I am a career defense criminal lawyer.
I have sat at the defense table representing my clients in every case I’ve handled in the criminal justice systems in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Federal Courts.
I am not a former prosecutor.
I am proud that I am not a former prosecutor.
I know how a prosecutor thinks because I've been fighting prosecutors my entire career.
The real difference between me and "former prosecutors"?. I've never fought to put people in jail.
I have represented criminal clients throughout the Philadelphia region — both in state and federal courts. He focuses his practice on criminal defense and civil rights.
I am a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and I am proud to be the only solo criminal defense lawyer sitting on the Executive Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.
If you're charged with a crime or facing potential investigation, call me today at 215.385.5291.
Mulvihill LLC is a full-service neighborhood law firm committed to provide high-quality representation, no matter your legal needs…
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Michael Benz, Criminal defense Attorney
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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.
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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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Under 40 - Criminal Defense||National Trial Lawyers Association||2017|
|Pro Bono Roll of Honor||First Judicial District of Pennsylvania||2012|
|Pro Bono Roll of Honor||First Judicial District of Pennsylvania||2011|
|Pro Bono Service Award||Drexel Law||2010|
|Professional Research Certification||Lexis Nexis||2010|
|Semi-Finalist, Regional Mediation Competition||American Bar Association ADR Section||2010|
|Presidential Scholarship||Drexel Law||2007|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Philadelphia Criminal Law American Inn of Court||Executive Committee, Programming||2015 - Present|
|Philadelphia Criminal Law American Inn of Court||N/A||2013 - Present|
|River Wards Crime Watch||Board Member||2013 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Co-chair, Young Lawyers Committee, 2015-2016||2012 - Present|
|Fishtown Area Business Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Philadelphia Bar Association||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Philadelphia Bar Association||Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee||2013 - 2016|
|Olde Richmond Civic Association||Chair of Zoning||2011 - 2015|
|Pennsylvania Association for Justice||Future Leaders Division||2011 - 2013|
|Drexel Law Alumni Association||Alumni Council||2011 - 2013|
|B. Someday Productions||Secretary, Board of Directors||2010 - 2012|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2007 - 2012|
|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.|
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|Legal Blog||Philly Law Blog||2014|
|ABA GPSolo Magazine||The Myth of the Upper Middle Class Lawyer||2012|
|Lawyerist.com||Lawyerist Staff Writer||2012|
|PhiLAWdelphia||Looking Like a Lawyer — A Series on Professional Menswear for the Philadelphia Young Lawyers' Division Blog||2012|
|The Pennsylvania Juvenile Defense Notebook||Forms Appendix||2011|
|Art of Manliness Blog||Suit School I - The Basics||2010|
|Art of Manliness Blog||Suit School II - The Alterations Every Man Needs||2010|
|Art of Manliness Blog||Suit School III - A Primer on Suit Buttons||2010|
|Temple University||Political Science||B.A.||2007|
|Montgomery County Community College||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|University of Pittsburgh||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Rutgers University School of Law, Camden||Personal Branding: Developing a Professional Identity||2014|
|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|
|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|
|The People's Court||Not Allowing the Show to Go On.||2011|
|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|