My commitment to each client is simple; to obtain successful results by providing experienced, expert and personal service to clients on an individual basis. Many of my clients come by way of referrals of clients who are familiar with this commitment and their successful results. In the many years I have practiced criminal defense, I have effectively developed a set of strategies that has proven to be effective in my representation.
I am a graduate of Indiana State University (B.A. Criminal Justice) and University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., Civil Litigation Program). During law school, I clerked for both the Allegheny County Public Defender's Office and Eddy Osterman and DeLuca. After graduating law school and prior to becoming managing partner at Eddy DeLuca Gravina & Townsend, I worked full time as an Assistant Public Defender handling thousands of cases from arrest to verdict.
I serve as a Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania District Court and have served in the office of Conflict Counsel Panel for Beaver County. As a Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney, I frequently I speak at seminars and continuing education symposiums to educate and update other attorneys in the ever-changing area of criminal law. In 2010, I was part of the task force responsible for creating one of the country's first ever Veteran's Courts.
Also, I am proud to be a Board Member for a nationally recognized business incubator, Riverside Center for Innovation, in Pennsylvania. I am also general counsel for several small and start-up companies. My counsel is often provided at a discounted rate in order to help facilitate and grown businesses in Pittsburgh.
When you contact my law firm for help in a criminal matter, you will meet directly with me and I will personally handle your case from start to finish. I challenge and encourage you to compare my experience and commitment to you with anyone else.
Professional Qualifications / Organizations
Criminal Federal/State, All Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic White Collar Crime DUI ? Alcohol & Drugs Tax, Mortgage, Medicare Drug Possession and Delivery Firearm(s) Violent crimes such as sexual assault, robbery and homicide Gambling
Start-up Business Planning General Counsel Board Adviser
Pennsylvania State Courts, Trial & Appellate United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania United States Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit United States District Court, Central District of Illinois
Professional Associations and Memberships
Allegheny County Bar Association American Bar Association Federal Bar Association Riverside Center for Innovation, Chair -Board of Directors Veterans Affairs Committee Sole and Small Firms Committee Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Faculty Avvo Justia Linkedin 100 Top Trial Attorneys Thumbtack
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., Civil Litigation Certificate ? 2002 Indiana State University, Bachelor of Arts ? 1999