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Ronald L. Greenblatt , the managing partner of Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, LLC., is one of the most respected and sought after attorneys in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mr. Greenblatt has successfully litigated over 1,000 criminal trials on charges ranging from homicide, homicide by vehicle, sexual assault, serious drug offenses, fraud and other white collar crimes, Internet crimes, DUI, DWI, driving under the influence, including those involving the insanity defense. After years of experience, Mr. Greenblatt knows the criminal justice system from the inside-out–including the judges, prosecutors, police and investigators associated with his cases. He regularly lectures to his fellow attorneys and judges on both trial technique and changes in the law. Attorneys throughout the region refer their clients to him with confidence–due to both his outstanding track record and his tireless work ethic.
Since the age of 20, Mr. Greenblatt has sought to protect the rights of men and women. In 1981, he became one of the youngest union shop stewards in U.S. history when he was elected union shop steward for New Jersey Restaurant Local 54 (now Local 33). In this position, he fought grievances brought against his fellow union members and filed grievances on behalf of union members. Upon his graduation from law school, Mr. Greenblatt joined the Philadelphia Public Defenders Office. There, he handled the defense and trials of hundreds of accused men and women and was one of only two lawyers appointed to the prestigious Special Defense Unit (SDU). While in this unit, he received specialized training in forensics, including accident reconstruction, DNA and fingerprint training, ballistic training, and training in the use of forensic psychiatry and psychology in the defense of criminal cases–all of which he relies on today to build his cases. This is focused training that very few other lawyers have. He has also received training in media relations in connection with successfully trying some of the area’s highest profile cases.
In addition to managing his criminal practice, Mr. Greenblatt co-manages the firm’s extensive civil rights practice with Patricia Pierce. They have handled claims of police misconduct that have resulted in wrongful arrest, prosecution, and incarceration as well as traumatic injury of their clients. Mr. Greenblatt and Ms. Pierce have successfully represented GPEFF’s clients in state and federal court actions that have resulted in recoveries of millions of dollars. Additionally, Mr. Greenblatt works with Ms. Pierce on her class action and large employment discrimination cases.
Today, after 25 years of practice, Mr. Greenblatt is one of the leaders of the criminal defense bar in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey and he is highly engaged in service to the profession. He is the immediate past chairperson of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and still serves on its Executive Committee. He is a founding member and Master of the Philadelphia Inn of Criminal Court, where he is on the Executive Committee, Planning Committee and serves as Secretary of the Inn. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Defender Association of Philadelphia Alumni Association and an active member of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey, the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Camden County Bar Association.
He has been given the prestigious AV rating by the Martindale-Hubbel ratings service. This rating means that he is one of the preeminent lawyers in his field as determined by lawyers and judges in the criminal law field. He has also been named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List. However, probably even more telling about his expertise, Mr. Greenblatt is regularly asked to lecture to judges as well as to other criminal defense lawyers, new prosecutors and even Rutgers and Temple law students on adult and juvenile criminal law subjects. A graduate of Rutgers University School of Law, Mr. Greenblatt also received his B.A. from Rutgers’s University where he majored in Economics and minored in Accounting.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top Attorneys In Pennsylvania||Philadelphia Magazine||2013|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2013|
|New Jersey's Top Legal Minds||Inside New Jersey||2012|
|Pro Bono Service Award||First Judicial District Award of Pennsylvania||2011|
|Phillip P Gelso Award||Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2011|
|Co-founder and Managing Partner||Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, LLC||1993 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Member||2011 - Present|
|Camden County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Philadelphia Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey||Member||N/A|
|Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Past Chairman||N/A|
|Philadelphia Inn of Criminal Court||Founding Member, current Executive Committee member and Master||N/A|
|Defender Association of Philadelphia Alumni Association||Executive Board Member||N/A|
|Commonwealth v SN||Jury trial acquittal on all charges|
|Commonwealth v JK||Jury Trial acquittal on all charges-Montgomery County, PA|
|Commonwealth v DC||Jury acquittal of all charges-Philadelphia, PA|
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|Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)||Handling the Sexual Assault Case||2012|
|Justification and the Castle Doctrine||Justification and the Castle Doctrine||2012|
|Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)||Handling the Municipal Court Case||2008|
|Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Rutgers University||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|