2013-10-24 / Local & State

James M. Schall Joins Law Firm

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Following the ribbon cutting ceremony for the old jailhouse, local residents began a walking tour of the county’s newly updated facilities, including the courthouse and Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott's office. Following the ribbon cutting ceremony for the old jailhouse, local residents began a walking tour of the county’s newly updated facilities, including the courthouse and Magisterial District Judge Wendy Mellott's office. Attorney James M. Schall is joining the law firm of Dick, Stein, Schemel, Wine & Frey LLP (DSSW&F) on January 1, 2014. It is still Jim’s intention to effectively retire; however, he will be available on a limited basis to represent clients after December 31, 2013. Because of certain rules governing the practice of law in Pennsylvania, in order for DSSW&F to continue Jim’s practice, he must become a partner in that firm.

Jill D. Stains, longtime secretary with Jim Schall and Schall and Bard LLC, will be employed with the new law firm. Consequently, there should be a seamless transition for the law practice in the new year.

Jim has worked with the attorneys at DSSW&F on various legal matters for at least 20 years, and he believes that they will provide excellent service to Fulton County clients in many areas of the law.

Tamela Mellott Heming and Jim have been members of the Schall and Bard law firm since January 1, 2000, and it was the intention that Tammy would take over the Schall and Bard practice. However, when she was elected dstrict judge that was no longer possible. Tammy will continue her law practice on a limited basis due to her duties as district judge. Her office will be located in Needmore beginning January 1, 2014.

With his retirement, Jim and Monica will be spending more time at their house in Asheville, N.C., where son Jamey and family reside to enjoy more time with their 5-year-old grandsons. They will be maintaining their residence in McConnellsburg.

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