Richard S. Roberts, Jr.
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Richard S. Roberts, Jr.

Associate Attorney

610-432-1900 ext. 2232

Richard S. Roberts, Jr. is an associate and experienced trial attorney who concentrates his legal practice in criminal defense along with civil litigation and arbitration, land use, municipal law, as well as zoning and real estate transactions.  Rich also handles cases involving Children and Youth Services (also known as CYS).

Rich came to Zator Law after years of honing his courtroom skills as a defense attorney practicing in Harrisburg.  While in Harrisburg, he represented clients in jury trials and bench trials throughout Pennsylvania. Beyond his trial experience he has a passion for writing and 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.

Rich has been named to the 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars list!  Check out the digital version here.  While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5% are named to the Rising Stars list.

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Rich also is a passionate, experienced and frequent seminar speaker on various topics surrounding the civil rights of individuals and institutions including the Second Amendment, First Amendment along with the rights of religious organizations and institutions.

Whether it is through teaching, writing or litigation Richard fights for his clients and citizens every day to ensure their civil rights and liberties are protected and defended.

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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