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Patrick T. Doherty, Esq.

Partner/Attorney
Criminal Defense and Personal Injury

Patrick Doherty is an attorney who has a strong commitment to all of his clients. Born and raised in the City of Philadelphia, Mr. Doherty has first hand experience in dealing with people from all walks of life and has the personality, ability, and empathy to connect with each and every one of his clients.


Throughout his time at Delaware Law school, Mr. Doherty has worked with attorneys in various fields such as criminal law, environmental law, personal injury, and property law. During the summer of his second year of law school, Mr. Doherty worked at the District Attorney’s Office of Philadelphia where he argued cases on behalf of the Commonwealth and achieved successful outcomes.


Having represented clients throughout Pennsylvania, Mr. Doherty has befriended individuals from all walks of life and these experiences give him the advantage of being able to relate to clients from various social, economic, and cultural backgrounds.  He is the 2018 recipient of the Charles Zencey award for environmental advocacy and is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. Mr. Doherty is committed to ensuring that his clients’ future is his highest priority.

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Ian V. Gallo, Esq.

Partner/Attorney
Immigration, Criminal Defense, and Civil Litigation

Ian V. Gallo is originally from New York, New York.

Mr. Gallo received his Bachelors of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. Thereafter, he obtained his law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law. Upon graduating from Temple Law School, Mr. Gallo joined a regional law firm in their South Jersey location where he handled title litigation, subrogation issues, and litigation concerning real property.


Thereafter, Mr. Gallo was a partner at a law firm in the Philadelphia Suburbs. His practice focused on complex real estate litigation, handling title litigation claims on behalf of insureds, representing settlement agencies and real estate brokers in various actions, real estate transactions (residential and commercial), business formations, real estate development, and complex consumer fraud actions.


Mr. Gallo also handled a variety of personal injury and medical malpractice lawsuits working with a team of other attorneys.


Mr. Gallo presently handles immigration cases (affirmative and removal defense), criminal defense matters, real estate related litigation, and personal injury matters.


Mr. Gallo resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and State of New Jersey as well as the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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Andrew Alston, Esq.

Of Counsel

Andrew Alston has a talent for quality advocacy—both oral and written. Though he has been a trial lawyer for most of his career, he has shifted his focus to persuasive legal writing.  His use of plain English, easy formats, and quality visuals provide a breath of fresh air for the reader.  And, in turn, his style improves the client’s posture.  For this work, he consults with other attorneys—primarily solos and small firms—to improve and to provide engaging written advocacy.  

 

By providing the necessary back up when issues are complex, different insight is needed, or deadlines are tight, Andrew’s legal writing services enable attorney clients to focus on the other aspects of their practice, business, and lives.  Hourly and flat-fee options are available to help you budget for drafting of demands, pleadings, motions, briefs, and memoranda. Andrew’s unique creativity with the persuasive use of visuals tied into focused legal writing has met with much success.    

 

Prior to this, he focused his practice primarily on personal injury litigation, criminal defense, and family law.  He is an experienced trial attorney with significant courtroom experience and a track record of trial successes.  Andrew has a reputation for compassionate, effective, and honorable advocacy.  He enjoys advocating for the underdog, and he carries that into his practice.  

 

Andrew is an Honors graduate of Gwynedd Mercy University with his Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry.  After taking his Emergency Medical Technician training at Jefferson University Hospital, he was licensed and served in that role.  

 

Andrew is a graduate of Temple University, Beasley School of Law.  At Temple Law School, Andrew graduated with Dean’s Honor List recognition and numerous Trial Advocacy and trial performance awards.  During law school, Andrew had the privilege to serve in an intern and extern clerkship in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for Federal District Court Chief Judge Juan Sanchez as well as Federal Magistrate Judge Timothy Rice.  From Temple Law and separately from the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Andrew received awards for his public interest law service.  

 

After law school, Andrew practiced law at one of the largest criminal defense organizations in Philadelphia where he represented hundreds of clients as lead counsel through all stages of hearings and trials—both bench and jury.  

 

To continue to refine his courtroom skills, Andrew completed an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy at Temple University, Beasley School of Law.  During the LL.M. Program, Andrew received the Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Courtroom Presentation and Performance.

 

Andrew volunteers his time to speak at continuing legal education and training programs, including PBI and NITA.  Outside of the law and the courtroom, Andrew enjoys hiking, biking, spending time outdoors, and traveling with his family.







