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For the professional, I counsel Pennsylvania doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and all other licensees facing disciplinary actions before Pennsylvania's twenty six different state regulatory boards.  My clients live both in and outside Pennsylvania and face disciplinary actions against their Pennsylvania professional license.  My website and blogs discuss my professional license defense strategies.  From criminal convictions that affect a license to work place employment investigations and client based complaints to the licensing boards, I handle all types of disciplinary actions.  In this age of hightened scrutiny of all professionals regarding their personal or professional conduct, Pennsylvania's licensing Boards take any complaint or behavioral misteps seriously.  Please visit my web site and blogs at


I also represent individuals in a wide variety of criminal prosecutions. My experience includes defending clients in state and federal grand jury proceedings, perjury and obstruction charges, health care and tax fraud claims, robbery and drug related crimes, gun violence cases, and computer and internet crimes. I counsel clients in connection with grand jury investigations and prosecutions by the U.S. Department of Justice and various U.S. Attorney’s offices across the country, and the Pennsylvania and New Jersey offices of the Attorney General.


Practice areas


  1. Administrative Law: 60%
    10 years, 250 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    22 years, 2.5 thousand cases



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Dominik Rostocki

    I recently referred a complicated criminal defense matter to Mr. Hark. He handled the case with a high degree of professionalism and was able to secure an excellent result.


    Dominik Rostocki Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Daniel T McGrory

    Rich is a fierce advocate for his clients. Hei s well known in every court and highly regarded.


    Daniel McGrory Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Hark & Hark

1835 Market Street.
Suite. 2626
Philadelphia, PA, 191033699


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHark and Hark1997 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
National Law JournalHigh Court's GPS Ruling May Have Minimal Impact2012
Legal IntelligencerSenate May Creat More Questions With New Wire Tap Act2012
Legal IntelligencerAmendments to Pa Law of Self-Defense2011
Legal IntelligencerChanges to Megan's Law Add Challenges for Juvenile Offenders2011
Legal IntelligencerFlash Mob Cases2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Boston UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990