Skip to main content

Leo Michael Mulvihill Jr.

Land use and zoning Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Fishtown Lawyer, Leo Doom Occulta

  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 13 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 13 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2010
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2010
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2023

About Leo

Learn Leo’s areas of practice.

Practice areas

Relentlessly Pursuing Justice Since 2010.

***I don't pay to advertise here or anywhere else***

About me.
Leftist, gun-owning, free-speech absolutist. Philadelphia is my home. Chaotic Good.

Hvars þú böl kannt, kveð þú þér bölvi at ok gef-at þínum fjándum frið.

Where you recognize evil, speak out against it, and give no truces to your enemies.
- Hávamál (Sayings of the High One), The Elder Edda

Policy positions.
Black Lives Matter. LBGTQIA+ Rights are Human Rights. Gun Rights Are Minority Rights. ANTIFA (literally “anti-fascist”) are the good guys. Donald Trump was the worst president in American history (this includes Nixon and Jackson). Free speech (not as defined by Elon Musk) is essential to American democracy. The Roberts Court is antithetical to the American concept of justice and fairness.

Organizations and Associations.
• The Satanic Temple



Photos and videos

This is after we won the Occupy Philly Wells Fargo 14 jury trial, and MAN did that feel good.
True Hand Society did a bang up job on my branding. Check them out.
People > Profits. You might recognize some people in this photo.

