Church Law


Michael F. Rehill, Esq. is a nationally recognized expert in church law, both secular and canonical. He is one of the foremost authorities on the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church.  He served for 18 years as the Vice Chancellor and Chancellor of the Diocese of Newark (where he now holds the honorary title of Chancellor Emeritus), and he served for six years as Chancellor of the Second Province. He also served as Church Attorney in the Diocese of Long Island.   He served as Chancellor of the Diocese of Pennsylvania from November of 2007 to November 2010, and for the two years prior to his appointment as Chancellor, he served as Special Counsel to the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Pennsylvania. 

He has represented Bishops, Priests and Parishes in 42 dioceses in 8 of the 9 provinces of the Episcopal Church, and he is perhaps best known for his successful defense of Bishop Walter Righter in the "heresy" case in 1995-1996.

He is available to consult on matters involving Church Law, including the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, the Canons of the Episcopal Church, Clergy Rights and Ecclesiastical Discipline under Title IV of the Canons of The Episcopal Church.

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