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pro se or by new counsel." Commonwealth v. Muzzy,
141 A.3d 509, 510-511 (Pa.Super. 2016)
5.	 Commonwealth v. Doty, 48 A.3d 451, 454 (Pa.Super.
2012).
6.	 Commonwealth v. Rykard, 55 A.3d 1177, 1184 (Pa.
Super. 2012).
7.	 Commonwealth v. Brown, 872 A.2d 1139, 1161 (Pa.
2005) (Castille, J., concurring).

8.	 Capital PCRAs are beyond the scope of this discussion.
Note simply that there are several procedures unique
to capital PCRA litigation.
9.	 42 Pa.C.S. ยง 9542.

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About the Author
Mr. Robert Perkins is a solo
practitioner at Rob Perkins Law
LLC. His practice focuses on state
criminal defense, including trials,
appeals, and PCRA litigation. Rob
began his career as a law clerk
to Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Justice Russell M. Nigro. Rob then
worked for the Allegheny County
Public Defender's Office (twice).
In addition to his criminal defense experience, Rob worked for several years as a civil litigator,
including time at Legal Aid in Massachusetts prosecuting predatory lending cases and time at
Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick Raspanti LLP in Pittsburgh defending product liability suits. Rob
has also taught Legal Research and Writing and coached Moot Court at Duquesne Law School.
In preparing this article, the authors relied upon the generosity and invaluable guidance of many
other experienced PCRA practitioners. Also, to help us navigate the vast universe of published PCRA
cases, the authors utilized Professor Thomas A. Place's PBI Publication, "The Post Conviction Relief
Act: Practice and Procedure," which is an excellent resource for PCRA counsel.
Mr. Brandon Ging became an assistant public defender in the Allegheny County Public Defender's
Office in 2008. In February 2013, Mr. Ging was promoted to the Manager of the Pre-Trial Division.
In June 2014, Mr. Ging was promoted to the Deputy of the Appeals Division, and he is currently
employed in that role. As the Deputy of the Appeals Division, Mr. Ging is responsible for supervising
attorneys that handle appellate cases, PCRA cases, and probation/parole violation hearings.
Ms. Stephanie M. Noel is an Assistant Public Defender in Allegheny County. Stephanie
concentrates her practice on direct appeals and provides representation at trial and in postconviction proceedings. Prior to joining the Allegheny County Office of the Public Defender in 2014,
Stephanie served as a law clerk in federal district court.

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