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Robert Patrick Link

also known as R. Patrick Link

About me

I am a Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer who represents people charged with DUI, simple drug possession, drug possession with intent to deliver (PWID), drug conspiracy, illegal possession of firearms, assault, robbery, theft, homicide and numerous other criminal offenses. I defend individuals not only in Philadelphia, but in the surrounding counties as well.


I completed my undergraduate studies at Lafayette College before graduating from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law as a member of the Dean’s List. While in law school, I served as a law clerk at the Philadelphia law firm Anapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohan, Feldman & Smalley where he assisted in the litigation of complex cases involving securities law, premises liability, carrier liability, corporate negligence and motor vehicle laws.


Upon graduating from law school, I took a position as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Delaware for two years, where I prosecuted numerous criminal cases as a member of the domestic violence and child abuse unit.


I then returned to Philadelphia where I was hired as an assistant district attorney under the Honorable Lynn Abraham. I prosecuted thousands of cases in the office and was assigned to the major trials unit before being promoted to the gun violence task force, a specialized unit within the office that focused on the prosecution of straw purchasers of firearms as well as other crimes committed with guns including shootings, rapes, robberies and major drug offenses. Many of these cases garnered significant local media attention. Prior to being assigned to those two units, I also spent time in the Municipal Court unit, the juvenile unit, and in gun court.


I have since practiced exclusively as a criminal defense attorney and am experienced in all aspects of criminal proceedings from the initial hearings involving bail, through preliminary hearing, to trial before either judge or jury. I also represent individuals for violations of probation, post-sentence motions and appellate review.


As a defense attorney I have successfully represented individuals charged with crimes ranging from 1st degree murder to traffic offenses.




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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    10 years, 10 thousand cases



Fixed (always)

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Contact info

LinkLaw, LLC

100 South Broad Street
Suite 1910
Philadelphia, PA, 19110


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 100 in PANational Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD)2014
10 Best Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014
Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
Career recognition rewardPhiladelphia District Attorney2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLinkLaw, LLC2010 - Present
District AttorneyPhiladelphia District Attorney's Office2005 - 2010
Deputy Attorney GeneralState Of Delaware Department Of Justice2003 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Philadelphia Criminal Law American Inn of CourtMember2012 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
Philadelphia Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. J.M.Not guilty of aggravated assault after a jury trial. Client was facing 10-20 years incarceration. Guilty of misdemeanors and traffic offenses only.
Commonwealth v. W.G.Not guilty of all drug charges
Commonwealth v. S.B.Not guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
LinkLawPhilly BlogPolice Excessive Force2015
LinkLawPhilly BlogEyewitness Misidentification2015
LinkLawPhilly BlogBlue By Day, White By Night Part 12015
LinkLawPhilly BlogBlue By Day, White By Night Part 22015
LinkLawPhilly BlogProperty Seizures in Philadelphia2015
LinkLawPhilly BlogPolice Abuse and Pretextual Arrests2015
Philadelphia blog postWhen a witness goes South2014
My Criminal Law BlogDefending Alleged Sex Offenders2014
My Criminal Law BlogPolice Searches in High Crime Areas2014
My Crininal Law BlogWhen Cops Lie- Part One2014
My Criminal Law BlogWhen Cops Lie- Part 22014
My Criminal Defense BlogThe Implosion of an Attempted Murder Case2013
My Criminal Defense BlogTo Talk or Not To Talk? Pre-Arrest Silence in Pennsylvania2013
My Criminal Defense BlogA Philadelphia DUI Lawyer’s Guide to DUI Defense2013
My Criminal Defense BlogWhen a Witness Goes "South"2013
Philadelphia Daily NewsBaby Noel2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Philadelphia Criminal Law American Inn of CourtCross examination2014