Our Staff

Christopher J. Youngs, Esq.CHRISTOPHER J. YOUNGS, ESQUIRE

Chris is a 1982 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a 1978 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. Most recently, he is a 2010 graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming . His areas of practice include workers’ compensation, accident and personal injury law, social security disability, administrative law, municipal law, and many types of litigation.

Chris emphasizes a straight-forward and down-to-earth approach to the practice of law, and that philosophy is evident in his dealings with clients, judges, and colleagues. Attorney Youngs devotes his practice to obtaining justice for people.  He welcomes opportunities to help the hurt or injured, and to take on the insurance companies and wrongdoers who stand in the way of justice.

His numerous community activities have included serving as President of the Chamber of Commerce, and the Sunrise Kiwanis Club. He is also a member of the Cochranton Lodge 790, Crawford County Shrine Club, and Erie Scottish Rite.

          

Lisa Pepicelli Youngs, Esq. LISA PEPICELLI YOUNGS, ESQUIRE

Lisa is a 1982 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a 1979 graduate of Allegheny College. Her practice areas include estate planning and probate, trusts, elder law, real estate law, and corporate and commercial law.

Born and raised in the Meadville area, Lisa takes pride in bettering the lives of others through not only her work as an attorney, but also through her involvement in the community. Her many activities have included serving as an elected councilman on the Cochranton Borough Council, Director of the ARC of Crawford County, and past President of the boards of the Young Women’s Christian Association, the United Way of Western Crawford County, and the Crawford Heritage Foundation.  She also has served on the advisory boards of the Economic Progress Alliance and Meadville Medical Center.

Lisa is active in the Meadville Garden Club, currently serves on the board of both the United Way and the Crawford Heritage Foundation, and is a Director of the recently-established Cochranton Area Redevelopment Effort (CARE) organization.

 

Brian T. Cagle, Esq. BRIAN T. CAGLE, ESQUIRE

Brian graduated from the Widener University School of Law magna cum laude in 2008, from Mercyhurst College in 2004, and from Saegertown High School in 2000.  During law school, Brian earned Certificates of Achievement in Wills & Trusts, as well as Business Organizations.  He also served as a staff member and editor for the Widener Law Journal.

Prior to joining Pepicelli, Youngs & Youngs, Brian was an assistant district attorney in York County, Pennsylvania for two years and a law clerk to the Honorable Michael E. Bortner in the York County Court of Common Pleas for one year.

Brian returned to Meadville to be closer to family and to give something back to the community where he was raised.  He is a member of the Board of Directors for Common Roots, the volunteer legislative coordinator for the Crawford County chapter of Fair Districts PA, and former President of the Board of Directors for Meadville Community Theatre.  Brian believes that John Adams put it best when he said that there is no higher calling for attorneys than “to assist the feeble and friendless, to discountenance the haughty and lawless, to procure the redress to wrongs, [and] the advancement of right.”

 

Jeffrey C. Youngs, Esq. JEFFREY C. YOUNGS, ESQUIRE

Jeff is a 2013 graduate of the Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio, and a 2010 graduate of Allegheny College, and a 2006 graduate of Cochranton Jr./Sr. High School.  Jeff grew up in his family’s law practice working as a secretary, and later a law clerk, prior to practicing law with the firm. 

When he’s not practicing law, Jeff is often practicing music.  He is currently the pianist and former choir director at Grace United Methodist Church in Meadville, and is a member of the Allegheny College Chorus.  He also is involved with the Meadville AM Rotary Club, the Meadville Neighborhood Center, and looks forward to continued civic involvement.

Jeff returned to Meadvile to be closer to family and to give back to the community where he was raised.  He joins Pepicelli, Youngs & Youngs as a third-generation attorney, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, John V. Pepicelli, who practiced law from 1953 to 1997, and his parents, Christopher J. and Lisa Pepicelli Youngs, who have practiced law in Meadville since 1983.  Jeff handles nearly all types of cases, though the bulk of his practice includes workers’ compensation, personal injury, wills and powers of attorney, and guardianships.  Jeff is also the Attorney for the Crawford County Register and Recorder’s Office.  

 

Sara-4519SARAMARIA (SARA) PATTERSON, ESQUIRE 

Sara Patterson joined Pepicelli, Youngs and Youngs PC in December 2020. She brought with her 14 years of experience representing clients in all aspects of family law, including equitable distribution, spousal support, alimony, child support, child custody, and protection from abuse, among others. She also handles Social Security disability, juvenile dependency, wills and estates, and real estate. Ms. Patterson grew up in the Pittsburgh area and Titusville. She attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania with early admission. Ms. Patterson graduated in 2005 from Penn-State Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, PA. During law school, she worked in a local law office, gaining practical experience. After graduation, Ms. Patterson clerked for the Workers Compensation Board of Appeals. Ms. Patterson moved back to Crawford County in 2006 with her family and has been representing clients throughout Crawford, Venango, Warren, Mercer, and Erie counties through private practice since.

Ms. Patterson is the Crawford County Bar Association President for 2021. She is also a member of the Board of Directors at the Benson Memorial Library. Ms. Patterson is highly involved with her children and often coaches their various sport teams.

OUR STAFF

Valerie L. Turner  VALERIE L. TURNER

Valerie is a graduate of the Jamestown Business School, where she received her Associates’ Degree, and Conneaut Lake High School. Valerie’s work includes the administration of estates, real estate title searches, and guardianships. She enjoys working as an active parent supporter of the Cambridge Springs Blue Devils and Thiel College, where her children are athletes.

 

April A. Metzgar

APRIL A. METZGAR

April is a graduate of Maplewood High School, and Allegheny College, where she majored in Psychology and Political Science, and minored in Chemistry.  She enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her two sons, ages 22 and 18.  She also enjoys reading, gardening, and crafts.  April is also a big supporter of veterans, and related causes.

HEATHER L. KERR

Heather is a graduate of Maplewood Jr./Sr. High School.  Heather has worked in the real estate field for 20+ years.  Heather is a member and past Worthy Matron of Golden Crown Chapter #44 Order of the Eastern Star and past Grand Chaplain and Mother Advisor of Meadville Assembly #12 International Order of Rainbow for Girls.  In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking, making crafts, canning and freezing, and spending time with her family.  She lives in Meadville.