Jennifer Denchak Wetzel
Secretary of the Board of Directors
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Dauphin County Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates Member (Zone 3)
Jennifer Denchak Wetzel is dedicated to serving the legal needs of Pennsylvania’s farm and agri-business community. For the past fifteen years, she has worked with all types of agricultural businesses across the state, advising them on a broad spectrum of legal issues.
She is recognized for her in-depth knowledge of business succession planning, real estate and asset preservation within the agricultural law context. She has given presentations on these topics for the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pennsylvania Farm Link, and Pennsylvania Bankers Association.
Jennifer was appointed by Secretary of Agriculture, Russell Redding, to the Advisory Board for the Agricultural Business Development Center. She is a licensed title insurance agent and is a Succession Coordinator for the International Farm Transition Network and the Pennsylvania Center for Dairy Excellence. Previously, she served as the Vice-Chairman of the Agricultural Law Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Jennifer graduated cum laude from the Pennsylvania State University – Dickinson School of Law and summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Bucknell University. While attending Dickinson, she was a member of the Penn State Law Review, the Appellate Moot Court Board, and the Woolsack Honor Society.
A native of Schuylkill County, Jennifer lives with her husband and two daughters in Perry County, where she is an active member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Liverpool.
- Pennsylvania State University – Dickinson School of Law, J.D.
- Bucknell University, B.A.
- Pennsylvania Bar
- U.S. Supreme Court
Articles & Media
The social distancing, telework, and like effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have only increased our use and reliance on electronic communications and assets.
Attorney, Jennifer Denchak Wetzel, explains the basics of how title insurance protects land and real estate owners.
New Ag Business Development Center provides resources to farmers statewide.
Succession planning rarely implements itself automatically, the first step should be contacting an attorney with succession planning experience.
The importance of farm transition planning has become increasingly understood and accepted by the agricultural community.
Attorney Jennifer Denchak Wetzel discusses when to start the farm transition planning process. Her general rule is that when the farm child reaches the age of 30, you should begin transitioning the non-real estate assets