I am a sole practitioner with an office in suburban Philadelphia. The bulk of my practice is federal plea negotiations and post-conviction criminal defense. I also help conscientious objectors in the United States military obtain discharges. While I live and work near Philadelphia, I have handled federal criminal cases throughout the United States and military conscientious objector cases throughout the world.
Why I practice criminal defense
Justice is important to me. I believe every person is worth fighting for and that no one should be judged solely by the worst thing he or she has ever done. When I negotiate a plea agreement, I do everything I can to ensure my client will receive the greatest possible benefit. When I handle a sentencing, I document the good things about my client and use them to help achieve the lowest possible sentence.
Why I represent conscientious objectors
I want a world in which governments find peaceful ways to resolve their disputes. I believe that conscientious objectors play a part in bringing about that world. As Albert Einstein once observed, the "pioneers of a warless world are the young men [and women] who refuse military service."
Clients benefit from my focus on federal plea negotiations and post-conviction defense
Unlike most criminal defense attorneys who handle state as well as federal cases all the way from indictment through appeals and other post-conviction remedies, I limit my criminal practice to federal plea negotiations and post-conviction defense. The stakes are high in federal criminal cases, and the law is constantly changing. By limiting my work, I keep up to date with the latest developments and focus my efforts on getting each client the lowest possible sentence and then helping him or her serve it at the best possible place.
I am accessible to my clients
Criminal defendants often complain that it is difficult to communicate with their attorneys. Criminal defense attorneys can be difficult to reach – mainly because they are often out of the office, either investigating cases or in court. Because I don't do trials, most of my work is in the office. This makes me easily accessible to my clients by telephone.
Clients benefit from my low-volume practice
I intentionally keep my practice small, because I want to make sure I have the time to give each case the attention it needs.
The commitments I make to my clients
If you or a loved one has been charged with or convicted of a federal crime; or if you are in the military and think you might be a conscientious objector, please call (610) 649-8200, or e-mail me to discuss how I can help.