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In my years of practice, I have represented defendants at every stage of the criminal process.  From preliminary hearings to appeals, I have had the opportunity to litigate several issues and work to get the best results for my clients.


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  1. Criminal Defense: 35%
    11 years
  2. Appeals: 35%
    11 years
  3. Sex Crime: 20%
  4. Child Abuse: 9%
    11 years
  5. DUI & DWI: 1%
    11 years



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Bickerton and Bickerton, Attorneys at Law

1034 Fifth Ave
Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyers Rising StarThomson Reuters2015
Super Lawyers Rising StarThomson Reuters2014
Super Lawyers Rising StarThomson Reuters2010
Durward Howes Public Speaking Award-Third PlaceUnited States Junior Chamber2005
Outstanding Student Leader AwardUniversity of Pittsburgh2005
School of Law Community Service AwardUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Law2005
Durward Howes Public Speaking AwardPennsylvania Junior Chamber2004
"Write-Up" Competition WinnerPennsylvania Junior Chamber2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBickerton and Bickerton, Attorneys at Law2009 - Present
Judicial Law ClerkSuperior Court of Pennsylvania2008 - 2009
Assistant Public DefenderAllegheny County Office of the Public Defender2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Homer S. Brown Law AssociationN/A2008 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
National Rifle AssociationN/AN/A
Allegheny County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. AN/A
Commonwealth v. C.R.N/A
Commonwealth v. P.K.Charges withdrawn after negotiation
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases, 2015 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Leveraging Science and Process to Develop Winning Defense Strategies (Inside the Minds)DUI Law and the Fourth Amendment: Up to Date Strategies for Identifying and Litigating Search and Seizure Issues in DUI Cases2015
Strategies for Defending Firearms Offense ChargesUnderstanding Firearms Possession Laws and Preparing an Effective Defense in a Firearms Case2013
Charleston Law ReviewResistance Is Not Futile: Protecting the Traditional Knowledge of the Gullah/Geechee From Assimilation2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of PittsburghPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
BBC World-Have Your SayOscar Pistorius and Cross-Examination Tactics2014
Boy Scouts of AmericaRights and Responsibilities of US Citizens2012
Evidence In Real LifeEvidence In Real Life2011
BLSA Speaking PanelHow to Successfully Network in Law School and Beyond2011
Junior Chamber Leadership TrainingThe Basics of Robert's Rules of Order2003
Junior Chamber Leadership TrainingPublic Speaking 1012003
Junior Chamber Leadership TrainingDeveloping Your Leadership Skills2003