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Leo Michael Mulvihill Jr.

also known as Fishtown Lawyer

About me


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.

Our Firm.
Mulvihill LLC is a full-service neighborhood law firm committed to provide high-quality representation, no matter your legal needs…

Your Neighborhood. Your Lawyer.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 90%
  2. General Practice: 10%



Hourly ($250/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

30 total 

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  • Michael T. Benz

    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.


    Michael Benz Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeffrey S Gillman

    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.


    Jeffrey Gillman Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Mulvihill LLC | Fishtown Law

2424 E. York Street
Suite 111
Philadelphia, PA, 19125-3044


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Roll of HonorFirst Judicial District of Pennsylvania2012
Pro Bono Roll of HonorFirst Judicial District of Pennsylvania2011
Pro Bono Service AwardDrexel Law2010
Professional Research CertificationLexis Nexis2010
Semi-Finalist, Regional Mediation CompetitionAmerican Bar Association ADR Section2010
Presidential ScholarshipDrexel Law2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal Defense & Trial LawyerMulvihill LLC | Fishtown Law2015 - Present
The Fishtown LawyerMulvihill & Rushie LLC - The Fishtown Lawyers2012 - 2015
Judicial AssistantPhiladelphia Court of Common Pleas, Civil Division2011 - 2012
The Fishtown LawyerLaw Office of Leo M. Mulvihill, Jr.2010 - 2012
Law ClerkJennings Sigmond, P.C.2009 - 2010
Clinical StudentPhiladelphia Defender Association2009 - 2010
InternOffice of the District Attorney, Montgomery County2009 - 2009
InternPhiladelphia Court of Common Pleas, Civil Division2009 - 2009
Judicial InternPhiladelphia Court of Common Pleas, Criminal Division2008 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Philadelphia Criminal Law American Inn of CourtExecutive Committee, Programming2015 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2013 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationYoung Lawyers Division Executive Committee2013 - Present
Philadelphia Criminal Law American Inn of CourtN/A2013 - Present
River Wards Crime WatchBoard Member2013 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCo-chair, Young Lawyers Committee, 2015-20162012 - Present
Fishtown Area Business AssociationMember2011 - Present
Olde Richmond Civic AssociationChair of Zoning2011 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Pennsylvania Assocation ofN/AN/A
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeFuture Leaders Division2011 - 2013
Drexel Law Alumni AssociationAlumni Council2011 - 2013
B. Someday ProductionsSecretary, Board of Directors2010 - 2012
American Bar AssociationN/A2007 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sadler et al v. WaldbuesserJudgment 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. AllenJudgment for π, including attorneys' fees and costs.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Legal BlogPhilly Law Blog2014
ABA GPSolo MagazineThe Myth of the Upper Middle Class Lawyer2012
Lawyerist.comLawyerist Staff Writer2012
PhiLAWdelphiaLooking Like a Lawyer — A Series on Professional Menswear for the Philadelphia Young Lawyers' Division Blog2012
The Pennsylvania Juvenile Defense NotebookForms Appendix2011
Art of Manliness BlogSuit School I - The Basics2010
Art of Manliness BlogSuit School II - The Alterations Every Man Needs2010
Art of Manliness BlogSuit School III - A Primer on Suit Buttons2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drexel University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Temple UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Montgomery County Community CollegeN/AN/AN/A
University of PittsburghN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Rutgers University School of Law, CamdenPersonal Branding: Developing a Professional Identity2014
National Lawyers Guild Mid-Atlantic Regional ConferenceStarting and Running a Law Practice2014
Drexel Biddle Law Society - Alumni Panel and Networking NightLaw Practice & Trends in Legal Marketing2014
Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyer Boot CampConsiderations Before Starting Your Own Solo Practice or Small Firm2013
Rutgers University School of Law, CamdenLooking Like a Lawyer - Professional Dress Basics2012
The People's CourtNot Allowing the Show to Go On.2011
Connecting Fishtown: A Business Networking EventIntroducing the Fishtown Lawyer.2011
St. Joseph's University Student Rights WeekStudent Rights When Dealing with the Police2010