I have been representing the rights of the criminally accused since 1992 and I have been involved in all aspects of criminal litigation from initial investigation to final appeal. I have tried to verdict well-over 80 criminal cases and I have negotiated pre-trial resolutions in well-over 1000 other criminal matters. My priority is defending clients with passion and skill against complicated and serious criminal prosecutions.
I have dedicated my career to criminal defense and to the science of Trial Advocacy. I believe in representing my clients zealously and maneuvering cases as quickly and cost -effectively as possible through the criminal justice system. I am an active member of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and I regularly attend more than 12 Credit hours of ongoing legal education annually. I have the privilege of teaching Trial Advocacy at Penn State School of Law.
I have won acquittals on major cases including attempted murder, aggravated assault, drug deliveries, rape, sexual assault, conspiracy, arson, terroristic threats, simple assaults, burglary, criminal trespasses, DUI, indecent assault, unauthorized use, furnishing alcohol, recklessly endangering and other serious charges.
As a rule and guiding principle, I represent clients as though they were my own family member.
You were more than a lawyer. You gave me a small measure of hope that made me feel like I would come out of everything okay. ~Previous Client
EDUCATION: B.A. magna cum laude, East Stroudsburg University, History and Political Science, 1989 J.D. University of Dayton, 1992
BAR/COURT ADMISSIONS: Pennsylvania, Admitted in 1992
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - 1992
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania - 1996
LEADERSHIP, MEMBERSHIP & HONORS: Alumni Association Scholar Athlete of the Year, East Stroudsburg University, 1989 Pennsylvania Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year, East Stroudsburg University, 1989 International Law Moot Court Participate, University of Dayton, 1991 and 1992 Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at Penn State Law School Current Member of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys Trial Lawyers Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys AVVO Top 10 rating