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About me

I graduated law school in 1982 and worked for several years as an Assistant District Attorney in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. I prosecuted hundreds of cases before becoming a defense attorney in 1986. Since then, I've defended thousands of clients in all kinds of criminal cases ranging from First Degree Murder to simple traffic tickets. I've defended hundreds of DUI cases and NOT ONE CLIENT has ever served time in jail for DUI. I have 33 years of trial experience and LOVE to fight in court....I've never had a client who wasn't 100% satisfied with the job I did for them. I take great pride in representing people and work hard to make sure their rights are protected TO THE MAX. My fees are reasonable and I get great results. If you're looking for a FIGHTER, then I'm the lawyer for you.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    35 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Elder Law: 20%
    35 years, 500 cases



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

15 total 

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  • Amy Marie Cohen

    I endorse Bob Adshead. Simply put, Bob's the gold-standard when it comes to criminal defense matters. He's a strong, protective advocate, with an attentive personal touch. In addition to being a genuine legal resource with an eclectic skill set for solving client problems, Bob is an effective communicator--possessing strong persuasion and legal-writing skills. If you're in need of finely-tailored, personalized legal-representation, look no further—Bob is your attorney.


    Amy Cohen Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Bob for 30 years dating back to his days as an assistant district attorney. He is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Montgomery County


    Albert DeGennaro
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Ofcs. of Robert Adshead Llc
1494 Old York Rd - Ste 200
Abington, PA, 19001


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinguised Chairman's AwardATRO2015
Area LeaderAbington-Rockledge2015
Distinguished Service AwardArtisans2015
DUI Criminal DefensePremier DUI Attorneys2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Offcies of Robert Adshead, LLC2009 - Present
PartnerHughes, Kalkbrenner & Adshead, LLP1998 - 2009
PartnerRobert L. Adshead, P.C.1995 - 1998
PartnerAdshead & Tagliaferri1986 - 1995
Assistant District AttorneyMontgomery County District Attorney's Office1983 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Premier DUI Lawyers of AmericaMember2015 - Present
Monterey County Bar AssociationBar Association Director2015 - Present
100 Top Trial Lawyers in AmericaMember2014 - Present
Montgomery County Bar AssociationCriminal Rules Committee2013 - Present
PA District Attorneys AssociationMember2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
PA Assoc. of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Montgomery County Bar AssociationCriminal Defense Committee2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
RapeCharges Dismissed
HomicideNot Guilty of First Degree Murder
First Degree MurderNot Guilty of First Degree Murder
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Publication nameTitleDate
Montgomery County Updated Criminal Defense HandbookSearch and Seizure2015
Montgomery County Bar AssociationCriminal Defense Handbook2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of DelawarePsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Germantown AcademyUndergraduteHigh School - Honors1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Artisans Order of Mutual ProtectionWhy You Need a Will2014
Litigation PotpourriUsing Technology in Litigation2011