ATTORNEY BIO

Richard J. Shoch, J.D.

Rick is a native of the Susquehanna Valley, having been born and raised in the Sunbury area.  He is a graduate of Shikellamy High School, The Pennsylvania State University and The Widener School of Law in Delaware.  

Prior to returning to the Susquehanna Valley in 2002, Rick spent 12 years working in the investment management and financial services industry in Philadelphia, PA and Manhattan, NY.  He was an in-house counsel in the Legal Department of SEI Corporation and later served as a Vice-President of Morgan Stanley, a global asset management firm.

Rick has a general law practice focused primarily on Business Law, Trust and Estate Planning and Administration, Special Needs Planning, Municipal, and Land Development Law.  He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and is admitted to practice before the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.  He serves as solicitor for several municipalities, municipal authorities and other local governmental entities and previously served in elected public office, most notably as the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Northumberland County, PA.

Rick resides in Sunbury with his wife, Paula, and their four children, Natalie, Lily, Eric and Brady.  He has been active in his community over the years, having served on the Boards of several non-profit community organizations, including Sunbury’s Revitalization, Inc., The Susquehanna Valley Arc, the Arc of Pennsylvania, The Susquehanna Valley Community Education Project, the Northumberland County Conservation District and the Local Elected Officials Board of the Central PA Workforce Development Corporation. He has also been involved as a leader and coach over the years in his children’s youth sports and scouting programs.

Rick and Paula’s youngest daughter, Lily, was born with a rare condition known as Kabuki Syndrome, leading Rick to develop the Special Needs Planning and Special Education Law element of his practice almost two decades ago.

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