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. 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. 26, 2020

FLB Secures Another Win for the City of Allentown

Douglas J. Smillie and Maraleen D. Shields secured another win for the City of Allentown. Nearly three years after an eminent domain action was filed, the Commonwealth Court agreed with the original arguments the duo advanced on behalf of the City and dismissed the appeal by Somera Road – 835 West Hamilton Street, LLC. The Court […]

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 […]

Jul. 13, 2020

US Supreme Court Clarifies Employment Landscape for Religious Institutions

Over the years, courts have articulated various standards and factors in determining which employees of religious institutions are exempt from employment discrimination laws, and this has led to much confusion and little consistency. This past week, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision that will impact and clarify the employment landscape for religious institutions […]

Jun. 18, 2020

Another FLB Win for Client as Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules in School Bus Video Case

In February 2017, an incident involving a student and a teacher occurred on a school bus in the Easton Area School District. Interest in the incident sparked the Express-Times and lehighvalleylive.com to request a copy of a video that captured the incident under Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law (RTK Law). The school district objected to […]

Jun. 17, 2020

In Business Privilege Tax Case, Court Confirms Phoebe Services Not Liable

In a case regarding  business privilege tax, the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas found in favor of Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba (FLB) client Phoebe Services, Inc. and established on appeal that Phoebe Services, Inc. is not liable to the City of Allentown (the City) for the tax. In late 2019, FLB Shareholder and Chair […]

May. 29, 2020

Pennsylvania’s Judicial Emergency to Cease as of June 1

On May 21, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an Order declaring that the previously established judicial emergency in Pennsylvania will cease after June 1, 2020. However, the Court also ordered that previously entered judicial orders in the intermediate appellate courts and local courts shall remain in full force and effect until they expire by […]