Holly S. FiliusPartner
Holly Filius is a Partner of Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP. She joined the firm in 1998 after serving as a Law Clerk to Commissioner Harold B. Fergus, Jr. of the Workers Compensation Appeal Board and as Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Michael J. Brillhart of the Court of Common Pleas of York County.
A significant portion of Holly’s legal practice involves helping families and individuals in all matters of Family Law. She understands the emotional strain that difficult family issues can cause her clients and their families and strives to alleviate these issues by aggressively advocating for her clients to secure the best results possible.
Holly understands the importance of taking the time to help clients thoroughly understand their rights and options and explains what should be expected throughout the legal process while developing a strategy to best meet her client's goals. Her extensive family law experience includes complex litigation for clients with significant assets, high income and business interests.
Holly has extensive experience assisting individuals and families throughout the adoption process, representing clients in agency adoptions, international adoptions and private adoptions. She works closely with county agencies and private agencies to finalize adoption proceedings and also represents clients in contested adoption matters. Holly recognizes the emotional toll contested proceedings can cause for adoptive families and is passionate about resolving the matter in her client's favor. Her thorough investigation, preparation and courtroom presentation in these matters has resulted in many successful adoptions that were originally highly contested.
In addition to her work in Family Law, Holly advises clients on Estate Planning and Estate Administration. Many clients seek her guidance when they begin to think about protecting their children’s interests or as their personal circumstances change. She also works with individuals and families to probate and administer estates.
Holly currently serves on the Board of Directors of the S. June Smith Center Foundation. She is active in numerous community and professional groups, has served on the Board of Directors of The Pennsylvania State Foster Parent Association and as a member of the Women in Business Committee of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She resides in West Lampeter Township with her husband, John, and their two children.
Did you know? Holly was the 1985 PA State Roller Skating Dance Champion.