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Changing Lives; One At A Time

I just had the privilege of changing an 18-year-old man’s life by handing him a check for in excess of $150,000.00. …Read more

7 Legal Tips for 2014

Dotted iAs you enter 2014, here are 7 Legal Tips you should not overlook, dot your i’s and cross your t’s when it comes to protecting yourself, your family and your business.

7 Legal Tips for 2014

1. Know before you go! Are you aware of the laws in your hometown? What about when you travel out of state or out of the country? A great example is the hands-free driving when you enter city limits or a new state.

2. Educate your Children It sounds simple enough, but is often …Read more

Supreme Court Permits Expert Testimony Regarding Eyewitness Testimony

imageOne of the most difficult aspects of trial practice is that eyewitness testimony, considered by many to be the evidentiary “gold-standard,” is actually one of the least reliable forms of proof we deal with in a courtroom.

Studies confirm these common issues with eyewitness testimony: …Read more

Taxing Legal Service

Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Senate Finance Committee approved a bill which would impose a sales tax on most legal services. The bill, known as SB-76, would tax any legal services except in the areas of family law (divorce, child support, alimony, etc) and criminal defense.  The bill will now be considered by the full Senate for approval.  …Read more

Social Media & Litigation

facebook warningCommon sense tells us to never put things on social media that we wouldn’t want the whole world to see. Even if you understand and engage the privacy settings, there’s no guarantee that the photos, videos, or other material that you’ve uploaded and intended for the private viewing of selected friends and family won’t eventually make its way into the public domain.

Prescott v. Willis – Auto Accident Victim with Facebook Photos

Consider the case of Prescott v. Willis. …Read more

Underage Drinking and Driving, a Deadly Combination

Underage Drinking and DrivingOn June 12, 2012, I sat through a guilty plea and sentencing. I can’t tell you how many thousands of these I have seen in my career. But this one was different. I wish I could mandate that every high school student sit through what I sat through. I was sitting with my clients, the parents of a 19 year old Montgomery County PA boy that was killed in a DUI accident. …Read more