Richard Maurer is a lawyer based in Philadelphia who defends people from lawsuits, civil and criminal. He got a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1993, where he enrolled shortly after graduating from the Juilliard School in New York City with a degree in Cello. Richard’s years in music had some success – he won the Aspen cello competition in 1986, for which the prize was playing the ferociously difficult “Song of Orpheus” by modern American composer William Schuman with the Aspen Concert Orchestra.
Notably for a lawyer with an active criminal defense practice, Richard spent 15 years at a large law firm based in Philadelphia called White and Williams. By working long hours and achieving good results for the Firm, Richard became a Partner in 2008, the same year the US legal economy started to fall apart. With a once vibrant litigation department on life support by 2011, Richard started his own practice and has been busy ever since. This uncertain and high-stakes world is a lot like the stage. While preparation is the key to success, you must accept that not everything can be controlled during trial. But somehow, the unexpected is usually a benefit.
Richard is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, having passed all three bar exams in one memorable week.