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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Sweet Pea Award||Angel 34 Foundation||2013|
|Attorney & Counselor at Law||The Law Offices of Leonard J. French||2011 - Present|
|Student Attorney||Widener University School Of Law Civil Law Clinic||2010 - 2010|
|Application Specialist||Lutron Electronics||2001 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Boy Scouts of America||Eagle Scout||1998 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2010 - 2013|
|Sunlust Pictures v. John Doe||Dismissed|
|Malibu Media v. John Does 1-18||Settled|
|Patrick Collins v. John Does 1-20||Dismissed|
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|Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PA||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|University of Phoenix||N/A||MS - Master of Science||2006|
|DeSales University||Information Technology||BS - Bachelor of Science||2003|
|Webinar Speaker/Moderator||Coping with COPPA and Drafting Effective Browse and Click Wrap Agreements||2015|
|Workshop: Patents & Trademarks||Trademarks||2013|
Posted by anonymous
I hired Atty. French to defend me in a recent copyright infringement suit in federal court. I was being sued for music my wife downloaded almost a decade ago that had been passively seeded without our knowledge over the internet connection that was in my name. The company was suing me for $150k in damages plus plaintiff's attorney fees; I am currently a full-time student, and my wife does not get paid much more than minimum wage. Needless to say, it was a very unexpected and scary situation, and we did not where to turn. I decided to hire Leonard after learning that he had previously defended over 300 of these lawsuits, and had dealt the opposing counsel in my case (a real schmuck) on many occasions. It seems that the legal community surrounding bit-torrent litigation is a rather small one, and Leonard stays up to date on all the latest developments and the players involved. As busy as Leonard was, he always made time to discuss my case with me, and he was more than happy to explain the legal issues at hand. Leonard thought that I had a very strong case, especially given the serious procedural errors made by the plaintiff, and he put a great deal of energy into drafting my motion to dismiss. Leonard wanted to be sure that I was 100% on-board with every action that he took in my case, and he sent me multiple revised drafts of the aforementioned motion to ensure that it was as good as could be before filing with the court. I wish I could say that this motion got rid of my lawsuit, but due to my own limited financial resources, I felt that it was most prudent to settle before our motion to dismiss was decided. Opposing counsel threatened to retract this settlement offer if the judge denied our motion, and I was faced with a very difficult choice between a certain loss and the risk of a much greater loss. I had the utmost confidence in Leonard's motion to dismiss, but the certain cost of settling at that time was already almost enough to bankrupt me, and I was unwilling to assume the inherent risk of further litigation. Leonard did his best to negotiate with opposing counsel and to help me weigh my options, which is truly to his credit. Leonard works on an hourly fee basis, and so necessarily has an incentive to work as many hours as possible, but he never pushed me to continue litigating beyond my risk tolerance--I was always confident that he had my best interests in mind. Leonard was ready to go through discovery and even go to trial if necessary, but he understood that this was probably not the wisest decision for me under the circumstances. It was not an ideal outcome for me by any means, I am certain that I wouldn't have gotten the settlement offer that I did were it not for Leonard's diligent advocacy in preparing my defense.
Posted by Andrew
If you are in need of a Lawyer, do not hesitate to hire Mr. French. Kind, Compassionate and Knowledgeable. Before we ever hired him, he spent nearly an hour explaining, in detail, EVERYTHING. He encouraged questions and wanted to make sure we completely understand what needed to be done, what was going to happen and, what could happen. We can never thank him enough for what he did for us!
Posted by Alireza
I have received the best services from Mr. Leonard. He handled and solved my problem perfectly during a short time. I definitely recommend him.
Mark Albright, Elder law Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I am happy to endorse Len French, whose vigorous defense of cutting edge online copyright infringement cases involving peer to peer systems is closely followed by other lawyers in the field and he breaks new ground in this area on an ongoing basis.
Thad Gelsinger, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I had the opportunity to work with Leonard, while we were representing co-defendants, recently on a complex litigation matter. I found Leonard to be knowledgable, efficient, and diligent in representing his client's interests. I gladly endorse Leonard and commend his skills as an attorney.
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