning practice is focused on guiding clients through the complicated maze of balancing transfer strategies, wealth preservation, and family values in the planning process.

Tim is a Combat Veteran, having served in Afghanistan as a member of the West Virginia Air National Guard. Prior to leaving the military, Tim had attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. His experiences in the military have led him to thoroughly enjoy working with Veterans and their families.

Tim received his law degree from Duquesne University School of Law, and his Master of Business Administration from the Duquesne University Donahue Graduate School of Business. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from West Virginia University, majoring in Finance. Tim is licensed to practice Law in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Recently, Tim has been seen frequently as a guest on KDKA’s Pittsburgh Today Live, and has been quoted in several local print publications. For the last several years, he has been honored to be chosen as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, an award given to less than 2.5% of Tim’s peers. Tim enjoys educating the public about Elder Law and Estate Planning. He has spoken to thousands of people regarding estate planning and has averaged more than 50 speaking events per year.

Tim became a Certified Elder Law Attorney* in 2017. A CELA is more than just an attorney who specializes in the field of elder law. CELAs are committed, through certification, to maintaining and improving their proficiency with continual practice and continuing legal education. Becoming certified in elder law validates a lawyer’s specialty to handle issues that affect senior citizens.

Tim and his wife, Robyn, are raising three beautiful children in their home in Mars, PA.

*Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation.

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Roxanne is an associate attorney within the firm, specializing in Medicaid. She likes working with Medicaid clients in particular, because she enjoys making the process easier for families during their challenging time.

She has a diverse background that led her to her Elder Law and Estate Planning. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and earned her Juris Doctorate from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. Her legal background prior to working at Sechler Law firm includes helping clients to obtain Social Securing Disability benefits, and working on personal injury cases.

Currently she lives in Mars with her two teenage children. She enjoys traveling, specifically exploring new destinations with her children for new and exciting experiences.

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Amy Rees is a managing attorney with over twenty years of experience preserving family wealth for her clients. She has always found it very rewarding to give her clients peace of mind while navigating the important, and at times complex, end-of-life planning.

She provides estate planning counseling for small business owners and professionals throughout their careers.

She provides counsel to both individuals and corporate executors and trustees during all stages of estate and trust administration. She is also experienced in Orphans’ Court litigation.

Her tax, trusts, and estate law background helps clients reach their business succession and planning goals as smoothly as possible.

Amy takes a holistic approach to each of her clients, supporting their unique experiences and situations. Amy obtained her law degree from Duquesne University and her LL.M. in taxation from Boston University. Amy currently resides in Franklin Park and in her free time enjoys spending quality time with her two daughters.

She also enjoys hiking and walking on trails and attending sporting events and concerts.

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Marcy Smorey represents small business clients on behalf of Sechler Law Firm in providing legal guidance for all business operations, including start-ups, entity formation, commercial affairs, contract negotiations, sales strategy, company acquisitions and sales, business succession, intellectual property management, and more general business legal issues.  Prior to joining Sechler Law Firm as an Of Counsel attorney, Marcy established and practices within her own woman-owned law firm, Smorey Giger Law.  Marcy also worked within in-house corporate law departments for more than 20 years.  Today, she continues to serve as legal counsel for the business, now Marcy’s experience supports those companies that don’t have a law department down the hall, yet they need a trusted legal advisor.

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Nick is an associate attorney with the firm. He attended the University of Pittsburgh where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in 2017 in History and Political Science and a Minor in Legal Studies. Nick then attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, graduating in 2021 with his Juris Doctor degree. While in school, Nick developed a strong interest in elder law and estate planning through his work as a certified legal intern in the Elder Law Clinic at Pitt Law. Nick enjoyed all the aspects of working in a practical clinic-based setting and finds it truly rewarding to help clients with their estate planning documents and help them in understanding the law as it pertains to them. He is passionate about providing peace of mind to clients looking for assistance at Sechler Law Firm.

Nick was born and raised in Upper Saint Clair and currently lives in Oakland with his girlfriend. They enjoy going to the movies and exploring the neighborhoods around Oakland together. Nick also loves history, reading, playing bocce, and watching just about any sport out there. He is excited to begin his legal career at Sechler Law Firm!

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Jenn grew up in Sewickley PA and her father owned a Law Firm in Pittsburgh, so law has always been a part of her life. Jenn attended Colorado State University where she majored in Communications and Marketing. She lived in Denver for over twenty years and returned home to Pittsburgh to be close to her family several years ago.

Jenn has two amazing daughters who are her world, as well as a couple of very cool cats and a very loving and energetic puppy who she rescued. Spending time making memories with family and friends is a big priority for Jenn. She loves teaching, leading and serving others. Jenn volunteers in Children’s and Student Ministry at North Way Sewickley Valley. She believes there is nothing better than knowing you have made a difference in someone’s life and she strives to do that everyday. Jenn will take that passion for making a difference in the lives of others as she oversees the client intake process here at Sechler Law Firm. She will also use her gift of being a people person along with her years in media and advertising as she works on the networking and marketing side of Sechler Law Firm.

