Richard D. Director

Richard D. Director

Matzkin & Director, 1992-present
Senior Deputy District Attorney - Lehigh County (part-time), 1992-present
Location:
Whitehall, Pennsylvania
Phone:
484-619-2949
Fax:
610-776-0510
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Social Security Disability
  • Motor Vehicle/Truck Accidents (Negligence/Liability)
  • General Litigation
  • Wills/Powers of Attorney

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Worker's Compensation Law Certified Specialist, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1974
    • Law Review: Temple Law Review, Associate Editor, 1972 - 1974
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York - 1971
    • Major: Constitutional Law

Classes/Seminars

  • Constitution - Little Short of a Miracle (Director), Bar Association of Lehigh County
  • Angel Street (Director), Civil Little Theatre of Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Driving Under the Influence, WLVT-TV Presentation
  • Criminal Law, American Institute of Paralegal Studies - Instructor (Fall Semester)
  • Criminal Law, American Institute of Paralegal Studies - Instructor (Fall Semester)
  • Workers' Compensation Law, WLVT-TV Presentation
  • Business Law, American Institute of Paralegal Studies - Instructor (Spring Semester)
  • Criminal Law, American Institute of Paralegal Studies - Instructor (Fall Semester)
  • Jury Selection, Donald E. Wieand - American Inn of Court
  • Selected Issues in Workers' Compensation, National Business Institute - Advanced Workers' Compensation in Pennsylvania, prepared book, chapter
  • Pretrial Procedures, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute - Prosecution of Driving while Under the Influence - Presentation and prepared book chapter
  • Workers' Compensation Law, Donald E. Wieand - American Inn of Court, 2004 - 2005
  • Appellate Practice, Donald E. Wieand - American Inn of Court, 2005 - 2006
  • "E"-Discovery, Donald E. Wieand - American Inn of Court, 2007 - 2008
  • Discovery, Donald E. Wieand - Barristers Inn, 2008 - 2009
  • History of Pennsylvania Courts, Donald E. Wieand - Barristers Inn
  • Is Miranda Dead, Donald E. Wieand - Barristers Inn
  • Donald E. Wieand - Barristers Inn
  • Donald E. Wieand - Barristers Inn
  • Self Defense in Pennsylvania - The Castle Doctrine, Donald E. Wieand - Barristers Inn

Honors and Awards

  • Volunteer of the Year - Pennsylvania Stage Company (Theatre)
  • Civic Theatre of Allentown - Board of Governors, 1985 - 2008
  • Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers of the Arts, 1985-present
  • Lehigh County Bar Association, "Legal Eagle" Award
  • Instructor, Allentown Police Academy, Certified by Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission, 1996-present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Lehigh County Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Donald E. Wieand - Barristers Inn, Member, 1987 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association - Workers' Compensation Section, Member
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County - Criminal Law Committee and Workers' Compensation Committee, Member, 1998 - Present
  • Pennsylvania District Attorney's Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Lehigh Carbon Community College, Adjunct Professor, 2008 - 2012
  • Matzkin, Director & Steinberg, 1987 - 1992
  • Self Employed; General Practice, Associated with Watt & Laubner, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1981 - 1987
  • Self Employed; General Practice, Associated with Milton Lowy, Esquire, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1977 - 1981
  • Martin H. Phillip, Esquire, Palmerton, Pennsylvania, 1974 - 1977