Criminal Lawyers Pittsburgh PA | Ketchel Law

Pittsburgh Criminal Lawyers and DUI Attorneys

When you need personalized attention and experienced Defense Attorneys, Ketchel Law is here for you.

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 a Pittsburgh DUI Lawyer, who has familiarity with the court system in Allegheny County and Western Pennsylvania, Attorney Ketchel can help you build a strong defense, fighting for your DUI charges to be reduced or withdrawn.

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

Call Ketchel Law today: 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 in order 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 circumstance apply. Call for a free consultation to learn more.

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

    Review by Dylan

    Review by Dylan

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 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, …

    Review by Neal

    Review by Neal

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Awesome lawyer – used him twice. I recommend him for sure. Thank you, Justin Ketchel. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Google Review – Five Stars | May 2023

    Review by GN

    Review by GN

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 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 …

    Review by Kayley

    Review by Kayley

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 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 …

    Review by Adam

    Review by Adam

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 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! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Google Review – Five Stars | May 2023

    Review by Shawn S.

    Review by Shawn S.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Years ago when I was young there was a simple misunderstanding. Just himself fixed everything. Still think about this man and it is almost 10 years later! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Google Review – Five Stars | May 2023

    Review by Shawn

    Review by Shawn

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ketchel Law – great people to work with. Justin is awesome goes over everything and does what needs done. Good communications. If you need counsel Ketchel Law is someone you want in your corner. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Google Review – Five Stars | April 2023

    Review by Thomas D.

    Review by Thomas D.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Got into a little trouble and needed a criminal lawyer. After days and days of contacting lawyers and getting insane prices that I couldn’t afford, I started losing hope. I got into contact with Justin and he beat every single price in the Pittsburgh area. From the beginning, they reassured me everything will be …

    Review by Merle

    Review by Merle

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars to Ketchel Law for bringing the best outcome possible at a fair rate. Thanks! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Google Review – Five Stars | April 2023

    Review by David

    Review by David

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I highly recommend this law firm! Very honest, respectful, and responsive. Mr. Ketchel will provide the best legal service in Pittsburgh. He reduced my charges and gave me a second chance at life! I will forever be grateful for his legal representation! I recommend his service to anyone. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Google Review – Five Stars …

    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