My name is Daniel, I retained Phil for a criminal matter in Centre County Pennsylvania - no doubt one of the most difficult jurisdictions to try a case, since the entire judiciary is "Pro-Prosecution" ( that is to say the entire panel of jurists favor the prosecution over the defense in the matters that they adjudicate). An Attorney would have to be a legal juggernaut to even represent a client successfully in such an unfavorable milieu. Enter Philip Masorti, Esquire.
When I retained Philip Masorti I was facing a strong 4 to 8 years in a State Correctional Institution, and being represented by a reprobate Public Defender, who, without having done any legal research on my case suggested that I accept the first Plea Offer made by the Assistant District Attorney of 2 1/2 to 5 years in an SCI. Upon meeting Phil I was impressed with two things immediately: the Confidence he exuded ( a type of confidence that only comes from the "knowing" and "successful practice" of the legal profession), and, his Preparedness ( having been retained only an hour prior to our first conference, he demonstrated a keen since of familiarity with the surrounding facts of my case, and presented me with a list of case law that would give us the framework of our defense going forward). He found and presented even more defenses as I recounted the events surrounding my arrest and incarceration. I found him to be Professional, Engaging, Contemplative, and Formidable.
At Pre-Trial Hearings, where the examination of witnesses were necessary, he was suitably aggressive and respectful in his examinations, and traversed the proverbial labyrinth of cross-examination with a skill that had the Assistant District Attorney prosecuting my case looking several times as if he'd been struck. He displayed an uncharacteristic skill in extracting information from the witnesses that the witnesses did not intend to reveal, and too left them looking as if they also had been struck. In the two weeks following the Pre-Trial Hearing and cross-examination of State Police Officers the Assistant District Attorney made, not one, but TWO Plea Offers, both, considerably less that the one that my previous representation suggested that I accept, and one lower than the other.
Today, I am back at home with my family, back at work, and very much thankful, and impressed with the representation of Philip M. Masorti, Esquire. The result obtained in my case was not easily come by, and it is only a skilled, knowledgeable, tactful, and fearless Attorney who can gain such a result for a client, and in Philip Masorti,Esquire I found that quality. The quality of a Fighter...a legal pugilist.