DEBRA VALENTI-EPSTEIN, Esquire
Co-Founder of Roxborough Law Office
Practice Areas: real estate transactions; zoning; estate planning and probate; small business formation and representation, civil litigation, will contests. She is past president of the Roxborough Development Corporation and 21st Ward Community Council, former Board member of To Our Children’s Future with Health,
Inc., Manayunk Art Center, InterCommunity Action Inc., Roxborough Memorial Hospital and Roxborough YMCA.
Education: Temple University School of Law, J.D. 1992; Villanova University, M.S. Experimental Psychology 1980; Chestnut Hill College, B.S. Psychology 1977; University of the Arts, B.F.A. Graphic Design 1976.
Co-Founder of Roxborough Law Office
Practice Areas: litigation including real estate, commercial, orphans court, and personal injury, both plaintiff and defense; estate administration and planning. He has been solicitor for a number of local businesses and fraternal organizations.
Education: Villanova University School of Law, J.D. 1973; St. Joseph’s University, B. S. English 1968.
Prosecutorial Experience: Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Office (1996-2002); Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney (1984-2002); Judicial Law Clerk for J. Paul Ribner (1982-1983)
Education: Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D. 1981, Dean’s List; Temple University, B.A. Philosophy 1974, Magna Cum Laude.
He has been a member of the Pennsylvania Bar since 1985 and New Jersey Bar since 1986. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. His legal practice focuses on Social Security Disability Claims (both “Disability Insurance Benefits” and “Supplemental Security Income” claims), New Jersey Workers’ Compensation, civil litigation (including personal injury claims in the State of New Jersey) and the general practice of law.
Mr. Group is a graduate of Ramapo College of New Jersey (1980) and Temple University School of Law (1984). He is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association (including a long-time panel member on the bar association’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service); the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR); the New Jersey Association of Justice (formerly the NJ chapter of the American Trial Lawyers Association). He also frequently serves as an arbitrator in civil cases in the Philadelphia Court System’s mandatory arbitration program.
Mr. Group is an avid skier, biker, city dweller and patron of the arts. He lives in Center City Philadelphia with his wife and daughter.
Ms. Jubelirer has an extensive background as a trial lawyer and litigator. She spent 8 years in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, where she prosecuted crimes ranging from misdemeanors and juvenile crime to felonies. She also worked in the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General for 16 years, where she defended state employees and agencies who were sued civilly in both torts and civil rights cases.
Ms. Jubelirer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Women’s Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. She graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 1987 and a Masters in Trial Advocacy (LLM) in 1995. She has been a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bars since 1987. She is also admitted to the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court of New Jersey and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ms. Jubelirer lives in Montgomery County, Lower Gwynedd Township, with her husband and three children and is an active member of Congregation Kol Ami in Elkins Park, PA.
Upon completion of a judicial clerkship in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Mr. Hagarty joined the Defender Association of Philadelphia, one of the highest ranked public defender offices in the country. At the Defender Association, Mr. Hagarty successfully tried multiple jury trials and hundreds of bench trials and motions in the Court of Common Pleas and the Municipal Court. He provided comprehensive legal representation to thousands of low-income clients from arrest through appeal on criminal charges such as robbery, burglary, forgery, attempted murder, rape, assault, theft, DUI, and gun and drug charges.
After leaving the Defender Association, Mr. Hagarty worked for two Philadelphia area small civil firms, where he specialized in commercial litigation and labor and employment law.
Mr. Hagarty is a tireless advocate for the little guy in an economy driven by enormous income inequality. He is also a staunch supporter of criminal justice reform and eliminating long jail sentences for non-violent offenders.
Mr. Hagarty resides with his family in Montgomery County, PA. While not practicing law, he is active in local politics and enjoys outdoor sports and toddler gymnastics with his daughter. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, and Montgomery Bar Association.
Education: Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D. 2006; Colgate University, B.A. Sociology & Anthropology 2001, Friends’ Central School, 1997.