Mette, Evans & Woodside Names Brian Hinkle Shareholder

Brian-Hinkle-AttorneyHarrisburg, PA – Mette, Evans & Woodside announces that attorney Brian Hinkle was named a Shareholder with the law firm as of January 2018. Brian joined the firm in January of 2014.

Brian is dedicated to guiding his clients with proactive legal planning and focuses his practice on estate and trust planning, business succession planning, long-term care and special needs planning, business formation and mergers and acquisitions. He is a frequent and enthusiastic presenter to the community and to the legal profession on the topics of estate and trust planning, long-term care planning and business succession. Brian also serves as an adjunct professor at Widener University Commonwealth Law School in Harrisburg, PA.

“Through his work with clients and his contributions to the community, Brian has proven himself to be a respected member of the Mette, Evans & Woodside legal team,” said Timothy A. Hoy, President. “We are delighted to have him become a Shareholder in the firm.”

Mette, Evans & Woodside has a long-standing tradition of providing comprehensive legal representation in Litigation, Estates and Trusts, Business and Real Estate. Founded in 1969, the firm provides clients throughout Pennsylvania with sound legal counsel for all facets of their professional and personal life. For more information, visit www.Mette.com.

Paul J. Bruder, Jr. Joins Mette, Evans & Woodside as Shareholder

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The law firm of Mette, Evans & Woodside announced that attorney Paul J. Bruder has joined the firm as a Shareholder. Over the course of his career, Mr. Bruder practiced at Rhoads & Sinon for 20 years where he served as the Chair of its Environmental Practice Group, as well as with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Mr. Bruder has established himself as a leader in the field of environmental, natural resource and energy law. His legal practice includes working closely with municipalities, land developers, the construction industry, and the agricultural community. Mr. Bruder joins Randall Hurst to form perhaps the most experienced and well-rounded environmental legal team in central Pennsylvania.

Paul received his law degree from the University of Dayton School Of Law and is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania as well as the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle District of Pennsylvania.

“We are excited to have Paul join Mette, Evans & Woodside,” said the firm’s President Tim Hoy. “He brings a unique skill set to our firm, along with the benefit of strong relationships that he has forged during his remarkable career. He brings with him an energy that any firm would welcome.”

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

Mette, Evans & Woodside Selected as 2018 Best Law Firm for the Eighth Consecutive Year

2018-best-law-firm-logo-smFor the eighth consecutive year, Mette, Evans & Woodside has been named as a Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report. The 2018 first-tier ranking for the Harrisburg, PA metropolitan area is for the firm’s work in the Trust and Estates practice area. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the United States.

According to the U.S. News Best Law Firm rankings, “receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.”

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

Thomas M. Fraticelli Joins Mette, Evans & Woodside

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Harrisburg, PA – The law firm of Mette, Evans & Woodside is pleased to announce that Attorney Thomas M. Fraticelli has joined the firm in an Of Counsel capacity. He is admitted to practice in all courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Mr. Fraticelli received a B.B.A. degree from the University of Massachusetts and a J.D. degree from Villanova University Law School.

“Having an attorney with Tom’s knowledge, community service background and experience is a tremendous resource for Mette, Evans & Woodside,” said President Timothy A. Hoy.

Mette, Evans & Woodside has a long-standing tradition of providing comprehensive legal representation in Litigation, Estates and Trusts, Business and Real Estate. Founded in 1969, the firm provides clients throughout Pennsylvania with sound legal counsel for all facets of their professional and personal lives. For more information, visit www.mette.com.

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.