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WGP Adds Renowned Employment Law Attorney to Team

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Philadelphia – October 23, 2018 – Joyce L. Collier, an attorney known throughout the region for her work in Employment Law, Civil Rights and Complex Litigation has joined Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt and Flores, LLC as a partner. Prior to joining the firm, she operated her own practice, Collier Law, P.C. Collier has thirty years of experience as a trial lawyer in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and her passion is in fighting for low-wage workers who have been denied the most basic workplace protections. She has served as co-counsel with Gloria Allred and Nathan Goldberg in successfully representing a group of New Jersey female cocktail servers who were harassed and fired from a casino in favor of much younger women. In another matter, the team took on a nationally-known slaughterhouse that fired a group of workers after they complained about injuries suffered while working on high-speed production lines. Additionally, along with Ms. Allred, Ms. Collier represented some of the women who were sexually harassed by Bill Cosby. In 2016, she represented the Drug and Alcohol Service Providers Organization of Pennsylvania in Washington v. DPW, No. 50 MAP 2016, in which the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania struck down Act 80 of 2012 because it violated the Pennsylvania Constitution. She continues to represent workers in high profile matters involving large, nationally-known companies with thousands of workers. She is a graduate of the Trial Lawyer’s College of Temple University School of Law and has served as an adjunct law professor at Rutgers School of Law Camden. She has also worked for over twenty years for the Legal Clinic for the Disabled as a board member, executive director and volunteer. Collier is a graduate of Rutgers School of Law, where she received the Most Promising Civil Litigator Award and the Stratton Moot Court Award. Before entering private practice, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert L. Clifford of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Founded 22 years ago as an aggressive criminal defense law practice, Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt and Flores, LLC has grown into a full-service law firm offering individuals assistance in virtually all areas of criminal, employment, personal injury, civil rights, and family law. The firm has four offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Visit gpffstaging.wpengine.com for more information.

WGP Attorneys Selected to 2019 Best Lawyers in America

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Philadelphia – September 1, 2018 –  Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt and Flores, LLC is pleased to announce that two of the firm’s attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019, billed by the organization as “the only peer-review guide to the legal profession.” Partners Ronald L. Greenblatt and Patricia V. Pierce were recognized under Employment Law – Individuals, and Greenblatt was also selected for Criminal Defense: General Practice. This is the debut listing for Greenblatt and the 23rd consecutive listing for Pierce. Ron Greenblatt, the firm’s managing partner, has litigated over 1,000 criminal trials on charges ranging from homicide, homicide by vehicle, sexual assault, serious drug offenses, fraud and other white-collar crimes, internet crimes, DUI and DWI. He began his career in the Philadelphia Public Defenders Office, where he was one of only two lawyers appointed to the Special Defense Unit. He is an executive committee member and past chairperson of the Philadelphia chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is also a founding member and master of the Philadelphia Inn of Criminal Court. Pat Pierce chairs the firm’s Employment Law practice, serves as co-chair of the Civil Rights Practice, and was recently appointed as chair of the firm’s Complex Litigation practice. She represents employees and consumers in individual, class and collective civil litigation in employment, civil rights and consumer protection and catastrophic personal injury matters. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Attorneys are nominated and evaluated for their professional expertise. The 2019 edition was based on the analysis of 7.8 million votes, which resulted in 60,000 leading lawyers included in 145 practice areas. Founded 22 years ago as an aggressive criminal defense law practice, Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt and Flores, LLC has grown into a full-service law firm offering individuals assistance in virtually all areas of criminal, employment, personal injury, civil rights, and family law. The firm has four offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Visit gpffstaging.wpengine.com for more information.

Leonard Baker Speaks at 73rd Annual NJ Boys State

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Philadelphia – July 20, 2018 – Partner Leonard S. Baker of Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt and Flores, LLC spoke last month at the 73rd annual American Legion Jersey Boys State, which was held on the Rider University campus in Lawrenceville, NJ. Making his 13th appearance at the program, Baker participated in a session on “Careers in the Legal Profession,” sharing tips and experiences and the many different types of opportunities available in the law. New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Lee Solomon served as a fellow panelist.

The Boys State program, founded in 1935, is a week where a select group of high school-aged youth come together to better understand citizenship and government through operating as a mythical fifty-first state. Legislators are elected, a newspaper is published daily, educational and recreational programs are held, and industry and government leaders are invited to speak at general assemblies.

Baker, who is the director of WGP’s New Jersey office, has devoted his career to developing a formidable criminal defense practice. He has experience throughout the New Jersey court system and has litigated every type of criminal case, from capital murder to robbery, firearms offenses and drug conspiracies. A respected industry leader, he served as an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Law at Rutgers School of Law in Camden for 25 years. Additionally, he represents law enforcement officers as approved counsel by the Police Benevolent Association.

