I was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania. I played Division II college football as an outside linebacker at East Stroudsburg University earning academic all- conference honors and the Alumni Association Scholar Athlete of the Year Award, graduated magna cum laude in History and Political Science, attended law school at University of Dayton where I was selected to the International Law Moot Court team as a 2L and was selected captian of the team during 3L. I started my firm in 1992 and I have been dedicated to representing aggressively my clients in litigation matters. I have extensive litigation experience and I have tried to verdict over 100 criminal matters. I have argued before the Superior Court and I have tried cases in multiple jurisdictions including Federal Court. I am by trade and temperment a trial attorney, dedicated to protecting the interests of those accused. I believe strongly in protecting our universal liberties as contained in the Bill of Rights and the Pennsylvania Constitution. I believe those liberties are always under siege by local, state, and federal government and that my role as defense attorney is a vital and important one. I also believe in protecting the best interests of children during custody and divorce disputes and I am an outspoken advocate of father's rights. I take select family law cases based on the nature and complexity of the case.
I am a dedicated trial lawyer and I have been involved in the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for 20 years. I have obtained acquittals in major felony cases, won suppression motions in state and federal court, and have argued and won 2 major criminal appeals. I have studied and developed successful trial and cross examination stratagies consitent with advanced principals in Posner and Dodd: Science and Techniques of Cross- Examination. I bring serious intensity to criminal defense, trial preparation, and litigation in general.
In 2006 I founded Apache Records - an independent record label. The label has released several projects in area's such asJazz, Folk, Rock, and Americana. I have written, recorded, and released 4 commercial records and I am in the process of completing my 5th, that is scheduled to be released in May 2014. Apache Records actively supports local and regional artists and the creative spirit they embody.
Aside from law and music, I am dedicated to historical study, having recently completed Edward Gibbon's monumental 8 volume History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. My current historical inquiry includes the study and analysis of the development of individual liberties from the Magna Carta (1215), through the Decleration of Rights in various forms as historical antecedents to our Federal Bill of Rights - noting that our fundamental due process rights are remnants of clause 39 in the 1215 Charter.
I have enjoyed the opportunity to coach youth baseball, youth football, and youth basketball while balancing an active family life. I write poetry, short stories and I am in the process of sketching a short novel that I hope to publish by 2015.
With liberty and justice for all.
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Clients Choice Award||Avvo||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2011|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Moot Court Captian||International Law Moot Court||1992|
|All Academic Award||Pennsylvania Athletic Conference||1989|
|Scholar Athlete of the Year||East Stroudsburg University Alumni Association||1989|
|Magna Cum Laude||East Stroudsburg University||1989|
|Founder & Senior Partner||Masorti Law Group, pc||1992 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board Member||2002 - 2005|
|Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Executive Committee Member||2001 - 2002|
|Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1994 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|Centre County Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|Phi Alpha Theta||Member||N/A|
|Commonwealth v. K.W.||Not Guilty on all counts|
|Commonwealth v Epps||not guilty all counts|
|Commonwealth v K.A.||Not Guilty on all counts|
|See all Legal Cases|
|MasortiLawGroup.com||Right to Counsel||2014|
|Centre Daily Times||Hearing Turns Heated for Stabbing Suspect||2014|
|Altoona Mirror||Lawyer: Strike down state law||2014|
|MasortiLawGroup.com||Courts Considering Constitutional Challenge to Mandatory Sentencing||2014|
|MasortiLawGroup.com||Pennsylvania Elected Judges Threaten Judicial Legitimacy||2014|
|MasortiLawGroup.com||Search and Seizure||2014|
|MasortiLawGroup.com||Drug Mandatory Sentences Declared Unconstitutional||2014|
|Altoona Mirror||Judges Examine Drug Case Sentences||2014|
|Altoona Mirror||Collegian Cleared of Rape Charges||2013|
|The Morning Call||Sandusky's Lawyer Under Spotlight||2011|
|The Daily Beast||Lawyers: Costas Interview 'Killed' Sandusky's Case||2011|
|University of Dayton School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|East Stroudsburg University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|East Stroudsburg University||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Small Firm Practice Workshop||Small Firm Practice||2014|
|Daughters of the American Revolution||Medical Malpractice Reform||2004|
|Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Young Lawyers Conference||2001|