Donna A. Hartnett

Donna brings 42 years of experience assisting Tim Duckworth Sr. and Tim Duckworth Jr. in estate planning, corporate, and business matters. Also assisting in office administration and billing, she is a married mom to a daughter in North Carolina and enjoys doting on her grandchildren.  An avid Philadelphia sports fan, she loves dancing, going to the gym, and running 5k races.

Jenal B. Hettler

Joining the firm in 2009, Jenal is our estates and trusts paralegal. She assists in the drafting and preparation of legal documents including fiduciary income tax, inheritance tax, and Federal estate tax returns. She received her paralegal certificate from LCCC and resides in Carbon County with her husband and young son. She enjoys camping, trips to the beach, and exercise.

Stephanie Lapping

Stephanie A. Lapping

Stephanie is our newest team member at MFDD and is the family law and litigation paralegal assisting Harold Funt and Kristie Beitler. She comes to us with 18 years of paralegal experience, having graduated in 2002 from Lehigh Carbon Community College’s paralegal program. Residing in Bethlehem with her husband and three cats, she enjoys shooting pool, going to the gym, and traveling.

Melanie J. Mege

Melanie has been our receptionist and a legal assistant for over 30 years, and enjoys giving each person who comes through the door or calls on the phone the individual and personal attention they deserve. As the information technology liaison, Melanie ensures we have the most up-to-date services for our clients’ needs. She resides with her husband and daughter and enjoys reading, spending time with her family and vacations at the beach.

Melanie L. Olenwine

A former legal assistant and closing agent, Melanie managed a local real estate settlement company before joining MFDD in 2008 as our office administrator, bookkeeper and billing clerk. She is happy to assist with your billing or payment questions. Married and the mom of a daughter in Maryland and a son in the Lehigh Valley, Melanie loves baseball, music, going to the gym and running.

Denise S. Schmall

After a brief hiatus from the law, Denise joined the firm in 2011 as an experienced estates and trusts legal assistant. She assists the estate department staff with all estate and trust matters. Residing in the Lehigh Valley with her husband and two sons, Denise spends her downtime reading and attending her sons’ many sporting events and activities.