April 22, 2013

Criminal Defense Attorneys

Criminal Defense Attorneys who work with the disability community.

This is the 2016 update of a list of criminal defense attorneys who are willing to accept referrals in criminal law, and have stated that they have experience or an interest in representing clients who have diagnoses including, Mental Health Challenges, Autism, Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities….

Being included on this list does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement of any these attorneys, nor does it guarantee that any of them will be able to take on any specific case or to obtain a specific result. This list was created to help individuals and families locate an attorney for their criminal defense needs and as a resource for advocates and attorneys.

The decision to hire an attorney from this list, or any private attorney, is a personal decision. Please note that these attorneys charge for their work, this is not a pro-bono list. If families decide to contact one or more of these attorneys, they will need to discuss that attorney’s rates with him or her.

Please feel free to share this list or post it to any website as long as you retain the list in its entirety including all disclaimers and information including creation and the original website www.PaPremiseAlert.com

**This list is ordered in reverse alphabetical order placement on this list does not reflect any preference or ranking.


Attorneys who have agreed to be listed:


David W. Zellis, Esq

Zellis Law

1701 Langhorne-Newtown Road,  Langhorne, PA 19047

Phone: 215-962-7120 — Fax: 215-860-3304

Email: dzellis@zellislaw.com




Carol S. Weinman, Esq.

Law Office of Carol S. Weinman

500 Office Center Drive, Suite 400

Fort Washington PA 19034

phone: 610-975-4532


fax: 215-220-3002


Licensed to practice in PA & NJ


David Samuel Thalheimer

Suite 300

1831 Chestnut St.

Philadelphia PA 19103 (Philadelphia)



Veronica A Smith < vsmith1@zoominternet.net

(Mercer County)

Veronica Anzalone Smith, Esq.

PO Box 825

Grove City, PA 16127


Fax: 724-458-1552

Provides legal help in all areas of criminal and juvenile law, but she cannot provide services for family law matters in Mercer County because she is a Family Law Master.


Jill Sege, Esquire (knows American Sign Language ASL)

Nattiel, Seay, & Associates

1315 Walnut Street, Suite 732

Philadelphia, PA 19107




Robert A. Rapkin

Kimmel & Silverman PC

30 E. Butler Pike

Ambler PA 19002 (Montgomery)



Michael D. Raffaele

Frankel & Kershenbaum, LLC

1230 County Line Road

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

(610) 922-4206




James P. Peters, Esquire

8 St. Albans Ave, Second Floor

Newtown Square PA 19073

e-mail: jamespeterslaw@aol.com

website: www.jamespeterslaw.com


Dan Nevins

Partner, Ebner, Nevins & McAllister LLC

602-604 Court Street

Reading, PA 19601








Daniel M. McLean, Esq.

225 Cornell Ave.

Swarthmore, PA 19081

(m) 610-331-4259




Joseph D. Lento, Esq..

Lento Law Firm

1500 Walnut Street, Suite 1207

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Licensed in PA & NJ


Email: Joseph@JosephLento.com


Phone: 888-535-3686


Carina Laguzzi, Esquire

1515 Market Street, Suite 1200

Philadelphia, PA 19102

(215) 625-4547

(215) 625-4541 Fax



John E. Kravitz,

P O Box 1140

Norristown PA 19401-4807 (Montgomery)



Thomas D. Houghton

Law Office of Thomas D. Houghton, Esquire

113 E. Evergreen Street

West Grove, PA 19390



*Accepts credit cards



Henry S. Hilles III, Esquire

509 Swede Street

Norristown, PA 19401



Craig David Becker, Esq.

Attorney at Law

500 Old York Road, Suite 100

Jenkintown, PA 19046

(215) 510-8552; (856) 273-0200

Email: cbecker@cbeckerlaw.com

Web: http://www.cbeckerlaw.com

Craig David Becker, Esquire practices Education Law and Criminal Defense.


Ronald D. Amrhein, Jr.

RDA@jgcg.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Main Office

411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1200 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219-1905

Telephone 412-261-6400 | Facsimile 412-261-2652

Giovanni O. Campbell, Attorney at Law, P.C.

100 S. Broad Street, Suite 1530

Philadelphia, PA 19110




This list was compiled by:

Susan F. Rzucidlo,

Executive Director, SPEAK Unlimited Inc.

P.O. Box 98, Landenberg PA 19350


To be added to this list or make a referral to be added to this list please e-mail Susan F. Rzucidlo,   SPEAKSusan@gmail.com   (610) 659-3145


** There is no fee to be added to this list.

This list is merely a resource list. Inclusion on this list does not constitute a recommendation for any attorney by this organization or any of its’ members.

Last updated 8/15/15