JK Lawyers Attorney Profiles

Norman D. Jaffe

Norman D. Jaffe (retired)

A native of Butler, Mr. Jaffe graduated the Dickinson School of Law, and served as legal counsel to individuals and businesses in the Butler County community for over sixty years. In the Spring of 2017, Mr. Jaffe retired from the practice, leaving a wealth of knowledge with his partner and associates.  His practice focussed primarily in divorce, child custody and support, and he was known and respected as an unmatched family court litigator in Butler, Allegheny and contiguous counties. Mr. Jaffe's years of experience both in courtroom litigation and in negotiated resolution of family disputes, anchors the reputation of the firm in Pennsylvania family law.

Mr. Jaffe also counseled clients and his co-counsel in all matters of estate planning and will preparation, as well as preparation of powers of attorney, and in the probate and administration of decedent's estates.  The fim continues in the practice of probate administration and litgation with a view to Mr. Jaffe's care and attention to detail, simplifying the proocess for clients, from opening an estate through Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax compliance to final accounting.

Mr. Jaffe was an active member of the Butler, Allegheny and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and was admitted to practice before the courts of common pleas of Pennsylvania, all Pennsylvania appellate courts, and the Federal Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

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Joseph M. Kecskemethy

Joseph M. Kecskemethy

Mr. Kecskemethy received his Law Degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a Master's Degree from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He was admitted to practice before all Pennsylvania courts, and the Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, in 1989. Mr. Kecskemethy has served individuals and families throughout Western Pennsylvania, based primarily in Butler and Northern Allegheny County.

Mr. Kecskemethy's practice focuses on litigation in the areas of family law, criminal defense and probate contests; providing experienced counsel to individuals in these most personal and difficult disputes. In divorce, child custody, child support and probate matters, Mr. Kecskemethy seeks to avoid destructive argument in court whenever possible, through skilled negotiation toward compromise. In the area of criminal defense and in family matters, when the intervention of the courts is needed, Mr. Kecskemethy's extensive courtroom experience informs his aggressive trial strategy.

Mr. Kecskemethy is a member of the Butler and Allegheny County, and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, and has lectured regulary for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in the area of family law, particularly in Western Pennsylvania.  He was also a founding member of the Butler County Criminal Justice Advisory Board.

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Kelley I. Harley

Kelley I. Harley

Attorney Kelley I. Harley attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2002. She then attended the University of Akron School of Law receiving her law degree in 2006. While in law school, Attorney Harley served as Third Year Class President, President of the Law Association for Women and was a member of the International Law Moot Court team. Attorney Harley became licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania in 2006 and began her legal career in Butler County serving as law clerk to the Honorable George H. Hancher from 2007 to 2008 and then to the Honorable Kelley T.D. Streib from 2008 to 2009. Since joining the firm in 2009, Attorney Harley has focused the majority of her practice to family law matters including divorce, custody and support.

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Kenneth R. Harris, Jr.

Kenneth R. Harris, Jr.

Mr. Harris graduated the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and was admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania courts in 2002.  As counsel to the the firm, Mr. Harris focused primarily on courtroom litigation.

Now concentrating his practice on the defense of the accused, Mr. Harris practices with our firm in criminal and juvenile court. His courtroom experience benefits him in the defense individuals charged with all felonies and misdemeanors under Pennsylvania Criminal Law, as well as those facing allegations of juvenile delinquency. In addition, Mr. Harris' experience in juvenile court extends to in-depth dependency litigation involving Children and Youth Services allegations of the neglect or abuse of children.

Mr. Harris practices throughout Western Pennsylvania; particularly in Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties. He is a member of the Butler County, Pennsylvania, and American Bar Associations.

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