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Philip J. Berg, Esquire
Law Offices of Philip J. Berg
Philip Berg has been a fighter for individual rights for many years and is proud that he often donates
Phil practices at a very busy law office in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania. Lafayette Hill is a community located in between the birthplace of our nation Philadelphia, and Valley Forge, where the battle for freedom was ultimately won.
Phil has handled a number of significant cases throughout his legal career.
Phil Berg was highly involved in challenging the 2000 presidential election, spending three intense weeks in Florida investigating voting irregularities. He had formally demanded the voluntary disbarment of three Supreme Court Justices (December 12, 2001 letter) due to their conflict of interests in that decision. He was in the process of filing formal legal complaints when September 11th happened and ended that efffort.
Phil Berg has been very active in the community
Government: A Former Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania for eight years
Charitable:, A Founding Board Member, President and Board Member of The Wellness Community - Philadelphia (cancer patients fighting for their own recovery, with all services provided free); current Honorary Board Member and former Board Member of the Terri Lynne Lokoff Day Care Foundation; and member of The Lions Club
Community: Current Lieutenant, Fire Police, Barren Hill Volunteer Fire Company and a volunteer member for past 22 years; former Secretary to the Board and Board Member of Valley Forge Convention & Visitors Bureau for 4 years; Alumni Representative for the Philadelphia area for the College of Law, University of Toledo for the past thirty-three (33) years; NAACP-Life member; ACLU member; NRA-Life member
An attorney since 1971, Phil Berg was a Law Clerk to the late Honorable Joseph Sloane, Judge
Phil fought successfully (pro bono) on appeal for the rights of a woman who was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct and fined $171 by arguing that she had a Constitutionally protected right of Freedom of Speech, a case that received world-wide and national attention.
Phil Berg takes special pride in having represented his son, Ian, now 27, who, at age 16, filed as a candidate for District Justice in Pennsylvania. A Court challenge was filed claiming he was violating child labor laws and he was precluded from being on the ballot until Phil took the case to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania that granted his son the right to be on the ballot.
Phil represented PAWS (Performing Animal Welfare Society) located in Galt, California, 1994 to 1997 (pro bono) in a fight to protect the rights of elephants. Phil filed suit on 8/1/95 against the Federal Government (USDA) to protect circus elephants because of the constant abuse that occurs to elephants. Case was highlighted on 20/20 and Inside America's Courts.
In March 1997 Phil was successful in his "pro bono" effort for 19-year-old Adrienne Buckwalter, the youngest member of the Spring-Ford School Board, whose nominating petitions for election as School Director were challenged.
In 2000, Phil Berg was the first and only attorney to date, in the United States to defeat ?Cell Phone? legislation after successfully challenging the law ?pro bono? in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, said law attempted to ban the use of hand held cell phones while driving.
Phil Berg was hired as Ellen Mariani's attorney in July 2003