Pittsburgh Criminal Lawyers and DUI Attorneys

When you need personalized attention and experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys in Western PA, Ketchel Law is here to help.

Attorney Justin J. Ketchel is an experienced Pittsburgh Criminal Lawyer and a dedicated defender of justice with the wisdom and tenacity it takes to protect your legal rights and fight for your freedom.

For over a decade, the team at Ketchel Law has worked aggressively, yet carefully, to ensure clients receive the best possible outcome under the law. This is evident in our high ratings from clients.

The skilled attorneys at Ketchel Law work toward getting the best possible result in every case, whether that is a full case dismissal, acquittal, or withdrawal of charges, or fighting for your charges to be reduced to a minimum.

As one of the Best Pittsburgh DUI Lawyers, who has familiarity with the court system in Allegheny County and Western Pennsylvania, Attorney Ketchel can build a strong defense and fight for your DUI charges to be reduced or withdrawn.

Our number one goal is for your criminal charges to be reduced or dismissed.

Call Ketchel Law today at 412-456-1221 for a free consultation.


Our team of experienced and successful attorneys handles cases in which people have been accused of various criminal charges including DUI, drug offenses, theft, violent crimes, sex crimes, federal crimes, and homicide.

We help defend the rights of anyone facing criminal charges ranging from summary offenses and traffic violations to misdemeanors and felony offenses, as well as other criminal charges in Pennsylvania.

If you are looking for comprehensive and experienced criminal lawyers in Western Pennsylvania, we are the law firm you want to hire.

Depending on the unique circumstances of your case, we will challenge the prosecution and establish the facts to work toward one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Dismissal;
  • Acquittal;
  • Negotiated reductions;
  • Suspended sentences;
  • Alternative housing;
  • Home detention;
  • Work release;
  • Probation;
  • Parole;
  • Record expungement.

There are many alternative-to-jail programs that you may be eligible for if your case and circumstances apply. Call for a free consultation to learn more.

Justin Ketchel

An arrest is not a conviction

Call 412-456-1221 for a free consultation

We understand that our clients are often under a great deal of stress. That’s why we take the time to fully understand your needs and explain your rights under the law.


We understand that our clients are often under a great deal of stress. That's why we take the time to fully understand your needs and explain your rights under the law.

We attentively listen—and that makes a big difference.

By understanding each detail of your case, we can apply our vast experience in pursuing angles that other lawyers may miss. Our focus is always on determining the best strategies to develop a solid and successful case for you. This detailed approach is unique and it works.

Experience, know-how, and strong attention to detail: That’s Justin Ketchel

Ketchel Law works directly with clients every day and represents them all over Western Pennsylvania. Attorney Ketchel's familiarity with the Pittsburgh region's many courthouses, judges, and district attorneys means that he is able to devote his attention entirely to your defense, without distraction.

Hearings, trials, and appeals are all regularly on his calendar, and he uses each instance to fight for the rights of the accused. Justin Ketchel handles every aspect of his cases throughout the entire process, so you can be assured of consistent, comprehensive assistance.

Call Ketchel Law for a free legal consultation: 412-456-1221

If you have been arrested or have reason to believe you may be arrested, or if you believe you may need legal help for any other reason, call Justin Ketchel immediately at (412) 456-1221 or contact him online.

During the initial free consultation, Attorney Ketchel will listen to your concerns and work with you to achieve the best outcome possible. The sooner you call, the better his chances of preparing your defense, finding witnesses to aid in your defense, and ultimately winning your case or lessening the charges.

Our number one goal: Having your criminal charges reduced or dismissed.

Call Ketchel Law today: 412-456-1221 for a free consultation.


We offer free legal consultations to anyone charged with a crime. Call us today to find out how we can help defend your rights.

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    What Our Clients Say

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      Absolutely phenomenal representation!! The whole team was so friendly and helpful, and easily accessible.

      Ketchel Law got me the best outcome in my case, and Justin answered all the questions I had throughout the entire process!! Arrived early before any hearings to make sure I was completely comfortable and prepared.

      Definitely 5 stars, and HIGHLY recommend!! Thank you so much, guys!!

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      They are outstanding! Justin personally called me right away, he was very informative, honest, and upfront with me. he explained the process in a way that I could understand. Liz and Barb from their office are super nice and amazingly efficient. They are the best legal team I have ever dealt with. I can not say enough about them.

      If you need a criminal attorney, Justin is the one, the only one. I am forever grateful to Ketchell Law & their entire team.

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      Attorney Justin Ketchel made the whole legal process easy by walking me through and explaining everything. He was prompt, and professional, and made me feel at ease about everything that had happened and was happening. I would highly recommend Attorney Ketchel for your legal needs.

      Google Review – Five Stars | December 2023

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      Attorney Tom McKinley is not only a professional, intelligent, and articulate attorney, he is also an amazing person. Tom in no uncertain terms saved the life of one of my dearest friends who was falsely accused of some terrible crimes. He put his heart and soul into his defense and during the entire journey was compassionate and supportive. Until I watched Tom work, I didn’t fully understand why someone would choose to be a defense attorney. After seeing Toms’s tireless efforts to right a terrible wrong, I now see everything regarding our judicial system in a new light. He saved my friend and changed my entire state of mind, and I’m proud to recommend Tom to anyone who ever needs a defense attorney.

