Determination and work ethic
CGA Law Firm is excited to welcome Beth Kern to the CGA Legal Team!
Beth is a recent cum laude graduate of Widener University Commonwealth Law School, where she earned several significant awards. She was conferred an Outstanding Service to Law School Award for exemplary service and the John A. Fillion Memorial Award for her excellence in scholarship and professionalism. Specifically she was recognized as being the most likely to significantly contribute to the public and to the profession of labor and employment law.
The Formative Years
These awards are evidence of Beth’s determination and work ethic, qualities she learned growing up in a farming family in Glenville and her years as a dedicated 4-H member. She also credits 4-H with providing excellent training in public speaking and leadership. In 4-H she made numerous presentations and led groups in STEM, agriculture, healthy living, and civic engagement.
Education and Work History
Beth completed her undergraduate degree in Marketing and Advertising at York College of Pennsylvania. When she graduated, her career first began in the media sales and marketing industry. Most recently, she spent almost eight years working at Flagger Force where she fulfilled many Human Resources roles becoming a business partner and liaison to many other departments. During this time, she earned her Professional in Human Resources certification and became Flagger Force’s Legal and Compliance Manager. When she realized that she had a great interest and ability in law, she applied to Widener University Commonwealth Law School.
For four years, Beth worked for Flagger Force during the weekdays and completed her studies on evenings and weekends. While at law school, she spent several years competing in Trial Advocacy Competitions. She also served on the Executive Committee of the Widener Trial Advocacy Honor Society most recently as Internal Vice President. In her position, she helped to organize events to teach courtroom skills, etiquette, and confidence. She also helped to plan competitions between her law school and others.
Community Service and Interests
Although school and work kept Beth very busy, she always found time to serve. Beth enjoys volunteering at the Salvation Army, mentoring at the Young Women’s Symposium with Junior Achievement, and overseeing the annual Adopt-A-Family Giving Tree at Flagger Force. She also enjoys taking breaks to make fabulous cupcakes, a lovely Italian meal, or a grilled seafood dinner.
Another favorite pastime is visiting Disney World with her husband, Allen. Beth and Allen have been married for almost nine years and they are annual pass holders to Disney World, visiting every chance they get. They both have serious jobs and enjoy the chance to be playful and have fun. Allen is a military hero, serving our state and nation as a Staff Sergeant in the Army National Guard. Beth and Allen have one dependent — a ten-year-old Yorkipoo named Heidi.
Beth chose CGA Law Firm because she wanted a familial environment and a work-life balance. She was impressed with the firm’s excellent reputation, colleageal atmosphere, and commitment to community. Her practice areas of interest are Labor and Employment Law and Litigation.
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