Six GPFF Attorneys Named 2019 Super Lawyers

Philadelphia – June 25, 2019 – Six attorneys at Greenblatt Pierce Funt and Flores, LLC (GPFF) have been recognized as Super Lawyers for 2019, a designation given to just 5 percent of the lawyers in the commonwealth. Additionally, two of the attorneys receiving the honor have appeared on the Pennsylvania list for 15+ consecutive years.

GPFF’s 2019 Super Lawyers (from left): Funt, Vaira, Bobbe, Pierce, Collier and Greenblatt

  • Ronald L. Greenblatt is listed for his work in Criminal Defense. He has received the Super Lawyers distinction annually since 2013.
  • Patricia V. Pierce is listed for her work in Employment & Labor law and was also named to the Top 50 Women in Pennsylvania list for 2019. She has received the recognition since 2004.
  • James A. Funt is listed for his work in Criminal Defense. He has been listed annually since 2013.
  • Peter F. Vaira is listed in White Collar Criminal Defense and has received the recognition since 2005.
  • Richard T. Bobbe III is listed for Criminal Defense for the second straight year.
  • Joyce L. Collier is listed for Employment & Labor, as she has been since 2012.

Greenblatt, the firm’s managing partner, has successfully litigated over 1,000 criminal trials on charges ranging from homicide, homicide by vehicle, sexual assault, serious drug offenses, fraud and other white-collar crimes, internet crimes, and represents people charged by universities under Tittle IX. He co-manages the firm’s extensive civil rights practice with Patricia Pierce.

Pierce heads the Employment Law Practice at the firm and serves as a principal in the firm’s Corporate Investigations practice. Recently, she has been engaged by insurance companies and law firms to provide expert advice and testimony on claims of attorney malpractice employment/EEO best practices and has served as a neutral mediator.

Funt handles blue collar and white-collar criminal defense, civil rights, and plaintiff’s side employment discrimination matters; along with representation in Title IX matters. He has successfully tried thousands of criminal cases before judges and juries in state and federal courts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania ranging from complex homicides to kidnappings, aggravated assaults, robberies, sexual assaults, state and federal drug cases, and white-collar crimes including sexual-cyber-crimes.

Vaira is a 15-year veteran of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he served as the Attorney in Charge of the Philadelphia and Chicago Organized Crime Strike Forces. He served as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 1978-1984. During his 50+ years of practice, he has handled the most complex criminal and civil matters in state and federal court.

Bobbe handles criminal and civil matters in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and heads up the firm’s DUI/DWI and Traffic Court practice. He brings two decades of experience as a trial attorney, including as a prosecuting attorney for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.

Collier works in the firm’s Employment Law, Civil Rights and Complex Litigation practice groups. She has 30 years of experience as a trial lawyer in state and federal court in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Her passion is fighting for low-wage workers who have been denied the most basic workplace protections.

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using peer nominations and evaluations combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.

Founded 23 years ago as an aggressive criminal defense law practice, Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt and Flores, LLC has grown into a full-service law firm offering individuals assistance in virtually all areas of criminal, employment, personal injury, civil rights, and family law. The firm has three offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Visit www.gpfflaw.com for more information.