Award-winning, seasoned attorney who utilizes creative methods in delivering outstanding results for clients while providing ethical, cost-efficient services.
Complex problem solving
Calm under pressure
Supervision and training
First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia, PA Judge Pro Tempore (2016 to Present). Recently appointed as Judge Pro Tempore by the Honorable Rosalyn K. Robinson of the Court of Common Pleas, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, to serve in the court's Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program.
Arbitrator, Court of Common Pleas for the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania Court Appointed Counsel.
Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas: Certified for trial of adult felony, non-homicide appellate non-homicide PCRA, and felony/misdemeanor/summary juvenile matters.
Philadelphia Municipal Court: Certified for trial of adult misdemeanor and summary cases and all matters within the jurisdiction of the court (except homicide preliminary hearings).
Court Appointed Conflict Counsel, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas - Family Court Division.
Counsel, German Shepherd Rescue of Southeastern Pennsylvania (a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation).
City of Philadelphia, Bureau of Administrative AdjudicationPhiladelphia, PAHearing Examiner
Served as a hearing examiner for minor Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code infractions, violations of The Philadelphia Code and other matters requiring administrative adjudication within the City of Philadelphia.
Robert W. Muench, Attorney-at-LawPhiladelphia, PASole Practitioner
Admitted in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Practice areas include all aspects of criminal law, personal injury, contracts, and general business matters.
Representations involve individuals and small business clients.
Litigation in both state and federal courts and before various administrative agencies.
Practice currently limited to the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
Patrick Artur, EsquirePhiladelphia, PAAssociate Attorney
Regularly appeared as both lead and second chair counsel under the mentorship of Mr. Artur in various courts and before administrative agencies.
Representations included union members and private individuals.
Conducted research and interviews, wrote motions and memos and prepared court documents and subpoenas for filing/service.
Extensive work for clients summoned before federal grand juries and significant experience with police internal affairs investigations, disciplinary boards and regulatory agency hearings.
City of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, PAPolice Officer
Duties included routine patrol activities, effecting arrests, conducting criminal and civil investigations, trial and case preparation, testifying in various judicial and administrative proceedings, using police computers. Substantial experience with internal police operations, criminal history and records checks, community relations protocols, police communication and radio room dispatch procedures and various specialized patrol functions.
Temple University School of LawPhiladelphia, PAJuris Doctor
Philadelphia Police AcademyPhiladelphia, PASuccessful completion of Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officer's program. Graduation class number 257
Temple University Graduate Study ProgramPhiladelphia, PAMaster of Arts: Sociology/CriminologyCompleted one semester towards Master' Degree
Temple UniversityPhiladelphia, PABachelor of Arts: Criminal JusticeCriminal Justice
Edison Community College Florida SouthWestern State CollegeFort Myers, FLAssociate Degree: PsychologyPsychology
Pennsylvania State Bar, 1989
New Jersey State Bar, 1990
Supreme Court of the United States, 2014
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2014
United States District Court, E.D.Pa., 1990
United States District Court, D.N.J., 1990.
Attorneys' Committee Member, Philadelphia Democratic City Committee, 1994 to 1996 and 1998 to 2015.
Democratic Committee Person, City of Philadelphia - 63rd Ward, 18th Division, 1997 to 2006.
Ward Attorney, 63rd Ward, City of Philadelphia, 2006 to present.
Democratic Committee Person, City of Philadelphia - 66th Ward B, 5th Division, 1994 to 1996.
Ward Attorney (past), 66th Ward B, City of Philadelphia, 1990 to 1994.