Lisa M. Henry is an associate attorney at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky. Ms. Henry’s area of focus is estate and wealth planning including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills, as well as estate administration estate litigation, and guardianships.
Ms. Henry is a 2011 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she received the School of Law Tax Prize and served as the Senior Topics Editor for the school’s Law Review. Ms. Henry began her legal career practicing in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania as an attorney for the Pittsburgh Fraternal Order of Police where she drafted briefs on complex civil rights issues. She further honed her writing skills while serving as a law clerk for now Chief Judge of the Western District of Pennsylvania, Mark R. Hornak, during his inaugural year.
Ms. Henry spent nearly a decade litigating in state, federal, and appellate courts, including cases involving difficult and emotional family disputes arising from estates and guardianships. Her wide range of cases has given her experience in navigating multiple counties’ court systems, including Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Armstrong, Mercer, and Washington counties. Most recently, Ms. Henry has continued to refine her skills in the field of estates and trusts – administering estates, preparing wills, trusts, and powers of attorney, managing fiduciary litigation, and negotiating with Estate creditors to reduce claims. She takes pride in this work and finds satisfaction in helping individuals and families resolve the pressing questions that arise during the Estate planning process and in assisting clients through the often confusing probate and administration process. She understands the concerns of planning for the future, having a family with two small children of her own. As a lifelong resident of rural Western Pennsylvania, Ms. Henry enjoys hiking, fishing, and horseback riding with her children.