Michael Ryan Seward

Michael Ryan Seward

Central PA attorney for estate plans, trusts, and organization services
  • Estate Planning, Business Law, Probate
  • Pennsylvania
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Michael Seward has been practicing law in Pennsylvania since 1998. Current services include estate plans, trusts, organization services, and private consulting for personal, nonprofit, business, and governmental projects. Past practice experience includes family law, personal injury, mental health, bankruptcy, real estate, and criminal law. Present practice does not include criminal defense due to current employment as a prosecutor.

Attorney Seward's practice is centered in Sunbury and serves the Susquehanna Valley and surrounding areas. He is a graduate of Bloomsburg University with a degree in business administration focusing on finance and economics. He is a graduate of Widener University School of Law, and has studied psychology at Ohio University. Michael is a member of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology.

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Business Law
    Business Formation
    Probate
    Probate Administration
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
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Education
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
B.S. | Business Administration
Honors: Delta Mu Delta, Omicron Delta Epsilon
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Widener University
J.D. | Law
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Professional Associations
Society for Police and Criminal Psychology
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Current
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Attorney Michael Seward
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2 Questions Answered
Q. Can you get a fire arm with a f3 child endangerment ?
A: A person with a any felony conviction on the criminal history would be required to answer "yes" to the question about criminal convictions on the ATF form used when purchasing a firearm. This would preclude someone from buying, and would cause a failure to pass the PICS instant background check.
Q. Do I have a felony?
A: If someone is convicted as an adult, the conviction will appear on a criminal history regardless of whether the plea was guilty or no contest. If an offense happened before the age of 18, it may have been processed as a juvenile adjudication of delinquency, even if the case did not close until after the age of 18. An old juvenile adjudication may have been expunged from the record, depending on whether the intervening time has been crime free. If the conviction was for a lesser offense due to a plea agreement, the record may have been covered by the Pennsylvania Clean Slate Law, which makes some misdemeanor convictions invisible on employment background checks.
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