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Barbara A. Zemlock - Pittsburgh, PA

One PPG PlaceSuite 1500 Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Updated: 02/23/2022


Ms. Zemlock represents businesses and individuals at both the federal and state level, at all stages and in all types of government investigations. Ms. Zemlock has represented individuals and companies indicted for, charged with, or accused of computer crimes; environmental crimes; tax-related crimes; vehicle laws, including those pertaining to individuals holding a commercial license; fraud; drug offenses; sex offenses and various other types of crimes...

About Barbara A. Zemlock


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Current Employment Position(s)

  • Senior Counsel


Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Other Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (President)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Law Section (Member)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • William J. Lipsitt Inn of Court


  • The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1990
    Honors: Order of the Barristers
    Honors: Member, Appellate Moot Court Board
    Honors: Member, National Trial Moot Court Team
  • Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 1987
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: 1986 and 1987 Academic All American

Past Positions

  • Dauphin County Public Defenders Office, Chief Deputy Public Defender
  • Widener School of Law, Adjunct Professor

Classes and Seminars

  • Teaching Position:Former Adjunct Professor, Widener School of Law -Trial Methods, Former Adjunct Professor, Widner School of Law-Pre -Trial Methods
  • Co-Presenter, "Impact of Criminal Convictions on Professional Licenses," Pennsylvania Bar Institute's 29th Annual Criminal Law Symposium, 2012
  • Panelist, "Influence, Power and Strategic Communication in Negotiations, The Courtroom, The Office and Beyond," PBA Commission on Women in the Profession 2011 Mid-Year, Meeting, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2011
  • Presenter, "Criminal Law Update," State Law Presentation, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2010
  • Co-Presenter (co-presented with Paula G. Sanders, Esq.), "Be Prepared for Government Investigations," AAHSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, Los Angeles, CA, 2010
  • Presenter, "For the Experienced," and "Advanced Jury Trial Advocacy Skills: Overcoming the Prosecution Forensic Expert," Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Gettysburg, PA, 2010
  • Presenter, "Criminal Law Update," State Law Presentation, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2009
  • Presenter, "What to Do When the Investigator Knocks," Health Care Compliance Association, Las Vegas, NV, 2009
  • Co-Presenter (with Paula G. Sanders, Esq.), "New DPW Appeals Rules Impact All Licensed MR Agencies - What You Need to Know Before Filing an Appeal," PAR Solutions Conference, Harrisburg, PA, October 29, 2008
  • Panelist, "Grappling with GRAPP: Using the Administrative Practice and Procedure Rules to Your Advantage," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Harrisburg, PA, 2008
  • Co-Presenter (with Paula G. Sanders, Esq.), "MARs, Tars, and BARs: Lessons of Failure, Strategies for Success," Health Care Compliance Association, New Orleans, LA, 2008
  • Presenter, "Pardon Me? I'm Not a Criminal! (Strategies for Easing Criminal Convictions)," PACDL Criminal Defense Resource Center Law Colloquia, Harrisburg, PA, 2007
  • Presenter, "Defending and Prosecuting Construction Claims: From *Qui Tam' Actions to Recovery of Affirmative Claims on Federal Projects," 21st Construction Superconference, San Francisco, CA, 2006
  • Presenter, "Recent Trends Involving the Law of Arrest, Search and Seizure in Pennsylvania," Lorman Seminar, Harrisburg, PA, 2006
  • Presenter, "Making Effective Objections," 23rd Annual Criminal Law Symposium, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Harrisburg, PA, 2006


Other Sources of Feedback About Barbara A. Zemlock


  • Philadelphia Magazine “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer – Rising Stars," 2006



Office Information


One PPG PlaceSuite 1500 Pittsburgh, PA 15222


  • 412-594-5619



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