CIVIL VERDICTS - PREMISES LIABILITY * Estate of Joan DeMarco v. The Marquis - Decedent business tenant of apartment/office complex owner murdered by former employee of defendant in violent assault during office burglary. Plaintiff's estate alleged negligent security theory of liability against defendant. Settlement negotiated with responsible insurance company in excess of One Million Two Hundred Thousand ($1,200,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. * Khaled Bakar v. Home Properties, Inc. - Plaintiff was standing on third floor balcony of friend's apartment owned by defendant, when the floor suddenly collapsed causing plaintiff to fall to ground. Plaintiff sustained fractured ribs, non-displaced tibia fracture and herniated disc, which was treated with physical therapy and multiple epidural injections. Montgomery County jury returned a verdict in the amount of Seven Hundred and Sixty Nine Thousand ($769,000.00) Dollars. Plaintiff filed Motion for Delay Damages which was granted and case was settled for Nine Hundred Thousand ($900,000.00) Dollars. * CIVIL VERDICTS - AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS * Riccardo v. Kim - Plaintiff sustained fractured cervical vertebrae at C5-6 level which required two surgeries and metal screws, arising from a two vehicle automobile accident. Out-of-court settlement negotiated with responsible insurance carriers in amount of Four Hundred Thousand ($400,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. * Estate of Robert Kane v. Joseph Falco - Decedent killed while passenger in one-car accident where intoxicated driver lost control of vehicle. Wrongful death claim settlement negotiated with responsible insurance company in the amount of Six Hundred and Sixty Thousand ($660,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. * Vinnie Moss v. Baldi Transportation/Erie Insurance Company - Plaintiff awarded Two Hundred Thirty Five Thousand ($235,000.00) Dollars by jury after trial. Defendant trucking company bankrupt and uninsured. Uninsured motorist claim settlement negotiated with plaintiff's insurance company in the amount of Two Hundred Thousand ($200,00.00) Dollars. * CIVIL VERDICTS - LIQUOR LIABILITY * Gerald & Irene Kane v. Dublin Wine and Spirits and Commonwealth of PA - Plaintiff husband and wife sustained multiple injuries in head-on collision with drunk driver. Husband-plaintiff sustained head injury resulting in brain hemorrhage and coma, with substantial recovery. Wife-plaintiff sustained broken ankle. Out-of-court settlement successfully negotiated against defendants prior to trial. Husband's claim - Two Hundred Forty Thousand ($240,000.00) Dollars. Wife's claim - Ninety Thousand ($90,000.00) Dollars. (Bucks County)* Edward Pisarek v. Adriatric Club - Plaintiff police officer assaulted while on duty by intoxicated bar patron skilled in martial arts. Plaintiff sustained permanent partial hearing loss and multiple lacerations. Non-jury trial verdict in favor of plaintiff and against defendant in amount of One Hundred Fifty Thousand ($150,000.00) Dollars. (Philadelphia County) CIVIL VERDICTS - PRODUCT LIABILITY* Keith Rosenberger v. Galoob Toys, Inc. - Plaintiff sustained temporary partial loss of vision in one eye with increased risk of future glaucoma, when struck in eye by defendants' children's toy, while plaintiff demonstrated newly purchased toy for child. Out-of-court settlement successfully negotiated against defendants in the amount of One Hundred Fifty Thousand ($150,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. (Montgomery County)* Raymond Cost v. Caterpillar, Inc. - Plaintiff sustained partial amputation of his lower leg, when his foot was crushed in an unguarded pinchpoint of rotating couplings inside engine area, while plaintiff was performing maintenance of defendant's heavy trash compactor/metal shearer. Out-of-court settlement successfully negotiated against defendant in the amount of Four Hundred Seventy Five Thousand ($475,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. (Montgomery County)

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HOMICIDE CASES
Commonwealth v. Stufflet Defendant found  NOT GUILTY after jury trial of First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, Third Degree Murder and Arson based on “identity” defense. (Berks County)
Commonwealth v. Jones Defendant found NOT GUILTY after jury trial of all charges, including Criminal Attempt-Murder, Aggravated Assault and Possesson of Instrument of Crime based on “mis-identification defense”. (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v.
Hernandez
Charges of Solicitation and Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder DISMISSED prior to trial, in case where defendant was accused of arranging the killing of victim whom prosecution claimed had bad blood arising from when defendant and victim were earlier in prison together.  (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v.
Johnson
NOT GUILTY after jury trial of First Degree Murder, Third Degree Murder and Involuntary Manslaughter in shaken baby prosecution where it was alleged that defendant shook his ten week old infant and repeatedly smashed her head against a wooden table causing her death. The defense retained a forensic pathologist and pediatric neurologist who supported defendant’s claim that the injuries to the child were inflicted prior to the time he was attempting to feed the lethargic baby. (Lancaster County)

