I have been a Pennsylvania lawyer since 1987. I am the owner of a general litigation firm in North Philadelphia primarily serving minorities, women, and the underprivileged since 1998 (my firm was started in Center City in 1987). Areas of practice include criminal, premises liability, personal injury, professional malpractice, product liability, worker's compensation, civil rights, social security disability, domestic/family law and miscellaneous. My firm concentrates primarily in criminal, family, and civil litigation. I have over thirty-three (33) years of extensive litigation experience, including civil and criminal jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, family court (all divisions) administrative hearings, countless depositions, and Public Utility Commission hearings. I have and continue to practice in virtually any court in Philadelphia except for in the Mass Tort Program.  I also have clients in other counties in Pennsylvania and from numerous states and Puerto Rico. Currently, my bilingual staff consists of four full-time (one of these is open) and one part-time employees plus independent contractors. My staff includes women and minorities.  I speak German, conversational Spanish and spell in American Sign Language.