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TO MY PRESENT AND FUTURE CLIENTS


 


This letter is a


Thank You


 


to each of my clients who have stayed loyal over these arduous months.


 


Now that my trial is over, I am free to speak about what took place. In 2009, I had a client come to my office requesting that I assist her in a bankruptcy. It has now been proven that she, prior to the bankruptcy, embezzled almost $100,000.00 from her employer, failed to disclose a substantial amount of assets to me and ultimately the bankruptcy court, not the least of which a Corvette and a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Also, during the time immediately preceding the and during the bankruptcy, she took lavish vacations to Orlando, FL and to the Bahamas.


 


The most egregious offense was that during the course of the bankruptcy, she invaded her IRA and made premature withdrawals in the amount of  $200,000. She spent that money in less than a month and failed to inform me.


 


Her lavish lifestyle was exposed and an investigation was conducted, all leading to her being charged with a number of federal bankruptcy criminal offenses. When she recognized that she was, very probably going to jail, she told the FBI and the US Attorney that the entire series of events were her lawyer’s (me) idea. In exchange for a much lighter sentence, she would testify to that fact and against me.


 


Without even a telephone call to me regarding this matter, the US Attorney indicted me on three counts of federal crimes and my trial was set for January 13, 2015. During the trial, we (myself, my defense attorney Gerard P. Egan, Esquire, my loyal paralegal Dustin and Mr. Egan’s law clerk Phillip) were able to demonstrate that my former client lied to me,she lied to the bankruptcy court, she lied to the federal prosecutors and most importantlyshe lied in her testimony during the trial.


 


On January 17, 2015, a twelve member jury deliberated on the testimony and evidence provided by both my defense and the United States attorney, and in less than 2 hours returned with the verdict of “Not Guilty” for all three counts.


 


In case you were wondering, there is nothing I can do to the US attorney or my former client that would in anyway make up for the hundreds of thousands of dollars I have had to expend, the hours upon hours exhausted, the emotional and physical damage done to my family and the professional damage that was done to me during the eight months between the indictment and the trial.


 


I want to again Thank You for your support


 


 

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Languages spoken: English, Italian

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Car Accident: 25%
    38 years, 600 cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    38 years, 500 cases
  3. Bankruptcy: 20%
    36 years, 700 cases
  4. Business: 20%
    36 years, 500 cases
  5. Lawsuits & Disputes: 15%
    38 years, 1 thousand cases

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Barbieri and Associates
657 Exton Commons
Exton, PA, 193412446

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive197804/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Awesome Attorney (best of)Surburbanlife Magazine2013
Graduate Inspectors Generals CollegeUSAF2012
NLOC GRADUATEUnited States Air Force (Air University)2010
Charles Yeager AwardUSAF aux. CAP2009
National Incident Management SystemFEMA2008
Appointment Certification As Panel AttorneyAircraft Owners and Pilots Association1998
Justice Brennan AwardPhiladelphia Bar Association1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyBARBIERI & ASSOCIATES1978 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Saint Paul Friday NightBoard of Directors2008 - Present
CIVIL AIR PATROL LEGAL OFFICERS CORP.Major Delaware Wing2007 - Present
Chester County Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Aircraft Owners and Pilots AssociationPanel Attorney1987 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kehr Packaging v. Fidelity BankJury Award 3.2 million
Morwald v. SRT Motor Freight1.2 Milion Settlement prior to jury return
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Sex, Violence and Litigation (Book)2000 Update on Employment Laws2000
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Temple UniversitySociologyBS - Bachelor of Science1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
HIPAA for Civil LitigatorsHiPAA2004