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Rosadele Kauffman Partner

Phone: 814-234-8834
Fax: 814-234-8868
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Rose Kauffman is Of Counsel to the firm. As such, she primarily provides counsel and assistance to the other attorneys in the firm in the areas of family law, business planning, estate planning and estate administration/probate. She continues to provide counsel to clients on a limited basis in these areas.

Rose’s practice has evolved exclusively to non-court alternatives in dispute resolution. This includes acting as a neutral mediator or conciliator, as well as representing clients in the Collaborative Law process. She attends frequent training in these resolution alternatives. Rose believes most clients are best served both emotionally and financially by resolving disputes out of court. Unfortunately, some situations cannot be resolved amicably. In the event litigation is necessary, Stephanie VanHorn and David Engle will fight zealously to protect our client’s interest throughout the process.

Rose has been named by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils as an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP). This designation recognizes estate planning professionals who meet stringent requirements of experience, knowledge, education, professional reputation and character. An AEP designee embraces a team concept of estate planning, which incorporates consultations with clients’ financial planners and accountants as appropriate.

Areas Of Practice

  • Estate Planning 40%
  • Mediation 30%
  • Estate Administration/Probate 20%
  • Collaborative Law 10%

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1990
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1992

Community Activities

  • Mid-Penn Legal Services, 1988 to 2018
  • Rotary Club of State College/Downtown, past president, 1998 to 2018


  • The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1987
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Woolsack Society; Dickinson Law Review
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
    • M.S., Master of Science – 1983
    • Major: Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts – 1972
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1988 to 2018
  • Centre County Bar Association, 1988 to 2018
  • International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners, 2005 to 2018
  • Centre Region Estate Planning Council, Past board member, 2010 to 2018
  • Central Counties Collaborative Law Community, Charter Past President, 2011 to 2018
  • Pennsylvania Council of Mediators, 1997 to 2018

Past Employment Positions

  • Delafield, McGee, Jones & Kauffman, Partner, 1988 to 2012
  • Hon. David E. Grine, Centre County Court of Common, Law Clerk, 1987 to 1988