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Strokoff & Cowden, P.C. - Pennsylvania Lawyers

At Strokoff & Cowden, P.C., our attorneys have diverse and experienced backgrounds. The following information will provide you with a brief overview of our attorneys' qualifications and background. Please contact us if you have any questions, or would like to discuss your legal matter with one of our experienced attorneys.

Elliot A. Strokoff

Elliot A. Strokoff has practiced law since 1973, providing legal counsel and representation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. He has represented clients in matters of complex litigation over a variety of subject matters, including estate fiduciary administration, public employee retirement, labor relations, and federal and state taxation. Several of his cases resulted in important decisions by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Mr. Strokoff graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dickinson College with a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and earned his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law. He was a member of the Law Review.

Prior to entering into private practice, he worked for the U.S. Small Business Administration Flood Disaster Relief Program and served as a legal counsel to the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee.

Mr. Strokoff is admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania courts, the United States District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is a member of the Dauphin County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations. He has lectured at continuing legal education seminars for lawyers on topics of legal ethics, executive employment agreements and practice before administrative agencies.

He serves on the boards of several non-profit or charitable organizations.

Elliot A. Strokoff

James L. Cowden

James L. Cowden practices primarily in the field of labor and employment law, including traditional labor law as well as employment discrimination, wrongful discharge and labor contract administration in both the state and federal sectors. He has worked extensively in higher education, where he has handled many cases involving tenure, promotion, and sexual harassment. He also works in the area of professional licensure. He serves as solicitor to several boards of the City of Harrisburg, including the zoning hearing board.

Mr. Cowden is admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Third Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a graduate of Allegheny College and the Dickinson School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. He is an author of several law review articles on Pennsylvania public employment law topics and has addressed several national conferences on higher education issues.

James L. Cowden

Jennifer A. Nachamkin

Jennifer A. Nachamkin focuses upon the wide rage of employment issues for clients in both private and public fields of employment. Her practice includes trial and appellate litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

Ms. Nachamkin has a professional background in higher education, having spent nearly ten years as an administrator at a private college before joining Strokoff & Cowden, P.C. She is admitted to practice in the state courts of Pennsylvania and the Middle District of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Dauphin County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.

Jennifer A. Nachamkin

Catherine Elizabeth Rowe

Catherine Rowe was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania in 2013 and represents clients in a broad range of civil matters, including labor relations, public employee retirement and health benefits, zoning and land development and professional licensure. She has provided legal counsel and representation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

Rowe graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Pennsylvania State University Schreyer Honors College with a Bachelor's Degree in Labor and Employment Relations and a minor in French. She earned her law degree from Drexel University's Thomas R. Kline School of Law where she was awarded the Faculty Award for Academic Success as a Law Student and the Faculty Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Law School Community. She served as the Law School study body President her third year of Law School and received a Pro Bono Service Honors Award at graduation.

During Law School and prior to joining the firm, Rowe completed a co-op with Honorable Sue L. Robinson in the United States District Court of Delaware, interned with Labor and Employment Unit of the City Solicitor's Office of the City of Philadelphia, and was a Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Trial Advocacy and a Dean's Scholar for Civil Procedure.

Rowe is a member of the Dauphin County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and American Bar Association. She is a board member for Neighborhood Dispute Settlement, an elected representative on the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law Alumni Council, and is a member of the James S. Bowman American Inn of Court.

Catherine Elizabeth Rowe

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Strokoff & Cowden, P.C.
132 State Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1026
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Phone: 717-233-5353
Fax: 717-233-5806
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Our attorneys at Strokoff & Cowden, P.C. represent clients throughout Pennsylvania, including the cities of Harrisburg, Lebanon, Carlisle, Lancaster, State College, and Reading. Lawyers, associations, businesses, and individuals throughout Pennsylvania, and nationally, seek out our expertise in many special matters, including employment law, labor law, pensions and ERISA, administrative law, real estate, and commercial litigation.

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