Providing comprehensive elder law services to the Western Pennsylvania region.
Compassionately guiding families through the aging process.

Fenchel Law Offices is dedicated to counseling individuals and families facing difficult decisions and situations associated with aging throughout Pennsylvania.

Special Needs Planning

Estate, Disability and Long Term Care Planning

A well prepared estate plan can help you handle whatever life throws at you.  Our attorneys have experience in preparing estate planning documents ranging in complexity to meet your specific needs.


Estate and Trust Administration

If you’ve recently lost a loved one, you probably have many questions regarding your next steps.  We can help you navigate the probate and trust administration process.

Estate Planning

Crisis Planning for Assisted Living & Skilled Care

Advanced planning is always preferable, but it is never too late to do something. Our attorneys can help guide you through the process.

Meet Our Attorneys and Staff

James R. Fenchel II, J.D., CELA

James R. Fenchel II, J.D., CELA

James R. Fenchel II concentrates his practice in the areas of elder law, estate planning and administration, small business representation and civil litigation. He is a member of the bar in both the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of West Virginia. He is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. James Fenchel is a 1985 summa cum laude graduate of Washington & Jefferson College. He was nominated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was awarded the James McGregor award for Political Science. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1988.

Christine M. Cole, Paralegal

Christine M. Cole, Paralegal

Christine M. Cole is a 1994 magna cum laude graduate of Valparaiso University. She received her Master of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University in 1996 and her Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Legal Assisting Technology from the University of Toledo in 1997. She has 10 years of experience in elder law and estate administration. Christine also has extensive background in areas of elder law matters and acts as practice manager in addition to her paralegal duties.

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