Clearfield County Lawyer Adrianne Peters Sipes Named Chair-elect of Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

HARRISBURG, Pa. (May 2, 2024) — Adrianne Peters Sipes, founder of Compass Estate Planning and Elder Law, Clearfield, will become chair-elect of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Young Lawyers Division (YLD) at the close of the association’s Annual Meeting on May 10 in Hershey.

As YLD chair-elect, Sipes will serve on the 2024-25 PBA Board of Governors. Within the YLD, Sipes has served as a voting member of the PBA House of Delegates in her role as a zone governor, representing lawyers in Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk and Potter counties. She is also a YLD PBA delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates.

Within the PBA, Sipes is a member of the Commission on Women in the Profession, Finance and Legal Academics committees. She also is a member of the Elder Law and Solo and Small Firm sections.

In addition to her involvement in the PBA, Sipes has been president of the Clearfield County Bar Association since 2020. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Pennsylvania Association of Elder Law Attorneys and Lawyers with Purpose.

In her legal practice, Sipes focuses on basic estate planning issues to complex long-term care funding matters. Her community involvement includes serving on the boards of the Clearfield Soccer Association and the Children’s Aid Society.

Sipes earned her bachelor’s degree from Clemson University, where she was a member of the Calhoun Honors College and Pre-Law Society. She earned her Juris Doctor from Charlotte School of Law, where she served as president of the Student Bar Association. She also volunteered with the Teen Court Program, assisted pro-se litigants in navigating divorce and custody proceedings, reviewed files and provided case law research for the Actual Innocence Project, represented indigent clients while interning with Legal Services, and took part in a comparative children’s rights seminar in Tanzania.