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About me

I was fortunate to begin my career as a judicial law clerk in 1981.  I clerked first for the Hon. Charles F. Greevy, Jr. who was serving his 30th year on the bench.  Thereafter, I clerked for the Hon. Robert J. (Jim) Wollet), serving his 1st year on the bench.  I still rely on the lessons I learned from them - 30 years later.


I enjoy singing and acting, which I do regularly with the Williamsport Chamber Choir and Orchestra and the Community Theatre League.  I am also an avid tennis player.


I am proud that my daughter, Maureen, is also an attorney.  She served as an Assistant District Attorney for just shy of 6 years in Philadelphia, and now practices with the firm of Hamburg and Golden, also in the City of Brotherly Love.


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Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 30%
    31 years
  2. Education: 25%
    31 years
  3. Unspecified: 15%
  4. Wills: 10%
    31 years
  5. Other: 20%
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Hourly ($150-200/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


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  • Julieanne E. Steinbacher

    Fred Holland is a great attorney. I have referred clients to him and have used him for my own real estate closings. I have always been pleased with the results. Fred and his staff are easy to work with and have a good understanding of the law.


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Contact info

Murphy, Butterfield & Holland, P.C

442 William Street
Williamsport, PA, 17701


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Service AwardLycoming Law Association2013
Door Opener AwareFirst Community Foundation2009
Thomas H. Richardson Award for Distinguished ServiceWilliamsport Kiwanis Club2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderMurphy, Butterfield & Holland, P.C.1988 - Present
AssociateLiebert, Short, Fitzpatrick & Hirshland1985 - 1988
AssociateKieser & Gahr1983 - 1985
Assistant District AttorneyLycoming County District Attorney1983 - 1984
Law ClerkCourt of Common Pleas of Lycoming County1981 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lycoming Law Association Real Estate CommitteeChair1998 - Present
Williamsport Kiwanis ClubMember1988 - Present
Lycoming County Health Improvement CoalitionPresident1997 - 1999
Lycoming Law AssociationPresident1994 - 1994
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rice v. Compro, 901 A.2d 570 (Pa. Cmwlth Ct)Won
Rose View Manor v. City of Williamsport, 630 A.2d 474Won
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of DelawareEconomics & Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Williamsport Kiwanis MeetingThe Trial of Katherine of Aragon2013