Lawyers

Terry M. Goldstein

Terry M. Goldstein, born Altoona, Pennsylvania, January 22, 1948; admitted to bar, 1975, Maryland; 1976, Pennsylvania.

Education: Kent State University (B.B.A., 1969); University of Baltimore (J.D., 1975).

Member: Blair County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.

Concentration: Real Estate Law, Probate Law

Licensed title insurance agent with Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company

Solicitor for Altoona City Department of Planning and Community Development




 

John W. Heslop, Jr.

John W. Heslop, Jr., Esquire is a Shareholder in the law firm of Goldstein, Heslop, Steele, Clapper, & Oswalt. He was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania on September 20, 1955 and graduated second in his class from Ferndale Area High School in 1973. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh (Summa Cum Laude) in 1977 with a B.A. in Economics. He had the highest Q.P.A. of any economics major in his graduating class. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (1980). Upon graduation from law school Attorney Heslop served a one year Clerkship with the Judges of the York County Court of Common Pleas. He began as an associate of his current law firm in 1981 and became a Shareholder in 1985. Attorney Heslop concentrates his practice in civil litigation, property litigation, construction litigation, estate litigation, municipal litigation, workers' compensation, social security disability, and personal injury work. Attorney Heslop also serves as a private Arbitrator and Mediator as well as a Pro Bono Mediator for the Blair County Court of Common Pleas. Attorney Heslop is admitted to practice before all Pennsylvania Courts, The United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Attorney Heslop is currently a member of the Blair County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

 


 

Karen L. Steele

Karen L. Steele, was born in Roaring Spring, PA and graduated from Northern Bedford County High School. She obtained a B.S. with high distinction from Penn State University in 1977 and received her law degree from Dickinson School of Law in 1980. She served as assistant district attorney in Blair County for 2 years. She is certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. She is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Blair County Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

Concentration: Personal injury, Insurance disputes, and Workers' compensation




 

Larry Crea Clapper

Larry Crea Clapper, born Altoona, Pennsylvania, May 16, 1958; admitted to bar, 1986, Pennsylvania.

Education: Pennsylvania State University (B.A., 1980); Duquesne University (J.D., 1986).

Member: Duquesne University Law Review, 1984-1986.

Author: "Eminent Domain: Judicial Interpretation Abridges a Constitutional Guarantee," 24 Duquesne University Law Review 1199, 1986.

Member: Blair County, Pennsylvania, and American Bar Associations.

Concentration: Municipal Law, Probate Law

 


 

W. Lee Oswalt, III

W. Lee Oswalt, III, born Altoona, Pennsylvania, August 12, 1954; admitted to bar, 1985, Pennsylvania.

Education: Grove City College (B.A., with honors 1976); University of Oregon; University of Pittsburgh (J.D., 1985).

Member: Blair County, Pennsylvania, and American Bar Associations; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Concentration: Business and Corporate Law, Employment Law




 

Daniel L. Stants

Daniel L. Stants is a native of Youngwood, Pennsylvania and a 1988 graduate of Hempfield Area High School in Greensburg, PA. He attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in History in 1992, and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force through the Air Force ROTC program. Dan served on active duty for eight years, the majority of which time he was stationed at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, where he flew as a Navigator and Radar Navigator (Bombardier) on the B-52H Stratofortress bomber. In December 1998, he participated in combat operations in the Persian Gulf during OPERATION DESERT FOX, leading a six aircraft strike package in an attack on Iraqi weapons facilities. Dan left active duty in 2000, transitioning to the Air Force Reserve's 911th Air Lift Wing where he flew as a Navigator on the C-130H2 Hercules tactical airlift aircraft. He left the Air Force in 2002, after amassing approximately 1,900 hours of flying time in military aircraft, including combat, and achieved the rank of Major. Dan attended the Duquesne University Law School where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2005 and was a published member of the Duquesne Law Review, serving as a research editor as a part of its staff. He then served a one year clerkship with the Honorable Eugene E. Fike, II, President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Somerset County. Dan joined the firm in September 2006 and practices primarily in the fields of civil litigation and municipal law.