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Published on Mar 24, 2015
Attorney, MidPenn Legal Services, Altoona, PA
Recipient of the 2015 PLAN Excellence Award March 24, 2015
Diana Ingersoll, Esq. is the sole attorney in the Blair County office of MidPenn Legal Services. She passionately serves the community’s most vulnerable residents — survivors of domestic violence. Since 2001, she has handled 2,610 domestic violence cases, obtaining 1,605 orders of protection for 3,197survivors and their children. Ms. Ingersoll is an active member of the Blair County Bar Association and serves as a liaison to various community organizations and governmental entities, including the Altoona Housing Authority. Her work in these areas has increased MidPenn’s visibility in the community and helped to develop collaborative partnerships for better community partnerships. Ms. Ingersoll received her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1988. The following year she began her legal services career with Blair County Legal Services becoming its executive director in 1992 expertly handling an active caseload while addressing various administrative, management and compliance duties. Recognizing the benefits of a larger program model to her clients and staff, Ms. Ingersoll skillfully shepherded a merger with Southern Alleghenies Legal Aid, a predecessor program to MidPenn Legal Services. ....