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Robert Patrick Link

Criminal defense Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

5.0   7 reviews

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  1. Criminal defense
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    My focus is EXCLUSIVELY on matters involving criminal defense. Too many people fall for the fancy website of the "jack-of-all-trades" lawyer, then realize halfway through their trial just how thinly spread their lawyer's expertise is when they start getting knocked around by the judge and the prosecutor.

    17 years, 10,000 cases

I am a Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer who represents people charged with DUI, simple drug possession, drug possession with intent to deliver (PWID), drug conspiracy, illegal possession of firearms, assault, robbery, theft, homicide and numerous other criminal offenses. I defend individuals not only in Philadelphia, but in the surrounding counties as well.

 

I completed my undergraduate studies at Lafayette College before graduating from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law as a member of the Dean’s List. While in law school, I served as a law clerk at the Philadelphia law firm Anapol, Schwartz, Weiss, Cohan, Feldman & Smalley where he assisted in the litigation of complex cases involving securities law, premises liability, carrier liability, corporate negligence and motor vehicle laws.

 

Upon graduating from law school, I took a position as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Delaware for two years, where I prosecuted numerous criminal cases as a member of the domestic violence and child abuse unit.

 

I then returned to Philadelphia where I was hired as an assistant district attorney under the Honorable Lynn Abraham. I prosecuted thousands of cases in the office and was assigned to the major trials unit before being promoted to the gun violence task force, a specialized unit within the office that focused on the prosecution of straw purchasers of firearms as well as other crimes committed with guns including shootings, rapes, robberies and major drug offenses. Many of these cases garnered significant local media attention. Prior to being assigned to those two units, I also spent time in the Municipal Court unit, the juvenile unit, and in gun court.

 

I have since practiced exclusively as a criminal defense attorney and am experienced in all aspects of criminal proceedings from the initial hearings involving bail, through preliminary hearing, to trial before either judge or jury. I also represent individuals for violations of probation, post-sentence motions and appellate review.

 

As a defense attorney I have successfully represented individuals charged with crimes ranging from 1st degree murder to traffic offenses.

 

 

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Licensed for 17 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 10/01/2022

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LinkLaw, LLC
100 South Broad Street
Suite 1910
Philadelphia, PA, 19110

