Edward J. Rymsza

Edward J. Rymsza

Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law; Trials and Appeals
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Post- Conviction Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • City University of New York School of Law at Queens College, Flushing, New York
    • J.D.
    • Law Review: New York City Law Review, Executive Notes and Comments Editor
  • York College, York, Pennsylvania
    • B.A.

Representative Cases

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Advisory Committee Member to Committee on Model Criminal Jury Instructions for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, National Board Member
  • Middle District of Pennsylvania Lawyers' Advisory Committee
  • Past President Middle District of Pennsylvania Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (2016)
  • Middle District of Pennsylvania Best Practices Committee (2015)
  • Middle District Criminal Justice Act Panel Selection, Management Committee, 2005-2008, 2011 to present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Third Circuit
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel Representative, 2017 - Present
  • United States Magistrate Selection Committee 2017, Chair
  • Member MDPA CJA Plan Update Committee , 2017 - 2018