Manheim, Pennsylvania Civil Rights Lawyers

Andrew Ritchie Rehmeyer
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State College, PA Civil Rights Lawyer with 12 years experience
(814) 343-9860 1317 North Atherton Street
State College, PA 16803
Civil Rights, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Villanova University School of Law
"Andrew Rehmeyer is a partner at the law firm of Rehmeyer & Allatt. In 2012 and again 2013, Andrew was recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star. Before becoming a partner at Rehmeyer & Allatt, Andrew Rehmeyer gained exponential and valuable experience by working at a mid-sized litigation firm in the Philadelphia area representing insurance companies, individuals and law enforcement personnel in a variety of complex civil litigation matters. Andrew Rehmeyer has obtained favorable verdicts on behalf of his clients including a multi-million dollar lawsuit involving a wrongful death action, insurance bad faith claims, breach of...
Bryan S. Arcé
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Philadelphia, PA Civil Rights Lawyer
(215) 239-3036 1500 Market St
12th Floor, East Tower
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Civil Rights and Employment
Brooklyn Law School
Bryan was born in Los Angeles, CA. He attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor Michigan where he received his Bachelors of Arts Degree. He obtained his Juris Doctorate law degree from Brooklyn Law School. Mr. Arce is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, and Pennsylvania State Bar Association. He is admitted to practice law in the States of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and is admitted to the Federal Courts of those states. Mr. Arce is of counsel to the Derek T. Smith Law Group, P.C. Prior to...
Eric A. Shore
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Philadelphia, PA Civil Rights Lawyer with 25 years experience
(800) 226-8967 2 Penn Center
1500 John F. Kennedy , Suite 1240
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Civil Rights, Employment, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
University of Pennsylvania Law School
President/Managing Attorney, since January 1, 1999 of Law Offices of Eric A. Shore. Eric A. shore has helped more than 40,000 injured and disabled workers to receive a total of more than $250,000,000 in settlements and expected lifetime benefits. Areas of Practice: Social Security Disability, Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation
Lawrence J. Moran
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Scranton, PA Civil Rights Lawyer with 42 years experience
(570) 346-2097 116 N Washington Ave
#400
Scranton, PA 18503
Civil Rights, Criminal and Personal Injury
Villanova University School of Law
Harold M. Goldner
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Blue Bell, PA Civil Rights Attorney with 38 years experience
(215) 542-4900 5 Valley Square
Suite 120
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Civil Rights, Business and Employment
Boston University School of Law
Mr. Goldner’s practice is devoted to relieving sources of conflict and stress in the workplace. He handles employment discrimination claims on behalf of both employees and employers from filing of claims through trial, verdict and appeal. He prepares human resources policies and procedures for employers as well as offering training to employers and even fellow lawyers on employment claim avoidance. He drafts and interprets restrictive covenants and other professional contracts both on behalf of those businesses seeking to secure their assets and for employees looking to make career changes, and enforces and defends these contracts in state and Federal courts....
Brian Scott Chacker
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Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Villanova University School of Law
Brian S. Chacker concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, premises liability and medical malpractice litigation, as well as all aspects of commercial litigation, real estate litigation and landlord-tenant disputes. He received his Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Chacker was listed as a Rising Star in the December, 2005 issue of Philadelphia Magazine. Mr. Chacker is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Ruben Honik
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Philadelphia, PA Civil Rights Attorney with 39 years experience
(215) 985-9177 1515 Market Street
Suite 1100
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Attorney Ruben Honik first began practicing law after graduating from Rutgers University with his law degree in 1980. Since then, he has been admitted to practice law before the First, Second, Third, Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Supreme Courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In 1998, Mr. Honik formed Golomb & Honik, P.C. when he merged his practice with Richard Golomb. Prior to this, he was a founding partner at the firm, Greitzer and Honik. Earning his law degree was an extraordinary accomplishment for Mr. Honik and his family. Ruben did...
Gerald Williams
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Philadelphia, PA Civil Rights Attorney with 37 years experience
(215) 557-0099 1515 Market Street Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Civil Rights, Environmental, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Temple University Beasley School of Law
As one of the partners and co-founders of Williams Cedar, Gerald Williams concentrates on environmental toxic tort cases, whistleblower claims, and civil rights violations, as well as complex personal injury cases. His impressive legal career spans thirty-five years during which time he has practiced law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, where he earned some of the highest honors in the legal community. After graduating from Temple University School of Law in 1982, he was an associate at a Philadelphia law firm before starting his own practice in 1983. He has received the “AV Preeminent” rating, the highest rating given, from...
Timothy Hough
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Philadelphia, PA Civil Rights Lawyer with 35 years experience
(215) 564-5200 1500 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Two Penn Center Plaza Suite 1907
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Villanova University School of Law
Timothy Hough has been a partner at Jaffe & Hough since 1984. He gets to know his clients personally and is dedicated to helping them recover — medically and financially. You can expect individual attention and aggressive representation when Philadelphia personal injury lawyer Timothy Hough handles your injury case.
Virginia Lee Hardwick
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Doylestown, PA Civil Rights Attorney with 4 years experience
(215) 230-1912 179 North Broad St
Doylestown, PA 18901
Civil Rights, Business and Employment
New York University School of Law
Jeffrey Fritz
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Philadelphia, PA Civil Rights Lawyer with 23 years experience
(215) 732-2260 1525 Locust Street
8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Widener University
Jeffrey Fritz has been an strong advocate for victims of crime, including murder, assault, sexual assault and molestation, throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey for over twenty years. As a recognized civil justice lecturer and "Rising Star" attorney, he has obtained multiple settlements and verdicts of more than $1 Million, including the largest construction accident settlement in U.S. history, totaling $101 million. If you've suffered due to the misconduct or negligence of another, contact the law offices of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., for a free consultation.
Rocco C Cipparone Jr
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Philadelphia, PA Civil Rights Lawyer with 32 years experience
806 Reed Street
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Civil Rights, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Erica Sanders
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Philadelphia, PA Civil Rights Lawyer with 3 years experience
(215) 315-7694 1635 Market St
#1600A
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Free ConsultationCivil Rights and Employment
McGill University
Erica Ruth Sanders is an associate in the White Plains office of Phillips & Associates. She has experience as a Westchester County employment lawyer representing employees in connection with issues involving workplace discrimination, wage theft, and executive compensation.

