Mooney Law is pleased to announce that Makayla Gilchrist has joined Mooney Law as an Associate Attorney. Attorney Gilchrist joins Mooney Law after serving as a Law Clerk with the firm. She will handle matters that include Family Law, Divorce/Custody, Criminal Defense, and Civil Litigation.
Attorney Gilchrist is a native of Lancaster and will work our the firm’s York office. She is a 2013 graduate of Conestoga Valley High School. She also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Psychology and a career concentration in Family, Children and Youth from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2017. She earned her Juris Doctor from Widener University Commonwealth Law School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 2020.
Attorney Gilchrist joined the legal team of Mooney Law as a law clerk in 2019 while completing her final year of law school. During her time as a law clerk, she conducted research and helped draft numerous legal documents and pleadings for the firm’s attorneys. Upon graduation, Attorney Gilchrist continued her work with Mooney Law as a paralegal for Attorney Ziegler while studying for the Pennsylvania Bar Examination.
“We are really pleased to have Attorney Gilchrist join our attorney team. We are experiencing strong growth throughout our Central Pennsylvania region and she will be a tremendous asset and provide needed support in assisting our busy attorneys while learning the various field of practice. Makayla did a great job for us as a Law Clerk while she was in Law School and it was just a natural move for us with our growth for her to join our attorney team. It is always a pleasure for us to be able to hire on our Law Clerks, given their familiarity with our clients, our practice, and our attorneys and staff. I am truly excited to have Makayla join us and look forward to working with her. She certainly earned her spot with our firm.” Attorney Mark A. Buterbaugh, Partner at Mooney Law
For more information on Attorney Gilchrist, please link to her Bio page.