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Meet the Newest Additions to our Board of Directors
SAMANTHA FAGNAN
Samantha Fagnan began her legal career as an intern
for the Honorable Carolyn Tornetta Carluccio
in Montgomery County. In 2012, she began
clerking for the Honorable Richard P. Haaz in the
Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. In
2016, she accepted her current position as Solicitor to the Montgomery
County Board of Assessment Appeals.
MARY BETH HUGHES
Mary Beth Hughes is an associate at Kane, Pugh,
Knoell, Troy & Kramer focusing on professional
liability defense and general liability defense. She is
a graduate of Temple University's Beasley School of
Law. Mary Beth received an M.A. in Education from
LaSalle University and a B.A. from Lehigh University. Prior to earning
her law degree, she worked as a social worker at Carson Valley School
and for Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health. Currently, she
volunteers with the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project and is on the
Board of Directors of SEAMLab (a non-profit research organization
committed to sustainable architecture). Mary Beth was selected to
participate in the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Bar Leadership Institute
class of 2012-2013.
MELISSA ANN IACOBUCCI
Melissa Ann Iacobucci is an associate attorney in the
Phoenixville office of O'Donnell, Weiss & Mattei,
P.C. She focuses her practice on matters of family
law, including the areas of divorce, custody, equitable
distribution, child support, alimony, spousal support,
enforcement/modification of property settlement agreements, and
prenuptial agreements. Melissa received her Bachelor of Arts degree
in English and Political Science from Williams College in 2008. She
received her Juris Doctorate from Temple University School of Law in
2011. While attending law school, Ms. Iacobucci had the opportunity to
work as a Judicial Intern to The Honorable Elizabeth R. Hey, a United
States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She
is licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She is an
active member of the Montgomery County Bar Association and serves
as the Co-Chair of its Women in Law Committee. Melissa resides in
Phoenixville where she was born and raised.
WILLIAM G. ROARK
William G. Roark is a proud father of two little
girls. He is also a member of Hamburg, Rubin,
Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin's Litigation Department.
For the first ten years of his career, his practice
focused on environmental litigation and catastrophic
injury cases. Bill focused on finding ways to help people navigate their
way through the judicial system by representing Plaintiffs all across
Southeastern Pennsylvania. His trial experience includes representing
those suffering from: traumatic brain injuries, medical malpractice and
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exposure to dangerous chemicals. More recently, Bill has become one
of only a handful of attorneys focusing on the developing legal field
surrounding Pennsylvania's Medical Cannabis Act. He has been a course
planner and speaks regularly for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the
Montgomery Bar Association, and has guest lectured at his alma mater,
Bucknell University. He is particularly committed to ensuring that the
industry remains as transparent and compliant as possible to ensure that
sick individuals are provided the medicine their doctors recommend in a
timely and safe fashion.
Bill is an active member of the Montgomery Bar Association
where he has been appointed to various committees. Bill is a pasteditor for the Montgomery County Law Reporter, current vice-chair
of the Environmental Law Committee and a contributing editor to
Montgomery County's Civil Practice Manual. In 2014 he served as Chair
to the Young Lawyers Section.
A graduate of Bucknell University (B.A. Economics, cum laude,
2003), Bill received his law degree with honors in 2006 from Villanova
University where he served as a member of the Villanova Moot Court
Board Executive Committee. For six consecutive years (2010-2015) Bill
has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition.
No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state who are 40 or
younger, or who have been practicing for ten years or less, are named to
the list each year.
MELISSA MURPHY WEBER
Melissa Murphy Weber, a shareholder at Elliott
Greenleaf, practices in state and federal court in the
areas of business litigation and employment law and
assists with conducting workplace investigations.
Melissa has extensive experience involving
ERISA and employee welfare benefit matters representing employers,
insurers, and plan sponsors in litigation involving denial of benefits;
breaches of fiduciary duty; bad faith; claims of misrepresentation;
and indemnification. Melissa served as State Representative (148th
District) and served on the Judiciary, Urban Affairs, and Health and
Human Services Committees. Melissa was previously an Assistant
District Attorney for more than six years, including service as the
captain of specialized units. In 2017, Melissa was named one of the
top 50 female lawyers in Pennsylvania by Super Lawyers and has been
recognized annually as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. Melissa received
the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce's Wynn Group's
Award for Women's Leadership Excellence and the Philadelphia Business
Journal's "40 Under 40" award as one of the Greater Philadelphia Area's
Most Promising Leaders. Melissa received her B.A. in Economics from
Denison University, her J.D. from Widener University School of Law in
Harrisburg, and her LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from Temple University
School of Law, graduating with honors. At Denison, Melissa was twice
elected captain of Denison's nationally-ranked women's lacrosse team;
and achieved All-American honors. At Widener, Melissa was VicePresident of the Moot Court Honor Society Board and won competition
team awards. In addition to her involvement with the MBA, Melissa
is a member of the PBA and DRI and served as a hearing committee
member for PA Disciplinary Board. Melissa is active in her community
as Secretary of the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association
(EPYSA) and served six years as supervisor in Whitpain Township,
including as Chair and two years on its Zoning Hearing Board.


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