Philadelphia labor, employment and workers’ compensation law firm Willig, Williams & Davidson announced that attorney Joseph D. Richardson joined the firm. He focuses his practice on labor law.
Before joining the firm, Richardson spent seven years as a field attorney with the National Labor Relations Board in San Francisco and Philadelphia.
As an NLRB attorney, he investigated unfair labor practice charges and represented the board in administrative hearings and injunction proceedings in U.S. District Court.
He also represented his co-workers as an NLRB union local president and served as a pro bono arbitrator for denials of service at homeless shelters in San Francisco.
Richardson graduated from American University Washington College of Law.
He is a member of the Order of the Coif and a recipient of the Mussey Prize and the Wallace L. Duncan Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Field of Administrative Law.
As a law student, he defended low-income tenants facing eviction proceedings in Washington, D.C., Superior Court.
Before attending law school, Richardson served five years in the Marine Corps, where he learned Arabic.
He participated in the Iraq invasion in 2003 and deployed to Afghanistan as a civilian in 2004 and 2007.
Petrelli Previtera Schimmel added two new family law attorneys—Jennifer Wallner Saltzman and Matt Fox.
Saltzman practiced law in both the public and private sectors. She represents clients in all aspects of litigation.
She earned her Juris Doctor from City University of New York School of Law.
Prior to joining Petrelli Previtera, Saltzman practiced at a family law firm that focuses on men’s rights. She previously worked at the Center for Family Representation, a nonprofit organization in New York City, where she represented parents involved with the foster care system.
Fox represents clients in all areas of family law including divorce and spousal support, equitable distribution of assets, custody and child support and more.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Fox worked as a hearing officer with the domestic relations section of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas.
Before joining Petrelli Previtera, Fox formed his own private practice at The Law Office of Matthew F. Fox, and prior to that he was a partner at a prominent Pennsylvania law firm.
He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Montgomery Bar Association and has served on a variety of committees for the MBA, including the child advocacy committee and general practice committee.
Fox serves as co-chair of the equitable distribution and support subcommittees through the Montgomery County Family Law Association.
Elected and Appointed
Carl Hittinger was appointed the national practice leader of the antitrust and competition team of Baker & Hostetler.
He will also continue to serve as the litigation coordinator of the firm’s Philadelphia office.
Hittinger is a trial and appellate lawyer focusing his practice on complex commercial and civil rights litigation, with an emphasis on antitrust and unfair competition matters. Hittinger is an author and often speaks on antitrust and other complex litigation concerns.
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