Allan M. Kluger

“Communication with the client is important, they are not just a number.”

As the President and Senior Partner at Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, Allan Kluger sets a high bar for all the other attorneys on the firm’s Business Team. Usually the first to arrive at the office and the last to leave, Attorney Kluger’s work ethic and commitment to client service is the benchmark by which all of his colleagues measure their own performance. Attorney Kluger is one of Luzerne County’s longest practicing lawyers, and has been honored numerous times over the years for his service to the Bar, including the President’s Award from the Luzerne County Bar Association.

A graduate of Wyoming Seminary and Amherst College, Attorney Kluger joined the law firm that later became Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn after earning his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1952. Today, his practice focuses primarily on business law, wills and estates.

When asked about his tireless work ethic, he jokes, “I flunked the course in sleeping. But seriously, I come in so early because I love what I do, and it gives me the opportunity to give the kind of service I want to give to my clients.”

Attorney Kluger has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and is a member of the Luzerne County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations. He served on the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission from 1991 to 1998 by appointment of the Governor and serves on numerous boards throughout the region.

He has been honored with the B’nai B’rith Outstanding Citizen Award, the First Annual Ethics Award given by Ethics Institute of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Wyoming Seminary Distinguished Service Award, the Anti-Defamation League Distinguished Community Service Award, the Boy Scouts Distinguished Citizen Award, Temple Israel’s Pillar of the Community Award and the Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Citizen Award. He is the recipient, together with his wife, Sue, of the first Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy Award presented by the Greater Pocono Northeast Chapter of the National Society of Fundraising Executives. Attorney Kluger also was honored as Friedman JCC’s honoree for the Tribute 2020 Gala.

Lars H. Anderson

“Assisting clients with personnel issues so they can focus on their core business.”

Attorney Lars H. Anderson is a shareholder of the Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, PC law firm where he practices in the firm’s Kingston, Pennsylvania office. His practice focuses on labor and employment law, commercial litigation and zoning/telecommunications law. Attorney Anderson has repeatedly been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and/or Rising Star, an annual distinction reserved for no more than 2.5 percent of all Pennsylvania lawyers.

Attorney Anderson’s principal area of practice is labor and employment law. Due to his representation of both employers and labor unions, he brings a unique perspective to labor cases and has additional strategies to resolve disputes in an efficient and practical manner. He has handled numerous labor arbitrations for clients covering topics such as contract interpretation and termination/discipline of employees. A large part of Attorney Anderson’s practice is advising clients on the collective bargaining process and strategy. For many clients he acts as the lead negotiator during contract negotiations. Additionally, he represents clients, both labor unions and employers, in union organizing campaigns and decertification proceedings.

Attorney Anderson also provides guidance and representation regarding employment practices. He has drafted hundreds of handbooks and policies for clients and advised them on how to handle all manner of employment related issues. He performs independent sexual harassment investigations and has successfully defended clients against various types of employment discrimination claims and unfair labor practice charges. He has appeared before the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board and National Labor Relations Board and has litigated matters in both state and federal courts.

Attorney Anderson has litigated and effectively resolved various commercial cases, including breaches of contract, disputes involving non-competition agreements and trade secret issues, and employment disputes. In his zoning/telecommunications practice, Attorney Anderson principally represents developers in the siting and development of wireless communications facilities, commercial warehousing and retail facilities. He personally has appeared at hundreds of municipal and zoning meetings on behalf of developers throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Attorney Anderson is active in the Pennsylvania Bar Association and was the Chair of PBA YLD from 2014 to 2015. He is on the Executive Council of the PBA’s Labor and Employment Law Section and was the Chair of the Section from 2017 to 2018. He was also the Chair of the PBA’s Community and Public Relations Committee and was a member of the PBA’s Board of Governors from 2013 to 2016.

Attorney Anderson is very active in the community. He is a member of the Wilkes-Barre Rotary Club and sits on the board of directors of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce and Luzerne County Head Start. He is also the President of the Wilkes-Barre City Little League. Attorney Anderson lives in Wilkes-Barre with his wife and two children.

Richard S. Bishop

“We help to ease the difficulties our client’s may experience.”

Attorney Richard S. Bishop, who has been a principal of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn Law since 1985, specializes in estate planning and estate administration work, as well as elder law matters, real estate transactions, business transactions and corporate matters.

Attorney Bishop represents clients in both Lackawanna and Luzerne counties. His practice in estate planning/estate administration includes structuring simple to more complex estate plans for individual and corporate clients. He has also handled litigation involving estates and personal representatives. Attorney Bishop has conducted seminars on governance for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations and has represented numerous local businesses in mergers and acquisitions.

