Mette, Evans & Woodside was founded to bring together exceptionally talented attorneys, who share a commitment to providing businesses and individuals with the best possible legal representation.

Founding attorney, the late Howell Mette, explained the firm’s approach, “We do our very best to help each client. We take a proactive approach, rather than just responding to a client’s stated issues. We’re prepared to suggest alternate courses, as well as identify ancillary problems.”

We’ve been recognized as the “Best Law Firm” with “Super Lawyers,” but our greatest accomplishment is resolving our clients’ legal matters.

Administrative Staff

Cayle D. Swindler


Cayle D. Swindler has been working for 30 years in the area of estate/trust administration in close association with Attorney Elyse Rogers.  She started her career in 1991 at Mette, Evans & Woodside.  She worked for other firms for a period of time only to return in February 2021 with Attorney Rogers.  Cayle graduated from Gannon University in Erie, PA.  She is married and has three sons.

Julie Rodichok​

Title Agent and Paralegal

Julie brings more than 30 years of legal experience to her paralegal position at Mette, Evans, and Woodside. Julie earned her Associates Degree from Harrisburg Area Community College in 1988.

Reagan VanSteenacker​


Reagan has been working as a paralegal since 2020 and has been with Mette, Evans & Woodside since 2021. She primarily assists the firm’s bankruptcy and municipal finance practices, as well as assisting other areas of law within the firm. She graduated from Harrisburg Area Community College in 2021 with her Associates in Paralegal Studies.