David R. Dautrich David R. Dautrich

David R. Dautrich has thirty-five years of experience working within the legal system, including twenty-eight years in the private practice of law. After working his way through law school as a police patrol officer, he accepted a position as an Assistant District Attorney in Berks County. At the same time, he entered into the private practice of law part time. After the District Attorney's Office, Mr. Dautrich took a position as an Assistant Public Defender in Berks County.

Following his terms of public service, Mr. Dautrich concentrated on building a strong general law practice serving the community's needs in civil and criminal law covering areas of the law including: personal injury, criminal defense, family law, real estate, workers compensation, wills, estates and much more. Over the past twenty-eight years, David has participated in thousands of civil and criminal hearings throughout Eastern Pennsylvania. He has personally handled over 200 jury trials. As a prosecutor, he handled approximately a dozen homicide trials, and he has been chief defense counsel in several murder trials. In total, David has participated in the investigation and handling of nearly 100 death cases, either through prosecution, defense, or representing a plaintiff in a civil matter. David has recovered millions of dollars for his clients in personal injury and workers compensation cases.

David keeps abreast of the ever changing laws and Supreme Court decisions through Continuing Legal Education Seminars as well as Conferences and literature provided to him through various associations and legal publications to which he subscribes. David R. Dautrich has the experience and the knowledge to be an aggressive advocate for you and your needs.

Areas Of Practice:
Personal Injury
· Serious Automobile/Truck Accidents & Injuries
· Wrongful death
· Sexual Abuse by Clergy/Teachers
· Work Related Injuries
· Burn Injuries
· Civil & Criminal Trial Law
· Wills & Estates
· General Practice of Law

Bar Admissions:
Pennsylvania, 1981
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1983
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit

Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1981, J.D.
Alvernia College, Reading, PA, USA, 1977, B.A.

Magna Cum Laude
Graduated First in Class
Major: Criminal Justice System Administration

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Taught Criminal Justice/Criminal Law Course Lectures as an Adjunct Professor, Alvernia College, Reading, PA.
Previously certified as an instructor by the Municipal Police Officer's Training Commission., Reading Police Academy, under the Director, Sergeant John Czechowski.
Taught various law subjects as an adjunct professor., Penn State University, Berks Campus, Reading, Pennsylvania.
Taught Criminal JusTice/Criminal Law Course as an Adjunct Professor., Albright College, Reading, Pennyslvania.
Volunteer Black Belt Instructor, Police Athletic League

Past Positions:
Berks County Public Defender's Office, Assitant Public Defender, 1984 - 1986
Berks County District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1981 - 1983
Robeson Township Police Department, Patrol Officer, 1979 - 1983
Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, Intern
United States Attorney's Office, Philadelphia, Summer Intern



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