Michael C. Deschler

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Partner
Location:
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Phone:
610-295-5328
877-716-3631
Fax:
610-865-6433
Email:
Mike Deschler is a life-long resident of the Lehigh Valley. He graduated from Freedom High School (Class of 1971) and Lehigh University (Class of 1975). After graduation from Villanova Law School (Class of 1978), Mike began work with the Bethlehem law firm of Littner and Moran, where he remains to this day with its successor firm, Littner, Deschler and Littner. Mike is active with the Northampton County Bar Association, having served as a board member for five years then as its secretary, treasurer, vice-president, president-elect and, finally, president. Currently, Mike is a Northampton County delegate to the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates. His community activities include YMCA of Bethlehem (past board member), VIA (past board member), United Cerebral Palsy of Lehigh Valley (past board member and vice-chairman), Northwest Little League, Bethlehem Hurricane Basketball Club and Blue Mountain Baseball League (past secretary and president). Mike resides in Bethlehem with his wife, Sharon.

Areas of Practice

  • 40% Civil Litigation
  • 15% Personal Injury
  • 20% Family Law
  • 15% Small Business Law
  • 10% Zoning/Land Use

Litigation Percentage

  • 60% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1980

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1978
  • Lehigh University, Bethlehem
    • B.A.cum laude
    • Major: Government

Representative Cases

  • D'Huy v. D'Huy
  • Leister v. Leister

Representative Clients

  • Bank of America
  • Bethlehem Township
  • West Side Electrical Service, Inc.
  • Signature Homes By J. T. Maloney
  • Keystone State Distributing, Inc.

Honors and Awards

  • Northampton County Pro Bono Award, 1996 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association County Bar President's Award, 2008 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Northampton County Bar Association, President, 2008 - Present
  • Board of Governors, 1996 - 2000
  • Board of Governors, 2004 - 2009
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, House of Delegates, 2008 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice

Past Employment Positions

  • City Of Bethlehem, Solicitor, 1978 - 1988
  • Bethlehem Parking Authority, Solicitor, 1989 - 1999
  • Colonial Regional Police Commission, Solicitor, 1995 - 2006

Pro Bono Activities

  • Northampton County Custody, 1995 - Present
  • Northampton County Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion, 2010 - Present

Languages

  • English

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Delta Tau Delta