Killian & Gephart, LLP


Killian & Gepart, LLP  


Rick is a Senior Associate attorney at Killian & Gephart, LLP, with experience in the areas of criminal defense, public-sector labor law, business law, consumer protection, municipal law, estate planning and administration, and appellate advocacy. Rick’s practice focuses primarily on litigation and client counseling.

His work in the labor and employment field focuses on public sector labor matters, including hiring, termination and the implementation of discipline, contract negotiations, grievance arbitrations, professional licensure, and appellate advocacy. Rick’s criminal defense practice focuses on the defense of individuals at the federal, state, and administrative levels. As a civil litigator, Rick has represented large national institutions, construction companies, and other businesses, as well as private individuals. He has helped many clients achieve their estate planning objectives by taking an individualized approach to assess each client’s unique needs, and devise a strategy that allows the individual to achieve their long-term goals. In the past, Rick has successfully represented teachers and other professionals who have been wrongfully labeled child abusers, by successfully appealing ‘Indicated’ findings maintained by the Department of Human Services. Rick’s extensive knowledge of ChildLine and Office of Children, Youth, and Families investigations has helped his clients avoid the adverse employment consequences and public humiliation associated with child abuse allegations.

Rick was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania, and attended East Pennsboro High School. Rick graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia University, and earned his law degree from Widener University School of Law. Prior to joining Killian & Gephart, LLP, Rick worked as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Kevin A. Hess of the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas, and served as a legal extern with the City of Harrisburg’s Law Bureau under direct supervision of the City Solicitor.

Areas of Practice

  • Federal Criminal Proceedings
  • Pennsylvania Criminal Proceedings
  • Summary Traffic Citations
  • Federal RICO Prosecutions
  • ChildLine Complaint Investigations
  • Child Abuse Expunction
  • Megan’s Law
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Failure to Remit Sales Tax
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Labor Arbitrations
  • Business Litigation
  • Wills & Estate Planning
  • Civil Litigation
  • Lemon Law Litigation
  • Professional Licensing
  • Administrative Law
  • Municipal Law

J.D., Widener University School of Law, J.D., 2012
B.A., West Virginia University, magna cum laude, 2008
East Pennsboro High School, 2005

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, October 2012
Eastern District of Pennsylvania, June 2015
Middle District of Pennsylvania, June 2015

The law firm of Killian & Gephart, LLP serves clients in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Scranton, York, Lancaster, Lebanon, Carlisle, Washington D.C., Dauphin County, Cumberland County, Lebanon County, York County, Lancaster County, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

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