Protection From Abuse (PFA)

The state of PA has some of the most effective legal remedies anywhere to address harassment, stalking and domestic abuse. These laws are powerful tools to protect victims and provide them with support. However, they can also be used to manipulate and gain unfair advantage.

While free attorneys may be available, they are often underpaid, understaffed and overworked. The outcome of a PFA proceeding can have serious long-term effects on divorce proceedings, child custody, support, employment and many other aspects of life.

PFAs are serious proceedings with serious consequences. I have represented litigants in PFAs for over 30 years and will help you through this.

Victim/Witness Representation

Many victims emerge from the criminal justice process feeling manipulated and unheard. Most don’t realize that they can have more influence on the outcome than anyone is willing to tell them.

In many cases, an attorney for victim/witness representation is unnecessary. On the other hand, life is not always so simple. You deserve an advocate who looks out for you and you alone, without competing interests or conflicting agendas.

I have represented victims and witnesses for over 30 years. You have more power than you know. I’ll help you navigate the system and ensure that your voice is heard.

Juvenile Law

The juvenile justice system provides unique challenges and opportunities, and its philosophy and language is different from the adult criminal system. Special courts and procedures exist to rehabilitate rather than punish juveniles.

If you received a letter from the probation office asking you to schedule an appointment, call me. What seems like an unimportant decision now can have long-term consequences. With over 25 years of experience representing juveniles in Lancaster County, I can help your family through this.

Have a case you would like to discuss? Contact me at 717-290-7900 or complete the form on this page.