HARRISBURG (May 7, 2018) — Kristen B. Hamilton of the Law Office of Eric J. Weisbrod PC, Chambersburg, will begin a three-year term on the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Board of Governors at the conclusion of the association’s Annual Meeting, May 11 in Hershey.
Hamilton will serve as the PBA zone governor representing Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York county lawyers.
Active at both the state and local levels of the organized bar, Hamilton has served in the PBA House of Delegates as a voting representative for Franklin County attorneys. She is a class of 2014-15 graduate of the PBA Bar Leadership Institute, which develops future leaders of the association. She is a member of the PBA Children’s Rights Committee, Commission on Women in the Profession and Membership Development Committee. She is a Life Fellow of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the PBA.
Hamilton is the current president of the Franklin County Bar Association, chair of the association’s Social Committee and a past chair of the association’s Young Lawyers’ Division. She serves as secretary of the Franklin County Bar Foundation.
Also active in her community, Hamilton provides pro bono services to qualifying families in need through Franklin County Legal Services, MidPenn Legal Services and Women in Need. She serves as secretary of the Local Children’s Roundtable for Franklin and Fulton counties. In 2015, she was invited by Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Max Baer to serve on the Statewide Roundtable. Both initiatives strive to improve and positively impact the justice system for children and their families.
Hamilton assists with the Greencastle Antrim Baseball Softball Association. She is a member of Trinity Church, vice president of its consistory and rings in the church bell choir.
She is a graduate of the Anne Anstine Excellence in Public Service Series, a Pennsylvania leadership program for Republican women.
Hamilton received her undergraduate degree from Gettysburg College. She was a senior treatment clinical supervisor at Cornell Abraxas Youth Center before earning her Juris Doctor from Widener University Commonwealth Law School in Harrisburg.
She served as a managing partner at two law firms before joining the Law Office of Eric J. Weisbrod PC.
Founded in 1895, the Pennsylvania Bar Association strives to promote justice, professional excellence and respect for the law; improve public understanding of the legal system; facilitate access to legal services; and serve the 26,000 lawyers who are members of the association.