Arthur King Kunkel Prize
American Jurisprudence Award
American Cancer Society's "Rookie of the Year Award" and the Harrisburg Multiple Sclerosis Society's "Leadership Award" for his philanthropic efforts
Recent: Legal Intelligencer/Pennsylvania Law Weekly "Lawyer on the Fast Track," Harrisburg Multiple Sclerosis Society Leadership Award, American Cancer Society Rookie of the Year Award
Law School: Phi Delta Phi, American Jurisprudence Award
College: Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Gamma Mu, Charles A. Dana Scholar
Any meal I can share with my family!
Favorite President and Why:
Harry S Truman, who knew how to make tough decisions.
"Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience."
--Pres. George Washington, Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation (Rule #110)
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
--Pres. Theodore Roosevelt, "Citizenship in a Republic," speech at the Sorbonne, April 23, 1910
Hobbies or Special Talents:
Exercising, watching TV, and driving my kids around
Pets (include names):
Braxton, their rescued dog
The Teplitz family fondly remembers Lucy, their rescued racing greyhound, and Romeo and Juliet, their twin rescued cats. In 2012, we welcomed Braxton, our rescued whippet puppy!
Great schools, good jobs, and government reform
"Taking Assassination Attempts Seriously, 28 Cornell International Law Journal 569 (1995)
"Proportionality Review of Non-Capital Sentences" (college honors thesis, 1992)
Reason for Seeking Public Office:
To continue to serve the community I love
Lawyer, professor, and long-time advocate for victims of domestic violence