Ms. Sanders has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a Master of Arts in social psychology. She holds a law degree from McGill University in Montreal. She is an active member of the New York Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association and chairs the organization's mentorship committee. She joined Phillips & Associates in early 2019. She is admitted to practice law...
Julian G. Allatt
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State College, PA Civil Rights Attorney with 11 years experience
(814) 343-9860 1317 North Atherton Street
State College, PA 16803
Civil Rights, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University Law School
Julian Allatt is a dedicated criminal defense attorney and partner at Rehmeyer & Allatt, a law firm in State College, PA. He is experienced in representing clients charged with minor summary offenses, DUI and minor drug possession cases, to violent felonies including armed robbery, burglary, aggravated assault, attempted murder and related offenses. Additionally, Julian has extensive experience representing clients charged with the possession and distribution of controlled substances in prosecutions commenced by county district attorney’s offices as well as the Attorney General of Pennsylvania. He is a highly experienced and respected courtroom advocate who prides himself in his ability...
Shauna Friedman
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Philadelphia, PA Civil Rights Lawyer with 2 years experience
(215) 557-0099 1515 Market Street, Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Civil Rights, Consumer, Environmental and Products Liability
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Ms. Friedman joined Williams Cedar as their newest associate immediately after graduating from Rutgers Law School with honors in May 2017. During law school, she received the Deans Academic Excellence Award, the Rutgers Alumni Scholarship, and the Deborah Michael Richards Memorial Family Law Scholarship. Due to her remarkable research and writing skills, Ms. Friedman was also selected to serve as a legal research and writing teaching assistant for first-year law students.