Jenn is the Marketing and Intake Coordinator at Sechler Law Firm, and it’s great having her on the team!

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Originally from California, as a child, Erica moved overseas to Okinawa, Japan and The Netherlands due to her father’s government job. After living the military lifestyle for many years, Erica finally settled in Pennsylvania. She currently resides in Cranberry Township with her 3 teenage daughters and 3 cats. Erica is currently working towards an Associate degree in Criminology, a Bachelor’s in Psychology and getting her Paralegal Certificate.

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We are delighted to Welcome Amy Horrocks into our team. Amy was involved with fundraising in a local senior living community, and she helps seniors to understand how to protect their resources and complete the complicated paperwork.

Amy is a Legal Administrative Assistant at Sechler Law Firm, and she assists the Estate and Funding Departments.

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Christine is our receptionist and a Client Service Coordinator and the first face you see when you walk through the door.  She attended Robert Morris College and received an Associates degree in Business Administration.  She has served in Elder Law for more than 6 years.  In her spare time she can be found outdoors hiking, biking, kayaking, paddle boarding, walking or taking pictures.  Christine has five children and enjoys spending time with them and her 14 grandchildren that she calls lovingly calls the “Rugrats”.

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Megan attended Youngstown State University and obtained a Bachelor of Social Work degree, with a focus in gerontology. Since graduating, she has worked for the last 12 years as the Director of Social Services in a nursing home in Lawrence County. She specializes in working with the elderly population and also has experience helping families apply for Medicaid.
She lives in New Castle with her husband and three children.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach and shopping!
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Rebecca is a Paralegal for the firm. She obtained her paralegal certificate through Rutger’s University and has previous experience working in elder law, criminal law and civil litigation.

Prior to obtaining her paralegal certificate, Rebecca taught 8th grade English in South Carolina for three years. She attended Clarion University for her undergraduate in Middle Level Education with a concentration in English and California University for her Master’s degree in Special Education.

Rebecca lives in the North Hills with her husband Zack and dog, Mazeroski, and enjoys hiking, golfing and spending time with her family.

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Our Team

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    Tim’s estate planning practice is focused on guiding clients through the complicated maze of balancing transfer strategies, wealth preservation, and family values in the planning process.

    Tim is a Combat Veteran, having served in Afghanistan as a member of the West Virginia Air National Guard. Prior to leaving the military, Tim had attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. His experiences in the military have led him to thoroughly enjoy working with Veterans and their families.

    Tim received his law degree from Duquesne University School of Law, and his Master of Business Administration from the Duquesne University Donahue Graduate School of Business. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from West Virginia University, majoring in Finance. Tim is licensed to practice Law in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

    Recently, Tim has been seen frequently as a guest on KDKA’s Pittsburgh Today Live, and has been quoted in several local print publications. For the last several years, he has been honored to be chosen as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, an award given to less than 2.5% of Tim’s peers. Tim enjoys educating the public about Elder Law and Estate Planning. He has spoken to thousands of people regarding estate planning and has averaged more than 50 speaking events per year.

    Tim became a Certified Elder Law Attorney* in 2017. A CELA is more than just an attorney who specializes in the field of elder law. CELAs are committed, through certification, to maintaining and improving their proficiency with continual practice and continuing legal education. Becoming certified in elder law validates a lawyer’s specialty to handle issues that affect senior citizens.

    Tim and his wife, Robyn, are raising three beautiful children in their home in Mars, PA.

    *Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation.

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    Roxanne is an associate attorney within the firm, specializing in Medicaid. She likes working with Medicaid clients in particular, because she enjoys making the process easier for families during their challenging time.

    She has a diverse background that led her to her Elder Law and Estate Planning. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and earned her Juris Doctorate from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. Her legal background prior to working at Sechler Law firm includes helping clients to obtain Social Securing Disability benefits, and working on personal injury cases.

    Currently she lives in Mars with her two teenage children. She enjoys traveling, specifically exploring new destinations with her children for new and exciting experiences.

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    Amy Rees is a managing attorney with over twenty years of experience preserving family wealth for her clients. She has always found it very rewarding to give her clients peace of mind while navigating the important, and at times complex, end-of-life planning.

    She provides estate planning counseling for small business owners and professionals throughout their careers.

    She provides counsel to both individuals and corporate executors and trustees during all stages of estate and trust administration. She is also experienced in Orphans’ Court litigation.

    Her tax, trusts, and estate law background helps clients reach their business succession and planning goals as smoothly as possible.

