Veteran Defense Lawyer William A. Fetterhoff Joins MBK

William A. Fetterhoff has joined Scranton-based Myers Brier & Kelly, LLP (MBK) as Of Counsel. Fetterhoff will be resident in the firm’s Harrisburg office. Fetterhoff joins MBK’s white collar defense group, which represents entities and individuals facing challenging, high-profile federal and state criminal investigations.

Fetterhoff has been engaged in the practice of law for 43 years, concentrating on the representation of clients in criminal matters before state and federal trial and appellate courts. Fetterhoff’s clients have included public officials, public employees, corporations, professionals, and other individuals. Fetterhoff’s practice has also included the representation of clients before governmental regulatory agencies, including in professional licensure and Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission matters.

“Bill is an exceptionally skilled and ethical trial lawyer,” said Daniel T. Brier, a founding partner of MBK. “Few attorneys in Pennsylvania can say they’ve represented clients in many of the most significant and highly publicized state public corruption prosecutions of the last 15 years. Bill can. We are thrilled to have him join our thriving white collar practice, which includes our growing legal profession and ethics practice.”

Prior to joining MBK, Bill’s practice focused on public corruption and other state and federal criminal defense. Bill gained much notoriety when in 2010 he obtained a full acquittal for his client in the “Bonusgate” public corruption prosecution brought by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General (OAG). Bill was also trial counsel for a public employee in the “Computergate” prosecution brought by the OAG, and he represented a public employee in the OAG’s prosecution related to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.

“I have known MBK from my extensive dealings with its white collar litigators,” said Fetterhoff. “Those experiences together with what I have learned about the firm, its entire litigation practice, and its culture of collaboration convinced me that MBK provides the perfect foundation to continue my career defending clients accused of wrongdoing.”

Fetterhoff earned his undergraduate degree from Fordham University and his JD from Dickinson Law School. Prior to opening his firm in Harrisburg in 1981, Bill worked for the Dauphin County Public Defender’s Office, as well as the Pennsylvania State Senate as counsel to the Health and Welfare and Law and Justice Committees.

Fetterhoff is the newest member of MBK’s Harrisburg office and he joins litigator Erik R. Anderson, who has worked in the Harrisburg office for several years. Anderson’s practice focuses on white collar defense, attorney ethics and discipline defense, and labor and employment litigation.