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Attorney Hovey is a litigator with a general practice currently focused on Estate Law, Family Law, and Real Estate Law. He is also skilled and experienced in appellate work, including the Second Amendment's right to bear arms. Attorney Hovey has practiced before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Superior Court, and the Court of Common Pleas in Montgomery, Berks, Chester, Bucks, Delaware, Lehigh, Northampton, Lancaster, Lehigh, York, and Schuylkill counties.
With respect to his family law practice, Attorney Hovey is experienced in child custody cases, including international and domestic child abduction, complex divorces, child support, adoption, and protection from abuse matters. Within his family law practice, Attorney Hovey most enjoys assisting families with the adoption of a child. His ability to help grow families, whether through a step-parent adoption or an adoption through an agency, is the segment of his practice he most cherishes and finds fulfilling.
Attorney Hovey is originally from the heart of the state's working class coal region and grew up in Forty Fort, Pennsylvania (near Wilkes-Barre/Scranton), where his parents, sister, and brother still reside. He attended Wyoming Valley West High School and was a varsity letter recipient in swimming, water polo, and tennis. In 2006, he graduated from Moravian College with a major in Political Science and a minor in History. While at Moravian, his accomplishments included serving as the president of the College's student government and captain of the ice hockey team. Attorney Hovey also was one of two students selected to serve on the College's Presidential Search Committee, which earned him the Chairman's Pin for his service to Moravian College.
In 2009, He graduated from Villanova University School of Law. While at Villanova, he was a published member of the prestigious Law Review. His published article was both legal and political. The article presented how Congress can better address identity theft by illegal immigrants, who require identification documents to work in the United States, by strengthening prosecutors' ability to prosecute offenders of the Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act. The relevant opinion by the Supreme Court of United States (Flores-Figueroa v. United States, 129 S.Ct. 1886 (2009)), which considered the statutory interpretation issue at the heart of the article's argument, followed his analysis of the appeal and the holding was consistent with his prediction.
Additionally, during law school, he interned with Federal District Judge James M. Munley of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the legal department for the School District of Philadelphia. Following law school, he provided pro bono services for the Community Justice Project: Hispanic Outreach, a legal aid organization, in Reading, Pennsylvania. While working with the Project, he gained experience with both federal and state wage and hour laws.
He now lives in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. He is a passionate sports fan and always welcome a spirited discussion on any sport's topic -- especially the Phillies or Eagles! He is an avid reader and also enjoy photography, a hobby he inherited from his father, a professional photographer. He is very involved in our community and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for both Boyertown Area Multi-Service Incorporated and the Moravian College Alumni Association.
Board of Directors, Boyertown Area Multi Service, Incorporated - Board of Directors
Moravian College Alumni Association - Board of Directors
Areas of Practice:
Real Estate Law
Second Amendment Law
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2012
- Villanova University School of Law, 2009
- Law Review: Villanova University Law Review - Associate Editor
- Moravian College, 2006
- Chairman's Pin for Outstanding Service to the College
- Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society (Political Science)
- Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society (History)
- United Student Government - President and Treasurer
- Moravian College Ice Hockey Team - Captain
- "Oh, I'm Sorry, Did That Identity Belong To You? How Ignorance, Ambiguity and Identity Theft Create Opportunity for Immigration Reform in the United States" 54 Vill. L. Rev. 369, 2009
- Prince Law Offices, P.C.'s Blog
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Berks County Bar Association
- Montgomery County Bar Association
Past Employment Positions:
- Community Justice Project: Hispanic Outreach - Reading, Pennsylvania, Pro Bono Associate, November 2009 to February 2010
- School District of Philadelphia: Legal Department (specifically: Litigation, Civil Rights, and Governmental Departments), Law Clerk, Summer 2008
- Federal District Judge James M. Munley, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Legal Intern, Summer 2007
Pro Bono Activities:
- Community Justice Project: Hispanic Outreach, Reading, Pennsylvania
- Wills for Heroes, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania