Philadelphia Attorney Profile - Bruce Franzel

Bruce Franzel -- Philadelphia Attorney

Bruce A. Franzel

3800 Horizon Blvd.
Suite 101
Trevose, Pennsylvania 19053

Contact Bruce Franzel
Email:   bfranzel@oandfpc.com


Position | Areas of Practice | Honors & Awards | Education | Affiliations


Employment Position(s):

  • Partner
  • Shareholder

Year Joined Organization:

  • 1978

Areas of Practice:

  • Criminal Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • Social Security -- Disability
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff

Litigation Percentage:

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Court of International Trade, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985

Education:

  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA, May, 1974, Juris Doctor
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, June, 1971, Bachelor of Arts

Published Works:

  • Implications of Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Act, Pennsylvania Law Journal/Reporter, September, 1982
  • Implications of Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Act, The Barrister, Winter, 1983
  • Implications of Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Act, Legal Intelligencer, September 21, 1982
  • Crime of the Prisons, University of Virginia Magazine, Spring, 1971

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Trial Advocacy, Temple University School of Law, 1998 - Present
  • Presiding Judge, National Law School Trial Competition, Regional Rounds, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1998, 2000 - 2013
  • Judge, Mid-Atlantic Region Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition, National Black Law Students Association, January 20, 2006
  • Judge, Moot Court Competition, Temple University School of Law, 1997, 2001
  • Faculty, Defending Homicide and Death Penalty Cases, Philadelphia Bar Education Center, April 19, 1996
  • Faculty, Ethics in Dealing with the Press, Philadelphia Bar Education Center, October 18, 1995
  • Course Planner and Moderator, Defending Homicide and Death Penalty Cases, Philadelphia Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, 1993
  • Panelist, Adoption of Federal Rules of Evidence in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Bench Bar Conference, Washington, D.C., October 3, 1992
  • Faculty, Criminal Law Practice and Procedure in Philadelphia and The Suburbs, Philadelphia Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Institute, November 11, 1989
  • Judge, Moot Court Competition, University of Pennsylvania School of Law, 1989
  • Course Planner and Moderator, Defending Homicide and Death Penalty Cases, Philadelphia Bar Association, December 5, 1988
  • Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, University of Pennsylvania School of Law, 1987 - 1988
  • Judicial Evaluation and Selection - the Need for Merit Selection of Judges, Philadelphia Association of Paralegals, March 19, 1986
  • Program Planner and Panelist, Philadelphia Bar Association Bench-Bar Conference, Criminal Justice Section, 1985
  • Course Planner and Moderator, Defending Death Penalty Cases in Pennsylvania, Trial Advocacy Foundation of Pennsylvania, 1984
  • Course Planner and Moderator, Criminal Practice in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1984
  • Course Planner and Moderator, Providing Effective Representation at Sentencing, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1983
  • Pennsylvania Drunk Driving Act of 1982, WIP Radio, Panel Discussion, 1982

Honors and Awards:

  • Recipient, Philadelphia Bar Association Fidelity Award, 1993
  • Recipient, 1994 Thurgood Marshall Award, Philadelphia Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Philadelphia Magazine and Law and Politics Magazine 2004, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Federal Bar Association, Philadelphia Chapter, Criminal Law Committee Chair, 1996-1997, Vice Chair, 1993-1996, Executive Board,1993- present
  • Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention Chair, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1991,1995; Member, 1983 - 1987, 1989-1996
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section Chair, 1983; Executive Board 1980 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Capital Case Resource Center, 1994 - 1998, Member, Board of Directors
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors, 1995-1996; Member 1992 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, 1992, Pennsylvania Evidence Code Task Force
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Charter and Bylaws Committee, Chair, 2002, Co-Chair 2004 - 2006
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, 1997, Co-Chair, Long Range Planning Committee
  • Philadelphia Criminal Justice Task Force, 1989 - 1990
  • United States Magistrate Review and Evaluation Committee, 1986 - 1987 Chair
  • Philadelphia Bar Association Delegate, 1982 - 1988, Mayor's Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Board of Governors, 1983, 1987 - 1989
  • Bi-Partisan Commission for Qualified Judges, 1983
  • Campaign for Qualified Judges, 1985 - 1992, Trustee
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1982 - 1983, Chair, Legislation Committee of Criminal Justice Committee
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives
  • Temple University Law Alumni Association

Past Employment Positions:

  • Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney, Trial Division, Appellate Division, 1974 - 1978

Birth Information:

  • December 29, 1949