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Areas of Law

  • Criminal Defense
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Traffic Violations
  • Driver License Suspension
  • Civil Litigation

Admission Details

  • Pennsylvania – 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania – 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit – 1991

Law School Attended

  • University of Toledo
    J.D. – 1988

University Attended

  • University of South Carolina
    B.A. Journalism – 1983

Birth Information

  • Born in McKeesport, PA

Associations & Memberships

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers : 1998 to Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Member : 2002 to Present
    • Board Member : 2011 to Present
    • Vice President, Western District : 2013-2016

Representative Cases

U.S. Supreme Court

  • Allshouse v. Pennsylvania, 562 U.S. 1267 (2011)(petition granted, judgment vacated and case remanded in light of Michigan v. Bryant);
  • Allshouse v. Pennsylvania, 11-1407 (cert. petition denied)
  • McKenzie v. United States, 08-7377 (cert. petition denied)

3rd Circuit

  • United States v. Warner, 614 Fed. Appx. 575 (3d Cir. 2015)
  • United States v. Moffitt, 601 Fed. Appx. 152 (3d Cir. 2015)
  • United States v. Barton, 633 F.3d 168 (3d Cir. 2011)
  • United States v. McDade, 404 Fed. Appx. 681 (3d Cir. 2010)
  • United States v. Simmons, 353 Fed. Appx. 689 (3d Cir. 2009)
  • United States v. Kelly, 349 Fed. Appx. 782 (3d Cir. 2009)
  •  United States v. Travillion, 321 Fed. Appx. 156 (3d Cir. 2009)
  • United States v. Banks, 300 Fed. Appx. 145 (3d Cir. 2008)
  • United States v. Hardy, 283 Fed. Appx. 84 (3d Cir. 2008)
  • United States v. McKenzie, 283 Fed. Appx. 13 (3d Cir. 2008)
  • United States v. Crute, 238 Fed. Appx. 903 (3d Cir. 2007)
  • United States v. Northcutt, 181 Fed. Appx. 220 (3d Cir 2006)
  • United States v. Vampire Nation aka Frederick Banks, 451 F.3d 189 (3d Cir. 2006).

PA Supreme Court

  • Commonwealth v. Allshouse, 36 A.3d 163 (Pa. 2012)
  • Commonwealth v. Allshouse, 985 A.2d 847 (Pa. 2009

PA Superior Court

  • Commonwealth v. Allshouse, 924 A.2d 1215 (Pa. Super. 2007)
  • Commonwealth v. McDonald, 881 A.2d 858 (Pa. Super. 2005)
  • Commonwealth v. Paes, 862 A.2d 625 (Pa. Super. 2004)
  • Commonwealth v. Kohlie, 811 A.2d 1010 (Pa. Super. 2002)
  • Citizens’ Ambulance Service, Inc. v. Gateway Health Plan, 806 A.2d 443 (Pa. Super. 2002), alloc. denied, 819 A.2d 546 (Pa. 2003).

PA Superior Court

  • Mondini v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Transportation, 875 A.2d 1192 (Pa. Commw. 2005);
  • Miller v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Transportation 835 A.2d 866 (Pa. Commw. 2003)