Having been raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, I attended Loyolal College in Maryland and graduated with a political science degree.
I played rugby in college all four years and really enjoyed it, although I won the "King of Pain" award and was nicknamed the "Master of the Face Tackle" becuase of my football-tranined tendancy to lead with my head when I tackled. I was a player, coach and captain of my law school team and also was recognized for my oral advocacy skills with a finalist finish in my law school's annual Moot Court Competition.
At my law school, in addition to be on the Moot Court Board of Advocates all three years, I was also a Student Bar Association Senator and a Senator for the Student Senate at Ohio Northern University.
I still lead with my head as an attorney, however, in representing clients, that gets the best results.
After I completed a judicial clerkship in my hometown, Salisbury, Maryland, I moved to Pennsylvania and married my wife, whom I had met at law school. After the dissolution of the brother-brother small firm I initially worked for in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where I focused almost exclusively on Family Law for 2.5 years, I went out on my own and achieved success in several difficult cases other several other lawyers had rejected.
I am able to find the kernal of strength in cases other attorneys may be disinclined to try. I have won criiminal trials, including trials involving juries, and have acheived success for my clients at every level of the Pennsylvania appellate system....the Superior Court, the Commonwelath Court, and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. I have also had successes in Federal Courts in Pennsylvania, Florida, and Georgia. For some unique cases, I obtained permission to represent clients in Maryland and Delaware through my good standing with the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and even enjoyed success in a case that was filed with the United States Supreme Court, two times.
I succeed in cases others refuse to try by finding the legal argument that matches the evidence I know, under the rules of evidence, I will be successful in getting before whatever Court I am in front of. I truly enjoy HELPING CLIENTS navigate their most difficult legal waters, safely and effectively so they can get on with with business of living, unberdened by legal woes! I have been called a "dragon slayer" and an "Angel" by various clients, because there is no opponent I fear and I succeed for my clients through shining a bright light on the details that show the Court or a jury a decision in their favor is the only possible conclusion the law requires. I get at least as many referrals from people who were on the other side of cases opposing my clients as I do from my clients (THANKS TO ALL!).
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Moot Court Board of Advocates||Ohio Northern University - Claude Pettit School of Law||1989|
|Moot Court Quarterfinalist||Ohio Northern University - Claude Pettit School of Law||1986|
|Senior Associate Attorney on Partner Track||Rick Linn, LLC||1990 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Berks County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Ohio Northern University||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
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