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Michael’s comment: “I self-reported an incident that occurred in 2001. After a lengthy process, the Board issued a split decision and a brief suspension was served. I was reinstated without opposition by the Disciplinary Board.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Cert of Achievment - BigBros/BigSist 25-Yr Award||Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Senate)||2005|
|Certificate of Achievment - Children and the Law (Seminar)||Widener Law School||1996|
|Certificate of Achievment - Professional Responsibility||Widener Law School||1995|
|Managing Partner||Law Office of Michael Hollinger||2008 - Present|
|Senior Associate||Merow & Jacoby, PC||2004 - 2008|
|Assistant Public Defender||County of Berks||2001 - 2004|
|Associate||Farrell & Ricci, P.C.||1998 - 2001|
|Judicial Law Clerk||Court of Common Pleas, Berks County||1996 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Berks County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Associate Member||2008 - Present|
|Berks County Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee||Associate Member||2008 - Present|
|Berks County Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice Section||Associate Member||2008 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Associate Member||2006 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Associate Member||2006 - Present|
|Berks County Bar Association||Associate Member||2005 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||N/A||1998 - Present|
|Commonwealth of PA vs. Thomas Lopez||Not Guilty on all counts|
|Hartnett vs. Hartnett||Father/client awarded custody|
|Commonwealth of PA v. Julian Castillo||Not Guilty on all counts.|
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|Widener University School of Law||Law||Juris Doctorate||1996|
|University of Scranton||Political Science and History||BS - Bachelor of Science||1993|
|Paralegal Association of PA Conference||E-Discovery: What you don't Know Can and Will Hurt You.||2002|
Posted by Nicole
Came to my home to hear my case. And even gave my 1.5 yr old much needed attention. NO LAYWER DOES THAT.. My son's father was in jail & Mike enlightened us. He gave me hope & even answered my calls outside of business hours. I would recommend him to anyone that has an honest case & wants results because he gets the job done
Posted by Andrew
After a miserable experience with another Reading Attorney, I found Michael and my wife and I found a person who really cares. You will not find a better value anywhere else! Lawyers are out there to take your money! Michael is there to listen and work with you every step of the way.
Posted by Edward and Marilyn
In July 2009 I received a speeding ticket from the city of Philadelphia. The license plate given on the ticket was from a plate I did not have at the time. The car in the speeding ticket photo was not my car. I gave Mr.Hollinger information: re: drivers license, car insurance info, etc. He contacted Philadelphia Traffic Bureau (?). We realized the license plate must have been stolen. He handled notifying Penn Dot to have the license plate cancelled and reported stolen, which they did do. He handled all correspondence with the Philadelphia Traffic courts so I would not have to go to court due to my chronic medical condition (recovering from Cancer treatment/surgery) with documentation from my medical doctor. Finally, the case was dismissed. He handled the case, my license plate was reported stolen and expired, and I did not have to go to court in Philadelphia nor pay a fine. He constantly reassured me that everything was going as planned.
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