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Business & Individual Lawyer, Attorney Richard S. Bishop


Richard S. Bishop, who has been a principal of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn since 1985, specializes in estate planning and estate administration work, as well as elder law matters, real estate transactions, business transactions and corporate matters.

Attorney Bishop represents clients in both Lackawanna and Luzerne counties. His practice in estate planning/estate administration includes structuring simple to more complex estate plans for individual and corporate clients. He has also handled litigation involving estates and personal representatives. Most recently, he has been providing advice to landowners on oil and gas issues related to the Marcellus shale. He has conducted seminars on governance for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and has represented numerous local businesses in mergers and acquisitions.

Currently, Attorney Bishop serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Penn State Worthington Scranton campus, the ARC Foundation of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Salvation Army and the Advisory Board for M&T Bank. He is also Vice President and Chairman of the Government Affairs Committee for the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. He is President of Amos Lodge of B’nai B’rith, past President and current member of the Board of Directors of Temple Israel of Scranton, past President and current member of the Board of Directors of Jewish Family Services of Northeastern Pennsylvania, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Schwartz Mack Charitable Foundation.


  • Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, 1985-Present
    • Principal, member of Business Team with emphasis on corporate, business and finance, commercial transactions, probate/trust, real estate and Marcellus shale matters


  • Temple University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1971
  • Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Arts, 1968


  • Member, Lackawanna Bar Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association
  • Admitted to Practice:
    • United States Supreme Court
    • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
    • Superior Court of Pennsylvania
    • Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania
    • Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
    • United States District Court, Eastern District of PA
    • United States Tax Court


  • Vice President and Board Member, Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member Emeritus, Penn State Worthington Scranton Campus Advisory Board
  • Board Member, Amos Towers Housing Foundation, Inc.
  • Advisory Board Member, Scranton Area Foundation
  • President and Board Member, Amos Lodge of B’nai B’rith
  • Secretary and Board Member, Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania
  • Past President and current Advisory Board Member, Salvation Army Citadel, Scranton
  • Past President, ARC of Northeastern Pennsylvania, and current Board Member, ARC Foundation
  • Past President and current Board Member, Temple Israel of Scranton
  • Past President and current Board Member, Jewish Family Services of Northeastern Pennsylvania
  • Past President and Life Member, Scranton Counseling Center
  • Board Member and Past President, Estate Planning Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania
  • Board Member, St. Joseph’s Center
  • Past President and current Board Member, St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen
  • Board Member, Schwartz Mack Charitable Foundation

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