Established in 1968
COYNE & COYNE is the longest established law firm in Hampden Township.
Veteran Owned & Operated
Each member of our team has proudly served in the U.S. Armed Forces or is a spouse of a military member.
Specializing in a wide array of legal services, our team has handled cases throughout central Pennsylvania and argued cases at all level of appeals through the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
HENRY F. COYNE, ESQ
Founding Member of the Firm (August 8, 1937 - April 25, 2019)
Henry F. Coyne was a proud native of the Anthracite Coal Region of Pennsylvania; originating from Locust Gap, a small "patch" on the outskirts of Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania. Since 1968, Mr. Coyne was engaged in the General Practice of Law in Cumberland County and was dedicated to the legal profession and to the community in which he served.
ASSOCIATIONS & COMMITTEES
Admitted to practice before all Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well as the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, Mr. Coyne was a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers in America, and the Cumberland County Bar Association.
Mr. Coyne was also the Chair of the Editorial Committee for the historical publication of Cumberland Justice: Legal Practice in Cumberland County (1750-2000) and a contributing author to the publication. Mr. Coyne was past President of the Cumberland County Bar Association.
AWARDSIn 2000, Mr. Coyne was one of the founding members of the Cumberland County American Inns of Court and was a Master of the Inn, having served as the President of the Inn. In 2011, Mr. Coyne was awarded the Distinguish Member Award by the Cumberland County Bar Association in recognition for his dedication to the legal profession and the steadfast ideals he epitomized as a lawyer in Cumberland County.
Designated Distinguished Military Graduate, Army R.O.T.C.
The Dickinson School of Law
Juris Doctorate (1966)
Since 1968, Mr. Coyne has been engaged in the General Practice of Law in Cumberland County with an emphasis in estate planning, land use and zoning, municipal law, and civil litigation. An accomplished advocate, Mr. Coyne argued cases before trial courts throughout central Pennsylvania and before all appellate courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to include the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
MILITARY CAREERMr. Coyne retired from the Pennsylvania Army National Guard as a Colonel after serving 38 years of combined honorable duty with the United States Army and the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. Additionally, Mr. Coyne served on the Scholarship Committee of the Pennsylvania National Guard.
FAMILYMr. Coyne and his late wife, Eileen B. Bach of Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania are survived by four children and nine grandchildren.
LISA MARIE COYNE, ESQ
A resident of Cumberland County for a majority of her life, Lisa Marie Coyne is a graduate of Cumberland Valley High School. Upon graduating from law school, Ms. Coyne was selected to serve as a senior attorney law clerk to the President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Cumberland County, the Honorable Harold E. Sheely. In 1993, Ms. Coyne joined her father, Henry F. Coyne, in the General Practice of law with an emphasis on Civil Litigation, Municipal Law, Zoning and Real Estate Development, Elder Law, Estate Planning and Administration, and Family Law.
ASSOCIATIONS & COMMITTEES
Ms. Coyne is admitted to practice before all Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania and has argued cases before the Pennsylvania Superior Court, Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, as well as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Ms. Coyne is the editor-in-chief of the Cumberland Law Journal and recently completed serving two consecutive terms as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cumberland County Bar Association. She is a founding member of the Cumberland County Inns of Court, having served as the membership chair and currently holds the title of Master of the Inn. In addition to her leadership within the local legal community, Ms. Coyne served as a member of the House of Delegates of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, representing the interests of Cumberland County lawyers and the citizens they serve. Additionally, and most recently, Ms. Coyne has been re-appointed to the Orphans' Court Procedural Rules Committee of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
IN THE COMMUNITYAs a leader within the local legal community, Ms. Coyne was instrumental in the formation and implementation of the Partners Program for local high schools throughout Cumberland County and served as the attorney "coach" for the Cumberland Valley High School Mock Trial team for many years. Ms. Coyne remains active and involved in the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Cumberland County Inns of Court, and the Cumberland County Bar Association.
EDUCATIONFranklin and Marshall College (B.A.)
Upon conclusion of her judicial clerkship, Ms. Coyne entered active military duty with the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps serving with the 1st Armored Division and then 3rd Infantry Division as Chief Trial Counsel in Bamberg, Germany during Operation Desert Storm. She is a recipient of the Army's Meritorious Service Medal for her service during Desert Storm. Following the completion of her active duty military service, Ms. Coyne continued her military service as a Judge Advocate serving with the 28th Infantry Division of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
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ROBERT P. COYNE, ESQ
Robert P. Coyne is a native of Locust Gap/Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania. He has lived in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania since 1978 and has an extensive background in tax litigation.
