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 […]

Feb. 23, 2021

Christopher J. Kalbfell Joins The Literacy Center Board of Directors

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba congratulates Christopher J. Kalbfell who recently joined the Board of Directors for The Literacy Center. “I’m excited to be a part of this community-based organization focused on adult literacy,” said Mr. Kalbfell. “I look forward to working with the other members of the Board to help ensure everyone in the area […]

Feb. 10, 2021

Office Romance – Navigating the Risks this Valentine’s Day Season

As we begin year two of a global pandemic, most in-person activities remain severely restricted, and many employees continue to work remotely. Given these restrictions, employers may be lulled into a false sense of security that risks posed by office romance are no more. This, however, is not the case. Rather, it is predicted that […]

Feb. 5, 2021

Maraleen Shields Secures Another Win for City of Allentown On Appeal

Shareholder Maraleen D. Shields secured another appellate victory for the City of Allentown. The case stemmed from a 2015 slip and fall on a pedestrian bridge in Joseph Daddona Park. In 2017, Plaintiff filed a complaint alleging that the City was negligent in its maintenance of the pedestrian bridge and failed in its duty to warn […]

Feb. 1, 2021

Supreme Court Ends Debate Over Bankruptcy Question

In October of 2019, the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a decision addressing an often-asked question in bankruptcy: whether it is a violation of the automatic stay to retain a vehicle that was repossessed pre-bankruptcy? The Court of Appeals answered in the negative, as addressed in this article, posted on this site […]

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 […]