Attorney Bishop serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Penn State Scranton campus, The ARC Foundation of Northeastern Pennsylvania, The Salvation Army, Schwartz Mack Charitable Foundation and Advisory Board for M&T Bank. He is President of Amos Lodge of B’nai B’rith, past President and current member of the Board of Directors of Temple Israel of Scranton, and past President and current member of the Board of Directors of Jewish Family Services of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Richard M. Goldberg

Attorney Richard M. Goldberg, a principal in the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn Law, joined the firm’s Business Team in 1964 and is widely regarded as the dean of labor law in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

A graduate of Dickinson College and Dickinson School of Law, Attorney Goldberg holds a Master of Laws degree from Temple University Law School. In 2006, he was given the President’s Award by the Luzerne County Bar Association for his service to the legal community. He is also the recipient of a special President’s Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association for outstanding leadership. He has been designated a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the areas of employment and labor law every year since 2005 and was ranked a Top-Rated Lawyer for 2013 in the same areas of practice by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, a national lawyer-rating firm. He was selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” in the area of employment law-management.

In addition to his career as an attorney, Attorney Goldberg had an extensive military career, having retired with the rank of Colonel from the U.S Army Reserve. He served as the Chief of Staff of the 79th Army Reserve Command at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station and also served three-year stints as the commanding officer of the Army Reserve Centers in Hanover Township and Scranton. He is the recipient of numerous medals and commendations, including the Legion of Merit and three Meritorious Service Medals.

Attorney Goldberg has also been very active in the Jewish community, having served as President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Temple Israel and President of the Jewish Community Center of the Wyoming Valley, both in Wilkes-Barre. He is the recipient of the B’nai B’rith Community Service Award and the Jewish Family Service Distinguished Service Award.

Attorney Goldberg began his legal career as a clerk to Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Benjamin R. Jones. He went on to serve as Luzerne County Assistant District Attorney, Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania, Executive Assistant to the Attorney General of Pennsylvania, Chief Legal Counsel for the Pennsylvania State Police, an examiner with the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners for 27 years and Chief County Solicitor for Luzerne County. He is admitted to practice before all Pennsylvania courts and federal District Courts, the U.S Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Attorney Goldberg is a member and past President of the Luzerne County Bar Association and member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, where he served on its Board of Governors and House of Delegates He is also a member of the American Bar Association, where he served on numerous committees and chaired the Standing Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law. Attorney Goldberg is additionally a member of the American Judicature Society and a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

He was recognized with a special award from the Dickinson School of Law Alumni Association’s Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter for his leadership and many years of service to his alma mater. Dickinson Law has also welcomed Attorney Goldberg to its Leadership Council Advisory Board.

A resident of Wilkes-Barre, Attorney Goldberg is married to Rosemary Chromey. He is the father of three children: Harry, Jane and Leah Goldberg.

Terrence J. Herron

“It’s always personally rewarding to accept a client’s engagement and deliver a successful solution.”

Attorney Terrence J. Herron has focused his law practice on commercial, financing, transactional and estate planning for more than 40 years. He joined Hourigan Kluger & Quinn Law’s Business Team as a Principal in 1985.

Attorney Herron has participated in multiple stock and asset acquisition and divestiture transactions for small and mid-market business clients in industries such as manufacturing, distribution and transportation. His practice has a strong concentration in the estate planning field in areas such as wills, trusts, business powers of attorney and family business entities.

During a leave of absence from Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn from 1999 to 2005, Attorney Herron served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Gans Communications, a private, multimillion-dollar enterprise that conducted business in multiple jurisdictions. He held primary responsibility in formulating and executing business- and professional-level strategic initiatives. Because of his unique background in law and business, he is able to advise clients with expertise in both areas.

Attorney Herron has two advanced postgraduate degrees- from the New York University Law School Graduate Legal Studies Division, where he earned a Master of Laws degree in taxation, and from the University of Chicago, where he earned a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree. Both of these advanced degrees play an integral role in his ability to provide comprehensive advice to clients on complex and challenging legal and business issues. He earned his law degree from Catholic University of America School of Law in 1975 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from The University of Scranton in 1971.

Attorney Herron has served as a lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on various continuing legal education panels and was a lecturer at The Pennsylvania State University Hazleton Campus Paralegal Certification program, concentrating on creditors’ rights and bankruptcy.

Prior to joining Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, he was an Associate at Laputka, Bayless, Ecker and Cohen, Managing Attorney at Legal Services of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Hazleton office and an Associate at Feldman & Ciotola.

Joseph E. Kluger

“We work through our clients’ problems and find a solution.”

Attorney Joseph E. Kluger is one of two Managing Partners of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn. Having earned a reputation over the past 30 years as one of the most capable business lawyers in Northeastern Pennsylvania, he concentrates in real estate, estate planning/estate administration, corporate and banking law.

