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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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|Commonwealth v. J.M.||Not guilty of aggravated assault after a jury trial. Client was facing 10-20 years incarceration. Guilty of misdemeanors and traffic offenses only.|
|Commonwealth v. W.G.||Not guilty of all drug charges|
|Commonwealth v. S.B.||Not guilty|
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|LinkLawPhilly Blog||Police Excessive Force||2015|
|LinkLawPhilly Blog||Eyewitness Misidentification||2015|
|LinkLawPhilly Blog||Blue By Day, White By Night Part 1||2015|
|LinkLawPhilly Blog||Blue By Day, White By Night Part 2||2015|
|LinkLawPhilly Blog||Property Seizures in Philadelphia||2015|
|LinkLawPhilly Blog||Police Abuse and Pretextual Arrests||2015|
|Philadelphia blog post||When a witness goes South||2014|
|My Criminal Law Blog||Defending Alleged Sex Offenders||2014|
|My Criminal Law Blog||Police Searches in High Crime Areas||2014|
|My Crininal Law Blog||When Cops Lie- Part One||2014|
|My Criminal Law Blog||When Cops Lie- Part 2||2014|
|My Criminal Defense Blog||The Implosion of an Attempted Murder Case||2013|
|My Criminal Defense Blog||To Talk or Not To Talk? Pre-Arrest Silence in Pennsylvania||2013|
|My Criminal Defense Blog||A Philadelphia DUI Lawyer’s Guide to DUI Defense||2013|
|My Criminal Defense Blog||When a Witness Goes "South"||2013|
|Philadelphia Daily News||Baby Noel||2012|
|Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Philadelphia Criminal Law American Inn of Court||Cross examination||2014|