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Willard M. Henkelman, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Estate Planning Law, Estate Administration Law, Savings and Loan Association Law, Real Estate Law.


Henkelman, Willard Max was born on June 7, 1914 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Max Frederick and Emilie (Neuls) Henkelman.


Graduate, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire, 1932. AB, Princeton University, 1936. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1939.


Worked at Kreder, Brooks, Hailstone & Ludwig. Admitted to the bar, 1940, Pennsylvania, United States. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania and United States.

Court of Appeals, Third Circuit. Board of Student Advisors, Harvard Law School, 1938-1939. Member: Lackawanna, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations.

American College of Real Estate Lawyers. Military: Colonel (Retired) United States Army Reserve. Kreder, Brooks, Hailstone & Ludwig is engaged in the general practice of Law in the Middle District of Pennsylvania, which encompasses Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania and the Pocono region.

The Firm is organized into several practice areas: Corporate and Business Law, Banking Law, Commercial Transactions, Real Estate, including land use planning and development, Taxation, Estate Planning and Trust and Estate Administration, Environmental Law, Defense Litigation, Personal Injury, Products Liability Litigation.


  • Bar: Pennsylvania 1940, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1941.


Member Exeter Graduate Council, Princeton Alumni Council. Served from private to major Army of the United States, 1942-1946, PTO. Colonel Reserve retired.

Member American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Lackawanna Bar Association (executive committee 1974-1979), American College Real Estate Lawyers, Waynewood Association (president 1969-1970), Lackawanna History Society (vice president 1969-1972), Northeast Pennsylvania Princeton Alumni Association (president 1952-1955, chairman alumni schools committee 1960-1970), Northeast Pennsylvania Exeter Association (president 1953-1955) Clubs: Kiwanis (president 1961), Scranton, Princeton Tower.


Married Elizabeth Tweedle, February 21, 1943. Children– Elizabeth L., Steven W.

Max Frederick Henkelman

Emilie (Neuls) Henkelman

Elizabeth Tweedle

Elizabeth L. Henkelman

Steven W. Henkelman