Bryan Fitzcharles

Bryan Fitzcharles

Attorney Bryan Fitzcharles, after graduating from high school in 1996 entered the United States Navy and Honorably served a four year term. After an honorable discharge following his service, Attorney Bryan Fitzcharles graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2006.

In 2015 he obtained his law degree from Vermont Law School. Since becoming licensed to practice law in 2015, Bryan worked on large e-discovery projects in center city Philadelphia.

In 2018 Bryan moved to Williamsport and concentrated largely on family law matters, including custody, divorce, differing types of support, protection from abuse and equitable distribution.

In May of 2021 Bryan joined the law firm of Casale & Bonner P.C. where he will continue representing clients in family law matters but will take on other types of matters including criminal defense, DUI, drug matters, delinquency matters, all of which he played a role previously.

Bryan is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Lycoming County Bar Association, as well as the Family Law Section, the Criminal Justice Section, and the Solo and Small Firm Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Areas of Practice:

Family Law
Divorce
Equitable Distribution
Child Custody
Adoption
Children & Youth matters
Criminal Defense
DUI
Drug Offenses
Delinquency
Dependency
Protection from Abuse

Bar Admissions:

Pennsylvania, 2015

Education:

Vermont Law School, South Royalton Vermont
J.D. – 2015

West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester PA
B.A.-2006

Bret J. Southard

Shareholder

Location: Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Phone: 570-326-7044
Fax: 570-326-7610

Bret spent the first twenty years of his career defending insurance companies. He utilizes his extensive experience from defending these companies to understand what is needed from you and your attorney if you are injured, in order to maximize the value of your claim. What many injured people do not realize is that experience and reputation of the attorney representing an injured person is critically important in the evaluation of an injured person’s claim.

The insurance companies and their attorneys are fully aware of which lawyers know what they are doing and which ones do not. They know which attorneys are “settlers” and which ones will aggressively try cases when necessary. Bret has been hired and and trusted by insurance companies themselves, and has 20 years of experience trying and handling cases on their behalf. That’s why you can trust that he is going to work to get you the full value of your claim. Contact Bret today to schedule a free evaluation of your serious injury claim. Let him put his insurance industry experience to work for you.

Areas of Practice

• Personal Injury Litigation
• Car Accidents
• Truck Accidents
• Fall Cases
• Product Liability
• Dog Bites
• Commercial
• Insurance Bad Faith
• General Litigation

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania, 1990
U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1990
U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1993

Education

Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Law Review: Duquesne Law Review, Member, 1988 – 1990
State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, New York
B.A. – 1987

Honors and Awards

Honorable Thomas Wood Equal Access to Justice Award, 2012
Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Award, 2013
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Professional Associations and Memberships

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 1990 – Present
Lycoming Law Association, Member, 1993 – Present

Pro Bono Activities

High School Mock Trial Coach, 1999 – 2009
Odyssey of the Mind Coach, 2008 – Present

Norman M. Lubin

Attorney

Location: Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Phone: 570-326-7044
Fax: 570-326-7610

Areas of Practice

Workers’ Compensation
Social Security Disability
Bankruptcy
• Municipal

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania, 1972
U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1975
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1989
U.S. Supreme Court, 1988

Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
J.D. – 1972
Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
B.B.A – 1968

Classes/Seminars

Administrative Law – Adjunct Instructor, Penn College of Technology, 1991 – 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association, 1988 – Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1974 – Present
Lycoming Law Association, Former President, 1974 – Present
Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association, 1999 – Present
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1990 – Present

Bradley S. Hillman

Shareholder since 1999

Location: Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Phone: 570-326-7044
Fax: 570-326-7610

Attorney Brad Hillman graduated from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 1987 and obtained a post-bachelor degree in Education in 1988. In 1991, he obtained his law degree from Duquesne University. He was law clerk for the Honorable William S. Kieser from 1992-1993 before joining the Lycoming County District Attorney’s Office as Assistant District Attorney from 1993-1996. Beginning June 1996, Brad joined the practice of law at Casale & Bonner, P.C. becoming full shareholder in 1999.

Since becoming licensed to practice law in 1991, Brad has had significant litigation experience in a variety of practice areas. He has litigated personal injury matters, general civil contract and complex commercial business disputes. Brad has also devoted a significant amount of time to litigation of criminal and matrimonial matters. Brad is a member of the Lycoming Law Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Family Law Division of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Additionally, Brad is a member of the Saint Joseph the Worker Parish, Williamsport Lycoming Chamber of Commerce and the Williamsport/Newberry Lions Club.

Areas of Practice

• Family Law
• Divorce
• Child Custody
• Equitable Division
• Child Support
• Adoption
• Criminal Litigation

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania, 1991

Education

Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
J.D. – 1991
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
Post-Bachelor Degree in Education – 1988
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
B.A. – 1987

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Service Award, North Central Sight Services
Professional Associations and Memberships
Lycoming Law Association, Member
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Division, Member
American Bar Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

Saint Joseph the Worker Parish, Member
Williamsport Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, Member
Williamsport/Newberry Lions Club, Member

James D. Casale

Shareholder

Location: Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Phone: 570-360-9028
Fax: 570-326-7610

Areas Of Practice

• Real Estate Law
• Wills & Estate
Corporate Law

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania, 1981
U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1982

Education

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
J.D. cum laude
King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
B.S.

Representative Clients

Lycoming County Sheriffs Office and Domestic Relations
Lamar Advertising Co
Keystone Fricton Hinge
Keystone Filler & Manufacturing Co
J&M Construction Specialty, INC
Valley Truck & Trailer, INC
CSR
Fairfield Auto Group
Fish Real Estate

Professional Associations And Memberships

Lycoming Law Association, 1981 – Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1981 – Present

Pro Bono Activities

Susquehanna Legal Services/North Penn Legal Services, 1981 – 2000