Jun. 24, 2021

FLB Named a Lehigh Valley Top Workplace for the 8th Consecutive Year

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. has again been selected as one of The Morning Call’s “Top Workplaces”. This was the eighth consecutive year the Firm earned a place on the list. In the article published on June 24, the Firm ranked eighth overall in the “Small Employers” category, and the highest-ranking law firm overall. “Following a difficult year, […]

Jun. 21, 2021

Three FLB Shareholders Named to LVB Power 30 in Law List

FLB congratulates co-managing shareholder, Joseph A. Bubba, founder & shareholder Joseph A. Fitzpatrick, Jr., and shareholder Stephanie A. Kobal for being named to the “Power 30 in Law” list, which was curated by Lehigh Valley Business’ editorial staff. Joseph A. Bubba is a co-founder of FLB and has been the Firm’s managing shareholder since for […]

Apr. 26, 2021

The Uncertain Future of Physician Non-Competes

It is now well beyond standard practice for independent professional practices and healthcare systems to require their employed physicians to execute non-competition provisions as part of their employment relationship.  Enforceability of the “non-competes” has been somewhat of a “mixed bag” and is often very fact specific. There have been a few cases in Pennsylvania that […]

Mar. 25, 2021

Maraleen D. Shields Rated “Highly Recommended” by the Bar Association of Lehigh County

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba shareholder and Lehigh County Judiciary Candidate Maraleen D. Shields, was rated as “Highly Recommended” by the Bar Association of Lehigh County Judicial Evaluation Committee. In their review, the Judicial Evaluation Committee wrote: “Attorney Shields has practiced for nearly twenty years as a civil attorney, with a particular focus on litigation. She […]

Jan. 5, 2021

Maraleen D. Shields Named to National Black Lawyers Top 100 List

Shareholder Maraleen D. Shields was named to the National Black Lawyers Top 100 list in Pennsylvania, an honor given only to select lawyers in each state who promote diversity and equality in the legal system. Ms. Shields is a shareholder of the Firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice and Healthcare Groups. As a member of the […]

Dec. 21, 2020

Maraleen D. Shields Named to Healthcare Power Players List by Lehigh Valley Business

  Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba Shareholder Maraleen D. Shields was recently named to the 2020 Lehigh Valley Business Healthcare Power Players list. Honorees were selected by the publication’s reporters and editors based on their reporting and in consultation with knowledgeable people in their fields. In discussing what she feels is the biggest responsibility to the […]

Dec. 11, 2020

Maraleen D. Shields Announces Candidacy for Judge in Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba shareholder Maraleen D. Shields, an experienced Lehigh attorney and litigator, has announced her candidacy for Judge in the Court of Common Pleas of the Lehigh County. After amassing nearly a decade of medical malpractice defense and risk management litigation experience, Maraleen D. Shields joined the Firm in 2014. She has worked […]

Oct. 15, 2020

Webinar: Protect Your Hospital’s Nonprofit Status — Preparing for Local, State and Federal Challenges

Challenges to the nonprofit status of hospitals and health systems are becoming increasingly common, with attacks coming from multiple fronts. Many nonprofit hospitals and health systems are facing litigation, the results of which could be very costly. FLB will be co-hosting a live webinar featuring Chair of our Corporate, Business & Banking Group, Marie K. […]

Oct. 14, 2020

Maraleen D. Shields Honored with the 2020 Lynette Norton Award

Shareholder Maraleen D. Shields was selected by The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Commission on Women in the Profession as the recipient of the 2020 Lynette Norton Award. The Norton Award was created in memory of Lynette Norton, a founding member of the PBA Commission on Women in the Profession who died in 2002. Norton was […]

Aug. 14, 2020

Maraleen D. Shields Named to Joint Task Force on Continuity of Delivery of Legal Services

Maraleen D. Shields, a shareholder in Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba’s Litigation and Healthcare practices was named to the Joint Task Force on Continuity of Delivery of Legal Services by Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) President David E. Schwager. Given the disparities in technological services across Pennsylvania’s counties, this 29-person task force is focused on creating recommendations […]