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Michael C. Deschler

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Practice Areas:

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

Biography

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.

Education

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

Bar Admission

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

Representative Cases

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

Honors

  • Northampton County Pro Bono Award
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association County Bar President's Award

Pro-Bono Activities

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

Representative Clients

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

Past Positions

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

Languages

  • English

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Delta Tau Delta

Professional Associations

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