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Ronald M. Bugaj

RONALD M. BUGAJ was born in Woodstown, New Jersey, and moved to Honesdale, Pennsylvania with his family when he was in grade school. He graduated from Honesdale High School in 1968, and went on to receive his Bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1972, majoring in geology, and his Juris Doctorate from the Dickinson School of Law in 1975.

Ron initially started working at the law firm of Gumble, Linshaw and Thomson in Paupack and Milford, Pennsylvania before deciding to open up his own firm in Honesdale. Ron has been in practice now for over thirty-seven years. Ron is a member of the Wayne County and Pike County Bar Associations, and serves as the chairperson of the Wayne County Bar Association's Family Law Committee.

When Ron is not working, he enjoys mountain climbing (some of the mountains that he has climbed include Mt. Kilamanjaro, Mt. Ararat, Mt. Kosciusko, Mt. Rysy, and Ras Dashen), traveling, collecting rocks and minerals, and hiking.


United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States


Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1975
University of Pittsburgh, B.S., 1972

Ronnie Fischer

RONNIE J. FISCHER grew up in Honesdale, graduating from Honesdale High School in 1995, and returned to Honesdale after receiving her law degree in 2003. In the ten years that she has been practicing law, Ronnie has handled cases in the areas of family law, civil litigation, criminal defense, landlord/tenant, estate planning, municipal law, business law, planned community associations, and real estate.

As someone who received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in English literature and has always enjoyed writing, Ronnie is a skilled legal writer. This can particularly be seen in her appellate advocacy, as she has successfully briefed and argued numerous cases on appeal. In addition to prevailing in appeals before the Pennsylvania Superior and Commonwealth Courts, Ronnie succeeded in getting the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to accept three of her cases on appeal (the Pennsylvania Supreme Court generally accepts less than 5% of cases submitted to it on appeal each year).

Ronnie is a member of the Honesdale Area Jaycees, President of the Wayne County Bar Association (having previously served as Secretary), Secretary of the Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society, and Case Notes Editor of the Wayne County Legal Journal.

When Ronnie is not working, she enjoys traveling, photography, cooking, writing, golfing, horseback riding, and hiking.


U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania


Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 2003
McGill University, M.A. (English Literature), 2000
Northwestern University, B.A. (English Literature), 1999


"What's in a Name?": An Attempt to Resolve the "Analytic Ambiguity" of the Designated and Limited Public Fora, Winter 2003 Dickinson School of Law Review