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About Me
Lawyers often handle your very important matters and they certainly can be expensive. It's good to know something about your lawyer, so please take a few moments to read about me.

I am a lifelong resident of Lancaster County so I am connected to the area and seek to build and maintain the best reputation possible. I attended Lancaster Country Day School and went on to get a BS in Chemistry from Lebanon Valley College and an MS also in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University.
I then started work in the environmental consulting, testing, and contracting field. It was a good combination of technical and field work and gave me the chance to learn many aspects of operating a small business. I was also introduced to the legal world by working with attorneys on real estate transactions. After about 7 years, I decided to go to law school.

While in law school, I also started a consulting business, Teknuvations LLC, to mainly work on product testing and development for small business. After law school graduation, I decided to use my small business experience to begin a solo law practice. I understand the critical nature of service, communication, and value.

I work from my home office in Willow Street, PA. I focus on personal service, keep my overhead low, and do nearly everything myself. You can always talk to me directly and I'll handle all aspects of your legal issue. I realize that legal costs are often prohibitively high for many people, so I do my best to keep my rates affordable and provide the most value possible. In fact, many firms charge more for their paralegals.

I don't have a fancy glass high-rise building, lots of assistants, or wear expensive suits. I will not charge you 0.1 hours for reading your one-sentence email. I control my billing and I don't have minimums or a partner to answer to. I went to law school because I like critical thinking and helping people solve problems. In many ways, my model is the old-time country doctor.

Below are more details of my education, experience, and other activities:

Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA 1997
B.S. in chemistry, Summa Cum Laude, minor in mathematics
Chemistry Departmental Honors and Dean's List all semesters
Chemical Rubber Company achievement award and Dow Chemical Scholarship
Andrew Bender Memorial Chemistry Award for outstanding senior chem. major
Dahlberg Chemistry Award for outstanding laboratory and research work
Phi Alpha Epsilon Honors Society
Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 1999
M.A. in chemistry
Employed as an undergraduate teaching assistant

Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, PA 2009
J.D. in law, Summa Cum Laude
Dean's List, all semesters
Earned Certificate of Achievement in 14 classes
Senior Staff Member, Widener Law Journal (a student-run scholarly publication)
Distinguished Senior Staff Award, Widener Law Journal
Widener Merit Scholar
Volunteer tax preparer, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program
Volunteer, Student Mentor Program
Student representative for the Honor Code Taskforce
Legal Research and Writing Award
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
Academic Support Fellow (teaching assistant)

Hershey Law Office, Solo Attorney at Law
Founder (2009 through present)
In-house Engineering and Legal Manager for The John Wright Company

Teknuvations, LLC, Willow Street, Pa.
Founder (2005 through present)
Provide new product development services, consulting, and custom manufacturing
Experience in business startup, sales, proposals, contracts, and customer service

Industrial Environmental Services, Inc., Lancaster, Pa.
Project manager for environmental consulting and contracting (1999-2006)
Complete project bidding and management responsibility
Responsible for analyzing safety issues and conducting worker training
Technical writing of hundreds of proposals, client communications, and final reports

Licensed Pennsylvania Attorney No. 306,927
USPTO Registered Patent Attorney No. 63,195
Volunteer judge for nearly 10 years, Lancaster Science and Engineering Fair
Published: "Making Your Own Dynamic Loudspeaker" The Physics Teacher, 35, 297 (1997)
Private tutor for chemistry, math, and physics (2002-05)
Experience as the owner of property with an active Marcellus Shale gas lease