Superior Legal Representation from Attorney Alan R. Krier

Estate Planning, Real Estate and Probate Law

Alan R. Krier
Partner
Jubelirer, Carothers, Krier, & Halpern
6 Sheraton Drive, Suite 2
Altoona, PA 16601
Business Phone: (814) 943-1149
Toll Free Business Phone: 1-888-615-4753
Business Fax: (814) 946-8788
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Alan R. Krier, Partner and Attorney at Jubelirer, Carothers, Krier, & Halpern, specializes in estate planning, real estate, and probate law. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 24, 1943. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar Association in 1967. His preparatory education included The Pennsylvania State University (B.A., 1964), legal education at The Dickinson School of Law (J.D., 1967), and Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (1998). Attorney Krier offers superior legal representation for clients throughout western and central Pennsylvania.

A Dedicated, Community-Minded Attorney Dedicated to Service Excellence

Attorney Krier is a dedicated, community-minded attorney with a commitment to service excellence. He served as a Member of the Review Board of Editors at The Dickinson Law Review from 1966-67, and is a Member of the Blair County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. He served as President of the Blair County Bar Association from 1990-91. In addition, he is a Member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice.

Attorney Krier served as Solicitor for the Borough of Bellwood from 1968-1988 and for the Bellwood-Antis School District from 1968-1997. He provided services as a Special Hearing Officer PLRB (Public Sector) from 1974-75 and was President of the Blair County Legal Services Corporation from 1975-1987. In addition, Attorney Alan R. Krier has held/holds the following posts:

  • Per Diem Counsel representing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in occupational disease cases (Blair & Cambria Counties), 1983-87
  • Member of the Civil Justice Advisory Group, Western District of Pennsylvania, 1991-93
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Altoona Area Public Library, 1991-97 and 1999 – Present (President from 1995-97)
  • Executive Board of the Altoona Symphony Orchestra, 1989-1995
  • Blair County Library Board, 2000 – Present
  • Penn State Altoona Advisory Board, 1998 – Present
  • Regional Hearing Committee Member, Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1997-2003 (Chairman: 1999-2003)

Attorney Admitted in US District Court and Court of Appeals

Attorney Alan R. Krier is 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.

Solicitorships (Public and Quasi-Public Representation):
  • Bellwood – Antis School District, 1968 – 1988
  • Bellwood Borough, 1968 – 1997
  • 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

Municipal and Labor Negotiation Attorney in Altoona, PA

In connection with municipal representation, Attorney Krier has handled labor negotiations and other employment matters in Altoona, PA and throughout central and western Pennsylvania. In addition, he has also handled the Local Government Unit Debt Act, as well as proceedings between private and commercial loan transactions on behalf of both banks and borrowers.

Corporate and Banking Representation:

Attorney Krier has provided representation as general counsel for several corporations in Central Pennsylvania, including the Altoona – Blair County Development Corporation. He has also provided legal representation for banking institutions in commercial loan transactions and workouts.

ADR Experience and Training:
  • Blair County Compulsory Arbitration Panel – Arbitrator, 1967 – Present
  • United States District Court, Western District, Pennsylvania Arbitration Panel, 1991 – Present
  • Blair County Court Mediation Panel, 1998 – Present
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution – Mediating
  • The Litigated Case: March, April, and May of 1998, Los Angeles, California, Certification Issued, 1998
  • Various PBA Seminars on Mediation
  • Member, ADR Section PBA

Personal Injury and Liability Attorney in Huntingdon County, PA

Areas of Practice in Huntingdon, Blair, Cambria, and Bedford County, PA:
• 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 Admission:
Pennsylvania, 1967
United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1967
United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 1967
United States Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit, 1967
Education:
Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution • Malibu, California
M.D.R. - 1998
The Dickinson School of Law • Carlisle, Pennsylvania
J.D. - 1967
Law Review: Dickinson Law Review, Board of Editors, 1966-1967
The Pennsylvania State University • State College, Pennsylvania
B.S. - 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 Excellent 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 – United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania (studied District Court system and recommended 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

Mediation and Arbitration Attorney in Blair County, PA

Attorney Krier provides Alternative Dispute Resolution Services (ADR) including mediation and arbitration services in Blair County, PA and throughout our service area. His extensive training at one of the nation's finest mediation programs (at Pepperdine), as well as his 45+ years of litigation experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants are an asset to our clients. Attorney Krier's successful record of extensive mediation experience in many types of civil matters, labor disputes and negotiations, and arbitration of both public sector and private matters offer involved parties a less expensive, more satisfactory and effective alternate means of dispute resolution.