Professionals

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

Kate Abbott

Paralegal

Kate Abbott joined Mette, Evans & Woodside in 2015 as a paralegal and assists the firm’s attorneys in the Agricultural Law, Estates & Trusts, and Real Estate & Land Use practice groups.

Ms. Abbott graduated summa cum laude from McCann School of Business & Technology with her Associates Degree in 2011.

Jessica R. Porter

Paralegal
(717) 231-5236

Jessica Porter has been a paralegal since 2007 and has been with Mette, Evans & Woodside since 2011. She assists the firm’s attorneys in the areas of litigation as well as estate administration and natural gas rights.

Veronica A. Eskra

Paralegal
(717) 231-5212

Veronica Eskra has been a paralegal since 1992 and joined the firm of Mette, Evans & Woodside in 2019. Veronica graduated Summa Cum Laude from both The Academy of Medical Arts and Business in 1992 with her Paralegal Certificate, and from Elizabethtown College in 2013 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

She is a licensed title agent and assists attorneys in the Real Estate practice group, as well as managing the firm’s title company, South Central Agency. Her diverse background allows her to assist in other practice groups as needed.

Jeremy E. Redding

Director of Administration

Jeremy Redding serves as Director of Administration for Mette, Evans & Woodside. In his position, Mr. Redding is responsible for the business and administrative functions for the law firm, including financial management of the Harrisburg office. Mr. Redding served as Controller for Letum, Inc. prior to joining Mette, Evans & Woodside.

Lisa J. Knode

Paralegal
(717) 231-5226

Ms. Knode has been a paralegal since 1979 and has been with the firm of Mette, Evans & Woodside since 2001. She regularly assists attorneys in the Asset Preservation practice group and also works with the Corporate Law practice group.

Ms. Knode graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Harrisburg Area Community College with both her Associate’s Degree in 1978 and her Paralegal Certificate in 1980.

Cayle D. Swindler

Paralegal

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.