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Prince Law Offices, P.C. Receives U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firm” Ranking

Prince Law Offices, P.C., a Pennsylvania-based law firm, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as a Best Law Firm in rankings from U.S. News – Best Lawyers.

Firms included in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

“We are excited to be recognized by U.S. News’s Best Law Firms rankings for 2016,” stated Founding Owner, Warren Prince. “We employ some of the most talented and dedicated attorneys I’ve ever worked with, and this honor is well-deserved.”

Formed in 1990, Prince Law Offices, P.C. has developed a reputation of excellence in providing high-quality legal services to clients across Pennsylvania. The firm’s attorneys have a broad range of experience in everything from family and criminal law to niche areas of practice including firearms/2nd Amendment law, cybersecurity law, and immigration law.

The 2016 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the United States.  Attorneys and law firms are neither required nor allowed to pay a fee to be listed.

The highest honor, receiving a Tier 1 rating, is based on a firm’s overall evaluation, which is derived from a combination of its clients’ impressive feedback, the high regard that lawyers in other firms in the same practice area have for the firm, and the information that the firm provided to Best Lawyers via a survey.  Our Tier 1 and 2 metropolitan designations reflect the high level of respect our firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas, reflecting our attorneys’ abilities, professionalism and integrity. The 2016 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be seen in their entirety by visiting

About Prince Law Offices, P.C.
Our firm handles the majority of legal issues that individuals, families and businesses may be facing. The scope of our practice includes workers’ compensation and Social Security disability claims; family law and family law issues associated with divorce; general criminal defense, including DUI and drug charges; criminal and educational matters involving juveniles; wills and estates; legal services for business; Utilities, Energy, and Communications; Cybersecurity & Privacy and meeting legal needs that involve firearms law or gun trusts. We also handle a wide range of immigration and deportation issues, real estate, intellectual property and equine law matters.  Founded in 1990, Prince Law Offices, P.C., has grown to include numerous office locations and thousands of satisfied clients in Pennsylvania.
Visit or call us at 1-888-313-0416 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

About “Best Law Firms”
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the current Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty.

About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is a multimedia publisher of news, consumer advice, rankings and analysis. Focusing on Education, Health, Personal Finance, Travel, Cars and News & Opinion, has earned a reputation as the leading provider of consumer advice and analysis that helps its readers make informed life decisions. U.S. News & World Report’s signature franchise includes its “Best” series of consumer advice guides and publications that include rankings of colleges, hospitals, mutual funds, cars and more.

About Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the world. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the attorneys best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers lists are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe. The Best Lawyers in America list recognizes the very best lawyers in each practice area and metropolitan region in the country.

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The Inalienable Right to Stand Your Ground

We are extremely proud to announce the publication of Chief Counsel Joshua Prince and attorney Allen Thompson‘s article – The Inalienable Right to Stand Your Ground – in Volume 27, Issue 1, of the St. Thomas Law Review. You can find a copy here.

Please join us in congratulating them in this monumental endeavor and their steadfast devotion to protecting all of our inalienable rights!

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PRESS RELEASE: Amici Curiae Brief of Members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly Filed Against the City of Harrisburg

Today, Joshua Prince, Esq., Chief Counsel of the Firearms Industry Consulting Group, a division of Prince Law Offices, P.C., filed an amici curiae brief (or friends of the court brief) on behalf of numerous members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly against the City of Harrisburg, in the matter of City of Harrisburg, et al., v. U.S. Law Shield of Pennsylvania, LLC, et al., 449 C.D. 2015. You can find a copy of the Amici Curiae brief here.

When asked for comment, Chief Counsel declared,

It is a distinct honor and privilege to serve the residents of this Commonwealth by filing this Amici Curiae brief on behalf of numerous Members of the General Assembly, who are ardent supporters and defenders Article 1, Section 21 of the Pennsylvania Constitution and the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, against the City of Harrisburg and its unlawful and illegal firearm ordinances. Together, we have drawn a line in the sand and made explicitly clear that such conduct will not be condoned nor tolerated.

Please join us in congratulating Chief Counsel Prince in the filing of this Amici Curiae brief on behalf of numerous Members of the General Assembly!


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Berks County DA Dismisses Charges in Relation to Putative Domestic Violence

This week, attorney Jorge Pereira, in conjunction with Chief Counsel Joshua Prince, was successful in having the Berks County District Attorney dismiss felony charges against a client in relation to him putatively providing false information on an application to purchase a firearm as a result of a prior conviction, which the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) erroneously contended was related to domestic violence.

