23 Jul
Matthew Ness

Matthew Ness

Pittsburgh, PA Criminal Law Attorney

Duquesne University School of Law


Being charged with a crime doesn’t have to change the course of your life, but it can. Having the right criminal defense attorney, DUI attorney or drug lawyer working with you to minimize the charges can make all the difference in whether or not your criminal charge plagues you for years to come. For example, receiving your first DUI can be a terrifying ordeal, but there are many options available to you. It helps to have an experienced Pittsburgh defense attorney who knows not only the law, but the prosecutors, law enforcement, and the ins and outs of the courts.

I have a decade of experience successfully defending clients in trial and resolving cases outside of court. My career has been 100 percent dedicated to defending the rights of people who have been accused of a crime right here in the Pittsburgh area. I will walk you through the Pennsylvania legal system and lay out the options available to you under the law. You might be scared or stressed, but I can help alleviate your worries and demystify the consequences.

What sets me apart from other defense lawyers? I will never convince you to take a plea or settle if you want a trial. When you’re a client, we’re a team. I help you understand the options so you can make the best decision for your situation. If you want a trial, I will fight for you. Other attorneys might try to discourage trial because it can be anxiety-inducing or costly for them. I care most about the best possible outcome so you can move on with your life.

“I will never convince you to take a plea or settle if you want a trial. When you’re a client of Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, we’re a team.”

Kelly J. Lenahan

Kelly J. Lenahan

Scranton, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

DePaul College of Law3rd Circuit, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Illinois and Pennsylvania

Attorney Kelly Lenahan is one of the third generation of Lenahans to practice at Lenahan & Dempsey. She is a graduate of DePaul University College of Law and Loyola University in Maryland.

Areas of InterestKelly Lenahan concentrates her practice on assisting the seriously injured. Attorney Lenahan practices in the areas of Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation, Social Security Disability, Premises Liability, and Medical Malpractice. She also entertains interesting Criminal Cases, on occasion.

Membership/DistinctionsKelly Lenahan is admitted to practice in the following jurisdictions: Illinois Supreme Court (since 2002) Pennsylvania Supreme Court (since 2003), United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She is also a member of the Lackawanna and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. From 2004-2006, she served as Court- appointed conflict counsel (criminal defense) in the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas. Attorney Lenahan also serves as an elected board member of the Lackawanna Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2005-2008; and 2010-current. Further, she is an active participant in accepting cases from the Lackawanna Pro Bono Association and member of Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

For more information on Attorney Kelly Lenahan, please click here.

Michael Worgul

Michael Worgul

Pittsburgh, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience

My name is Michael Worgul. I was born and raised right here in Pittsburgh, and it’s probably no surprise that I’ve settled down here too. I went to Duquesne University for my college and law degrees;… Read More »
Evan Kelly

Evan Kelly

West Chester, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience

Mr. Kelly has represented numerous individuals, such as professional athletes and elected officials in high profile criminal cases. Mr. Kelly has obtained the highest possible rating of “10” by AVVO and… Read More »

Facing Criminal Charges? Get A Team Of Experienced Former Prosecutors To Fight On Your Behalf.

At Law Offices of Kelly & Conte, our attorneys provide personal service and work hard to obtain the real results that matter to our clients. Our founding attorney, Evan Kelly, has been recognized by clients, peers and the judiciary for his effective handling of complex legal matters. Partner Mark Conte is a renowned trial lawyer and former deputy district attorney in the Chester County District Attorney’s Office. Both Evan and Mark know the law from the prosecution’s perspective and know how to protect your interests.

Joseph Alexander Paletta

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Joseph Alexander Paletta
Pittsburgh, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(412) 391-7999437 Grant St
Suite 424
PittsburghPA 15219
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Duquesne University School of Law

Are you looking for a Pittsburgh DUI Lawyer?

The first thing you should do is talk to an experienced and knowledgeable DUI Defense Attorney. You should schedule a call with me now.

When I refer to an “experienced and knowledgeable” DUI Defense Attorney, I mean a lawyer who has actually defended DUI cases at trial in the courtroom. How do you find a lawyer like such? First, you can read about a lawyer’s experience on his or her website under their Case Histories. Do not be misled by online “Paid Advertisements” for DUI lawyers who just market themselves well; they might not have the proper courtroom-tested trial experience. After you’re done reading about the lawyer’s experience, make an appointment to meet with the attorney for a paperwork review, specifically review your “Criminal Complaint” and “Affidavit of Probable Cause”, and to give your side of the story.

