Areas of Practice:

Business & Commercial
Estate Planning
Litigation & Appeals
Probate & Estate Administration
Real Estate


University of Baltimore School of Law, Juris Doctor - 1976
University of Hartford, Bachelor of Arts - 1971

Honors and Awards:

Robert I. Shadle Legal Excellence and Professionalism Award
Herbert B. Cohen Chapter of the American Inns of Court, 2009

Past Employment

DEL L'ALBA, HEIM & LeCATES, Partner, February 1, 1977 - March 1, 1987


Chief litigator for the firm. Approximately 70% of practice is devoted to civil trial work in the county Courts of Common Pleas and in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Admitted pro hac vice to the Federal District Courts of Montana, New Jersey and Maryland, and the state courts of Texas, West Virginia and Florida.

Bar Admissions

State of Pennsylvania, 1976
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1988
U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1976
U.S. Federal Courts, 1976
U.S. Supreme Court, 1983
U.S. Tax Court, 1976
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Professional Associations and Memberships

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Pennsylvania Association for Justice (Trial Lawyers), Former Governor
Middle District Federal Bar Association
York County Bar Association
Central Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers, Former Treasurer
Herbert B. Cohen Inns of Court, Executive Committee
York County Easter Seals, Past President
Pennsylvania Easter Seals Society, Former Chairman, Council of Presidents
United Way, Former Section Chairman
Hoffman Homes for Youth, Former Director
Cosmopolitan International, Past International President
Cosmopolitan Diabetes Foundation, Former Chairman & C.E.O.
York Lodge #266 F. & A.M.
Harrisburg Consistory S.P.R.S.
York Forest #30, Tall Cedars of Lebanon
Supreme Forest, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Parliamentarian, 1989 - Present
Zembo Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S.

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