For more information about the Boys State program in New Jersey, visit www.aljbs.org.

Founded over 25 years ago as an aggressive criminal defense law practice, Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt and Flores, LLC has grown into a full-service law firm offering individuals assistance in virtually all areas of criminal, employment, personal injury, civil rights, and family law. The firm has four offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Visit gpffstaging.wpengine.com for more information.

Five WGP Attorneys Named to 2018 Super Lawyers

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WGP 2018 Super Lawyers: From left, Vaira, Funt, Greenblatt, Pierce and Bobbe.

Philadelphia – May 18, 2018 – An impressive five attorneys from Greenblatt Pierce Funt and Flores (WGP) were named to this year’s Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list, with the 2018 Super Lawyers guide referring to the firm as “one of the go-to litigation firms in Pennsylvania and New Jersey – for good reason.” In addition to their directory listings, two of the attorneys are also celebrating extraordinary Super Lawyer milestones this year.

Partners Ronald L. Greenblatt, Patricia V. Pierce, and James A. Funt have all been included in the 2018 Super Lawyers list, along with WGP Special Counsel Peter F. Vaira and Senior Associate Richard T. Bobbe. In addition to their main listings, two attorneys carry impressive added designations: this is the 10th consecutive year that Peter Vaira has been listed in Super Lawyers, and the 15th consecutive year for Patricia Pierce. Also, Ms. Pierce was named to the list of the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Super Lawyers Magazine is published in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., reaching more than 24 million readers.

Founded 22 years ago as an aggressive criminal defense law practice, Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt and Flores, LLC has grown into a full-service law firm offering individuals assistance in virtually all areas of criminal, employment, personal injury, civil rights, and family law. The firm has four offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Visit gpffstaging.wpengine.com for more information.

Bella (Billie) Schnall Wins MVP of VIP Award

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Philadelphia, PA – April 25, 2018 – In a special ceremony held in the Mayor’s Reception Room at City Hall, partner Bella Schnall of Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt and Flores, LLC (WGP) was presented with the “MVP of VIP” award by Philadelphia VIP.

Bella Schnall

Founded in 1981 as the “Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for Action Program,” Philadelphia VIP works to recruit volunteer attorneys to provide free legal services to low-income residents facing civil legal problems that threaten their basic needs: shelter, employment, financial stability, education and health. Schnall received the award for her volunteer work on behalf of individuals in need of assistance with family law matters.

“Billie has demonstrated her dedication to serving clients with the most complex legal challenges and facing the greatest barriers to access to justice,” said VIP promotional materials for the event, which described the contributions of the three award candidates. “Billie’s service and impact extend well beyond her work on individual cases. By serving as a mentor to fellow volunteers and VIP staff alike, she is an invaluable asset to VIP and the Philadelphia legal community.”

Schnall, as director of WGP’s Family Law Division, has over 30 years of experience in family law and domestic relations and handles a wide range of matters including divorce, child support and child custody cases as well as drafting of pre- and post-nuptial agreements. Upon receiving the award, she said simply, “I am truly honored for doing what I’d planned to do from the minute I entered law school.”

Founded over 25 years ago as an aggressive criminal defense law practice, Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt and Flores, LLC has grown into a full-service law firm offering individuals assistance in virtually all areas of criminal, employment, personal injury, civil rights, and family law. The firm has four offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Visit gpffstaging.wpengine.com for more information.

WGP Announced as 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

By: RDKInteractive

Philadelphia, PA – April 1, 2018 – Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores announced as part of an extraordinary group of law firms in 2018 represented in the year’s “Best Law Firms” rankings.

We are pleased to announce that Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores received recognition in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings for the fifth time. The rankings are defined by practice area both nationally and by metropolitan areas. For the fifth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have included Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores within the ranks of the best law firms in the country based on evaluations from clients and lawyers, as well as a review of additional information provided by the firms.

Our firm’s directory page can be viewed on The U.S. News Best Lawyers web site.

Our firm was included in the following practice areas within the Philadelphia region:

  • Tier 1: Employment Law – Individuals

To learn more about how the U.S. News Best Law Firms are selected, please click here for more information.

We are honored by the recognition and continue looking forward to serving our clients with the same level of service and experience as we have since our firm’s inception over 25 years ago.

Founded over 25 years ago as an aggressive criminal defense law practice, Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt & Flores is an established, full-service law firm with experienced attorneys skilled in all areas of criminal, employment, civil, and family law. The firm has offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For more information on the firm or its attorneys, please see gpffstaging.wpengine.com or contact Ronald Greenblatt at 215.735.1600.