In a DUI situation, you can be arrested on the scene and then transported to the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. However, if you consent to take a breathalyzer test at the Police station or submit to a blood draw at a hospital, you will most likely be released from that location to a family member or friend who can take you home instead of going to jail. Aside from providing identification, avoid talking to the Police about what happened; anything you say to the Police will be used against you at your trial. Also, if you were in an accident, do not tell your automobile insurance company that you were drinking and driving before talking with a Lawyer. Insurance companies make reports, and these reports can be obtained by the Police and District Attorney.

For most cases, this is just the tip of the iceberg. You can learn much more about the legal process that you may be following by reading my DUI Guide that I specifically wrote for those who need a Pittsburgh DUI Lawyer.

Dawn Padanyi

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Dawn Padanyi
Doylestown, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(267) 217-3296196 W. Ashland Street, Suite 307
DoylestownPA 18901
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, DUI and Family
Syracuse University
Brian Fishman

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Brian Fishman
Philadelphia, PA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(267) 758-2228211 North 13th Street
Suite 801
PhiladelphiaPA 19107
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Domestic Violence
Temple University

About Brian Fishman

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Philadelphia

Brian Fishman has been practicing law in Philadelphia for over twelve years. His practice has been dedicated almost exclusively to criminal law although he also handles personal injury, civil right matters and family law cases. Brian has been admitted to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey and in federal court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Brian received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY where he studied Psychology.

Former Philadelphia Prosecutor

After graduating cum laude from Temple University Law School where he was an editor on the Temple Law Review, Brian went to work as an Assistant District Attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. There he tried hundreds of cases, including many jury trials. Brian litigated cases in Pennsylvania’s Municipal Court, Juvenile Court and the Court of Common Pleas. Brian, as a Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney, prosecuted a variety of serious criminal cases including rape, firearm offenses, attempted murder, burglary, robbery, DUIs and narcotics offenses. As a prosecutor, Brian handled every aspect of a criminal case from preliminary hearing through trial.

Brian left the District Attorney’s Office in 2005, and spent the next eight years working under a very reputable Philadelphia trial attorney. At the beginning of 2014, Brian reached a milestone in his career and opened up his own law practice, the Fishman Firm, LLC.

A Criminal Lawyer with a Unique Set of Skills

Brian has utilized his invaluable experience as a prosecutor and defense attorney to advance his client’s interests. In private practice, Brian has handled countless preliminary hearings, bail and Nebbia motions, detainer petitions and all types of pre-trial motions including, but not limited to, motions to quash, motions to suppress and motions to reveal confidential informants.

Brian has tried over one hundred bench or waiver trials for charges ranging from DUI to possession with intent to deliver and assault to gunpoint rape and robbery. Brian has tried over forty jury trials to verdict as sole counsel.  Also, Brian has handled appeals, filing complex legal briefs and arguing before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania as well as filed Post-Conviction Relief Act (PCRA) Petitions and Petitions for Allowance of Appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Philadelphia Lawyer for Accidents & Civil Rights

Brian has also built up a practice handling civil matters. He has successfully secured monetary damages for clients suffering injuries in car accidents, slip & falls, malpractice actions, cases against SEPTA and civil rights cases. If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense, injured in an accident due to the negligence of another or had your civil rights violated, contact Brian M. Fishman immediately for a free consultation.

The Right Lawyer – The Right Defense

Brian Fishman represents the criminally accused in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks and Chester County. If you or a loved one has been charged with or are the target of a criminal investigation, do not talk to law enforcement. Your first call should be to the Fishman Firm for a free consultation. It will be the first and most important step you take in seeing that your rights are protected.

J. T. Herber III

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Pottsville, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(570) 622-5933Ten Westwood Road
P.O. Box 1190
PottsvillePA 17901
Criminal, Business, DUI and Personal Injury
Wake Forest University School of Law and Lafayette College
NiaLena Caravasos

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NiaLena Caravasos
Philadelphia, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(215) 925-5200620 Chestnut Street, 926 Public Ledger Building, 150 S. Independence Mall West
PhiladelphiaPA 19106
Criminal and White Collar Crime
Boston University School of Law
Lee Anthony Ciccarelli

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Lee Anthony Ciccarelli
West Chester, PA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(610) 981-1006304 North High Street
West ChesterPA 19380
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
The George Washington University Law School