Attorney Profile
Michael C. Deschler

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Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Small Business Law
  • Zoning/Land Use

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, and worked with its successor firm, Littner, Deschler and Littner, until 2021. 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
  • Northampton County Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion

Representative Clients

  • Bank of America
  • Bethlehem Township Municipal Authority (Solicitor)
  • West Side Electrical Service, Inc.
  • Signature Homes By J. T. Maloney
  • Northampton County Revenue Appeals Board (Solicitor)

Past Positions

  • City Of Bethlehem, Solicitor, 1987 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
  • Northampton County Bar Association, Board of Governors, 1996-2000; 2004-2009
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, House of Delegates, 2008 to Present