My extensive knowledge of the law and my skill as a mediator come together to serve our clients in an effective and efficient manner.
I grew up in Queens – Astoria, New York and Teaneck, NJ as part of a family business. My father, a chemist, was the founder of an ink and pigment manufacturing and consulting company. Although I spent summers and after school hours learning the business, I never got used to the smell of toluene and ink stained fingers. My passion was not in chemistry but in the law and in music. After the tragic early loss of my brother to cancer and my move to Pennsylvania for law school, the family business was sold.
I have been a practicing attorney in Pennsylvania for over 37 years and loving every minute of it. Much of my career has been in public service. First, in the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office then 26 years as an Assistant United States Attorney in Philadelphia and in Allentown, Pa. Through my career in both the criminal and civil divisions, I personally tried over 150 jury trials as lead attorney, including drug conspiracies, environmental crime, white collar crime, public corruption, RICO, mail fraud, wire fraud and violent crimes.
Since leaving the US Attorney’s Office in 2011, I have been working with privately held businesses to develop strategies to protect their Intellectual Property, to codify their decisions in clearly written contracts, to document their intentions in well-defined agreements, and to understand the impact of environmental regulations.
- BS in Criminal Justice (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ)
- JD (Temple Law School, Philadelphia, PA)
- Certificate in Mediation (Good Shepherd Mediation Services, Philadelphia, PA)
- Bucks County Bar Association
- Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar both Federal and State jurisdictions since 1978
- Adjunct Professor at DeSales University in Criminal Justice Department
- Pro Bono awards for 2014 from the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Bucks County Bar Association
- Bucks County Legal Aid
PRIOR BOARD POSITIONS
- WDIY Public Radio Station