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Bio

For over 35 years my practice has focused on helping the victims of accidents. I provide a service and am keenly aware that clients can choose someone other than me. I learned early on as a piano performance major in college and in the start of my legal career in the District Attorney’s office that there is no substitute for discipline and hard work. I still practice the piano daily and work harder than ever for my clients.

Although maintaining a busy law practice is time consuming, I take the time to study all that is new in the field of personal injury. I spend some time lecturing as well and am fortunate to have received numerous honors and awards from my profession. I have fostered relationships with other attorneys who oftentimes refer me cases. All this has enabled me to hone my skills so that the people I help will get the best possible outcome. I consistently remind myself if I have not exceeded your expectations today, someone else will tomorrow. I make it a point, every hour of every day, to make certain that does not happen.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1978
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit

Honors and Awards

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for 20 years
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2004–2015 —  recognizing the top 5% of lawyers in Pennsylvania
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate — National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Invited Member — American Board of Trial Advocates

Education

  • J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law, 1978
    • 1st quintile
  • LL.M. in Taxation, Temple University Beasley School of Law, 1982
  • The Academy of Advocacy of Temple University School of Law, 1991
  • B.M. cum laude, Temple University, 1974

Professional Memberships

  • Bucks County Bar Association
    • President, 2001–2002, Board Member, 2015
    • Chair, Civil Litigation Section, 1990–2000
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (Pennsylvania Association for Justice)
  • Board of Directors, 1997–present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (American Association for Justice)
  • Co-Founder/Master/Counselor/Administrator, Bucks County American Inns of Court, 1997–present

Legal Lecturer

  • Frequent course planner and lecturer on the topics of automobile law, bad faith and UM/UIM (uninsured/underinsured motorist) arbitrations.

Biography

  • Assistant District Attorney, Bucks County District Attorney’s Office, 1979–1981
  • Associate, Law Office of John J. Collins, 1978–1979, 1981–1983