Contact Leo

Similar lawyers nearby

Mulvihill LLC | Fishtown Law
Box 3664
Philadelphia, PA, 19125


5.0 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE ONLY LAWYER You need to know
I had several cases at once all related to the same thing. I had previously hired lawyers that were making things worst by keeping the issues separate. Leo Mulvihill listened to me, had amazing attention to detail, picked up the pieces from my other lawyers, and fought for me like no one else. He put me at ease knowing I had hired someone who has my back and the best intentions in representing me. Don't waste your time calling anyone else but Leo Mulvihill. He is the only lawyer you need to know.
Read less
Posted by Joshua | March 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!
I highly recommend Mr. Mulvihill as an attorney. We hired him to help us get a zoning variance for a property we owned in Brewerytown. He was knowledgeable about the entire process and kept us well informed through constant communication and updates. When things got tough he was able to maintain his professionalism and find productive ways to help us win our approval at both the RCO and with the ZBA. I look forward to working with him again soon.
Read less
Posted by Danielle | October 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Crossing crime scene
The lawyer answered my question and explanation free of charge More than I expected .
Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would definitely recommend Leo Mulvihill, Esq.!
My husband and I hired Leo Mulvihill, Esq. to help us resolve a legal matter. Leo did GREAT work for us. He was able to work out an Agreement preventing the need to go to Court. He is professional, and very responsive to questions/concerns. We are very happy with the outcome of our legal matter. I would recommend Attorney Leo Mulvihill.
Read less
Posted by James | February 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent hire.
I would recommend Mr Mulvihill for anyone who needs a great lawyer who fights hard and is very decipline and dedicated to the best out come. I hired him in 2015 and I will never go into battle without him from this day forward. He is honest and I trust him. Unlike other lawyers I have had n the past. I am very satisfied with Mr Mulvihill. Thanks again.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't have asked for a better attorney
Leo represented me in a summary offense case which, although very minor, had the potential to be financially devastating. I was impressed with how much time and research he put in for what I'm sure was a relatively minor case for him. He was very informative and worked with me to determine how to try the case in a way that was both comfortable for me and got me the results I wanted.
Read less
Posted by Vijay | January 23, 2015
Very GooD Experience
Mr. Mulvihill represented me with Integrity and patience. It was a relatively uncomplicated matter but it was treated with the utmost seriousness. I thank him.
Posted by Wilfredo | March 23, 2012
Informative, Caring, and Responsive
I first sought consul from Leo close to a year ago and he has made my first experience with the law as smooth as possible and I could not be more please with the results. He kept me informed throughout the process and provided much needed guidance to secure the results I deserved. Never did I have doubts of his knowledge in regards to the law pertaining to my specific case and I'm grateful to have had him by my side.
Read less
Posted by Christopher Sawyer | March 23, 2012
Leo Mulvihill puts the fear of the living God into his opponents
Leo's crisp, clean-cut razor look is what strikes you immediately. No matter how long you prepared for your client meeting, even taking the time to put on after-shave, you will be outclassed by this attorney. And not only does his image impress you, it extends without limit into his work-product. My recalcitrant ex-landlord thought he could pull a fast one over me by shorting me my entire deposit, but Leo was determined to get it back. He was fair, forthright and honest. If he ever wears crappy jeans and a sweater with cheese-fries stains on it, no one will ever know.
Read less
Posted by Steven | December 20, 2011
Leo helped me put my old landlord in his place! He quickly responded to all of my messages and really made me feel like I was his most important client. I’ve known Leo for a couple of years now and I’m glad to see that he is doing great things. I would absolutely recommend him.
Posted by Kate | November 13, 2011
My husband and I would absolutely hire Leo Mulvihill again.
My husband and I were faced with a dishonest and negligent landlord who falsified damage claims in order to retain our security deposit after we moved out of our apartment. With the hopes of having our security deposit returned, we contacted Leo Mulvihill after learning about him from a local neighborhood association website. My husband met Leo for an initial consultation, which was free, after which Leo agreed to take our case for a very reasonable flat fee. We were very happy with how Leo pursued the case, which eventually led to judgment in our favor. Throughout this experience, Leo kept us informed and took the time to explain each step of the process, from the initial letters to our former landlord to our court date. We were particularly impressed with Leo’s calm and persistent demeanor while we were in court, despite our former landlord’s attorney’s rude and unprofessional behavior prior to and following the hearing. Overall, we found Leo Mulvihill to be knowledgeable, professional, and trustworthy and we would absolutely hire him again.
Read less
Response from Leo Mulvihill March 23, 2012
Thank you!
Posted by Tim | March 27, 2011
Very satisfied
Leo has always been very responsive when I have worked with him, he replies to emails and calls quickly. He impressed both myself and my landlord with the lease he drafted for us.
Response from Leo Mulvihill March 30, 2011
Thank you! I pride myself on staying in touch with my clients. For years client surveys have shown that the number one client complaint is lack of communication. It's goal to keep my clients regularly apprised of their case's progress and work with you until the resolution of your legal issue.
View less reviews


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.0 (Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2023.

Public Reprimand issued in PA, 2023
updated on 11/15/2023

Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense & Trial Lawyer
  • Mulvihill LLC | Fishtown Law
  • 2015 - Present
  • The Fishtown Lawyer
  • Mulvihill & Rushie LLC - The Fishtown Lawyers
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Judicial Assistant
  • Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Civil Division
  • 2011 - 2012
  • The Fishtown Lawyer
  • Law Office of Leo M. Mulvihill, Jr.
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Jennings Sigmond, P.C.
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Clinical Student
  • Philadelphia Defender Association
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Intern
  • Office of the District Attorney, Montgomery County
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Intern
  • Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Civil Division
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Judicial Intern
  • Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Criminal Division
  • 2008 - 2008
View all work experience


  • Drexel Law
  • J.D.
  • 2010
  • Temple University
  • B.A.
  • 2007
  • Montgomery County Community College
  • N/A
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • N/A
View all education

Legal Cases

  • Sadler et al v. Waldbuesser
  • Judgment for plaintiffs under the Consumer Protection Law, allowing award of attorneys fees and court costs. Judgment exceeded the amount of the originally withheld security deposit by more than 2x.
  • B. Someday Productions v. Sclight - As Seen on "The People's Court"
  • Judgment for plaintiff theater in the amount of $1,500.00
  • Gentsch v. Allen
  • Judgment for Ï€, including attorneys' fees and costs.
View all legal cases


