Thursday, February 23, 2017

Cirillo To Learn His Fate in May

Disbarred Norristown lawyer Vincent A. Cirillo Jr. will learn his fate May 8 when he’s sentenced for raping an unconscious female client while consulting with her at her West Norriton home. 
Vincent A. Cirillo Jr./Photo by Carl Hessler Jr.

Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill filed court papers on Thursday setting Cirillo’s sentencing for 10 a.m. in Courtroom 5. Cirillo, 57, of Lower Merion, who had a law office on East Penn Street in Norristown, faces a possible maximum sentence of 16 to 52 years in prison on the rape-related charges of which a jury convicted him Feb. 17 after a trial that lasted more than a week.

Cirillo, who remains in the county jail without bail pending sentencing, was convicted of charges of rape of an unconscious person, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse of an unconscious person, sexual assault and unsworn falsification to authorities in connection with his sexual assault of an impaired female client at the woman’s residence after a night of drinking on Aug. 3, 2015.

While a jury determined his fate for one crime, Cirillo’s legal troubles are far from over.

Cirillo still faces another trial for allegedly illegally posing as the rape victim’s current lawyer to try to obtain confidential court documents pertaining to her from a Montgomery County Court office. 

Cirillo faces charges of identity theft, conspiracy to commit identity theft, forgery and falsely impersonating a privately employed person in connection with the alleged Sept. 21, 2016, incident.

Cirillo is well-known in county legal circles. Cirillo is the son of the late Vincent A. Cirillo, a former Lower Merion commissioner, county prosecutor and judge who went on to be president judge of the Pennsylvania Superior Court from 1986 to 1990.

Stay tuned. I’ll report any developments in the cases.


  1. The alleged victim was laughing and joking in the courtroom with her girlfriend while Cirillo was on the stand testifying

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