In this matter, the client previously pleaded guilty to a crime involving physical contact; however, as documented in all of the court filings in that matter, the physical contact was in relation to a woman who was a former girlfriend at the time the incident occurred.  Pursuant to 18 U.S.C § 921(a)(33)(A), for a crime to constitute domestic violence, it must be “committed by a current or former spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian, or by a person similarly situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim.”

As the client was never married to, shared a child with or cohabited with the victim, and the victim was not a girlfriend of the client at the time, the conviction was not the result of domestic violence. Although the PSP erroneously denied him, the Berks County DA agreed that he was not prohibited under state or federal law, as it was not a crime of domestic violence, and moved to have the charges dismissed.

In these situations, it is imperative to have counsel that understands the subtle differences in the statutory and regulatory law to ensure that your rights are protected. If you, your family members or friends are ever charged with any crimes or have firearms law issues, we are here to help defend YOUR rights. Contact us today!

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FICG/Prince Law Offices, P.C.’s Ninth Bi-Annual Machinegun Shoot – October 17, 2015!

Firearms Industry Consulting Group (FICG)®, a division of Prince Law Offices, P.C., will be hosting our ninth bi-annual machine gun shoot at Eastern Lancaster County Rod and Gun Club on October 17, 2015, in celebration of the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution, and Article 1, Section 21 of the PA Constitution. Eastern Lancaster Rod and Gun Club is located at 966 Smyrna Road, Kinzers, PA 17535. It will start at 11am and go until 4pm. From 11am until 2:30pm, it will be unsuppressed and suppressed fire. From 2:30pm until 4pm, only suppressed fire will be allowed. Come on out an meet FICG Chief Counsel and your PA Gun Attorney, Joshua Prince, as well as, our other FICG attorneys!

Everyone, over 18 years of age, is welcome to attend. We are sorry but the insurer will not allow anyone under 18 to participate. There will be a small area for observers, under the age of 18, to watch the shoot. The only requirement is that you bring a driver’s license and hearing and eye protection. All attendees will be required to sign a waiver.

There will be several dealers and manufacturers in attendance and which will have some unique firearms for rent that you might not otherwise have an opportunity to shoot. We are still waiting for confirmation of the dealers that will be in attendance and will update this blog, as they confirm. While you are welcome to bring your own firearms and ammunition, it will be up to the owner of the firearm as to whether he/she will permit you to use your ammunition in his/her firearm. The FFLs will be bringing ammunition for purchase, if you need additional or if they require certain types of ammunition to be used in their weapon systems.

We expect that several celebrities and politicians will be in attendance. When we are able to confirm their attendance, we will post about who will be attending.

Also, Eastern Lancaster County Rod and Gun will be making food and have drinks available, at extremely reasonable prices. There will be breakfast available again this time starting around 9am! Most attendees at the last shoot couldn’t get over how the Club could make any money on the food sold!

All attendees MUST RSVP. To RSVP via facebook, please go here. If you do not have Facebook or are having difficulty, please contact our Tammy Taylor, at

We are requiring that each person donate at least $10 to the Eastern Lancaster County Rod and Gun Club for their generous permission to use their range. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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PRESS RELEASE: Attorneys Allen Thompson and Adam Kraut admitted to the Western District of Pennsylvania

Today, on motion by Attorney Joshua Prince, Attorneys Allen Thompson and Adam Kraut were admitted to practice in United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania.

The ceremony took place at the Federal District Court in Johnstown, PA in front of Judge Kim R. Gibson. Judge Gibson administered the oath to Attorneys Thompson and Kraut and accepted Attorney Prince’s motion to admit them.

Prince Law Offices, P.C. is pleased to announce that three of its attorneys are now admitted to the Western District of Pennsylvania.


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Media Release: Attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin to address Pennsylvania Pipelines

Prince Law Offices, P.C. is proud to announce that its Attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin is presenting on March 7, 2015 at the PA Local Government Training Partnership:  New Tools and Opportunities for Advancing Sound Land Use at Albright College on the panel Pennsylvania Pipelines:  Providing an Ounce of Prevention.

Also participating on the panel are Cheryl Auchenbach, Community Planner III, Berks County Planning Commission, Paul Janssen, Director Center for Excellence in Local Government at Albright College and Treasurer and Secretariat, Berks County Water and Sewer Association, and Shannon Rossman, Executive Director, Berks County Planning Commission.

Additional information and registration information is available from and

If you have questions about energy facilities including pipelines, please contact Attorney Franklin at or visit our website at

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