Before joining Williams Cedar as an associate, she worked as a paralegal for the Cedar Law Firm and was an integral part of the firm’s daily operations. She worked closely...
Ilene Young
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Langhorne, PA Civil Rights Lawyer with 39 years experience
(215) 750-9500 The Lofts at Oxford Valley Mall ~ Suite 204
172 Middletown Boulevard
Langhorne, PA 19047
Civil Rights, Education and Family
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Ilene Young, Esquire, principal attorney of Young Law Offices, has been representing individuals and families since 1982. Young Law Offices' concentration is in representation of parents of children with special needs in education matters, including special eduction hearings and appeals. The office also provides experienced advocacy and consultation services, assisting parents in obtaining appropriate services and funding for their children's needs. In domestic relations, we represent the interests of parents of children with special needs in custody, support and divorce proceedings, and also consult with other attorneys to help them address these specialized issues. Please visit our...
Brian Zeiger
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Philadelphia, PA Civil Rights Lawyer with 18 years experience
(215) 546-0340 1500 JFK Blvd, Two Penn Center
Suite 620a
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Appeals, Criminal and White Collar Crime
Temple University
Brian J. Zeiger, Esquire is a experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney located in Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Zeiger's practice areas range from criminal defense and white collar to civil rights and appeals. Mr. Zeiger has handled matters throughout Pennsylvania. He is a protector of people's individual rights, and takes his clients' liberty and freedom very seriously. Mr. Zeiger is passionate about jury trials. Contact him now at 215.546.0340 for a free consultation.
Sean McDonough
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Moosic, PA Civil Rights Lawyer
(570) 347-1011 75 Glenmaura National Blvd
Moosic, PA 18507
Civil Rights, Business, Elder and Landlord Tenant
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
Sean P. McDonough is a 1983 graduate (cum laude) of the University of Scranton and a 1986 graduate of the Dickinson School of Law. Upon graduation from law school, he entered the private practice of law with the firm of Dougherty, Leventhal & Price, a regional litigation law firm. He has been a partner with the firm since 1993. Over the years, Mr. McDonough has concentrated his practice in the areas of personal injury litigation; he has also represented governmental entities and officials in federal civil rights and employment lawsuits throughout Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. Mr. McDonough has appeared in front...
Nicholas S. Mattise
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Scranton, PA Civil Rights Lawyer
(570) 344-1266 240 Penn Ave
#202
Scranton, PA 18503
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
Boston College Law School
Gary Green
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Philadelphia, PA Civil Rights Attorney with 47 years experience
(215) 574-0600 Sidkoff, Pincus & Green, P.C.1101 Market St
2700 ARAMARK Tower
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Antitrust, Appeals and Employment
Villanova University School of Law
Jonathan Noble
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Lafayette Hill, PA Civil Rights Lawyer with 19 years experience
(610) 256-4843 PO Box 30
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Appeals, Divorce and Family
Edward F. Chacker
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Philadelphia, PA Civil Rights Attorney with 46 years experience
(215) 567-7955 1731 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Business, Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury
The University of Toledo College of Law
A past Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association (1999) and former President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Edward Chacker is recognized as one of the outstanding trial lawyers in Pennsylvania. Mr. Chacker has a well-earned reputation for handling his clients with concern, and he is capable of both negotiating an excellent settlement and trying the case to verdict. Mr. Chacker also lectures frequently, with a special emphasis on trial techniques.
Ronald David Ashby
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Media, PA Civil Rights Lawyer with 42 years experience
(610) 565-2200 210 W Baltimore Avenue
Media, PA 19063
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Business, DUI and Divorce
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Gerard Joseph Geiger
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Stroudsburg, PA Civil Rights Attorney
(570) 421-9090 712 Monroe Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Civil Rights, Arbitration & Mediation and Personal Injury
Dickinson School of Law and Lafayette College
Jennifer K Mondesire
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Philadelphia, PA Civil Rights Lawyer with 16 years experience
(267) 833-0200 1500 Market Street
East Tower - 12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Workers' Comp
Jennifer Kathryn Powell Mondesire has been licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey since 2003. Jennifer is a 2003 graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law. Jennifer clerked for now retired Judge Mark Bernstein in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas 2003-2004. Following her Clerkship, Jennifer worked as an Assistant Defender at the Defender Association of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 2004-2009.

In 2009, Jennifer went into private practice where she represented clients in all areas of law with emphasis on Criminal Defense.

Jennifer also has served as an Arbitrator for the First Judicial...
Larry Krasner
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Philadelphia, PA Civil Rights Lawyer with 32 years experience
(215) 525-6818 239 S Camac St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Free ConsultationCivil Rights and Criminal
Stanford University
Lawrence S. Krasner (Larry) was selected to the Law Review at Stanford Law School in '87, focusing on trial lawyering skills. Later, he worked as a public defender in Philadelphia and eventually promoted to the Federal Public Defender's Office in Philadelphia. He started his own private practice in 1993, specializing in criminal defense and civil rights matters, and has remained in private practice ever since.

