Peter Y. Herchenroether

Shareholder and Director

Peter Y. Herchenroether

Shareholder and Director

Fax 412-261-6221

Mr. Herchenroether is a Shareholder and Director of the firm and a member of the firm’s Estates and Trusts and Tax Services Groups. His practice focuses on personal estate planning and estate and trust administration. He has counseled Executors and Trustees managing both large and complex as well as small and simple administrations. His knowledge and expertise has been recognized by the Orphans’ Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania by his appointment as Master to advise the Court in several complex matters. The Probate and Trust Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association elected Mr. Herchenroether to serve a term as a member of its Council and he and other Council members developed and taught a professional development course with the Court for attorneys handling estate administrations. Mr. Herchenroether has presented lectures and instruction for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the National Business Institute. He is counsel to several non-profit charitable organizations and also represents clients involved in real estate and tax matters. He has handled cases for appeal in both federal and Pennsylvania courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Herchenroether has been active in his church and community, serving on numerous boards and committees, including the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Westminster College.

Fax 412-261-6221

Areas of Law/Focus

  • Personal Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Trust Administration


  • J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1979
  • B.A., Westminster College, 1976 Summa Cum Laude
  • University of Miami Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1979
  • United States District Court – Western District of Pennsylvania, 1979
  • United States Court of Appeals – Third Circuit, 1984
  • United States Supreme Court, 1985

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Probate and Trust Section Council, Allegheny County Bar Association (2004-2007)
  • Lecturer/Instructor for various continuing legal education programs of Pennsylvania Bar Institute,
    Allegheny County Bar Association and the National Business Institute
  • Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Trustee, Westminster College
  • Corporator, Union Dale Cemetery
  • Director, Avonworth School District (1989-1999)