Month: April, 2009
Joseph F. Rodkey, Jr.
Fuzzie Vohs | April 12, 2009 | 3:26 pm | News | Only Pings

With over 17 years of experience in courtrooms in over 25 counties across Pennsylvania and in state and federal courts all over the U.S., Joe Rodkey takes the extra effort to provide businesses, individuals, families and professionals throughout Western and Central Pennsylvania with the highest quality legal services at reasonable rates.

Joe’s practice includes providing local and regional businesses with advice, consultation and when necessary, court room litigation, regarding contracts, trade secrets and non-compete agreements, real estate transactions and lease disputes, construction disputes (including mechanics’ liens), insurance recovery (including bad faith) and general litigation. Joe is also experienced in representing banks and financial institutions in the recovery and preservation of secured collateral, including receiverships.

Joe also represents individuals who have suffered personal injury in accidents or who have been hurt as a result of medical malpractice or the negligence of another. This includes, car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, ATV and recreational vehicle accidents and drunk driving accidents to just name a few. Joe’s practice also represents people who have suffered personal injuries from defective products, dog bites or other animal attacks, products liability and workers’ compensation.

In addition, Joe’s practice serves individuals and families in divorce, child support and custody matters as well as estate planning.

Learn more about Joe’s extensive legal experience by clicking the Practice Areas link.

Before joining Fowkes Rodkey, Joe earned his B.A. in Political Science with highest honors from St. Francis University in Loretto, PA in 1989 and then earned his J.D. degree with honors from The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University in 1992.

Joe spent the next 16 years of his legal career with Reed Smith, LLP, one of the world’s largest corporate, banking financial services and insurance law firms, where he rose to the level of partner in a firm of over 1,700 attorneys. While at Reed Smith, Joe represented many of the nation’s largest corporations, businesses and financial institutions in a wide variety of corporate, litigation, collection and government regulatory matters. Over this time, Joe learned the tactics of big corporations, insurance companies, banks and other big industry.

In addition, handling various pro bono cases, Joe’s public service also included a six year appointment by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to serve as a Hearing Officer entrusted to adjudicate claims of attorney misconduct brought by the PA Disciplinary Board in the Western Pennsylvania region.

Michael G. Winklmann
Fuzzie Vohs | April 12, 2009 | 3:25 pm | News | Only Pings

For over 25 years, Michael Winklmann has practiced law in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, concentrating his practice in Allegheny and the surrounding counties before the various Courts of Common Pleas and District Courts, as well as the Pennsylvania Superior and Supreme Courts.

Mike’s practice focuses on Wills and Estates, Criminal Law, Real Estate, Corporate, Contract and Business Law, Income Tax, Family Law, Child Support., as well as practice before various state and federal administrative agencies regarding Social Security Disability, Workman’s Compensation and Unemployment Compensation claims.

Mike commenced private practice at the firm’s current location in 1984 after earning his Juris Doctorate from the Duquesne University School of Law, where he served as an editor on its Law Review. Prior to that, he was the sports editor for the daily East Liverpool (OH) Evening Review after earning his B..A. in journalism and English at Duquesne University in 1979.

Matthew Junker
jrodkey | April 12, 2009 | 3:24 pm | News | Only Pings

Matthew Junker joined Fowkes Rodkey in September 2011. His primary practice areas are Contract and Business Law and Employment Law. Matthew provides litigation services to clients and has extensive experience with general and complex commercial litigation.

Before joining Fowkes Rodkey, Matthew completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Dayton where he graduated magna cum laude in 2008. Matthew earned his J.D. in May 2011 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he served on the Editorial Board of the Pittsburgh Journal of Technology Law and Policy. While attending law school, Matthew served as a legal intern for Senior Judge Robert E. Colville of the Pennsylvania Superior Court during the summer of 2009. He then gained valuable experience working for the Pennsylvania Office of General Counsel in the Department of Transportation as a certified legal intern during the summer of 2010. While working for the Office of General Counsel, Matthew represented the Commonwealth in driver’s license and registration suspension appeals.

George E. Fowkes
Fuzzie Vohs | April 12, 2009 | 3:23 pm | News | Only Pings