Our Support Team

Pat Benfer

Patricia Benfer

Pat has been with the firm since July of 1984 after graduating from Selinsgrove Area High School. Pat serves as the receptionist/legal assistant. Some of her responsibilities include scheduling appointments and seminars, preparation of documents, meeting with clients, assisting with signing meetings and keeping the office running smoothly. She currently is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Notaries and the Middleburg Women's Club.

In addition to her many years working in the legal field, she previously worked in retail serving in customer service and served as a member of the Board of Administration at her church. When not working, Pat enjoys spending time with her family and pets, going for walks and helping people.

Christa Cooper



Christa joined our team in May of 2016 as an Office Assistant. After about a year with the firm, she took on the position of bookkeeper and is now one of our legal assistants in estate settlement. Christa is responsible for the financial aspects of the firm as well as working closely with clients to assist in the probate process and settling the estates of their loved ones.

Christa graduated Summa Cum Laude from McCann School of Business & Technology, where she earned an Associate Degree in Specialized Business for Administrative Office Technology.

Christa lives in Liverpool with her two children and a dog, and enjoys outdoor activities, sports, movies, and traveling.

Wendy Eby

Wendy Eby

Wendy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from Bloomsburg University with an emphasis in accounting. She joined the firm in 1997 as our bookkeeper. After several years, she moved into her current position as lead legal assistant in trust documentation, commercial loan documentation and as an assistant in the real estate area of practice. Wendy is responsible for the preparation, in consultation with the attorneys, of living trusts, Medicaid asset protection trusts and their ancillary documents. She also works closely with Attorney Hackman in the preparation of commercial loan documentation under the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 504 loan program. Wendy also assists our real estate paralegal with the scheduling and coordination of various real estate closings.

Wendy lives in McClure with her daughter and son. When she is not working, Wendy enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is also involved with the McClure Women’s Club, McClure Revitalization Committee and does volunteer work for the Veterans Memorial Pool.

Cindy Weirick

Cindy Weirick

Cindy is a paralegal with over 20 years of experience in the legal field, having come to our firm from the Snyder County Register & Recorder’s office in 2010, and has been a notary public since 1998. She is the lead paralegal in Medicaid planning and Veterans Administration pensions. However, the depth of her experience allows her to provide valuable assistance to team members in other areas such as litigation.