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EXPERIENCED DUI AND CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER. 24 HOUR AVAILABILITY - GET THE HELP YOU NEED NOWLITIGATED THOUSANDS OF DUI CASES AS A FORMER PROSECUTOR AND PENNDOT COUNSEL
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyer - Criminal Defense||Main Line Today Magazine||2014|
|Awesome Attorney - DUI and Traffic Law||Suburban Life Magazine||2012|
|Awesome Attorney - Criminal Defense||Suburban Life Magazine||2012|
|Awesome Attorney - Personal Injury||Suburban Life Magazine||2012|
|Top Lawyer -- Bankruptcy Law||Main Line Today Magazine||2012|
|Top Lawyer -- Personal Injury||Main Line Today Magazine||2012|
|Top Lawyer -- Criminal Defense||Main Line Today Magazine||2012|
|Top Lawyer -- Divorce and Separation||Main Line Today Magazine||2012|
|Top Lawyer||Main Line Today Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Suburban Life Magazine||2012|
|Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society||Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society||1986|
|Assistant Counsel||Commonwealth of Pennsylvania||1996 - 2012|
|Litigation Associate||Wolf Block Schorr & Solis Cohen||1994 - 1996|
|Assistant District Attorney||Philadelphia District Attorney's Office||1989 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The Lawyers Club of Philadelphia||Member||2012 - Present|
|Chester County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||1989 - Present|
|Prosecuted THOUSANDS of cases as a Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney and counsel for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania||Allow me to use the experience I acquired to help you now.|
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|Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly||AN ARTICLE ON DUI REFUSALS: An Update on Pennsylvania's Implied Consent Law||2002|
|Villanova University School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||1989|
|Villanova University||English with Philosophy minor||Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|West Chester University||The Impact of an Underage Drinking on Your Future||2014|
|West Chester University||Rights of a Student Attending College: What the Police Can and Cannot Do||2013|
|Moderator||Several Continuing Legal Education Classes||2011|
Posted by Olivia S.
I am a student at Villanova University, and unfortunately I was arrested for a DUI at the beginning of last semester. I was incredibly stupid, thinking I could safely drive the short distance to my apartment. I was stopped by the police for swerving on the road and not being able to stay in my lane. They gave me some tests at the location, arrested me, and took me to the police station for a breath test. I was embarrassed and ashamed; all I could think about was how I wasted the last 3 years of my life at Villanova because no one would hire me in the financial field with this arrest. I needed a good lawyer to help me with the situation.
I researched the top lawyers for DUI, and narrowed my choices to the 3 that were the most qualified. I spoke to all 3 lawyers, and from the start Michelle was the most knowledgeable, answering all of my questions - and trust me, I had many questions! And as Villanova alumni, she was very compassionate and understood my fear of not getting a job. We discussed the circumstances of the arrest, and decided it would be best if I applied for the ARD program. She thoroughly described the program, and I was relieved to learn that if I stayed out of trouble the charges would be dismissed and Michelle could file a petition to expunge my record. I felt so much better after hearing a potential employer wouldn't find what happened.
I am happy to say I am almost finished my ARD and look forward to the day the DUI is dismissed. I am happy that Michelle was there to guide and assist me. I would whole-heartedly refer her to anyone arrested for a DUI or other criminal matter. She saved my future, and I very grateful for everything she has done for me.
Michael Goodman, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. I have known Michelle for years, initially when she was an opposing attorney working for PennDOT, and now as a fellow defense attorney. Michelle has always demonstrated excellent skill and professionalism in and out of the Courtroom. She also brings a practicality to every situation that is often missed by other attorneys. She truly has her client's interests at heart and represents them zealously achieving the best possible results.
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