Jubelirer, Carothers, Krier & Halpern
Park View Center, 10 Sheraton Drive
Altoona, PA 16601
Telephone: 814-943-1149
Toll Free: 888-615-4753
Fax: 814-946-8788
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Alan R. Krier

Alan R. Krier

Partner
Location:
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Phone:
888-615-4753
Fax:
814-946-8788
Email:

Born in Brooklyn, New York, February 24, 1943; admitted to bar, 1967, Pennsylvania. Preparatory education, Pennsylvania State University (B.A. 1964); legal education, Dickinson School of Law (J.D., 1967). The Dickinson Law Review Board of Editors, 1966-67; Pepperdine University School of Law Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, 1998. Member: Blair County (President: 1990-91) and Pennsylvania Bar Associations; Pennsylvania Association for Justice; American Association for Justice; Solicitor, Borough of Bellwood, 1968-1988; Solicitor, Bellwood-Antis School District, 1968-1997; Special Hearing Officer PLRB (Public Sector) 1974-75; President, Blair County Legal Services Corporation, 1975-1987; Per Diem counsel representing Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in occupational disease cases (Blair, Cambria Counties), 1983-1987; Member of Civil Justice Advisory Group, Western District of Pennsylvania, 1991-1993; Member of the Board of Trustees of the Altoona Area Regional Public Library, 1991-1997, 1999 to present; President 1995-1997; Executive Board, Altoona Symphony Orchestra, 1989-1995. Blair County Library Board, 2000 to present; Penn State Altoona Advisory Board, 1998 to present. Admitted to practice in all Commonwealth Courts and before the United States District Court for the Western and the Middle Districts of Pennsylvania as well as the United States Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit. Regional Hearing Committee member, Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1997-2003 (Chairman 1999-2003).

SOLICITORSHIPS/PUBLIC AND QUASI PUBLIC REPRESENTATION

  • Bellwood-Antis School District, 1968 - 1988
  • Bellwood Borough, 1968 - 1997
    • In connection with municipal representation I have handled labor negotiations and other employment matters and Local Government Unit Debt Act an proceedings and other private commercial loan transactions in behalf of banks and borrowers
  • Altoona Water Authority, 2003 - Present
  • Blair County Industrial Development Authority, 2003 - Present
  • Blair County General Authority, 2003 - Present
  • Altoona-Blair County Development Corporation, 2003 - Present
  • Bedford County Development Association, 2009 - Present
  • City of Altoona Paid Fireman's Pension Fund - Solicitor, 2005 - Present
  • City of Altoona Police Pension Fund - Solicitor, 2009 - Present

CORPORATE AND BANKING REPRESENTATION

  • Provide representation as general counsel for several corporations in Central Pennsylvania including Altoona-Blair County Development Corporation.
  • Provided representation for banking institutions in commercial loan transactions and workouts.

ADR EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

  • Blair County Compulsory Arbitration Panel - Arbitrator, 1967 - Present
  • US District Court W.D. Pennsylvania Arbitration Panel, 1991 - Present
  • Blair County Court Mediation Panel, 1998 - Present
  • Pepperdine University School of Law Strauss Institute of Dispute Resolution - Mediating The Litigated Case, March, April, May 1998, in Los Angles, Certificate issued, 1998
  • Various PBA Seminars on Mediation
  • Member ADR Section PBA

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury - Plaintiff
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Contracts
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Employment Law -- Employee
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law
  • State, Local & Municipal Law

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1967
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1967
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1967
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1967

Education

  • The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1967
    • Law Review: Dickinson Law Review, Board of Editors, 1966 - 1967
  • Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1964
    • Major: History

Classes/Seminars

  • Various PBI seminars on damages in Litigation
  • Penn State Altoona - Paralegal Program - Civil Litigation
  • Lorman Education Services - Debt Collection; Workers Compensation; FMLA and ADA
  • Trial counsel in many jury trials – a teaching experience

Honors and Awards

  • Woolsack Society (Awarded for Academic Excellence to Law Students in top 10% of Class)
  • Outstanding service to the Arts Award, 1997
  • Distinguished Library Service Award, 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Blair County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Civil Justice Advisory Group - US District Court W.D. PA (study Dist.-Ct. system and recommend rules changes), 1991 - 1993
  • Pennsylvania Borough Solicitors Association, 1990 - 1997
  • Blair County Legal Services Corporate Board of Directors, President, 1975 - 1987
  • Altoona Area Public Library Board of Trustees, 1991 - 1997
  • Altoona Area Public Library Board of Trustees, 1998 - 2004
  • Altoona Area Public Library Board of Trustees, 2005 - Present
  • Altoona Area Public Library Board of Trustees, President, 1995 - 1997
  • Altoona Symphony Society Board of Trustees, 1986 - 1994
  • The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Chairman & Hearing Panel Member, 1997 - 2000
  • Penn State Advisory Board, 1998 - Present
  • Blair County Library Board, 2001 - Present
  • Penn State Alumni Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Life Member, Nittany Lion Club

The law firm of Jubelirer, Carothers, Krier & Halpern is located in Altoona and serves individuals and businesses throughout Central Pennsylvania, including Altoona, Hollidaysburg, Tyrone, Mount Union, Huntingdon, Bedford, Johnstown, Ebensburg, Westmont, Bellefonte, Philipsburg, State College, Somerset and Windber, as well as Blair County, Cambria County, Centre County, Somerset County, Bedford County and Huntingdon County.