Join us to learn about the effects of COVID-19 on Landlord/Tenant issues and the implications for your clients. This CLE will cover the changing landscape of regulations, Court orders, and guidance from various agencies and how they are being implemented locally. Judges Gómez Shockey and Nicklas will provide a view from the bench and discuss issues that concern landlord and tenant practice. This panel will also include tips for representing landlords and tenants from Matthew Stewart, Esq. and Brandon Copeland, Esq.
Annie R. Gómez Shockey, Esq. became a Magisterial District Judge in January of 2018. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Gómez Shockey was a partner at the law firm of Wertime & Gómez LLP handling family law, immigration, and various civil law matters. She received her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2007 and her B.S. from Shepherd University in 2004.
Kristin D. Nicklas, Esq. is a Magisterial District Judge for District Court 39-3-04 which encompasses Greene Township, Southampton Township, Orrstown Borough and Shippensburg Borough (West End). Prior to her judicial role, Judge Nicklas was a practicing attorney and Support Master for Franklin County.
Judge Nicklas received her Juris Doctor from Widener School of Law and a Bachelor’s of Science in accounting from The Pennsylvania State University. While in law school, Judge Nicklas was involved in the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, Law and Government Institute and a student mentor. Prior to law school, Judge Nicklas was a staff accountant at a regional accounting firm. Upon completion from law school, Judge Nicklas clerked for then-President Judge Douglas W. Herman. Judge Nicklas resides in Chambersburg with her husband, John, and their four children.
Brandon Copeland, Esq. is a staff attorney with MidPenn Legal Services based in the Chambersburg office. Most of his practice is based in Franklin and Fulton County but he also works in many other counties throughout the state. A significant portion of his practice involves representing tenants with various landlord tenant issues. As a member of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network he is plugged in to the state wide and national discussions related to the CDC eviction moratorium among many other issues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Brandon obtained his law degree from Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law in 2012. He graduated undergrad in 2009, with a degree in History from Rider University.
Matt Stewart, Esq. graduated from the Dickinson School of Law, Penn State University in 2011. He is a partner at Kulla, Barkdoll & Stewart, P.C. in Waynesboro. Matt practices criminal law, family law, general civil litigation, unemployment compensation law, and landlord-tenant law.