    Amy takes a holistic approach to each of her clients, supporting their unique experiences and situations. Amy obtained her law degree from Duquesne University and her LL.M. in taxation from Boston University. Amy currently resides in Franklin Park and in her free time enjoys spending quality time with her two daughters.

    She also enjoys hiking and walking on trails and attending sporting events and concerts.

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    Marcy Smorey represents small business clients on behalf of Sechler Law Firm in providing legal guidance for all business operations, including start-ups, entity formation, commercial affairs, contract negotiations, sales strategy, company acquisitions and sales, business succession, intellectual property management, and more general business legal issues.  Prior to joining Sechler Law Firm as an Of Counsel attorney, Marcy established and practices within her own woman-owned law firm, Smorey Giger Law.  Marcy also worked within in-house corporate law departments for more than 20 years.  Today, she continues to serve as legal counsel for the business, now Marcy’s experience supports those companies that don’t have a law department down the hall, yet they need a trusted legal advisor.

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    Nick is an associate attorney with the firm. He attended the University of Pittsburgh where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in 2017 in History and Political Science and a Minor in Legal Studies. Nick then attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, graduating in 2021 with his Juris Doctor degree. While in school, Nick developed a strong interest in elder law and estate planning through his work as a certified legal intern in the Elder Law Clinic at Pitt Law. Nick enjoyed all the aspects of working in a practical clinic-based setting and finds it truly rewarding to help clients with their estate planning documents and help them in understanding the law as it pertains to them. He is passionate about providing peace of mind to clients looking for assistance at Sechler Law Firm.

    Nick was born and raised in Upper Saint Clair and currently lives in Oakland with his girlfriend. They enjoy going to the movies and exploring the neighborhoods around Oakland together. Nick also loves history, reading, playing bocce, and watching just about any sport out there. He is excited to begin his legal career at Sechler Law Firm!

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    Jenn grew up in Sewickley PA and her father owned a Law Firm in Pittsburgh, so law has always been a part of her life. Jenn attended Colorado State University where she majored in Communications and Marketing. She lived in Denver for over twenty years and returned home to Pittsburgh to be close to her family several years ago.

    Jenn has two amazing daughters who are her world, as well as a couple of very cool cats and a very loving and energetic puppy who she rescued. Spending time making memories with family and friends is a big priority for Jenn. She loves teaching, leading and serving others. Jenn volunteers in Children’s and Student Ministry at North Way Sewickley Valley. She believes there is nothing better than knowing you have made a difference in someone’s life and she strives to do that everyday. Jenn will take that passion for making a difference in the lives of others as she oversees the client intake process here at Sechler Law Firm. She will also use her gift of being a people person along with her years in media and advertising as she works on the networking and marketing side of Sechler Law Firm.

    Jenn is the Marketing and Intake Coordinator at Sechler Law Firm, and it’s great having her on the team!

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    Originally from California, as a child, Erica moved overseas to Okinawa, Japan and The Netherlands due to her father’s government job. After living the military lifestyle for many years, Erica finally settled in Pennsylvania. She currently resides in Cranberry Township with her 3 teenage daughters and 3 cats. Erica is currently working towards an Associate degree in Criminology, a Bachelor’s in Psychology and getting her Paralegal Certificate.

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    We are delighted to Welcome Amy Horrocks into our team. Amy was involved with fundraising in a local senior living community, and she helps seniors to understand how to protect their resources and complete the complicated paperwork.

    Amy is a Legal Administrative Assistant at Sechler Law Firm, and she assists the Estate and Funding Departments.

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    Christine is our receptionist and a Client Service Coordinator and the first face you see when you walk through the door.  She attended Robert Morris College and received an Associates degree in Business Administration.  She has served in Elder Law for more than 6 years.  In her spare time she can be found outdoors hiking, biking, kayaking, paddle boarding, walking or taking pictures.  Christine has five children and enjoys spending time with them and her 14 grandchildren that she calls lovingly calls the “Rugrats”.

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    Megan attended Youngstown State University and obtained a Bachelor of Social Work degree, with a focus in gerontology. Since graduating, she has worked for the last 12 years as the Director of Social Services in a nursing home in Lawrence County. She specializes in working with the elderly population and also has experience helping families apply for Medicaid.
    She lives in New Castle with her husband and three children.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach and shopping!
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    Rebecca is a Paralegal for the firm. She obtained her paralegal certificate through Rutger’s University and has previous experience working in elder law, criminal law and civil litigation.

    Prior to obtaining her paralegal certificate, Rebecca taught 8th grade English in South Carolina for three years. She attended Clarion University for her undergraduate in Middle Level Education with a concentration in English and California University for her Master’s degree in Special Education.

    Rebecca lives in the North Hills with her husband Zack and dog, Mazeroski, and enjoys hiking, golfing and spending time with her family.

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