I provide all of my new clients with a written engagement letter. The engagement letter will describe the scope of the legal services I am to provide and the financial terms of my representation. My representation of you does not begin until after you: 1) have reviewed the engagement letter; 2) have signed the engagement letter to acknowledge that you and I have agreed to its terms; 3) have returned a signed copy of the engagement letter to me; and 4) have paid the agreed upon retainer, if any.
The initial phone consultation is free of charge. Upon being retained, I charge $175.00 per hour for my services. You will also be required to reimburse me for court filings fees, service of process charges, third part document reproduction charges, parking and transportation charges, postage and delivery charges, court reporter charges and any other cost or expense reasonably related to my representation. I may request a retainer, depending on the nature of the legal services requested and whether I have represented you in the past.
I am also willing to enter into a Flat Fee Agreement, which is a fixed fee for the specific legal matter for which I have been retained. The flat-fee is payable pursuant to a mutually acceptable payment schedule.
Summary of Professional Experience
I have been providing legal services to individuals and businesses since 1980. Below is a listing of the jurisdictions in which I have brought or defended claims:
Pennsylvania County Courts:
- Berks County;
- Bucks County;
- Carbon County;
- Chester County;
- Delaware County;
- Lancaster County;
- Lehigh County;
- Montgomery County;
- Northampton County;
Pennsylvania Appellate Courts:
- Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania;
- Superior Court of Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Administrative Agencies:
- Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission;
- Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Office of Adjudication.
- United States District Court;
- United States Bankruptcy Court;
- United States Court of Appeals.
Federal Administrative Agencies:
- United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
- American Arbitration Association.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - 1980.
Montgomery County Bar Association;
Pennsylvania Bar Association.
LaSalle College, B.A. in Psychology and Criminal Justice, 1977;
Delaware Law School, J.D., 1980