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2013 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Philadelphia Criminal Law American Inn of Court
  • Executive Committee, Programming
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Philadelphia Criminal Law American Inn of Court
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Co-chair, Young Lawyers Committee, 2015-2016
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Drexel Law Alumni Association
  • Alumni Council
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Fishtown Area Business Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2018
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Future Leaders Division
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Olde Richmond Civic Association
  • Chair of Zoning
  • 2011 - 2015
  • B. Someday Productions
  • Secretary, Board of Directors
  • 2010 - 2012
  • American Bar Association
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 2007 - 2015
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German


  • The Pennsylvania Juvenile Defense Notebook
  • Forms Appendix
  • 2011
View all publications

Speaking Engagements

  • National Lawyers Guild Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
  • Starting and Running a Law Practice
  • 2014
  • Drexel Biddle Law Society - Alumni Panel and Networking Night
  • Law Practice & Trends in Legal Marketing
  • 2014
  • Rutgers University School of Law, Camden
  • Personal Branding: Developing a Professional Identity
  • 2014
  • Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyer Boot Camp
  • Considerations Before Starting Your Own Solo Practice or Small Firm
  • 2013
  • Rutgers University School of Law, Camden
  • Looking Like a Lawyer - Professional Dress Basics
  • 2012
  • Connecting Fishtown: A Business Networking Event
  • Introducing the Fishtown Lawyer.
  • 2011
  • St. Joseph's University Student Rights Week
  • Student Rights When Dealing with the Police
  • 2010
View all speaking engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (34)
Given (12)
Endorse Leo
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Friend
"Leo is sharp and committed to justice. After my first conversation with him, I knew that Leo had something invaluable and essential to a criminal defense attorney- a true sense of injustice. If you are charged with a crime, give Leo a call."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Always professional and always prepared-Leo is a great criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leo is a great friend of mine and I would highly recommend him to any one in need. He sat down with me and was really able to help me navigate my way in the legal field. He is extremely hard working, professional and one of the smartest people I know."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Leo is an outstanding criminal attorney. Highly recommended!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Leo is one of the most professional attorneys I have dealt with and learned from in Philadelphia. He is someone that I have and will continue to seek advice from in handling criminal defense matters. He is a strong advocate and fights hard for all of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred my clients to Mr. Mulvihill in the past and every single one of them has thanked me for it. He is very knowledgeable about the law, he cares, and he takes the time to make sure his clients are well informed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Leo is one of the hardest working people, let alone lawyer, I have ever met. He goes above and beyond for his clients and works tirelessly to make sure that their rights are protected. I would recommend his services to anyone in need of an advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"An excellent lawyer that gives personal attention to his clients with a focus on providing high-quality affordable representation. Leo has strong ties to the Philadelphia/Fishtown community and is an excellent advocate. I highly recommend Leo's services."
General practice Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leo is a tireless attorney who fights for his clients with great energy and excellent skill. His dedication to his clients and his job is exceptional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is sharp, effective, persuasive, and aggressive. Leo is a very admired attorney in Philadelphia."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Civil rights Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Leo. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
General practice Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the best in Philly!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Top notch lawyer. Pleasure to work with and represents his clients' interests zealously"
Civil rights Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"A credit to his otherwise fucking useless generation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is all around solid."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Mulvihill is an excellent young attorney in the Philadelphia area. He is passionate about the law and willing to go that extra mile for his clients. I would highly recommend him."
View more endorsements
Criminal defense
Personal injury
Medical malpractice
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Workers compensation
Philadelphia Land use and zoning Lawyer Leo Michael Mulvihill Jr.
Leo Michael Mulvihill Jr.
Land use and zoning Attorney
Philadelphia, PA
Licensed for 13 years
Free Consultation
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2023. See details