About Crystle, Allen & Braught

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Serving the community since 1992, Crystle, Allen & Braught of Lancaster, PA provides quality legal representation in a wide range of areas, including workers' compensation, personal injury law, criminal law, and more.

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Hobie Crystle

Hobie Crystle

Mr. Crystle has extensive jury trial experience in both Lancaster and Philadelphia and is a member of both the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Hobie Crystle was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised in Lancaster. Mr. Crystle graduated from John Piersol McCaskey High School. He then attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where he majored in Latin American Studies and attained fluency in Spanish.

After graduating in 1985, Mr. Crystle worked as a criminal investigator for the Superior Court in Washington, D. C. Mr. Crystle enrolled in the Dickinson School of Law in 1989 and graduated in 1992. At Dickinson, he co-founded the Public Interest Law Fund, a group dedicated to providing debt relief for students and young lawyers working in the public interest. During that time he clerked for the Public Defenders' Offices in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, the Manhattan Office of the New York Legal Aid Society and the Defender's Association of Philadelphia.

Upon graduation, Mr. Crystle moved to Philadelphia where he practiced with the Defender's Association until 1996 when he returned to Lancaster. After a year and a half in the Public Defender's Office in Lancaster County, Mr. Crystle opened the Law Office of Hobie Crystle. That office has grown into the current firm of Crystle, Allen & Braught.

Kevin Allen

Kevin Allen

Mr. Allen is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association. He is admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar and New Jersey Bar. He has trial experience in Lancaster and Philadelphia as well as in the Federal Courts of the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania.

Kevin Allen was born and raised in Lower Bucks County, Pennsylvania and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1975. He attended Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1980. After becoming licensed in Pennsylvania, Mr. Allen was employed initially as a physical therapist and then as the Assistant Chief Therapist at Metropolitan Hospital in Philadelphia. He entered private practice physical therapy in 1981, contracting with home care agencies in Philadelphia and a hospital in Northeast Pennsylvania to operate the physical therapy department. His experiences as a physical therapist give Mr. Allen a unique insight into the complexities of full recovery from bodily injury.

In 1984 Mr. Allen enrolled in Temple Law School's evening program while working full time as a physical therapist. While at Temple Law he volunteered with the Food Stamp Action Project, a program that operated in conjunction with Community Legal Services in Philadelphia to advocate for impoverished families.

Upon graduation, Mr. Allen co-founded the law firm of Seitzinger, Habib, Allen & Randazzo, P.C. in Philadelphia. In 1992, he moved to Lancaster and opened a local office of the firm at 143 North Duke Street in 1997. After thirteen years with Seitzinger, Habib, Allen & Randazzo, P.C., Mr. Allen co-founded the firm of Crystle, Allen & Braught, LLC. Mr. Allen's practice focuses on Personal Injury law, Workers' Compensation, and Civil Rights Law. He is admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar and New Jersey Bar. He has trial experience in Lancaster, Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties as well as in the Federal Courts of the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. Mr. Allen is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association.

William G. Braught

William G. Braught

Mr. Braught has extensive jury trial experience, including several homicide cases. He has been an instructor for the Pennsylvania Deputy Sherriff's Training Program and has served as an adjunct instructor at the Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University.

Attorney WIlliam Braught has resided in the Central Pennsylvania Area for the past 20 years. He graduated from the Dickinson School of Law in 1992. At Dickinson, he co-founded the Public Interest Law Fund, a group dedicated to providing debt relief for students and young lawyers working in the public interest. After law school, Mr. Braught practiced criminal law for over 11 years with the Cumberland County Public Defender's Office. In 2004, Mr. Braught joined with Mr. Crystle and Mr. Allen to form the firm of Crystle, Allen & Braught.

He has extensive jury trial experience including several homicide cases. His notable accomplishments include successful defense of a homicide case as well as important appellate victories in the law of indirect criminal contempt as it relates to PFA violations.

Moreover, Mr. Braught has been an instructor for the Pennsylvania Deputy Sheriff's Training Program and from 1998 through 2008, served as an adjunct instructor at the Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Braught is a member of both the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Braught Graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Economics.

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