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Commonwealth v.
Alicea
NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault and Weapons charges arising from shooting case where defendant maintained self-defense. (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v.
Casey
NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault and Weapons charges arising from stabbing incident where defendant maintained self-defense. (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v.
Underwood
NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault and related charges arising from shooting outside movie theater after movie “Juice” based on “mis-identification” defense. (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v.
Ransome
NOT GUILTY after non-jury trial of Third Degree Murder charges in stabbing case where defendant claimed self-defense. (Philadelphia County)
Commonwealth v.
Rienzi
NOT GUILTY after jury trial 1st degree murder after jury trial based on no “specific intent” to kill defense. (Philadelphia County)
Commonwealth v.
Nelligan
NOT GUILTY after jury trial of all murder charges based on “no intent” defense. (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v.
McDonough
NOT GUILTY after jury trial of murder in baby shaking Case. (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v.
Davis
NOT GUILTY after jury trial of first, second, and third degree murder in stabbing/robbery. (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v.
Diamond
All charges DISMISSED in manslaughter case based on “accident defense” arising from an explosion. (Cameron County)

FELONY DRUG CASES
Commonwealth v. Warren District magistrate dismissed Possession with Intent to Deliver cocaine (over ten grams) for lack of prima facie. DISMISSED. (Chester County)
Commonwealth v. Ziro Motion to Suppress GRANTED where Court found police officer gave two different versions of basis for vehicle stop in two separate hearings. Possession of heroin charges DISMISSED. (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v. Bond Motion to Suppress GRANTED where police lack “reasonable suspicion” to stop motorist based on a confidential informant’s tip which did not include a “basis of knowledge”. Fruits of vehicle search (50 bundles of heroin) were suppressed and Possession with Intent to Deliver charges DISMISSED. (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v. Basulto-Guerrero Motion to Suppress GRANTED where police lacked “reasonable suspicion” to further detain motorist after vehicle stop for tinted window violation after warning given. Fruits of vehicle search (six pounds of cocaine) were suppressed and Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine charges DISMISSED. (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v. Phillip Wynn NOT GUILTY of all charges, including Acquisition of Controlled Substance by Fraud, Forgery and Possession after a non-jury trial. (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v. Giddings Defendant’s Motion to Suppress granted arising from stop of police defendant’s automobile which lacked “reasonable suspicion”. Possession with Intent to Deliver cocaine charges (3 1/2 grams) DISMISSED. (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v. Timer Motion to Quash charges including Possession with Intent to Deliver (16 ounces) of methamphetamine and Criminal Conspiracy GRANTED. (Philadelphia County)
Commonwealth v. Bird Motion to Suppress granted based on illegal police search of defendant’s backpack. Possession with Intent to Deliver (134 pounds) of marijuana charges. DISMISSED (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v.
McCoy
NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine (over 12 grams). (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v.
Douventzidis
NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine (over 3 grams).  (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v. Floyd NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine (over 100 grams). (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v. Vargas NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Possession with Intent to Deliver (122 pounds) of marijuana in tractor trailer. (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v. Waldman Motion to Suppress GRANTED based on illegal police search of vehicle. Possession
with Intent to Deliver (300 pounds) of marijuana. ALL CHARGES DISMISSED. (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v. Boggs NOT GUILTY after jury trial Possession with Intent to Deliver kilogram of cocaine. (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v. Davis Motion to Suppress GRANTED based on illegal police search. Possession with intent
to deliver cocaine charges DISMISSED. (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v. Constantino Seven to twenty year sentence for methamphetamine trafficking reversed by Pennsylvania
Supreme Court. ALL CHARGES DISMISSED. (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v. Lundy Motion to Suppress GRANTED based on illegal police search. “seizure” not
supported by “reasonable suspicion”. Possession with Intent to Deliver (8 grams) of cocaine DISMISSED. (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v. Rozier Motion to Suppress GRANTED based on illegal police search. Possesion with Intent
to Deliver (6 grams) of cocaine DISMISSED. (Montgomery County)

