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Kristin L. Rice

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Gettysburg, PA

Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Law

Certified Legal Specialties:

  • Death Penalty Certified since 2010 (Rule 801 Pa.R.Crim.Pro.)


Attorney Kristin Rice founded Wolfe, Rice and Quinn, LLC with her husband John A. Wolfe in 1986. In 2003, she became a full-time Assistant Public Defender for Adams County and served as Chief Public Defender from 2011 until her retirement at the end of 2022. As a Public Defender, Attorney Rice has represented thousands of criminal defendants, and has represented individuals charged with offenses ranging from DUI to homicide. She is "death-penalty qualified", meaning she is recognized as having the skill and experience necessary to handle death-penalty cases. She has now returned to private practice to serve those charged with crimes in the Adams County area.

Current Employment Positions:

  • Partner; Wolfe, Rice and Quinn, LLC

Past Positions:

  • Adams County Office of Public Defender, Chief, 2011 to 2022
  • Adams County Office of Public Defender, Assistant, 2003 to 2011


  • Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • J.D.
  • Goucher College, Towson, Maryland
    • B.A.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: American Studies

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, 1985

Classes / Seminars:

  • Former Professor of Criminal Law , Harrisburg Area Community College
  • Former Professor of Business Law, Harrisburg Area Community College

Pro-Bono Activities:

  • Board of Directors YWCA of Gettysburg and Adams County
  • Board of Directors, Adams County Bar Foundation
  • Board of Directors Adams County Library System
  • Board of Directors Adams County Children and Youth Services

Professional Associations:

  • Adams County Bar Association, Former President, 1986 to Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 1986 to Present
  • PA Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2011 to Present