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About Our Firm

The attorneys at Hippo, Fleming & Pertile Law Office have been providing legal services to families and business owners for nearly thirty years.  They strongly believe that effective planning can help to reduce future legal issues, costs and complications, so they take a proactive approach with their clients.  Unlike traditional law firms that offer legal services in a broad array of practice areas, the attorneys of Hippo, Fleming and Pertile focus their respective practices on specific areas of the law, which helps to provide greater knowledge and expertise in those areas.

Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Medicaid Planning, Business Law, Probate / Estate and Trust Administration

Attorney Jeff Fleming focuses his law practice in estate planning, elder law and asset protection, business planning and estate and trust administration. He received his undergraduate degree from Washington and Jefferson College (1983) and his law degree from the Duquesne University School of Law (1990). He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania.

Jeff co-authored a book titled Guiding Those Left Behind in Pennsylvania, 2nd Edition, published in 2006. His estate planning articles have also been published in a number of magazines and newspapers across the country.

Jeff is a member of WealthCounsel, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and of the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.  He is also a member of the Blair County Bar Association and Society of Retirement Financial Advisors.  Jeff was the first elected president of the Blair County Bar Association and received the County Bar President’s Award for his outstanding leadership.

He is a past president and national committeeperson of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors – Pennsylvania (NAIFA-PA), a past president of the Altoona Area Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA-Altoona Area) and a past chair of NAIFA’s Young Advisors Team (YAT).

Jeff and his wife Karen live in Hollidaysburg with their youngest daughter Isabel.  They also have three other adult children and five grandchildren. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys cooking, hunting, traveling, motorcycling, sailing and watching movies with his family.

Personal Injury & Workers Compensation

Attorney Wayne Hippo has worked as a defense attorney for some of Pennsylvania’s largest insurance companies. This experience helps him negotiate personal injury and workers compensation claims because he knows how the other side operates. Attorney Hippo is also heavily involved in local politics in Blair County and previously served as the Mayor of Altoona. He also focuses a portion of his practice on real estate, employment and business law drawing on his experience working with a venture capitol company.

 Social Security Disability, Business Law, Employment Law & Municipal Law

Attorney David Pertile concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law, municipal law, business law and Social Security Disability. Attorney Pertile earned his Bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania and his Juris Doctor and Certificate of Advanced Study in Health Law from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law. He uses his diversified background to service his clients for all of their legal needs.

Team Approach

With such various areas of focus, our lawyers work together as a team on many projects. Often times there are issues with a case that another attorney can assist on. When you hire one of the attorneys at Hippo, Fleming & Pertile, you are not just hiring an attorney, you are hiring the knowledge and experience of several attorneys and their experienced staff.

Call Us Today

We invite you to call us today to consult with one of our attorneys regarding your legal matter.  In many cases, we offer a free consultation with no obligation. If you have been injured in an accident or at work, we would be happy to visit you in your home or the hospital.