Mette, Evans & Woodside Teams Up With RSVP for Children’s Book Drive

Firm’s Second Annual Book Drive With An Increased Goal Of 1,800 BooksShare-the-joy-smaller

Mette, Evans & Woodside is partnering with RSVP of the Capital Region for a children’s book collection drive.

Collection of new and gently used books for children ages 4 to 12 will begin on September 11th and continue through October 27th. Collection bins will be available at over 10 locations throughout the area including: Mette, Evans & Woodside, Capital Blue Cross, East Shore and West Shore YMCA, Dauphin County Bar Association and First National Bank in Lemoyne. A complete list of locations can be found at www.mette.com/childrens-book-drive. The donated books will be distributed at after school tutoring and pre-K programs to children to encourage reading.

“Children who read at home and have access to books are more likely to do well in school. This book drive will help get more books into the hands of the children in our community,” said Kathi Simpson, attorney with Mette, Evans & Woodside.

According to the Literacy Project Foundation, 6 out of 10 households do not buy a single book in a year. Donating books provides an opportunity for a child to grow a love of reading and increasing the likelihood of their success in school and life.

Mette, Evans & Woodside takes pride in the firm’s involvement in the Central PA community and has a long-standing tradition of providing comprehensive legal representation for businesses, individuals and municipalities. Founded in 1969, the firm provides clients throughout Pennsylvania with sound legal counsel for all facets of their professional and personal life. More information is available at www.mette.com.

Kathryn L. Simpson Elected President of the Lipsitt Inn of Court

Kathryn-Lease-Simpson15Kathryn L. Simpson, a Shareholder with Mette, Evans & Woodside, was elected President of the Honorable William W. Lipsitt American Inn of Court. The mission of the American Inns of Court is to promote excellence, civility, professionalism, and ethics in both the legal profession and advocacy. Ms. Simpson’s legal practice focuses in Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, Health Law and Mediation & Arbitration. For the past eight years, Simpson has been named one of the top attorneys in Pennsylvania by Super Lawyers.

The American Inns of Court aims to promote ethical values from one professional generation to another as well as expand a meaningful relationship among their members. In addition, they strive to facilitate the development of law students and less experienced lawyers as skilled participants in the American judicial system. More information can be found at the Inns of Court website www.innsofcourt.org.

Mette, Evans & Woodside has a long-standing tradition of providing comprehensive legal representation for businesses, individuals and municipalities. Founded in 1969, the firm provides clients throughout Pennsylvania with sound legal counsel for all facets of their professional and personal life.

Michael A. Farrell Joins Mette, Evans & Woodside as Shareholder

Michael-A-Farrell-AttorneyThe law firm of Mette, Evans & Woodside is pleased to announce that Attorney Michael A. Farrell has joined the practice. Mr. Farrell has been practicing in the field of insurance defense litigation, for thirty-two years. He has focused his practice in defending employers and insurers in workers’ compensation matters. He is certified as a specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Mr. Farrell is admitted to practice in all state courts in Pennsylvania, as well as the United States District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania. He is also admitted to practice before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Dauphin County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, where he is also a member of several sections related to workers’ compensation and civil litigation. He has published several articles and has taught several seminars relating to Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law.

Mette, Evans & Woodside has a long-standing tradition of providing comprehensive legal representation for businesses, individuals and municipalities. Founded in 1969, the firm provides clients throughout Pennsylvania with sound legal counsel for all facets of their professional and personal life.

Michael D. Reed Joins Mette, Evans & Woodside as Shareholder

Michael-D-Reed-AttorneyThe law firm of Mette, Evans & Woodside is pleased to announce that Attorney Michael D. Reed has joined the practice. Mr. Reed has been practicing in the fields of construction law and litigation, as well as general commercial litigation and administrative and procurement law, for thirty-six years. He also has extensive experience in mediation and arbitration, both as an advocate and as a neutral. He is certified as a mediator in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and has also completed the course work for mediator certification in the State Supreme Court of Virginia.

Mr. Reed is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Pennsylvania, as well as the United States District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Dauphin County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, where he is also a member of several sections and committees related to litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution. He has published numerous articles and taught several seminars on construction law topics. He is a former Assistant Counsel to the PA Department of Transportation, and served as Chief of Litigation for the PA Department of General Services.

Mette, Evans & Woodside has a long-standing tradition of providing comprehensive legal representation for businesses, individuals and municipalities. Founded in 1969, the firm provides clients throughout Pennsylvania with sound legal counsel for all facets of their professional and personal life.

Veronica L. Boyer Joins Mette, Evans & Woodside as Associate

Veronica-Boyer-AttorneyThe law firm of Mette, Evans & Woodside is pleased to announce that Attorney Veronica L. Boyer has joined the practice. Ms. Boyer focuses her practice in construction law and litigation as well as commercial, real estate and general civil litigation. She is also active in matters involving procurement law and related administrative law issues. Ms. Boyer has over eight years of experience practicing as a civil litigator and was recently named one of Central Penn Business Journal’s 30 Women of Influence for her demonstrated commitment to both her clients and the community.

Ms. Boyer earned her law degree at Washington University in St. Louis. She graduated with high distinction from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminology. She is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and Illinois and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Mette, Evans & Woodside has a long-standing tradition of providing comprehensive legal representation for businesses, individuals and municipalities. Founded in 1969, the firm provides clients throughout Pennsylvania with sound legal counsel for all facets of their professional and personal life.

