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Todd Michael Mosser

Appeals Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

4.5   13 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 9 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 22 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Todd

Learn Todd’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    90%
    I have particularized experience in criminal and civil appeals and in criminal post conviction and federal habeas corpus matters.

    22 years

  2. Criminal defense
    5%
    I handle the defense of all types of criminal allegations.

    18 years

  3. Litigation
    5%

    22 years

NOT READY TO QUIT? I'LL KEEP FIGHTING FOR YOUR RIGHTS.

I am a former appellate prosecutor and civil practitioner and now focus my statewide practice on criminal appeals, petitions under the Post Conviction Relief Act (“PCRA”), and federal Habeas Corpus matters. I also handle a variety of civil appeals and select matters in the state and federal trial courts.

Awards

Top Contributor 2014,2013
Top Contributor
2014 2013

Location

Mosser Legal, PLLC
211 North 13th St Suite 801
Philadelphia, PA, 19107

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
Posted by KZaff | November 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Todd Mosser - Appellate Attorney. Strong, Knowledgeable, Dedicated, and Driven to Success
After interviewing a handful of local Appellate Attorneys and feeling more confused than ever, I expanded my search beyond Bucks County and was instantly and pleasantly impressed with Mr. Todd Mosser. Right out of the gate with the first returned phone call, it was obvious that Mr. Mosser was then and continues to be ‘on top of his game’! My case and charges are not the ordinary and offer a unique set of challenges. I compounded the difficulty to appeal my case due to my pro se representation at the first trial. During my first meeting with Mr. Mosser, it was obvious that he had prepared for our consultation as he was well versed in my case and status. He spoke frankly and clearly with me about my options. In addition to laying out the potential outcomes from an Appeal, he also reviewed a fair fee structure which was very reasonable. Mr. Mosser did not waste any time in getting my appeal filed and keeps me fully informed every step of the way. It continues to be refreshing that he is very knowledgeable in Appellate Court process and procedure which helps to level set the expectations involved in overturning my guilty sentence. As my case continues in the higher courts, Mr. Mosser continues to be fully entrenched in my innocence and I feel very lucky to have such strong representation. His knowledge, professionalism and determination for a successful outcome are nothing short of impressive. I highly recommend Mr. Todd Mosser to anyone looking for a great Appeals Attorney.
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Posted by Josephine | September 11, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest
What a wonderful lawyer and person, he spent a great deal of time with me & was honest to say he wouldn't take my money because he felt my son couldn't win his appeal. How i wish it was the other way. Hire him!!
Posted by Doris | December 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Appellate Attorney
I write this follow up review to express thanks to Attorney Mosser. In 2018, he took my son’s appeal and was granted a PCRA hearing for my son. Attorney Mosser was able to get a favorable resolution before a hearing even took place. Just recently, he took the time to respond to my son’s request and did so promptly. Attorney Mosser is extremely knowledgeable and I would highly recommend him for appellate issues. He approaches cases with care and confidence.
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Posted by Doris | June 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Knowledgeable, Excellent Service
We retained Attorney Mosser to handle a PCRA matter for my son. During the consultation, Attorney Mosser made me feel confident in our case and that he could get a hearing. Attorney Mosser not only got a hearing, but got an extremely positive result the morning of the hearing without having to actually have a hearing. The sentence was reversed and it shaved a few years off of my son's sentence. We are very pleased with Attorney Mosser's handling of the case, and his dedication and knowledge of the law. I would highly recommend him for any PCRA matters that someone is in need of help with.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer, great guy
Todd helped me to appeal a decision when I was in a real bind. I didn't know what to expect, since my experience with my previous law firm was not the best, but he was great. Super knowledgeable, always fast to get back to me, and always thorough in explaining things to me.
Posted by +++++ | March 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
TODD MICHAEL MOSSER IS A GODSEND!!!
Todd Mosser truly is a GODSEND! HE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! YOU ARE NEVER GOING TO FIND AN ATTORNEY LIKE HIM. HE IS COMPLETELY HONEST. & HAS SO MUCH KNOWLEDGE. & HE'S LIKE THE TOP OF THE LINE BOSS OF ATTORNEY'S & JUST SO... CARING & NICE. HE KEEPS YOU UP TO DATE AND. HE'S LIKE NO OTHER. An ANGEL as far as I'm concerned. I couldn't help myself, if I had a question or idea that I thought may help I'd have to ask. & Even though that's not what he handled. He had too much good in him not to answer. Most attorneys charge you for their time. He has a HEART. Had my case been accepted - I KNOW HE WOULD HAVE WON! ~ Todd, I PRAY my son grows up to be like you ~ Thank u for trying. Wish there was something else.
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Posted by Scott | December 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top notch lawyer... more importantly guy.
I hired Mr. Mosser to appeal my criminal conviction. At a time when I had absolutely no faith in defense attorneys, or the criminal justice system itself for that matter, he erased any and all doubts I have about the ethics of attorneys and their desire to right the wrongs that sometimes may occur in this realm. He goes above and beyond expectations and what he's obligated to do. He keeps in constant contact with myself, and my family when I didn't have the ability to contact him myself. He's honest and straightforward without feeding you any nonsense. It's a good feeling to be talked to as a person by your attorney, rather than a criminal he is trying to keep out of jail. My appeal is still in its beginning stages and a long way from over, but issues arose where I was at risk to lose my alternative punishment of house arrest. It's because of his tireless efforts that I get to spend the holidays with my family. I would recommend him without hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2015
Knows his stuff
I retained Todd to handle an appeal for a family member. Although the appeal did not go our way, Todd was an excellent lawyer who kept us informed through the whole process. He was responsive to all emails and telephone calls, was tenacious with his argument and "fought the good fight". The outcome of the appeal just proves, at least in my mind, that justice is not always just.
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2015
He beat two cases for me
Mr. Mosser represented me in two different criminal cases. He beat both of them. He talked to me consantly about these cases, prepared legal research and wrote arguments that the judges found to be correct and they agreed with him! Mr. Mosser was extremely hard working and impressive in court. I recommend him to anyone without any hesitation.
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Posted by Daniel | August 29, 2014
Awesome lawyer
