The firm was founded
in 1950 by three native Schuylkill County lawyers,
Henry Houck of Shenandoah, James P. Bohorad of Mahanoy
City, and Alexander E. Lipkin of Frackville and
Pottsville. Judge Houck had been a county judge
and was the first of several attorneys who practiced
with the firm and who also served prominently in law
enforcement or on the judiciary, namely, former
District Attorneys Richard Russell and Claude A. L.
Shields, and the late 3rd U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals Judge William D. Hutchinson.
As Schuylkill County
continues to grow and prosper, the law firm of Lipkin,
Marshall, Bohorad & Thornburg, P.C. looks forward
to taking an active part.
The firm represents individuals as well as large and
small businesses and corporations, covering a wide
spectrum of the county, including hospitals and
physicians, local governments and school districts,
the textile, banking, coal and construction industries
and title insurance agencies. The Employment and
Labor Relations Law Division represents employees and
employers in employment related matters, including
litigation and arbitration, unemployment compensation,
workers harassment, ADA, FMLA, WARN, ERISA, EEOC,
Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, wage and hour
issues and counseling and planning in general human
resource matters, such as employee handbooks and
employment practices and procedures.
The Estate and Probate Division provides full-service
estate planning, beginning with the preparation of
wills, living wills, trusts and powers-of-attorney,
through the probate and administration of estates and
trusts. In addition, the firm focuses on the
needs of senior citizens by rendering advice on
matters such as death tax savings, Medicaid,
protecting and preserving assets from nursing home
costs, and other programs available to the elderly.