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Located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Mette, Evans & Woodside serves clients throughout Pennsylvania as well as New Jersey and Maryland in a broad spectrum of legal disciplines primarily in Real Estate, Litigation, Business, Banking, and Estate Planning. Our attorneys share a commitment to providing clients with the best possible legal representation.

“We do our very best to help each client. We take a proactive approach, rather than just responding to a client’s stated issues. Being able to help solve clients’ problems is our greatest reward.”

- Howell Mette, Founding Attorney

Latest News

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Mette, Evans & Woodside Represents Newspaper Publisher in Freedom of Speech and First Amendment Lawsuit

The law firm of Mette, Evans & Woodside has settled a lawsuit filed on behalf of its client, Press and Journal, Inc., publisher of the Middletown Press & Journal, against the Borough of Middletown, Pennsylvania.

Paul J. Bruder Secures Victory for Hubley Township – Joint Sewage Facilities Plan Will Go Forward

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has reversed a decision of the Environmental Hearing Board that nullified a Joint Act 537 plan between Hegins and Hubley townships.  The plan was the first comprehensive revision to either township’s Act 537 plans since 1967. In the joint plan, the townships proposed the construction of a 600,000-gallon-per-day wastewater treatment […]

Matthew D. Coble Joins Mette, Evans & Woodside

The law firm of Mette, Evans & Woodside announced that attorney Matt Coble has joined the firm as shareholder.

Industry News

How long to return deposits?

How Long to Return Deposits?

As a broker holding a deposit, how long should it take you to return it pursuant to the terms of a release signed by both parties or when sufficient time has passed and not litigation/mediation has been initated?

As a subcontractor, what happens if I sign releases in order to get paid for my work?

Often contracts for public projects and large private projects require subcontractors to sign lien waivers and releases in order to receive periodic payments for their work.

Stormwater Fees Drawing the Ire of Citizens and Businesses State-Wide

Citizens are expressing their skepticism and outright anger about stormwater fees that are being assessed throughout the Commonwealth.

Events & Seminars

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Homeowners: Beware of Summer Hazards!

Protect yourself from potential legal problems around your home.

Monday, May 13th at 7:00pm
Fredricksen Library – Community Room

Presenters: Attorney Kathryn Lease Simpson from Mette, Evans & Woodside

Children’s Book Drive Results

Mette, Evans & Woodside partnered with RSVP of the Capital Region for our annual children’s book drive. The 2018 drive collected 7,691 books. All books collected were distributed to students aged 4 to 12 in Dauphin and Cumberland County.

Anti-Harassment Presentation Offered

Take steps to avoid harassment occurring in your company. Mette, Evans & Woodside is offering a companywide anti-harassment presentation for your employees. This program, led by Attorney Kathryn L. Simpson, will educate your employees about the types of harassment, the company’s policy regarding harassment and how to report an incident.