Excellent Lawyer, extremely friendly, always keeps in touch and keeps you update. Couldn't ask for a better lawyer. He Knows what he's talking about and sure as hell fights for your cause.
Posted by Darius | June 13, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Legal fees
He required more info. which I supplied and he researched my case. I have yet to retain him because we are still in the consultation stage. But he was quick to respond each time.
Posted by Lynda Steiner | June 15, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Appeal an order to CCP
This attorney was very willing to take my case, even though he has no experience with my specific situation. I did not hire him though because he was just too expensive for me ($5,000). I filed my appeal ProSe and I won but it took a lot of research and time.
Posted by William | July 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
POS
This guy will tell you whatever you wanna hear, then do what serves HIM best!! Mosser should be dealt with cautiously. He will get you into a bad position, then quit…and give you a partial refund. After all this he will assume you will only follow legal means to rectify the situation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/ Principal
  • The Law Office of Todd Mosser, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • litigation associate
  • Mceldrew Law
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • District Attorney Of Philadelphia
  • 2008 - 2012
  • litigation associate
  • Golomb & Honik
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Class action litigator
  • Barroway Topaz Kessler Meltzer &Check, LLP
  • 2005 - 2006
  • JAG, CPT
  • United States Army Reserves
  • 2003 - 2013
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Clerk
  • The Honorable Judge Ziegler
  • 1999 - 1999
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Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Hughes
  • Reversed on appeal, the court declared my client's sentence to be uconstitutional. Remanded for a proper sentence.
  • R.S. v. T.T.
  • Reversed on appeal, my client's custody of his son was restored.
  • Commonwealth v. Santiago
  • Charges dismissed based on SEPTA officer's arrest of my client without the proper authority for an arrest.
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Appellate Practice Committee
  • 2017 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Appellate Advocacy Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Lawyer's Assistance Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Judicial Evaluation Commission, Investigative Division
  • 2016 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10%
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top One Percent
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor- Appeals
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • cum laude
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • 2001
  • Order of the Barristers
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • So you've been appointed counsel? Panelist/ instructor
  • 2017
  • 153rd LSO
  • Trial of Separation Proceedings in the Army Reserve
  • 2011
  • 153rd LSO
  • Homosexual conduct policy of the Armed Forces
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (30)
Endorse Todd
Appeals Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Start reading any appellate brief prepared by Todd Mosser and you instantly know you're dealing with one of the finest appellate attorneys in the region. It's great to be intelligent. Knowing the law is always a plus. But, when one can succinctly and eloquently put pen to paper and make a persuasive argument combining the facts of the case and recent precedent, you've got something special. And, Mr. Mosser is a master in the field of appellate law. I strongly endorse him."
Appeals Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd is an incredible appellate and criminal defense attorney. He has successfully appealed cases that many attorneys would have shied away from taking. If you made a mistake with your first lawyer you may pay the price for the rest of your life as far as years behind bars, reporting under Megan's law or never getting a decent job. But the fight isn't over when you hire Todd, who has the ability to find the diamond in the rough issue that could get you a new trial or have the case thrown out altogether. I highly recommend Todd Mosser"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Todd is an outstanding criminal attorney. Highly recommended!"
Appeals Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity and pleasure of working with Todd on a number of matters. He is very well versed in the law, professional and always responsive to client inquiries. I would highly recommend him for all matters appellate."
Appeals Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Todd is an excellent attorney and a zealous advocate for those wrongfully convicted of crimes in Pennsylvania. His knowledge of the law and ability to explain complex legal issues by writing in plain language are precisely why he is my "go to" attorney for appellate work; his briefs are second to none. I recommend Todd without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Mosser is an excellent advocate, certainly recommend his services!"
Appeals Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Moser is one of the best appellate attorneys in the region. His writing skills are second to none and his superior advocacy is only bolstered by his excellent analytical skills. We regularly refer cases to Mr. Moser and do so with complete confidence that he will provide exceptional representation to his clients."
Appeals Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd Mosser has impressive experience in appellate practice at the highest levels, and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending his services for anyone in need of an attorney to handle appeals and PCRA litigation."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly recommend Attorney Mosser. He is a tireless advocate for his clients - leaving no stone unturned. He has a significant amount of experience handling appeals and is a master at oral argument. If you choose to work with Attorney Mosser, you can be certain that he will uncover every possible issue for appeal and ensure that your rights are protected."
Appeals Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Mosser is an excellent attorney with a great deal of experience, I would certainly recommend his services."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Todd and I worked together for several years and he never ceased to impress me. He is a tireless advocate for his clients. He has keen legal insight as well as the skills needed to bring his cases to a successful conclusion. I gladly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Todd. His outstanding results throughout his career speak for themselves. He is a remarkable attorney with abundant legal experience in both criminal and civil law and has an impeccable work ethic. I would trust Todd to handle my case without hesitation."
Appeals Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd is a master of finding successful issues to appeal. His research capabilities are second to none, his oral advocacy skills are top notch, and he is the best writer I know. If you are unsatisfied with the result you got in the lower court, you would be best served to get in touch with Todd to discuss your appellate remedies. He is the go-to guy in all matters of appeals, PCRA's and federal habeas cases."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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Philadelphia Appeals Lawyer Todd Michael Mosser
Todd Michael Mosser
Appeals Attorney
Philadelphia, PA
Licensed for 22 years
Free Consultation
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