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Nathaniel X. Rivera, Esq.

Of Counsel

Nathaniel X. Rivera has been – and remains – licensed to practice law in the State

of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Mr. Rivera has conducted numerous depositions and has handled complex litigation throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


Mr. Rivera has extensive experience in both defending and prosecuting complex catastrophic injury actions throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey including, slip and falls actions, premise liability actions, and motor vehicle actions. He has honed his skills in taking depositions and advocating for his clients at oral argument hearing.


Mr. Rivera has handled cases from inception through trial, providing creative and novel approaches to overcoming many obstacles presented in the cases he has been involved in.

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Enrique Rosario, Esq.

Of Counsel

Enrique Rosario has over thirty (30) years of experience handling every aspect of immigration law.

Mr. Rosario obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania and - later in his career - a Master of Laws ("LL.M.") in Public International Law and International Organizations from American University.

He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1987 and has been practicing ever since. 

Fluent in Spanish, he has been able to assist countless immigrants navigate the complicated immigration courts and immigration agencies.

His wealth of knowledge and experience has made him a go-to advisor for attorneys who are seeking assistance with clients facing immigration consequences.

Mr. Rosario can be heard, weekly, hosting and as regular speaker on the "Enterate Inmigrante" radio show broadcasted by WTTM on "La Unika 1680 AM" and "Latina 92.1 FM" throughout the Southeastern Pennsylvania region and Southern New Jersey.

His work-product speaks for itself as the majority of his clients are referred to him by past clients, who he assisted.

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Vincent J. Gallo, Esq.

Of Counsel

Vincent J. Gallo is an Attorney engaged in the practice of Law in New York and New Jersey since 1982, concentrating in the areas of Real Estate Law, Real Estate Development, New Construction, Mortgage Lending and Title Insurance Law. He graduated from St John’s University with a Bachelor of Science (“Dean’s List”), majoring in Accounting and Political Science. Also, he received his Juris Doctorate (“Cum Laude”) from Pepperdine University School of Law. He was further awarded a Master of Laws (“LL.M.”) in Taxation from New York University School of Law.


Mr. Gallo Lectures regularly to the New York State Bar Association, the Queens County Bar Association, the Richmond County Bar Association, the Brooklyn Bar Association, the New York City Arbitrators Association, the Schenectady County Bar Association, the Housing Court Judges of the Civil Court: City of New York, the St John’s University School of Law, Continuing Legal Education Program on Real Estate Law, the Title and Transfer Committee of the New York State Bar Association and the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR).


Furthermore, he is the Chairman of the annual St John’s University School of Law Real Estate Law CLE Weekend, which is an intensive, annual real estate law 16 CLE which he has chaired for the past seven (7) years, and continues to do so annually, to a sold-out auditorium of Attorney/Practitioners. Further, he has been, and continues to be, called upon, and is regularly retained by real estate litigation attorneys to testify as an expert on matters involving Real Estate Law, Title Insurance Law and New Construction Law. He is regularly published on matters involving Real Estate Law in the Richmond County Bar Journal, among other publications. A significant number of his articles may be found on linkedin.com.


Mr. Gallo serves as Chairman of the Richmond County Bar Association: Real Estate Committee, he further serves as the Liaison for the Richmond County Bar Association to the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR). Mr. Gallo served as Chairman of the University of Pennsylvania Parents Council from 2008-2012.

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Patricia Failor

Paralegal

Over thirty-eight (38) years of experience using my dedication and passion for the legal field to assist lawyers on a freelance basis in many areas of law. Possesses highly-effective communication skills, and capable of engaging directly with clients and opposing counsel. My years of experience keep me poised and professional under strict deadlines. Detailed oriented, problem solving, attention to detail, well-spoken and personable, taking initiative, and passionate engagement. Excels at prioritizing and completing multiple tasks simultaneously.

Areas of Practice ~ Civil Litigation/Trial Assistance ~ Divorce/Custody/Support ~ Personal Injury/Trial Assistance ~ Judgment Recovery ~ Superior Court Appeals ~ Real Estate ~ Probate and Estate Administration ~ Mortgage Foreclosure Defense ~ Orphans’ Court Litigation/Will Contests/ ~ Bankruptcy Abuse of Power of Attorney ~ Document Repository Agent [Covering Pennsylvania and New Jersey]

 
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