Posted by Lisa Marie Halecky
District Governor visit 
Roger Mattes, Jr first joined Rotary in 1985. He left for a number of years to pursue his legal career, but always yearned to return to Rotary, which he did in 2003. He served as President of the Rotary Club of the Abingtons in 2011-12, and was on their Board of Directors for 9 years. He is a Graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute, and is a Paul Harris Fellow. He has also been active at the District level serving as a Director, an Assistant Governor, a member of the Finance Committee, a P.E.T.S. Facilitator, and has headed up the District's Crisis Management Team. He has also served as Master of Ceremonies and Lecturer for a number of District functions and is currently chairing the District Conference Committee for 2017
He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Drake University, his undergraduate degree from DePauw University and is a graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy. He also attended the Pennsylvania Realtors Institute where he earned a G.R.I designation.
For the past two decades Roger has been the president of one of the oldest law firms in the Commonwealth, where he has a general practice concentrating on areas of Bankruptcy & Debtor/Creditor's law, Business law, Insurance Disputes, Real Estate, Family law and Personal Injuries.
Roger lectures extensively in the legal community and has been published in countless scholarly books and magazines, including the National Business Institute and theTrial Lawyers of America Magazine. He has been named as a “Top Lawyer in Pennsylvania” by the Legal Network. He is a two time recipient of the LeaseComm Counselor's Club Award, and the Winner's Circle Award. He received the American Lawyer's Quarterly Distinguished Service Citation, the J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award, the Jaycee Outstanding Service Award, and was listed in Who's Who Among American Law Students.
Roger lives in Nicholson, Pa. with his wife Jackie (Winola Rotary Club). They have four children, Emily, Molly, Philip, and Phoebe Snow.