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The Danville News

July 8, 2014

Moros open practice closer to home

— DANVILLE — Attorneys Hope and Greg Moro are excited to move their law practice to Danville.

They were outgrowing their office in Bloomsburg and had been looking for a location.

“We have new-found energy, adequate space and parking,” said Greg. “The people who we have dealt with to get us up to speed have been nothing but positive,”

“We have met many members of the business community who have been very welcoming,” Hope said. “Female entrepreneurs have been very encouraging about me coming back full-time.” She will return to full-time work starting in September.

The couple purchased the building previously housing the private law practice of Montour County District Attorney Rebecca Warren at 105 E. Market St.

“It’s a beautiful building and she did a really nice job of decorating and it was well-maintained,” Hope said.

They became cramped in their office in Bloomsburg, at 48 E. Second St., where they could only use the first floor. The kitchen ended up as an office for a staff member. The Bloomsburg building is for sale.

Moro & Moro opened in Danville in June with hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“We’re happy to be here. We have been residents of Montour County over 24 years,” Greg said.

A Bloomsburg native, Moro practiced law in Bloomsburg since 1990 and previously worked as an attorney in Lancaster. He maintained the Second Street office since 1994.

While working in private practice, Greg served as Montour County public defender from 1993 until 2001 and as a public defender for Columbia County for 10 years.

Hope was an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice until 1997 and then a staff attorney for the Office of the U.S. Pardon Attorney until 1991.

She served as a legal adviser for the U.S. Penitentiary at Lewisburg and the first attorney hired for the Allenwood Federal Prison Complex.

Hope had been in practice part-time the past 17 years with her husband.

Greg provides a general practice, including criminal, civil, personal injury and estate services. He has handled numerous types of criminal and civil cases.

Hope will focus on estates, real estate, wills and trust and appellate briefs where she will bring her expertise of filing appellate briefs while working for the Bureau of Prisons.

“She has a vast background of appellate cases,” said Greg, who has handled many appellate cases.

Greg said Hope has “tremendous experience” with handling Presidential pardons, Pennsylvania Commonwealth pardons and expungements. Presidents tend to grant pardons at the end of their tenure, he said, of Obama concluding his term.

Greg is a graduate of Bloomsburg High School, the University of Scranton and Dayton Law School. While at Scranton, he was an Academic All-American in baseball. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

He and Hope were licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court in November.

Hope is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and Maryland. She is a graduate of Bowie Senior High School in Bowie, Md., the University of Maryland and Dayton Law School where they met.

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