Adrianne Sipes | Estate Planning
Compass Estate Planning & Elder Law
114 S. 2nd Street
Clearfield, PA 16830
Adrianne Sipes | Compass Estate Planning & Elder Law
Attorney Peters Sipes was born and raised in Clearfield. After graduating from Clearfield High School, she went to Clemson University, where she was a member of the Calhoun Honors College and Pre-Law Society. Through an intensified course load and extreme dedication to her studies, she was able to complete her undergraduate degree in Communication Studies, with minors in Legal Studies and Psychology, in three years. She remains an avid fan of the Clemson Tigers, and takes pride in being an alumnus of the University.
Following graduation, she entered Law School where she was a member of the Student Bar Association Senate and ultimately served as Vice President, and subsequently, President of the Student Bar Association. Additionally, while in Law School she volunteered her time with the Teen Court Program, assisted pro-se litigants in navigating divorce and custody proceedings, reviewed files and provided case law research for the Actual Innocence Project, represented indigent clients while interning with Legal Services, and took part in a comparative children’s rights seminar in Tanzania.
She then returned to her hometown and successfully passed the Pennsylvania Bar Examination receiving her license to practice law. Within a week of receiving her license, she was in the courtroom advocating for her clients in civil and criminal matters, which she has done for the past twelve years.
Attorney Peters Sipes is actively involved in the Clearfield County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. She is currently the President of the Clearfield County Bar Association. She has also served in the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates for the past seven years, and currently holds the position of Zone 11 At-Large Delegate. Additionally, she is on the Executive Council of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division, serving as Zone 11 Co-Chair. She volunteers her time serving on the Board of Directors for both the Clearfield Soccer Association and Children’s Aid Society. She also is the coordinator for the Clearfield Soccer Association Pee Wee Soccer program. She is a lifelong member of the Mountain Top Larger Parish, and has previously served as a Deacon for Grace United Presbyterian Church in Glen Richey assisting in mission projects both locally and internationally.
Charlotte School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2010
B.A. Communication Studies, 2006
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Council – PA Bar Association Elder Law Section Representative
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
Pennsylvania Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
Lawyers with Purpose, Member
Pennsylvania Bar Association – Member, Zone 11 Governor
Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division – Executive Council – ABA Delegate, Elder Law Section Liaison
American Bar Association – Member, Pennsylvania Delegate to the House of Delegates
Clearfield County Bar Association, President
Clearfield Soccer Association, President
Children’s Aid Society, Board of Directors
• Commonwealth of Pennsylvania