Robert Adshead began his legal career in 1982. After graduating from Widener University Law School, he worked as an associate in a Philadelphia Law Firm where he devoted his practice to Elder Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts.

From 1983 through 1985, he served as a Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney assigned to the Narcotics Enforcement Team. He prosecuted countless high profile crimes including drug trafficking, armed robbery, burglary, aggravated assault, sex crimes, vehicular homicide, weapons offenses and white-collar economic crimes. He was and still is widely regarded by the police, defense attorneys and Judges as a tough but fair prosecutor.

Since 1986, Mr. Adshead has been continuously engaged in private practice. He devotes his time to three areas of law: criminal defense, serious injury cases and estates-elder law. He has defended many high profile criminal cases and is frequently in the news and on television. His clients include judges, police officers, attorneys, public officials and ordinary citizens. He has been appointed by the Court to serve as a Fiduciary in many Estate matters.

Bob was appointed to serve as a Special Assistant DA to help prosecute a fugitive mother who kidnapped her daughter and eluded police for five years. That same year, he was unanimously appointed by the Montgomery County Judges to serve as Chairman of the County Board of View. In 2014, he was unanimously appointed by the Montgomery County Commissioners to serve on the County Board of Assessment.

Bob is an experienced instrument rated private pilot who served on the Angel Flight East Board of Directors and donates his time flying Angel Flight missions for patients who can’t afford transportation to hospitals. He is legal counsel to the Abington Police Athletic League, The Artisans and many other organizations. Bob lives in Abington with his wife and daughters.


  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Federal District Court
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court


  • National Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • PA Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association:
  • Director – Elected 2015
  • Bench-Bar Committee
  • Criminal Defense Committee
  • Criminal Rules Committee
  • Criminal Defense Handbook


  • University of Delaware, 1979, B.A.
  • Widener University Law School, 1982, J.D.