Jason R. Dibble, Esq.
Jason R. Dibble joined the Wallace Law Firm in 2006 as an associate attorney. In 2012, Mr. Dibble was named as a partner and the name was changed to the Wallace & Dibble Law Firm. Attorney Dibble concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, revocable and irrevocable trusts, nursing home asset protection trusts, real estate acquisitions and litigation, seller financing arrangements, corporate formation, mergers and acquisitions, business law and commercial transactions. Attorney Dibble also serves as a solicitor for a number of corporate entities, local townships and zoning hearing boards. He formerly assisted the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners by grading the exams of graduating law students and attorneys seeking admission to the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Prior to joining the law firm, Attorney Dibble practiced in the cities of Greensburg and Pittsburgh in the areas of family law, consumer bankruptcy, personal injury, landlord-tenant and criminal law.
Jason R. Dibble graduated summa cum laude from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science/pre-law. He subsequently attended the Duquesne University School of Law, graduating in 2004 in the top twenty-percent of his class. Mr. Dibble was an active participant of the law school’s Moot Court Trial team and was named to the Order of Barristers for outstanding trial advocacy. He also volunteered at Neighborhood Legal Services and Pro Se Motions in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he provided pro bono legal services for indigent clients.
Attorney Dibble is admitted to practice in the state courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the federal courts of the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Alissa E. Kretser, Esq.
Alissa E. Kretser graduated magna cum laude from The University of Toledo in 2004 with degrees in both English and Anthropology. Alissa received her Master of Studies in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School in 2007 and her Juris Doctor in 2008. Attorney Kretser was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 2009.
Attorney Kretser has a wide range of job and internship experiences, including a low-income legal clinic in South Royalton, Vermont; the Vermont Public Interest Research Group; the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic at Vermont Law School; the United States Environmental Protection Agency in San Francisco; and a private law office in Seattle, Washington. Alissa worked as an archaeologist and cultural resources specialist for the United States Navy for several years. This included archaeological fieldwork and legal interpretation of federal environmental law. She then worked for a private consulting company doing similar work in Seattle and Portland, Oregon.
During her time in Portland, Oregon, Alissa volunteered at the American Civil Liberties Union, where she focused on the prisoners' rights program. She also hosted a weekly "know your rights" workshop at the Multnomah County Courthouse for individuals seeking to expunge their criminal records. Alissa also hosted this workshop at alternative high schools in Portland.
Alissa, an Orangeville, Ohio native, moved back to the area in 2014. She has many ties to Mercer County. Her mother, Brenda Kretser, was a teacher in the Sharpsville School District for 35 years; her father, Gregory Kretser, is a Sharon native; and her aunt, Sheila Kretser, was the head librarian in Greenville for many years. Alissa was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar Association in 2014.
Attorney Kretser can generally be found tearing down wallpaper, hanging drywall, and inadvertently stepping on nails in the 1820's farmhouse she and her husband purchased. They optimistically expect it will be completed in the next several decades.
Attorney Kretser is a part-time public defender who also handles private criminal cases. She is also experienced in estate planning and administration, as well as general civil litigation. However, the bulk of her practice consists of family law, including the following:
- Divorce, including equitable distribution
- Child Custody, including modifications, relocations, and emergency custody
- Spousal and child support
- Protection from Abuse
- Name changes
Attorney Kretser is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Mercer County Bar Association. She began working at Wallace & Dibble in November of 2014.