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Forest Dean Morgan

Forest Dean Morgan

also known as F. Dean Morgan

About me


As a former law enforcement officer and prosecutor, and now as a defense attorney, I have been involved in the criminal justice system since 1990.  The real world experience I bring to every case is advantageous to my clients.

I understand the role of law enforcement and I speak their unique language.  When I read I police report, I see the case through their eyes and I ask the right questions to determine the real story behind the report.  I understand the limits of the law enforcement officer's authority as well as the personalities behind the badge.

When working with the prosecutor, I understand the law, the limits of their own knowledge of the law, and the means by which to achieve the best possible result.

In trial, I am a zealous advocate for the interests of my client.  In every case, I seek to achieve a not guilty verdict.  Where that is not possible, I negotiate from a position of strength to achieve the best possible outcome.




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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 90%
    11 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  2. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 10%



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Morgan. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help.


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Contact info

Kelly, Parker & Cohen, LLP

813 E. Chocolate Avenue
Hershey, PA, 17033

Kelly, Parker & Cohen

5425 Jonestown Road
Harrisburg, PA, 17112



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Select Lawyer- Criminal DefenseSelect Lawyers2015
Select Lawyer - Criminal DefenseSelect Lawyers2014
National Security & Military Law- Excellence for the FutureCALI2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Morgan Law Firm2010 - Present
AssociateGriffith, Strickler, Lerman, Solymos & Calkins2008 - 2010
Assistant District AttorneyLancaster County District Attorney's Office2007 - 2008
Appellate AttorneyLas Vegas, NV District Attorney's Office2006 - 2007
Appellate Law ClerkCumberland County District Attorney's Office2004 - 2006
Deputy SheriffStafford County Sheriff's Office1997 - 1999
Military Law EnforcementU.S. Marine Corps1993 - 1998
Police OfficerHanford Police Department1990 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Dauphin County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Defense Research InstituteN/AN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Pennsylvania DUI Defense NetworkN/AN/A
Dauphin County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
York County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. S.M.Defendant faced 600 years incarceration. Negotiated sentence of 12 years
Commonwealth v. R.T.Avoided incarceration where mandatory minimum term was applicable
Commonwealth v. S.T.Negotiated Guilty Plea- 93% reduction of mandatory period of incarceration
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Posse Comitatus Act & The War on TerrorThe Posse Comitatus Act & The War on Terror2005
Policing the PolicePolicing the Police: An Unbiased Law Enforcement Monitoring, Assessment, & Research CenterN/A
Penn StateWounded Knee 1973- Posse ComitatusN/A
Self-published Legal Guide for PA DUIDUI AnswersN/A
Self-published legal guideCriminal Defense AnswersN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Impaired Driving SpecialistsN/AN/A2015
Impaired Driving SpecialistsN/AN/A2014
Penn State University- Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Eastern UniversityOrganizational ManagementB.A.2003
Virginia Department of Criminal Justice ServicesN/AN/A1998
Rappahannock Regional Justice AcademyN/AN/A1997
Tulare-Kings Police AcademyN/AN/A1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Brewery ProductsPennsylvania DUI LawN/A