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      I hired Robert (Attorney Stasa) for a PFA hearing at the last minute and he did such a wonderful job!

      My daughter’s dad filed a PFA on me while he had my two daughters and we had to travel four hours back to Pittsburgh for the hearing. Robert was able to get the PFA dropped and the kids back home to me by just talking to their dad and me not having to go into the courtroom. I am beyond impressed with his work.

      Google Review – Five Stars | September 2023


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      I am extremely grateful for my experience with Ketchel Law, which has been nothing short of exceptional. Their team demonstrated the highest level of professionalism, and I was pleasantly surprised by the outstanding results they achieved for both of my cases. Every member of their staff exhibited genuine empathy and understanding toward my situation, working tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome.

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      Awesome lawyer – used him twice. I recommend him for sure. Thank you, Justin Ketchel.

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      I don’t normally post reviews but I felt I had to because Thomas represented me and got me the perfect result. Thomas kept me in the loop all the way despite me residing in London. He was a true professional and I would gladly recommend him to anyone who needs legal help.

      Thomas, thank you pal.

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      I’d like to start with thanking attorney Robert Stasa for CRUSHING 18 FELONY CHARGES today!!!!

      Never once did he leave me with uncertainty or unanswered questions during an extremely complex case. He put my best interest above everything and fought for me every step of the way.

      I’d also like to recognize Barb and Liz for all their help along the way…. Your help is more appreciated than you know!!

      Ketchel Law is hands down, the law firm to call when you need the best of the best. Thank you all so much!

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      It started out pretty scary, then got confusing at the end. However, Attorney Stasa came in clutch and went the extra mile to make sure that things went the way they were supposed to. Thank you!

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    Our Recent Case Results

    Result obtained by Ketchel Law:

    Criminal Charges Withdrawn

    Man Charged With Felony Burglary Receives a Fine for a Trespass Citation

    The client represented by Ketchel Law was a man charged with Felony Burglary and Misdemeanor Theft. The client had a minimal prior criminal record and admitted to entering the victim’s home and taking items belonging to the victim at that time.

    Prior to the start of the trial, Ketchel Law negotiated the charges to be withdrawn and a plea to a summary citation.

    Result obtained by Ketchel Law:

    Charges Dismissed

    Woman Charged With Felony Conspiracy and Possession With Intent to Deliver Has Charges Dismissed at the Preliminary Hearing

    The Client represented by Ketchel Law was a woman charged with Felony Criminal Conspiracy, Felony Possession with Intent to Deliver Narcotics, and Possession of Narcotics. She had no prior criminal record. The Client maintained her innocence and stated the narcotics found in her residence belonged to another that resided in her home at the time.

    At the Preliminary Hearing, Ketchel Law was able to negotiate with both the Officer and the District Attorney to have all of the Client’s charges dropped based on lack of evidence.

    Result obtained by Ketchel Law:

    Criminal Charges Withdrawn

    Man Charged With Felony Firearm Charges Pleas to a Summary Citation for a Fine

    The Client represented by Ketchel Law was a man charged with Felony Possession of a Firearm after he brought his firearm to the airport and it was discovered while he was going through the security check.

    While preparing for trial on the matter, Ketchel Law was able to negotiate with the District Attorney to have all criminal charges withdrawn and for the client to plead to a summary citation for a minimal fine.

    Result obtained by Ketchel Law:

    Jury Acquittal

    Jury Finds Man Not Guilty of Rape and Sexual Assault

    The client represented by Ketchel Law was a man charged with Rape, Sexual Assault, and Unlawful Restraint. He had no prior sex-related offenses of any kind. From the outset, our client wanted a trial and maintained his complete innocence.

    Ketchel Law argued to the jury that a sexual encounter did occur; however, that the same was consented to by the victim.

    An Allegheny County Jury acquitted the client of the charges of Rape and Sexual Assault. A charge of Unlawful Restraint/Serious Bodily Injury never reached the jury, as a Judgment of Acquittal was granted by the Judge after Ketchel Law argued that the Commonwealth failed to present sufficient evidence for the charge to go to the jury.

    Result obtained by Ketchel Law:


    Judge Finds Man Not Guilty of Indecent Assault, Indecent Exposure, and Simple Assault Following a Non-jury Trial

    Ketchel Law represented a client in a non-jury trial before an Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge that resulted in a full acquittal of Indecent Assault, Indecent Exposure, and Simple Assault.

    After the close of the Commonwealth’s case, Ketchel Law called the client to the stand to tell his side of the story. At the conclusion of the testimony, Ketchel Law argued to the Judge that the Commonwealth’s evidence was insufficient and that our client was more credible than the Commonwealth’s alleged victim.

    After some deliberation, the Judge found the man not guilty of all four of the following charges: Indecent Assault Forcible Compulsion, Indecent Assault Without Consent of Other, Indecent Exposure, and Simple Assault.

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    Ketchel Law
    429 4th Avenue, Suite 1600
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219


    Call 412-456-1221 for a free consultation

    Justin J. Ketchel