Jennifer L. Westrick

Jennifer L. Westrick

Senior Associate
Location:
Indiana, Pennsylvania
Phone:
724-471-0129
Fax:
724-463-1921
Email:

Jennifer L. Westrick, a former officer in the Army National Guard, joined the law firm of Holsinger, Clark & Armstrong, P.C., in August 2005. Jennifer focuses the majority of her practice on criminal defense litigation, family law and guardianships for incapacitated persons. Jennifer spent over five years serving as an assistant public defender, defending thousands of clients. She gained valuable experience in criminal defense cases, which she carries over into her private practice.

In addition to her criminal law practice, Jennifer concentrates on providing legal representation for clients involved in divorce and child custody actions, as well as adoptions and guardianship proceedings. Jennifer served as the solicitor for Indiana County Children & Youth Services for over four years and currently serves as the solicitor for the Indiana County Tourist Bureau. Jennifer believes it is important to have a lawyer who understands your specific needs, as each client and case is unique to that individual.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law (Divorce, Child Custody, Adoptions)
  • Estate Planning and Guardianships

Litigation Percentage

  • 40% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2005

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 2005
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana , Pennsylvania
    • B.A. summa cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Kids Voice Law Clinic
    • Major: Criminology Pre-Law

Classes/Seminars

  • Estate Planning and Guardianships, 2012 - Present
  • LAW DAY Presentations, 2013 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2005 - Present
  • Indiana County Bar Association, 2005 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Indiana County Public Defender's Office, Outside Public Defender, 2011 - present
  • Indiana County Public Defender's Office, Assistant Public Defender, 2006 - 2011
  • Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Enlisted 1997, Officer 2001 - 2005
  • Indiana County Children & Youth Services, Solicitor, 2012 - 2016

Pro Bono Activities

  • Law Day Program Committee, 2013 - Present
  • PFA Program in Indiana County, 2014 - Present
  • Indiana County Children and Youth Services, Solicitor
  • Indiana County Tourist Bureau

Languages

  • English