Attorneys John F. Walko and Nathan M. Murawsky Present to Police Chiefs Association of Montgomery County


Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin is pleased to announce that attorneys John F. Walko and Nathan M. Murawskrecently presented to the Police Chiefs Association of Montgomery County on the topic of Police Officer Social Media and Electronic Device Usage. John, an attorney in the firm’s municipal department, discussed how to properly address and establish departmental policies related to officers’ social media usage and how to best address record requests made under the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law. Nate, a civil litigator, spoke to the lengths to which courts will allow litigants to discover and investigate social media, and thereafter, the admissibility of social media in various legal settings.

Thestated purpose for the Police Chiefs Association of Montgomery Countyis “to secure a closer official and personal relationship among police officials throughout the County of Montgomery; to secure unity of action in police matters; to elevate the standards of police officials; to adopt humane efforts in the enforcement of laws; to devise and suggest ways and means for advancement and perfection of a uniform police system; to promote cooperation in the prevention and detection of crime; and to advance police officials' education throughout the County of Montgomery.”

John F. Walko serves as the Solicitor for Narberth Borough and the Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds, Deputy Solicitor for Upper Merion Township and East Whiteland Township, and assists with the firm’s other municipal clients. In addition, John’s practice includes the representation of developers, landowners, and tenants related to residential, commercial, medical marijuana, and institutional/religious land uses, sales, and agreements. John previously served as a Montgomery County District Attorney where he formed a reputation as an honest, skilled and prepared trial attorney. In 2011, John was promoted to Captain of Economic Crimes for Montgomery County, where he worked with federal, state and local law enforcement to investigate and prosecute complex financial crimes. In 2014, John was voted “Best of MontCo” in The Times Herald newspaper in three separate categories, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury and Wills & Estates, and he still assists clients with criminal defense and estate planning needs. More recently, John was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Rising Stars Edition in the area of State, Local & Municipal Law for 2016-2019. John received his law degree from Villanova Law School in 2007, where he received awards for his pro bono service, trial team, and moot court board participation. Prior to law school, John received his Masters and Associates degrees from Bryn Athyn College, and his Bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from West Virginia University in 2002. John is an active member of the Montgomery and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.

Nathan M. Murawsky has represented injured persons in personal injury matters for almost twenty-five years, and has obtained significant settlements and verdicts in the representation of his clients. His experience includes cases involving auto accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, professional negligence, liquor liability, defective products and civil rights violations cases. Nate has tried dozens of cases to verdict in courts throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Nate has also argued appeals before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Superior Court, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Most notably, Nate obtained a unanimous verdict from the Supreme Court in Nicolaou v. Martin, et. al., where the Supreme Court overturned a lower court’s dismissal of the case, finding that the financial ability of a person to obtain health coverage cannot be held against them. He has lectured in the areas of automobile and premises liability law, estate issues in wrongful death cases, and the impact of social media and information technology in personal injury actions. Nate also served a three-year term as an Executive Committee Member of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Division. As a result of his experience, knowledge, and reputation, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas approved Nate to sit as a settlement master for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. In this role, he presides over settlement conferences for major cases in the Philadelphia Court system. A graduate of Brandeis University (1992), Nate earned his law degree from Villanova University School of Law in 1995.

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