Mette, Evans & Woodside Attorneys Named “Best Lawyers”

Attorneys pictured left to right: Howell C. Mette, Timothy A. Hoy, James A. Ulsh, Thomas A. Archer, Gary J. Heim, Mark S. Silver

Six Mette, Evans & Woodside attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers® 2020. Attorneys Howell C. Mette, Timothy A. Hoy and James A. Ulsh were recognized again this year.  Attorneys Thomas A. Archer, Gary J. Heim and Mark S. Silver were recognized for the first time.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and one of the most respected peer review publications in the legal profession. The Best Lawyers designation is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than ninety thousand leading attorneys cast over ten million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties.

Selected in the tax law category, Howell C. Mette, the founding shareholder of Mette, Evans & Woodside, has long been recognized for his work in trusts and estate planning. Mr. Mette was first named Best Lawyer in 1987.  He is also AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has earned the recognition of Super Lawyer.

Timothy A. Hoy, current President of Mette, Evans & Woodside, was recognized for his work in banking and finance law. Mr. Hoy focuses his law practice on assisting businesses and financial institutions. In addition, Mr. Hoy has taught Payment Systems at Pennsylvania State University – Dickinson Law and at Widener Law Harrisburg.

James A. Ulsh, a long-time shareholder, was recognized for business organization law. Mr. Ulsh concentrates his law practice on banking, commercial law, healthcare issues, employee benefits programs and estate planning and administration. He has previously been named a Super Lawyer and is also AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Thomas A. Archer, Chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, who was selected for personal injury law, has more than twenty-five years’ experience in civil litigation. In his practice, he represents injured people and their families throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He regularly serves as an adjunct faculty member in Widener University’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program.

Named “Best Lawyer” in trusts and estates, the focus of Gary J. Heim’s practice during his legal career of over 35 years has been agricultural law. He provides a broad range of legal services to Pennsylvania’s farm and agri-business community and has counseled thousands of the state’s family farms with the transition of those businesses to the next generation through his statewide practice.

Mark S. Silver, who has been recognized in real estate law, serves as Special Counsel to Mette, Evans & Woodside. Mark concentrates his practice in eminent domain. In addition his work in eminent domain, Mark’s legal practice encompasses other areas of real estate law including: land use, subdivision and zoning, and transactions.

Mette, Evans & Woodside has a long-standing tradition of providing comprehensive legal representation in Litigation, Estates and Trusts, Business and Real Estate. Founded in 1969, the firm provides clients throughout Pennsylvania with sound legal counsel for all facets of their professional and personal life.