GPFF’s Criminal Defense Practice Expands with the Addition of Attorneys Peter Vaira and Leonard Baker

PHILADELPHIA, PA. March 3, 2014: The criminal defense division of Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, LLC (GPFF) has expanded with our recent additions of attorneys Peter F. Vaira and Leonard Baker. Peter F. Vaira, one of our country’s preeminent white collar criminal defense lawyers has joined Greenblatt, Pierce, Engle, Funt & Flores, LLC (GPFF) and will serve as Special Counsel to our firm. Peter’s over 50 years of practice, during which he has handled the most complex criminal and civil matters in state and federal court, has earned him a reputation as one of the most respected attorneys in the region. Mr. Vaira is also a widely sought after arbitrator, mediator, special master, and independent hearing officer with numerous years of experience in the field of alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Vaira will direct GPFF’s alternative dispute resolution practice while also working alongside Michael J. Engle who leads our white collar practice group. We are honored to have such a tremendously accomplished attorney practicing law with our talented team of trial lawyers. As a litigation firm, GPFF provides outstanding legal representation in the fields of criminal defense and civil practice, including civil rights, employment law, and family law matters. Leonard S. Baker, one of South Jersey’s preeminent criminal defense lawyers, will serve as the Director of our New Jersey Office. Len’s 40 years of practice in both state and federal court, litigating civil as well as criminal matters, has earned him a well-deserved reputation as one of the most respected and sought after members of the New Jersey Bar. Len has successfully defended clients charged with virtually every federal and state criminal offense in federal court as well as in nearly every county in New Jersey — including Capital Murder, Assault, Drug Distribution, Sex Offenses, Misconduct in Office and many others. Leonard Baker can be reached through our New Jersey office at 856-429-7750 or via e-mail and Peter Vaira can be contacted through our Philadelphia office at 215-735-1600 or via e-mail.