Anthony Richard Holtzman

Mr. Holtzman’s practice is focused on environmental law, constitutional law, appellate litigation, gaming law, and commercial litigation. He regularly practices before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania’s appellate and trial courts, and the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board

Mr. Holtzman represents energy industry clients in litigation matters that involve agency enforcement activities, allegations of water and surface contamination, property rights disputes, deed and contract interpretation issues, challenges to permits, and issues that arise under freedom of information laws.

Mr. Holtzman, moreover, advises energy industry clients on Pennsylvania and federal regulatory compliance issues, including stream crossing, spill remediation, waste processing, stormwater discharge, mechanical integrity, sensitive species, permitting, and reporting issues. He likewise helps them to monitor, and draft comments on, proposed environmental regulations and guidance documents.

In addition to his environmental law activities, Mr. Holtzman regularly advises public and private sector clients on issues of Pennsylvania and federal constitutional law. He has significant experience with the Pennsylvania Constitution’s Bill of Rights, along with its provisions regarding the structure and powers of the Pennsylvania General Assembly and requirements for the enactment of legislation. On the federal side, he has represented clients with regard to First Amendment, Second Amendment, Tenth Amendment, Eleventh Amendment, dormant Commerce Clause, Takings Clause, Equal Protection Clause, and Speech or Debate Clause issues, among others. Recently, he convinced the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit - sitting en banc - to rule in a client’s favor in an appeal involving novel Sixth and Fourteenth Amendment issues. See Garrus v. Sec’y of the Pa. Dep’t of Corr., 694 F.3d 394 (3d Cir. 2012).

Mr. Holtzman, in addition, advises clients, including international companies, with regard to federal and state laws that apply to Internet gaming activities.

Beyond practicing law, Mr. Holtzman routinely lectures on principles of constitutional law, statutory construction, and gambling law. He also serves as an adjunct instructor at Messiah College.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Environmental, 2) Land and Natural Resources, 3) Appellate Litigation, 4) Betting & Gaming, 5) Commercial Disputes and 6) Energy
Law School Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, J.D., 2005
Admitted Year 2005
Education Messiah College, B.A., 2002
Bar Member / Association Pennsylvania State Bar Association
Most recent firm K & L Gates
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