Public Service

Public Service

Public Service

In addition, handling various pro bono cases, Joe’s public service has 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.

Fraud, Whistleblower, False Claims Act – Qui Tam Law

If you believe that you have been the victim of a scam, securities fraud, mortgage loan fraud or other unlawful scheme to steal your money, make the right call to Fowkes Rodkey for a free consultation regarding your legal rights. Also, if you are aware that your company, business, college, university or medical office is

First Amendment Press Access

The lawyers at Fowkes Rodkeyare also experienced First Amendment practitioners.  Joe Rodkey has represented media outlets in a number of high profile press access to court proceedings and records cases, including high profile case involving the federal prosecution of the famed former Allegheny Coroner and forensic pathologist, Cyril Wecht in U.S. v. Wecht, 484 F.3d 194


Joe has extensive experience in equity injunction and preliminary injunction practice.  Joe has represented many plaintiffs and defendants in courts all over the United States involving requests for preliminary injunctions relating to intellectual property, non-competition agreements, trade secrets and other matters.  It has been said that the request for a preliminary injunction is tantamount to

Gun Ownership Law

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”  (U.S. Const. Amend. II). Likewise, the Pennsylvania Constitution provides that “The right of the citizens to bear arms in the defense of themselves and the State shall not

Legal Malpractice

Lawyers have a duty to provide you with legal services according to a professional and reasonable standard of car.  However, sometimes lawyers make mistakes.  If you believe your attorney has engaged in wrongdoing or been negligent in the handling of your case or legal affairs and that the wrongdoing or negligence has caused you to

Estate Planning

Fowkes Rodkey lawyers have practices that includes both Estate Planning and Probate and Trust Litigation.  With Estate Planning, Fowkes Rodkey attorneys such as Michael Winklmann assist clients in the preparation of wills, trusts, living wills and powers of attorney for health care and for property.  You have worked hard for what you have, let Mike

Workers Compensation

Have you been injured on the job?  Workplace injuries are an unfortunate risk.  Make the right call to Fowkes Rodkey for help in navigating the Workers’ Compensation process.  Remember, your employer and its insurance carrier have a financial incentive to do everything in their power to try to minimize your claim.  But you are the

Personal Injury

The lawyers at Fowkes Rodkey represent individuals who have suffered serious personal injury in accidents, motor vehicle crashes, who have been hurt as a result of medical malpractice, the negligence of others or by defective products or who have been hurt at work.  Below are just some examples of the types of personal injury cases

Debtor Creditor Law

Fowkes Rodkey lawyers have substantial experience in representing creditors to them protect and secure their collateral having successfully litigated many actions in replevin in many counties across Western and Central Pennsylvania.  Joe Rodkey has represented numerous commercial clients (including major mall owners and operators and lenders) in obtaining confession of judgments on breached leases, loan