Millersville State University (B.S.)
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Juris Doctorate (1973)
George Washington University
LL.M. in Taxation
University of Pennsylvania
Masters of Government Administration (MGA)
In 1978 Robert was released from active duty and joined the PA Department of Justice as a Deputy Attorney General in the Tax Litigation Unit. In 1986 Robert earned a Masters in Government Administration from the University of PA. From 1990 to 1995 Robert served as Deputy Secretary of Revenue for Taxation and served on the Pennsylvania Board of Finance and Revenue.
In 1995 he became a Director of State and Local Taxes with Coopers & Lybrand and later PricewaterhouseCoopers. He returned to the Department of Revenue as Deputy Secretary for Compliance and Collections in 2003 and later was appointed the Executive Deputy Secretary of Revenue and served in that position until his retirement in April 2018.
Additionally, Robert co-authored with A. Robert Thorup an article in the American University Law Review, "West Point Honor Code Separations: Duty, Honor, Country...Fairness?"
Robert enlisted in the PA National Guard and served in the Army Reserves rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant. Upon receiving his Juris Doctorate in 1973 from the University of Louisville, Louisville, KY Robert received a direct commission as a Captain into the US Army Judge Advocate General Corps and served at the US Army Legal Services Agency, Headquarters Department of the Army, as a commissioner to the Army Court of Military Review. Meanwhile in 1977 Robert earned a Masters of Law in Taxation from George Washington University, Washington, DC. He transferred into the 28th Infantry Division of the PA Army National Guard where he served in various JAG positions. Later he was promoted to Colonel as the PA State Staff Judge Advocate. Robert was awarded various military awards during his service including the prestigious Legion of Merit and retired from PA Army National Guard in 2004 with over 34 years of service.
Robert is married to the former Marie Ficca of Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania and they are the proud parents of five children and eleven grandchildren.
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KAREN L. DEMARCO, ESQ
Karen L. DeMarco, a native of Montgomery County, grew up in Norristown, Pennsylvania, but now calls Central Pennsylvania her home. Karen arrived in Harrisburg in 2008 to attend Widener University School of Law and graduated, Cum Laude, in 2011 with her Juris Doctorate. In law school, Ms. DeMarco interned with both the Cumberland County and Dauphin County District Attorneys’ Offices gaining significant courtroom experience. Upon graduating from law school, Ms. DeMarco initially provided pro bono legal services for indigent clients through the Dauphin County Bar Association. Thereafter she began working at a general practice law firm with a focus on criminal defense, family law, civil litigation and veteran’s law. She has been in private practice since 2012.
EXPERIENCEAttorney DeMarco is admitted to practice before all Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as before the Federal Courts in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Ms. DeMarco has extensive courtroom experience, including jury trials, bench trials, and presenting arguments before our various appellate courts and state agencies. Attorney DeMarco is certified through VA to represent Veteran Disability Claims and appears regularly before the Board of Veterans Appeals representing disabled veterans.
When not practicing law or volunteering her time, Attorney DeMarco she enjoys spending time with her husband and son.
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J. RONALDO LEGASPI, ESQ
J. Ronaldo Legaspi, Esq., is a Lebanon County native who served as a nuclear reactor operator in the U.S. Navy's submarine force before pursuing a legal career. He graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctorate from Widener Commonwealth Law School in 2005. Ron's legal practice spans criminal defense, family law, civil litigation, and estate planning and administration. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
EDUCATIONUniversity of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (B.A.)
EXPERIENCERon returned to central Pennsylvania following college and attended the Widener University School of Law, graduating Cum Laude in 2005 with his Juris Doctorate. In law school Mr. Legaspi was a contributing author of the Articles: Rox Coal Co. v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board: The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Rejects a Police Report As Uncorroborated Hearsay and Affirms the Vitality of the Walker Rule in Workers’ Compensation Proceedings, 13 WIDENER L.J. 611 (2004) and Harrisburg School District v. Zogby: The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Concludes It Cannot Countenance A “Closed Class” Created By the Education Empowerment Act, 14 WIDENER L.J. 2005.
MILITARY CAREERRon enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served as a nuclear reactor operator in the Navy’s nuclear submarine force. He was stationed out of Groton, Connecticut, in the Submarine Force U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Following his enlistment, he was selected for a Naval ROTC Scholarship to attend the University of Pennsylvania.
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