Attorney Kluger represents a vast majority of the lending institutions in and around Luzerne, Lackawanna and surrounding counties, as well as some of the largest manufacturers, residential and commercial developers, and educational institutions. His practice in estate planning/estate administration includes structuring the simplest to the very complex estate plans for his individual, elderly and corporate clients as well as working through Pennsylvania inheritance and federal estate tax returns and litigation for descendants and their families.

Attorney Kluger serves as Chairman of the Board of Luzerne Bank and was the Vice Chairman of the Board of Penns Woods Bancorp, as well as a Regional Board of Director for Mellon Bank, N.A. He has served as lead counsel on real estate and financing matters in excess of $250,000,000, corporate sales in excess of $100,000,000 and multi-state workouts of national companies.

Attorney Kluger serves as a member of the Board of Trustees and legal counsel to King’s College and Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School and has been solicitor for Luzerne County Community College for more than 3 decades.

A Pennsylvania Super Lawyer as designated by Super Lawyers Magazine, Attorney Kluger has been awarded the highest peer-review rating for ethical standards and professional ability by Martindale-Hubbell® for more than 15 years.

In addition to serving on the boards of banks, corporations and educational institutions, Attorney Kluger served as the Chairman of the Board of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Development Corporation, a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry, and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Luzerne Foundation.

Attorney Kluger is also admitted to practice law in New York, England and Wales, is a former Assistant District Attorney and was previously an adjunct professor for the American Institute of Banking.

James T. Shoemaker

“Helping people with problems. It’s important to be a good listener.”

Attorney James T. Shoemaker, a Principal on the firm’s Business Team, has been with Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn Law since he graduated from New York Law School in 1991. Over the years, he has developed a practice focusing on creditor’s rights, which involves debt collections, mortgage foreclosures, representing creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, residential loan modifications, commercial loan workouts, and real estate matters.

Attorney Shoemaker credits mentors like Attorney Allan Kluger, the firm’s most senior principal, for helping him develop his skills and work ethic as a lawyer, and enjoys the teamwork among Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn Law’s attorneys and paralegals. Before law school, he earned a bachelor’s degree from New York University. A member of the Luzerne County and Pennsylvania bar associations, Attorney Shoemaker is admitted to practice before all state courts, federal courts and federal bankruptcy courts in Pennsylvania.

In addition to practicing law, Jim serves on the Board of the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, a community-based arts center. He also serves on the Wyoming Commemorative Association, which puts on an observance of the Battle of Wyoming every July Fourth.

In his spare time, he enjoys fly fishing and bird watching. He lives in Wyoming with his wife and three children.

Kevin M. Walsh, Jr.

“It’s a very rewarding experience to be able to help someone and allow them to move on with the rest of their lives.”

Attorney Kevin M. Walsh, Jr. provides legal counsel to Commercial clients throughout Northeastern PA, focusing on Real Estate Transactions, Banking and Creditors’ Rights, Zoning, and Real Estate and General Litigation matters.

Attorney Walsh was born and raised in Drums, PA where he currently resides with his wife Lindsay and their two children. He graduated from Bucknell University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Attorney Walsh pursued his legal career at Syracuse University College of Law. He was selected as a recipient of the Lampe Bar Scholarship and received the CALI Award for Achievement in Insurance and Society Seminar Activities.

For nine years, Attorney Walsh worked as an Associate Attorney with Donald G. Karpowich, Attorney-at-Law, PC where he litigated numerous cases in various jurisdictions, including Courts of Common Pleas, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Previous to this role, he was an Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Tullio DeLuca handling commercial litigation and estate planning. Attorney Walsh also served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Terrence R. Nealon.

Attorney Walsh is a member of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Richard M. Williams

“Ensuring that the client receives the best services possible.”

Richard M. Williams is a shareholder in the firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn Law, where he practices in the firm’s Kingston, Pennsylvania office concentrating in the areas of commercial and residential real estate, zoning and land use planning, and telecommunications law. Attorney Williams principally has represented developers in all aspects of the land use process including the siting and development of wireless communications facilities, large scale planned residential developments, commercial warehousing, hotels and retail facilities. He personally has appeared at hundreds of municipal and zoning meetings on behalf of developers throughout Eastern and Central Pennsylvania. He also has appeared on numerous continuing legal education panels addressing subjects such as zoning and land development, mortgage foreclosure, landlord and tenant law, and repossession of personal property. He further has testified on behalf of wireless carriers before the Pennsylvania legislature and was instrumental in the enactment of Pennsylvania’s Wireless Broadband Collocation Act.

Attorney Williams was born and raised in Kingston, Pennsylvania and currently resides in Mountain Top. He currently sits on the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Advisory Board and previously has been a member of the Boards of Directors of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce and Lehigh Valley Whitewater, Inc. He is a 1997 graduate of Leadership Wilkes-Barre.