RAPE AND SEXUAL OFFENSES
Commonwealth v. Mora-Martinez Our client represented by John McMahon was found NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Rape, Sexual Assault, Aggravated Indecent Assault and Indecent Assault. (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v. Hetrick NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Rape of Minor (2 counts), Corruption of Minors (3 counts) and Indecent Assault (3) counts. (Cumberland County)
Commonwealth v. Morris All charges of Rape, Aggravated Indecent Assault, Unlawful Contact with Minor involving alleged sexual assault of 13 year old DISMISSED prior to trial. (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v. Jaramillo NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Aggravated Indecent Assault. (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v. Martinez NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Statutory Rape, Sexual Assault and related charges. (Montgomery County)

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Commonwealth v. Gordon NOT GUILTY after jury trial of multiple Rape and Child Molestation Charges. (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v. Balogun NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Rape and Aggravated Indecent Assault charges based on ‘consent defense’. (Bucks County)
Commonwealth v. Flagg NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Rape and Aggravated Indecent Assault charges. (Montgomery County)

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT & ROBBERY
Commonwealth v. Bates Our client represented by Brooks Thompson, Esquire was found NOT GUILTY by judge of Aggravated Assault and Terroristic Threats. (Philadelphia County)
Commonwealth v. Jones NOT GUILTY after jury trial of all charges, including Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault and Recklessly Endangering. (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v. Lockman NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Robbery, Criminal Conspiracy, and Possession of Instrument of Crime. (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v. Carden NOT GUILTY after non jury trial of Simple Assault, Possession Instrument of Crime and Carrying Weapon on Public Streets. (Philadelphia County)
Commonwealth v. Bisignaro NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Solicitation and Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Burglary/Robbery as well as Robbery and Burglary, after a jury trial, where it was alleged that defendant “masterminded” a home invasion robbery of drug proceeds. (Montgomery County)

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Commonwealth v. Trunk NOT GUILTY after jury trial of all charges, including Aggravated Assault, Endangering Welfare of Children, Simple Assault and Recklessly Endangerment. Defense presented expert medical testimony that six week old infant’s twenty fractures were likely birth related. (Montgomery County)

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Commonwealth v. Hagner NOT GUILTYafter jury trial of all charges, including Simple Assault and Recklessly Endangerment. (Montgomery County)

WEAPONS OFFENSES
Commonwealth v. Dancy Motion to Suppress GRANTED based on illegal police stop and search of defendant. Weapons charges DISMISSED. (Montgomery County)

THEFT OFFENSES
Commonwealth v. Spence Our client represented by Erin Lentz-McMahon, Esquire was found NOT GUILTY by a jury of Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception, Access Device Fraud, and Identity Theft. (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v. Smoltze Defendant, the police chief of Temple Borough at the time, NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Theft of Movable Property and Theft by Deception, arising from allegation of theft of seized cash as police evidence. (Berks County)

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE / DUI
Commonwealth v. Guinyard NOT GUILTY after non-jury trial of Driving Under the Influence (second offense). (Montgomery County)
United States v. Birchall NOT GUILTY after non-jury trial of Driving Under the Influence (first offense). (Federal Court-Eastern District of Pennsylvania)
Commonwealth v. Latona NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Driving Under the Influence (second offense). (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v. Scott NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Driving Under the Influence (second offense). (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v. Guhl NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Driving Under the Influence (second offense). (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v. Durkin NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Driving Under the Influence (first offense). (Chester County)
Commonwealth v. Harhi NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Driving Under the Influence (second offense). (York County)
Commonwealth v. Antrim NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Driving Under the Influence (second offense). (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v. Rhue NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Driving Under the Influence (second offense). (Montgomery County)
Commonwealth v.
DiSandri
NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Driving Under the Influence (second offense). (Chester County)
Commonwealth v.
Dannaker
NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Driving Under the Influence (second offense). (Chester County)
Commonwealth v. Pacor NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Driving Under the Influence (second offense). (Chester County)
Commonwealth v. Porter NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Driving Under the Influence (second offense). (Carbon County)
Commonwealth v. Coleman Motion to Suppress GRANTED based on unlawful vehicle stop by police in first offense D.U.I. case. All Charges DISMISSED. (Montgomery County) 
MISCELLANEOUS
Commonwealth v. Dymond NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Furnishing Alcohol to Minors, where intoxicated minor driver and two passengers were injured in automobile accident. (Wyoming County)
Commonwealth v. Oke NOT GUILTY after jury trial of all
charges, including Neglect of Care of a Dependent Person and Recklessly Endangering Another Person, where defendant nurse was accused of intentionally failing to reconnect a respirator on an elderly female patient after she repeatedly had disconnected it, causing bodily injury to the patient through prolonged oxygen deprivation. (Montgomery County)

RECENT FEDERAL VERDICTS
United States v. Malik Snell NOT GUILTY after jury trial of Possessing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence and Intimidation of Witness, and hung jury on remaining charges of Criminal Conspiracy and Robbery (Hobbs Act).
United States v. Malik Snell HUNG JURY on all charges including Criminal Conspiracy, Robbery (Hobbs Act), Possession of a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence.

