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Timothy Peter Wile strives to provide the high-quality possible professional legal representation to individuals and businesses in the Berks, Bucks, Lehigh and Montgomery County area of Pennsylvania. While the firm is a general practise law firm, Mr. Wile possesses a special expertise in probation and parole matters as well as driver licensing and motor vehicles areas.
Timothy Peter Wile earned his Juris Doctor's (J.D.) degree in 1979 from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, graduating in the top quarter of his class, and earned his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in 1984 from Temple University in Philadelphia. Mr. Wile earned his Bachelor of Arts degrees from the Pennsylvania State University in 1974, majoring in Economics and Pre-Law Studies. He has been licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 1979.
During his more than a quarter-century of legal experience, Tim Wile has litigated cases in every level of Pennsylvania's judicial system, from the Magisterial District Court level up to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. During his tenure with the Montgomery County Public Defender's Office, he handled more than 1,000 parole revocation hearings before the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, as well as prosecuted more than 200 appeals before the Pennsylvania Supreme and Commonwealth Courts relating to parole revocation matters. While an assistant public defender, he represented the parolee before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in the first case where the Supreme Court ruled that a parole violator might be entitled to confinement credit for time spent at a residential drug and alcohol treatment program that was mandated by the Parole Board. Thereafter, while represented the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole as an Assistant Chief Counsel, Tim Wile defended more than 250 appeals in the Pennsylvania Supreme and Commonwealth Courts and represented the Parole Board before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in the first case where counsel fees were imposed against a public defender's office for prosecuting a frivolous appeal from a parole revocation decision.
During his more than 17 years as the head of the Appellate Section of the Vehicle & Traffic Law Division of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Tim prosecuted and defended more than 2,000 appeals in all three Pennsylvania appellate courts relating to various aspects of driver licensing and motor vehicle law. In 2006, he represented the Department of Transportation before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court where that Court ruled that the chemical test warnings that the Department of Transportation recommended that police officers provide to drivers who were arrested for drunk driving and asked to take a blood or breath test were legally sufficient to satisfy the requirements of Pennsylvania's new drunk driving law.
Tim Wile also served more than 24 years with the United States Air Force, in both an active duty and reserve capacity, retiring in January 1998 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. For the last 16 years of his reserve career, Mr. Wile was an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, assigned to the base legal office at McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey. Tim is the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Air Force Achievement Medal.
Private Practice, Montgomery County - 1979-1984
Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, United States Air Force Reserve - 1981-1998
Assistant Public Defender, Montgomery County Public Defender's Office - 1982-1984; 2008-Present
Judicial Assistant, Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania - 1984-1987
Assistant Chief Counsel, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole - 1987-1990
Assistant Counsel In-Charge, Appellate Section, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation - 1990-2007
Private Practice - 2007-Present
Cox v. Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, 507 Pa. 614, 493 A.2d 680 (1985) (holding that parolees may be entitled to commitment credit for time spent in a residential drug and alcohol treatment program mandated by the Parole Board)
Smith v. Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, 524 Pa. 500, 574 A.2d 558 (1990) (imposing sanctions upon a public defender's office for prosecuting a frivolous appeal from a Parole Board recommitment order)
Plowman v. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Driver Licensing, 535 Pa. 314, 635 A.2d 124 (1993) (upholding constitutionality of driver's license suspensions imposed for drug convictions)
Department of Transportation v. McCafferty, 563 Pa. 146, 758 A.2d 1155 (2000) (upholding constitutionality of the Driver License Compact of 1961)
Alexander v. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Driver Licensing, 583 Pa. 592, 880 A.2d 552, 15 A.L.R.6th 843 (2005) (adopting PennDOT's construction of the Ignition Interlock Law)
Department of Transportation, Bureau of Driver Licensing v. Weaver, 590 Pa. 188, 912 A.2d 259 (2006) (upholding legal sufficiency of chemical testing warnings set forth on PennDOT form as complying with requirements of Pennsylvania's new DUI law)
Articles & Publications
Pennsylvania Law of Probation and Parole (Thomson-West 2003) - Author
Pennsylvania Driving Under the Influence (Thomson-West 2007-2008 Edition) - Co-Author
An Overview of the Parole Revocation Process in Pennsylvania, 92 Dickinson Law Review 1 (1987)
The Right to Counsel under Pennsylvania Law in State Parole Revocation Hearings, 91 Dickinson Law Review 151 (1986)
Boy Scout Troop 461, Souderton, PA - Scoutmaster since September 2007, Assistant Scoutmaster since December 1970. Also serves as merit badge counselor and shooting sports coordinator (NRA certified instructor).
General Nash District, Boy Scouts of America - Unit Commissioner since 2004, Eagle Scout Board of Review since 2000.
Community Rod & Gun Club, Bechtelsville, PA - Member, Board of Directors.
American Legion, Warren Royer Post 234, Souderton, PA - Member 1974 to Present
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Timothy Peter Wile, Solicitor