Richard S. Roberts, Jr.

Associate Attorney

Richard S. Roberts, Jr. is an associate who concentrates his legal practice in the areas of business transactions, litigation and arbitration, real estate transactions, leasing, as well as zoning, land use, and municipal law.  Rich came to Zator Law after honing his courtroom skills as a defense attorney practicing in Harrisburg.  His practice took him to courthouses all over the Commonwealth including over a dozen jury trials as well as many bench trials.  He has written briefs to both the Superior Court and Commonwealth Court including arguing in front of the same.  Two of the cases he argued before those Courts resulted in published opinions, Commonwealth v. Barnes, 167 A.3d 100 (Pa.Super. 2017) (en banc) and R.W. v. Dep’t of Human Servs., 128 A.3d 839 (Pa.Cmwlth. 2015).

Rich co-authored “PBT’s for Drugs: Oral Fluid Collection Devices”, Voice for the Defense, (April 2014), a commentary addressing oral fluid roadside collection and the current scientific limitations of oral fluid collection devices.  He also recently co-authored “Changing Demographics and How We Can Respond, Part One” for At Issue (August 2018), a publication by and for the Young Lawyers Division of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, which discusses the under-representation of the Hispanic population in the legal community.   “Changing Demographics and How We Can Respond, Part Two” for At Issue was published in November, 2018.

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Rich graduated Elizabethtown College with a Bachelor of Arts in History.  He then pursued his law degree at Widener University School of Law where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.  Rich served as Articles Editor of the Widener Law Review.  He was Vice President/Competition Chairman of the New Member Competition, Moot Court Honor Society.  He was a recipient of the Widener Scholars Program Scholarship.

Rich is a Lehigh Valley native who resides in Allentown with his family.

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