CIVIL VERDICTS – PREMISES LIABILITY
Kevin Bythrow v. Jenkintown Garden Apartments Plaintiff while visiting his friend at apartment complex was violently assaulted in parking lot of defendant’s poorly illuminated parking lot. Plaintiff sustained an orbital facial fracture which required surgery and a cerebral concussion in the assault. Settlement negotiated with self-insured defendant owner in the amount of One Hundred and Eighteen ($118,000.00) Thousand Dollars. (Montgomery County)
Estate of Joan DeMarco v. The Marquis Decedent business tenant of apartment/office complex owner murdered by former employee of defendant in violent assault during office burglary. Plaintiff’s estate alleged negligent security theory of liability against defendant. Settlement negotiated with responsible insurance company in excess of One Million Two Hundred Thousand ($1,200,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. (Montgomery County)
Khaled Bakar v.
Home Properties, Inc.
Plaintiff was standing on third floor balcony of friend’s apartment owned by defendant, when the floor suddenly collapsed causing plaintiff to fall to ground. Plaintiff sustained fractured ribs, non-displaced tibia fracture and herniated disc, which was treated with physical therapy and multiple epidural injections. Montgomery County jury returned a verdict in the amount of Seven Hundred and Sixty Nine Thousand ($769,000.00) Dollars. Plaintiff filed Motion for Delay Damages which was granted and case was settled for Nine Hundred Thousand ($900,000.00) Dollars. (Montgomery County)

CIVIL VERDICTS – AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS
Riccardo v. Kim Plaintiff sustained fractured cervical vertebrae at C5-6 level which required two surgeries and metal screw,arising from a two vehicle automobile accident. Out-of-court settlement negotiated with responsible insurance carriers in amount of Four Hundred Thousand ($400,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. (Chester County)
Estate of Robert Kane v. Joseph Falco Decedent killed while passenger in one-car accident where intoxicated driver lost control of vehicle. Wrongful death claim settlement negotiated with responsible insurance company in the amount of Six Hundred and Sixty Thousand ($660,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. (State of Maryland)
Vinnie Moss v. Baldi Transportation/Erie Insurance Company Plaintiff awarded Two Hundred Thirty Five Thousand ($235,000.00) Dollars by jury after trial. Defendant trucking company bankrupt and uninsured. Uninsured motorist claim settlement negotiated with plaintiff’s insurance company in the amount of Two Hundred Thousand ($200,00.00) Dollars. (Montgomery County)

CIVIL VERDICTS – LIQUOR LIABILITY
Gerald & Irene Kane v. Dublin Wine and Spirits and Commonwealth of PA Plaintiff husband and wife sustained multiple injuries in head-on collision with drunk driver. Husband-plaintiff sustained head injury resulting in brain hemorrhage and coma, with substantial recovery. Wife-plaintiff sustained broken ankle. Out-of-court settlement successfully negotiated against defendants prior to trial. Husband’s claim – Two Hundred Forty Thousand ($240,000.00) Dollars. Wife’s claim – Ninety Thousand ($90,000.00) Dollars. (Bucks County)
Edward Pisarek v. Adriatric Club Plaintiff police officer assaulted while on duty by intoxicated bar patron skilled in martial arts. Plaintiff sustained permanent partial hearing loss and multiple lacerations. Non-jury trial verdict in favor of plaintiff and against defendant in amount of One Hundred Fifty Thousand ($150,000.00) Dollars. (Philadelphia County)

CIVIL VERDICTS – PRODUCT LIABILITY
Keith Rosenberger v. Galoob Toys, Inc. Plaintiff sustained temporary partial loss of vision in one eye with increased risk of future glaucoma, when struck in eye by defendants’ children’s toy, while plaintiff demonstrated newly purchased toy for child. Out-of-court settlement successfully negotiated against defendants in the amount of One Hundred Fifty Thousand ($150,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. (Montgomery County)
Raymond Cost v. Caterpillar, Inc. Plaintiff sustained partial amputation of his lower leg, when his foot was crushed in an unguarded pinchpoint of rotating couplings inside engine area, while plaintiff was performing maintenance of defendant’s heavy trash compactor/metal shearer. Out-of-court settlement successfully negotiated against defendant in the amount of Four Hundred Seventy Five Thousand ($475,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. (Montgomery County)