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Posted by Deirdra | April 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cocky and. Confident!!
Pat Link, is not just Handsome but down too earth. He’s the best Attorney that I’ve ever dealt with. He’s nonjudgmental and fair , He’s a Godsend. He’ll work with you and at your pace , He doesn’t take any stuff from the courts and he keeps a smile on his face needless to say He BEAT THE CASE!!
Posted by Brandon | August 13, 2015
The best defense attorney you will ever find
When i was pulled over in Philadelphia i had previous negative experiences with police officers therefore i decided to video tape the traffic stop on my cell phone to protect my rights and have evidence if needed. After being arrested, I felt as if I was taken advantage of and knew I had to hire legal help for my situation. Considering all of the negative repercussions of being convicted such as losing my license and my jobs, I began to research online different defense attorneys in philladelphia. Then I stumbled upon Mr. Links website simply by chance. I was immediately impressed by all the succesful case results and such that I decided to give him a try and scheduled a free consultation with him. He saw me within the next few days and right away I knew I made a new friend and hired him on the spot. He treated me like a member of his own family and even worked with me on the price because he was more interested in helping me win my case then taking my money which is a rarety among lawyers today. He insisted that he had my back and that we were going to come out on top but I always had a little bit of hesitation because all of the lawyers I had previously hired in different situations were mediocre at best and ended up barely helping my case at all. As my trial date approached he was there to answer all of my questions at a moments notice in a confident manner. Then on the day of my trial, I sat in the courtroom and watched the few cases before mine. All of the defense attorneys seemed to be inexperienced and were losing one after the other which began to shake my confidence. However the whole time Mr. Link was sitting right there with me telling me not to worry and that he had my back. Then when it was our turn, it was like he flipped a switch. He went from the cool care free friend that i had recently gotten to know into a case winning machine. It was surreal like a scene from a movie. Within 15 minutes he completely destroyed the prosecutions case and proved the arresting officers to be not credible. Therefore after making this clear to the whole court room and judge alike, the motion to supress was granted and the case was thrown out based upon this and also the fact that I was illegally searched and taken advantage of. This was the best feeling ever and as we walked out of the court room I knew the best decision I made was hiring Mr. Link, not to mention everyone else waiting to be tried had a look on their faces like they were thinking ,"wow I wish he was my lawyer". I only have one regret and that is that I wish I found Mr. Link YEARS AGO because im sure he would've saved me much stress, money and aggravation from my previous legal issues. If u are on this website now look no further because you have found the best defense attorney in Philadelphia hands down in my opinion.
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Posted by mike | August 13, 2014
larry bird of law
my name is mike I have used link law as my go to for anything from unfortunate instances in criminal defense to personal business matters .attorney link is the most professional yet non intimidating and empathetic lawyer I have even hire. link law as a whole instills confidence in the client . simply put I felt like a person not a invoice his staff treated me like family. Mr. links level of integrity is second to none . in this clients opinion link law is the premier law firm in the city of Philadelphia. as a defense attorney mr link is fearless and well respected from colleagues as well as district attorneys his relationships as a well know defense attorney shows thru his respectful nature with judges and clerks. link is the larry bird of law . a team clutch player who has never let me down . thank you link law .
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2014
NOT GUILTY!
NOT GUILTY!!! Those are the words that Robert P. Link ultimately received for his client my godson, last Friday in the Phila. court system, after a very long incarceration and battle to prove his innocence. Hands down he is " the man " to represent you with knowledge, superior expertise and true commitment. He conducts private investigations, interviews witness, victim, police etc. His commitment to you as a human being is very evident, as is his mission and tenaciousness to leave no stone unturned! ROBERT P. LINK is a rarity in today's law and a force to be reckoned with!
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Posted by D.T. | March 25, 2014
THE MACHINE!!!!
Upon being incarcerated I didn't know what to do or who to call. What I knew was time was valuable and I needed good representation. While some may opt for a public defender as I did at first, I quickly realized I needed someone more personal and easily accessible in my grave situation. Not a person I had to keep explaining my case to or would only see me when they wanted in my time of need. Little did I know my prayers would he answered. I was referred to Pat Link by a friend and from the first day of meeting him I knew I wouldn't searching for another lawyer. Pat's knowledge, professionalism, and determination beckoned a precedence of reassurance which is exactly what I needed facing a prison sentence no less then 5 yrs. As my lawyer he reassured my family and friends that I was gonna be fine in the absence of my presence by answering every question and every call. More then a lawyer Pat is a friend who was there when some weren't. On the day of March 19th 2014, I witnessed my friend become a machine. The moment was epic because before he sat back down I felt free before I was free..lol. The moment is still surreal because he did everything he said he would and was always available via phone or office. Nevertheless, I took the time to write this because I know there's other like me who are at risk of being taken from everything they love. With that said the right decisions need to be made asap. Because of my decision I'm taking my 5 yr old princess to Chucky Cheeses today.. Lol. "While there's no price on freedom there is a price for hiring the wrong legal representation". It feels good to be free..." NOT GUILTY" - Thanx Pat
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Posted by Damarr | April 27, 2013
Great Lawyer!!
I first met Robert Link Through a friend of mine, and I was amazed at not only his work ethic but also his results. I found myself needing a lawyer and he was the first person I thought of. I didn't have a lot, but he was willing to work with me. The amount of passion and dedication I received from Pat made me feel more like family than a client. Inside the court room Pat became a different person, the way he recites case law, the method in which he cross examines, made me wonder if this was the same guy laughing with me a few minutes prior to the trial. After my case was thrown out, they scheduled my trial a whole month later to get that on record, but once again Pat managed to work his magic and get me in the court room much sooner. I highly recommend this guy to any and everyone in need of legal advice, or representation. At the end of my trial I came out with not only my freedom, but also a new friend which you may call Robert, Rob, Pat or Patrick, but just make sure you pick up the phone and do call him!!
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Posted by edward | April 2, 2013
excellent attorney
He kept me informed every step of the way. Other lawyers don't do that there all about the money and don't let you know what's going on but not Mr.Link he kept me informed every step of the way and worked out payment arrangements with me. I really trust him and would reccomend him to anyone.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • LinkLaw, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • District Attorney
  • Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Deputy Attorney General
  • State Of Delaware Department Of Justice
  • 2003 - 2005

Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • See linklawphilly.com for updated cases
  • varied
  • Commonwealth v. J.I.
  • Not Guilty of Aggravated Assault
  • Commonwealth v. D.B.
  • All charges withdrawn on day of jury trial
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Associations

  • Philadelphia Criminal Law American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 100 in PA
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD)
  • 2014
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Career recognition reward
  • Philadelphia District Attorney
  • 2010
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Philadelphia Criminal Law American Inn of Court
  • Cross examination
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (49)
Given (32)
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the best criminal defense lawyers in Philadelphia, I highly recommend Patrick Link."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Robert is an outstanding criminal attorney. Highly recommended!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pat Link is a hardworking advocate for his clients who is well versed in the criminal justice system. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Link. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Superb attorney. Rare combination of unparalleled legal knowledge and personability that allows his clients to feel at ease with the legal process and maintain excellent relationships with Judges and the District Attorney's Office."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"For over a year I have been able to observe the work of R. Patrick Link and can endorse this gentleman as an outstanding Criminal Defense lawyer in the Philadelphia area."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Pat constantly puts in hard work and gets stellar results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been extremely impressed with Robert Link. He recently had a case where his significant investigative work led to the type of "smoking gun" evidence that makes headlines, and is rarely seen in an attorney's entire career. Many attorneys would not go nearly the distance he went to uncover favorable evidence to help his client. He is also well-known in the legal community for his extensive criminal trial experience. So, I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He was ferocious as an ADA and I'm glad he is on my side now. His rise has been inspirational."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. Highly respected in the legal community with an outstanding reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Link is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. One of the top attorneys in the region."
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Philadelphia Criminal defense Lawyer Robert Patrick Link
Robert Patrick Link
Criminal defense Attorney
Philadelphia, PA
Licensed for 17 years