PULP Staff

Harry S. Geller, Co-Director

Areas of Expertise:  With over four decades of legal aid experience, Harry provides leadership, advocacy, training, consultation and support services in energy and utility matters within the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network and other nonprofit community agencies serving the low-income population.

Community Involvement: Harry presently serves as Chairman of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Advisory Committee to the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare; The Pennsylvania Energy Assistance and Weatherization Coalition; and the Pennsylvania Legal Services Utility/Energy Law Group. He also sits as a member of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Consumer Advisory Council; Weatherization and Energy Conservation Policy Advisory Council to the Department of Community and Economic Development; and the PECO Universal Services and Low Income Usage Reduction Program Advisory Committees.

Awards: Harry received the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Award in 2007.

Experience and Education:  Harry has served as a Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA), as a staff attorney for the New York City Legal Aid Society, and as a Director of Legal Services, Inc.   Harry received his law degree from the Washington College of Law at American University and has a B.A. from Harpur College, State University of New York at Binghamton.  Harry also attended New York University Law School, through the Urban Affairs and Poverty Law Volunteers In Service to America (“VISTA”) Program from 1969-1971.

Patrick M. Cicero, Co-Director                                                                                                                         

Areas of Expertise:  Patrick provides advocacy, training, consultation and support services in energy and utility matters on behalf of Pennsylvania's low-income residents and community organizations.

Publications: Pennsylvania Consumer Law by Carolyn Carter, Bisel Publishing Co., 2003, Supp. 2010-2012, Contributing Author.

Experience and Education:   Prior to joining PULP, Patrick worked for more than 5 years as a staff attorney at MidPenn Legal Services and clerked for 3.5 year for Honorable Sylvia H. Rambo on the United Stated District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.  He has served as a lecturer at Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School Of Law and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and has been an Adjunct Instructor at Messiah College.

Patrick received his law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2002, and his B.A. in Sociology from Messiah

Elizabeth R. Marx, Staff Attorney OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Areas of Expertise: Elizabeth provides advocacy, training, consultation and support services in energy and utility matters on behalf of Pennsylvania’s low-income residents and community  organizations. She has a substantial background in family, utility, and housing law.

Experience: Prior to joining PULP, Elizabeth worked as a Staff Attorney at the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence. There, she provided state-wide training and supportive services to legal professionals and consulted on public policy matters affecting victims of domestic violence. While in law school, Elizabeth worked as a certified legal intern for the Civil Legal Representation Project at the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg.

Publications: 

  • Elizabeth Marx, Protecting Victims, Saving Lives: 36 Years of Effective Domestic Violence Prevention, AT ISSUE: PBA YLD (Summer, 2013), available at http://www.pabar.org/public/yld/pubs/atissue/aisummer2013.pdf.
  • Elizabeth R. Marx, When is a Billboard Just a Billboard?: Township of Exeter v. Zoning Hearing Board and the Implications of Business-Infused Police Power, 19 WIDENER L.J. 711 (2010).
  • Contributing Author: JOHN DERNBACH ET AL., WHITE PAPER: NEXT GENERATION RECYCLING AND WASTE REDUCTION:  BUILDING ON THE SUCCESS OF PENNSYLVANIA’S 1988 LEGISLATION (Apr. 2011).

Awards: Upon graduating from law school, Elizabeth was awarded the Distinguished Service Award, the Distinguished Legal Scholarship Award, and the Dean’s Award for her leadership, scholarship, and commitment to social justice and public service.

Education: Elizabeth received her B.A. in political science & women’s studies from Temple University and her J.D. from Widener School of Law, Harrisburg. Elizabeth is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.