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Coploff, Ryan & Houser proudly provides premier legal expertise to Central Pennsylvania. With over 80 years of combined legal experience, the law firm of Coploff, Ryan & Houser provides a broad range of legal services to the Lock Haven community. It's about you every day. Give us a call at 570-748-7771 to discuss your legal needs.
Organization of Business Entities
Contract Review and Drafting
Drafting of Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Power of Attorney
Divorce, including all Economic Issues
Indicated Abuse Appeals
Eviction and rent litigation
Including representation of all forms of local governments and authorities
Closings (Buyer and Seller)
Preparation of Deeds, Leases, Mortgages, and Sales Agreements
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After practicing law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Larry E. Coploff returned to Lock Haven in February 1979, to practice law in the office of J. Michael Williamson. On January 1, 1980, they formed the partnership of Williamson and Coploff.
In January 1990, Paul J. Ryan joined the firm of Williamson, Coploff and Hanna after clerking for Judge Carson Brown and working for a Williamsport law firm.
With sixteen years experience in Legal Services in Perry and Clinton Counties, Paul D. Welch, Jr., joined the firm of Williamson, Coploff, Hanna and Ryan in July, 1993. J. Michael Williamson left the partnership when he was elected to the bench, as a Clinton County Judge, effective January 1, 1994.
In 2014, after practicing law in Delaware for 3 years, Justin K. Houser, Esquire, joined the firm as an associate and 3 years later became a partner in 2017.
On March 5th, 2021, Mr. Welch retired from the practice of law