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About me

Early in my career I was trained as a government prosecutor and received substantial training and trial experience in criminal law. I am using that experience and 20 years as a criminal defense lawyer to protect the rights and reputation of my clients.


Being charged with a criminal offense causes frustration and anxiety for many people, especially those who have never been in trouble before.  Not only do I provide an aggressive legal defense for my clients, I also provide sound personal advice in dealing with all of the additional problems associated with being accused of a criminal offense and being involved in the criminal justice system.




Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

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  • Daniel Patrick Emkey

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Daniel Emkey Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Emily Beth Cherniack

    Robert is one of Berks County's best! He has a broad knowledge of many areas of law and killer trial skills. He will fight for you in and out of the courtroom. I highly recommend him.


    Emily Cherniack Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Cirba & Kirwan, P.C.

2901 Saint Lawrence Ave Ste 201
Cirba & Kirwan Pc
Reading, PA, 19606-2266


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nation's Top One PercentNational Assoc. of Distinguished Counsel2015
Death Penalty CertifiedSupreme Court of Pennsylvania2015
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2015
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2014
Death Penalty CertifiedSupreme Court of Pennsylvania2014
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2011
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2010
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2009
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2008
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2007
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2006
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2005
Outstanding Service and LeadershipEndlich Law Society1997
Recognition of Dedicated ServiceBerks County District Attorney's Office1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant District AttorneyBerks County District Attorney's Office1991 - 1994
Assistant District AttorneyDelaware County District Attorney's Office1989 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Endlich Law SocietyPast President1994 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member1990 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationAttorney Member1990 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member1990 - Present
Berks County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1990 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. Julius EnoeNOT GUILTY of First Degree Murder and all other charges
Commonwealth v. Thomas Lee BucksNOT GUILTY of all charges
Commonwealth v. Michael AntaloskyNOT GUILTY of all charges
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Publication nameTitleDate
Berks County LivingSelect Lawyers - 20142014
Delaware Law School ReviewCorporate Raiding - Not For the Faint of Heart1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Albright CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law DayStepping Out Program2009