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Admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Selected as a “Pennsylvania Rising Star Super Lawyer” by Philadelphia Magazine from 2005 through 2012 and as “2006 Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Law Offices of A. Charles Peruto, Jr., Trial Attorney, Philadelphia, PA
August 2016 through the present
Trial attorney concentrating in the areas of criminal defense, white collar defense, drug forfeiture, and civil litigation.  Representing defendants in cases involving murder, drug dealing, conspiracy, assault, firearm violations, gun possession, drug possession, rape, sexual assault, theft, stolen property, and DUI.

Drexel University, Adjunct Professor, Philadelphia, PA
September 2012 through the present
Adjunct professor at Drexel University.  Courses include Healthcare Law, Pitfalls of Prescribing Controlled Substances, Quarantine, Contracts, Medical Malpractice, Dram Shop, HIPAA, Wills, and Power of Attorney.

Honorable Ramy I. Djerassi, Law Clerk, Philadelphia, PA
May 2013 through December 2013
Law clerk to the Honorable Ramy Djerassi in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.  Responsible for researching and drafting criminal and civil briefs, motions, opinions, and jury instructions.

Sigman & Zimolong, LLC (formerly Sigman & Rochlin, LLC), Founder & Partner, Philadelphia, PA
March 2009 through March, 2013
Founding member of the firm, concentrating in the areas of complex civil and criminal litigation, catastrophic injuries, election law, defamation, fraud, civil RICO, drug forfeiture, and white-collar criminal defense. Practice dedicated to civil and criminal litigation in State and Federal Court.

Bochetto & Lentz, P.C., Associate, Philadelphia, PA
July 2005 through March 2009
Associate in the firm’s litigation department, concentrating in the areas of complex commercial litigation, defamation, catastrophic injuries, election law, fraud, Civil RICO, and white-collar criminal defense. Practice dedicated to civil and criminal litigation in State and Federal Court.

Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney, Philadelphia, PA
May 2001 through July 2005 Law Intern – May 1999 through May 2001
Assigned to the Special Narcotics Prosecution Unit from May 2004 through July 2005.
Responsible for the vertical prosecution of upper level narcotics offenders. Specially assigned as the Weed & Seed prosecutor for North Philadelphia. Responsible for prosecuting drug organizations, violent drug traffickers, and Pennsylvania’s first Weapons of Mass Destruction case from pre-arrest to post-conviction. Daily tasks included: criminal trials (hundreds of felony bench and jury trials); legal research and writing of memorandums of law; pre-arrest investigations and proffer sessions with local, state and federal authorities; and litigating all written and oral motions, including suppression, quashes, bail and Nebbia applications. Assigned to the Public Nuisance Task Force Unit from May 1999 through May 2004. Responsible for the criminal prosecution of narcotics offenders, litigating the forfeiture of the offender’s real estate through a quasi-civil forfeiture trial, and litigating civil actions against nuisance bars (30 civil bench and jury trials).

McNeily & Rosenfeld, Law Clerk, Washington, D.C.
May 1997 through June 1998
Supported collection, pre-suit, and post judgment departments. Responsible for communicating with debtors and their attorneys, federal bankruptcy courts, and major credit bureaus.

United States Congressman Jon D. Fox (PA-13), Intern, Washington, D.C.
September 1995 through May 1996
Responsible for receipt of initial constituent contact, routing information and mail, monitoring various legislation, summarizing legislation and assisting in the drafting of position papers.

United States Congressman Curt Weldon (PA-7), Intern, Washington, D.C.
September 1993 through May 1994
Served at the Congressional Fire Services Institute, a caucus concerning fire and emergency services. Responsible for monitoring various legislation, summarizing legislation and assisting in the drafting of the Congressman’s position papers.

EDUCATION

Temple University – Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA, May 2001
– Juris Doctor
– Honors:

Day Division Commencement Speaker and 2001 Dean’s Honor List.
Barrister’s Award in Trial Advocacy I and II and Best Paper in Admiralty.
Wapner, Newman & Wigrizer, P.C. Award in Trial Advocacy.
Distinguished Class Performance in Trial Advocacy I, Legal Decision Making, Contracts I, Property, Sales, and the Federal Defenders Clinical.

– Activities:

Editor-in-Chief of the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal.
Member of the Executive Board of the Temple Law Alumni Association.

The American University – School of Public Affairs, Washington, D.C., May 1998
– Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government
– Honors: Dean’s List Fall and Spring Semesters: 1996, 1997, and 1998.