Victoria P. Edwards Joins Mette, Evans & Woodside as Associate

Victoria-Edwards-AttorneyMette, Evans & Woodside is pleased to announce that Attorney Victoria P. Edwards has joined the law firm. Ms. Edwards’ practice focuses in workers’ compensation and social security disability matters. Prior to joining Mette, Evans & Woodside, she practiced with several law firms in Central Pennsylvania. She is certified as a specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

In 2016, Ms. Edwards was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Edwards graduated from Penn State Dickinson School of Law. While in law school, she clerked for Judge Rambo of the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Mette, Evans & Woodside has a long-standing tradition of providing comprehensive legal representation for businesses, individuals and municipalities. Founded in 1969, the firm provides clients throughout Pennsylvania with sound legal counsel for all facets of their professional and personal life.

James L. Goldsmith Joins Mette, Evans & Woodside as Shareholder

James-L-Goldsmith-AttorneyThe law firm of Mette, Evans & Woodside is pleased to announce that Attorney James L. Goldsmith has joined the practice. Mr. Goldsmith has been practicing law continuously since 1978 and focuses his law practice in two major areas. He now primarily represents professionals charged with negligence or seeking to defend their licenses before the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs. He also provides legal expertise to professional trade associations such as the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs and currently the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS®, the Greater Philadelphia Association of REALTORS® and the Greater Scranton Association of REALTORS®.

Mr. Goldsmith has written and lectured extensively on real estate issues and has been involved in drafting the standards forms used throughout the Commonwealth. He has participated in the drafting of much legislation dealing with the regulation of real estate licensees and the industry. For ten years he taught real estate transaction at the Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg Campus. He has delivered many continuing education courses to both lawyers and real estate licensees. Jim was appointed by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth to serve on a Joint State Government Commission Advisory Committee on Real Property Law.

Mette, Evans & Woodside has a long-standing tradition of providing comprehensive legal representation for businesses, individuals and municipalities. Founded in 1969, the firm provides clients throughout Pennsylvania with sound legal counsel for all facets of their professional and personal life.

Veronica L. Boyer Named “Woman Of Influence”

Recognized For Business Leadership & Community Service
Veronica-Boyer-Attorney Veronica L. Boyer, an attorney at Mette, Evans & Woodside, was named as a 2017 Women of Influence honoree by the Central Penn Business Journal. Ms. Boyer focuses her practice in construction law and litigation as well as commercial, real estate and general civil litigation.

The Women of Influence Awards honors established business leaders with proven track records of community service and business accomplishments, who influence others through their personal successes and achievements.

Honorees are selected by a panel of independent judges. The 30 women were selected based on five categories including: career accomplishments, leadership, personal/business vision, community service, and mentoring.

Ms. Boyer volunteers in the community as Ombudsmen for the Lancaster County Office of the Aging and is a regular contributor to the Wills for Heroes program. She also serves as the Secretary for the Board of Directors of Central Penn College.

Mette, Evans & Woodside has a long-standing tradition of providing comprehensive legal representation for businesses, individuals and municipalities. Founded in 1969, the firm provides clients throughout Pennsylvania with sound legal counsel for all facets of their professional and personal life.

Kathryn Simpson Named Super Lawyer

Eighth Year That Mette, Evans & Woodside Attorney Is Honored

Kathryn L. Simpson, an attorney with Mette, Evans & Woodside, was named as one of the top attorneys in Pennsylvania by Super Lawyers. The Super Lawyers honor is reserved for attorneys who exhibit excellence in their legal practice. Only five percent of attorneys in the state are recognized.

Ms. Simpson’s practice is in Commercial Litigation, Employment Law and Healthcare Law. This is the eighth year that Ms. Simpson has been recognized as a Super Lawyer. Simpson received her MBA and J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and her B.S. from The Pennsylvania State University. She is a frequent speaker and author of continuing legal education course materials for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

The selections for Super Lawyers are held each year as a result of a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers; independent evaluation of candidates by Law & Politics’ attorney-led research staff; a peer review of candidates by practice area and a good-standing and disciplinary check.

Mette, Evans & Woodside has a long-standing tradition of providing comprehensive legal representation for businesses, individuals and municipalities. The firm serves clients throughout Pennsylvania. More information is available at www.mette.com.

Here is information about the Super Lawyers award.

Mette, Evans & Woodside Names Three New Shareholders

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Melanie Vanderau, Jennifer Denchak Wetzel & Aaron Martin

Mette, Evans & Woodside announced that three attorneys with the law firm have become Shareholders as of January 2017. Attorneys Melanie VanderauJennifer Denchak Wetzel and Aaron Martin were named as Shareholders.

Aaron Martin provides legal counsel in a number of areas including: corporate and commercial litigation, business law and estates and trusts. Jennifer Denchak Wetzel is dedicated to serving the legal needs of Pennsylvania’s farm and agri-business community. Melanie Vanderau’s practice focuses in Banking Law and Business Law, working with clients from all types of financial institutions throughout Pennsylvania.

Mette, Evans & Woodside has a long-standing tradition of providing comprehensive legal representation for businesses, individuals and municipalities. The firm serves clients throughout Pennsylvania. More information is available at www.mette.com.