Wolf, Baldwin Adds Attorneys in Pottstown, Pennsburg

POTTSTOWN PA – Two attorneys have been added to the staffs of law offices operated by Wolf, Baldwin & Associates PC, bring its total number of attorneys to nine. Joining the firm in late 2021 were (at top) Alexis I. Lehmann, who will work from its East High Street, Pottstown office; and Moses M. Bates, who will practice from its Main Street, Pennsburg office.

Wolf, Baldwin is a general practice law firm that also operates offices in Reading and West Chester.

Lehmann will focus her practice on business, and civil and commercial litigation, working with senior attorney Bruce L. Baldwin. Bates joins attorney Michelle M. Forsell in Pennsburg, and will focus his practice on estate planning, trusts and estate administration.

“It is a daunting task to recruit new attorneys,” said managing attorney Levi Wolf. “We want to make sure that the attorneys we hire have solid legal skills, will fit into our firm’s culture of compassion and excellence, and will be assets to both our firm and the legal community over the long term.” Lehmann and Bates, he said, “are the best choices for these practice areas in our firm.”

About Alexis Lehmann

Lehmann previously practiced law with a consumer protection firm representing individual consumers’ rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, and other consumer protection laws. Before that, she worked as a civil litigator for local and state law enforcement officers handling cases under Title VII, The Americans With Disabilities Act, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the First Amendment Free Speech and Petition Clause.

She has won several jury trials, most notably a $1.97 million verdict against the Pennsylvania State Police in 2014 for discrimination in employment, and violations of the First Amendment and Equal Protection clause.

Lehmann is also an active member on the executive board for the Justice Rising Advocates, a local committee that partners with Community Legal Services of Philadelphia to voluntarily help low-income Philadelphians with various legal issues.

She received her J.D. in 2009 from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. While attending law
school, she received a Book Award for achieving excellence in Employment Discrimination, and was an active member in the Women’s Law Caucus. In 2007, she clerked for the Hon. Nicholas Tsoucalas in the New York Federal Court of International Trade, assisting in drafting opinions regarding trade adjustment benefits, countervailing duties and classifications of imported goods.

About Moses Bates

Bates practices in the area of wills, trusts and estates, and has experience in matters involving real property and planned communities, business and private litigation, landlord-tenant actions, contracts, business organization, and minor criminal matters.

He graduated from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, now known as the Delaware Law School of Widener University, receiving his J.D. Cum Laude in 2015. Upon graduating, he was further awarded the Pro Bono Publica Distinction, Certificate in Environmental Law, and the Charles Zencey Award in Environmental Law.

Moses interned as a legal fellow at the Philadelphia City Solicitor’s Office Water Law Division in 2015 and 2016, and was an active member of the Delaware Valley Environmental Inn of Court from 2014 to 2017. Bates is admitted to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

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