Krasner has tried thousands of jury and bench trials in criminal and civil court with results in countless acquittals. These have resulted in defense motions granted in criminal matters as well as a number of verdicts...
Tammy Lee Clause
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Newfoundland, PA Civil Rights Lawyer with 29 years experience
(570) 676-5212 972 Main Street
Newfoundland, PA 18436
Civil Rights, Divorce, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Debra Denise Rainey
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Philadelphia, PA Civil Rights Lawyer with 15 years experience
(215) 370-3264 100 S. Broad Street
Suite 1500
Philadelphia, PA 19110
Civil Rights, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Landlord Tenant
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Debra D. Rainey, Esq., The Compassionate Lawyer, spent five years as a trial attorney with the Defender Association of Philadelphia. During her five years with the Defender Association, Ms. Rainey has tried thousands of criminal trials, including drug cases, misdemeanors, felonies, juvenile adjudications, and other family court matters, just to name a few. Ms. Rainey has written, and argued thousands of criminal motions as well, such as pre- and post-trial motions. Finally, Ms. Rainey has successfully litigated numerous serious major felony jury trials, and has represented her clients at hundreds of sentencing and violation of probation hearings. During...
Patrick Geckle
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Philadelphia, PA Civil Rights Lawyer with 42 years experience
(800) 555-7780 1500 JFK Blvd
Suite 1850
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Civil Rights and Criminal
University of Baltimore School of Law
Patrick G. Geckle is a member of the Patrick G. Geckle, LLC. Patrick Geckle was featured in the Delaware Cape Gazette as an attorney in a "Nickel Rides" case, which is a erratic drive in the back of a police van, and usually results in serious injuries. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, and also actively participates in teaching other lawyers about handling police misconduct cases
Brent Wieand
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Malvern, PA Civil Rights Attorney
(484) 263-9947 101 Lindenwood Drive
Suite 225 #603
Malvern, PA 19355
Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Emory University School of Law
Brent Wieand is based in Philadelphia and represents plaintiffs in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is known as a tenacious fighter for the rights of injury victims. Mr. Wieand has been named as a Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in 2013, 2014 and 2015. If you have questions about a case or your rights following an accident, call him today for a free consultation.
Robert Englert
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Swarthmore, PA Civil Rights Attorney with 13 years experience
(888) 973-3529 105 Rutgers Avenue
PO Box 249
Swarthmore, PA 19081
Civil Rights, Employment, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Pennsylvania State University - University Park and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Steven C. Feinstein
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Philadelphia, PA Civil Rights Lawyer
(267) 833-0200 1500 Market Street
East Tower - 12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Consumer, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Villanova University School of Law
Steven C. Feinstein - Senior Associate / Litigator

Steven has handled a wide array of legal matters over his more than 30 years of experience in law. Steven is a Wharton School of Business and Villanova Law graduate and considers himself to be a general practice lawyer, with emphasis in handling matters related to insurance, insurance coverage, and bad faith. He has expanded the rights of insureds in multiple jurisdictions. The hundreds of these kinds of cases that he has handled over the years has led him to be considered one of the leading experts in this area of law in...
James E. Hockenberry, Esquire
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Philadelphia, PA Civil Rights Lawyer
(855) 770-0902 1429 Walnut St
#300
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Temple University and Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
Marla A. Joseph
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Jenkintown, PA Civil Rights Attorney
(215) 884-6664 261 Old York Rd
#731
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Employment, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Dino Privitera
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Philadelphia, PA Civil Rights Attorney with 25 years experience
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Mr. Privitera is the founder of The Privitera Law Firm LLC and concentrates his practice on the representation of catastrophically injured victims.

Before launching his own solo practice, Mr. Privitera successfully handled a broad range of complex personal injury and wrongful death cases at the law firm of Privitera and Hurley LLC (2015 – 2019) and at the law firm of Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, PC (2007 – 2015). Mr. Privitera’s formidable trial advocacy skills have resulted in multi-million dollar and other significant recoveries on behalf of his injured clients and their families. From 2000 through...
Thomas Logan
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Yardley, PA Civil Rights Attorney with 13 years experience
(215) 752-0600 1915 Polo Run Drive
Yardley, PA 19067
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Criminal, DUI and Juvenile
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Aaron Bell
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Philadelphia, Pa 19124, PA Civil Rights Lawyer with 1 year experience
(215) 609-4888 1705 Brill Street
Unit 1
Philadelphia, Pa 19124, PA 19124
Civil Rights, Appeals and Criminal
Rebecca Thomas Esq.
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Philadelphia, PA Civil Rights Attorney
(215) 557-8686 1429 Walnut Street
14th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Animal, Insurance Claims and Medical Malpractice
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Kevin Mark Wray
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Media, PA Civil Rights Attorney with 14 years experience
200 West Front
Media, PA 19063
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Criminal, DUI and Juvenile
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Jeffery Orchinik
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Philadelphia, PA Civil Rights Lawyer with 42 years experience
(215) 809-3882 2538 East Allegheny Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Jeffery S. Orchinik has been practicing law since 1977. In 1974 he graduated Summa Cum Laude from State University of New York at Buffalo where he majored in psychology. Mr. Orchinik graduated from Temple University School of Law in 1977. For more than 30 years, Mr. Orchinik has been representing clients injured in motor vehicle, slip and fall, construction site and related accidents. He has successfully tried numerous cases in both state and federal courts. He has also argued appeals before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania and United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition...
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