Experienced Pennsylvania Trial Attorneys
Whether a criminal charge involves a misdemeanor or felony criminal offense, a serious response is needed. The first step to reaching a successful resolution is securing an experienced criminal defense. Our State College criminal defense lawyers are dedicated to achieving results for every client.
There is no substitute for Experience
Please read our case summaries to get an idea of our talent and experience in criminal defense. Our Pennsylvania criminal defense attorneys have a combined legal experience exceeding 50 years. We have tried over 150 jury trials, litigated hundreds of pre-trial motions, represented well over 1000 clients at preliminary hearings across the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and have handled several successful appeals in the Superior Court. Beware of inexperience. Any young lawyer out of law school can design a fancy website to attract new client calls. Ask about litigation experience! How many cases has the attorney tried successfully and when was the last time he/she tried a case as lead counsel? Too often these answers are none and never. Young lawyers and solo practitioners are literally flooding the market with direct mailings, direct emails, and other marketing gems designed to make a quick buck. With no experience, no seasoned staff, and no experience, the results can be devastating. Why pay an inexperienced attorney some mysterious flat fee when an experienced and talented attorney is willing to handle your case and charge an hourly fee that is rationally and reasonably related to the time necessary to achieve the desired result?
Dedicated to criminal defense since 1992
Masorti & Donaldson, P.C. has been dedicated to representing those accused of crimes in State College and the surrounding areas since 1992. We have tried cases in at least 12 different counties in Pennsylvania as well as in Federal Court. We see new inexperienced lawyers hanging shingles every day, taking big fees and making shallow pleas. In the business that's called fee and plea and the trend is obnoxious. With a former Sr. Deputy Attorney General on staff, a wide range of qualified experts, and on call investigators available when necessary, our firm is positioned to achieve great results.
Please ask the following before hiring a criminal defense attorney:
- How long have you been practicing?
- How long have you been in private practice?
- When was your most recent jury trial?
- When was your most recent jury trial that resulted in an acquittal of all charges?
- Are you a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PaCDL)?
In the negotiation process what type of leverage does an inexperienced lawyer have with the DA's office? None. If the resolution of your criminal matter is important to you, hire an experienced and talented firm. Since 2011, we have tried to verdict the following: Rape, Aggravated Assault, Drug Delivery, Furnishing, DUI (2). That is 6 jury trials in one year. Generally speaking that is more trial work in 10 months than some lawyers have in an entire career. Caveat Emptor. Buyer Beware. Call us to discuss our experience and learn how that experience may be applied to a successful resolution of your criminal charges or DUI in Pennsylvania.
Contact Masorti & Donaldson, P.C., for Criminal Defense
To schedule a free consultation with one of our State College criminal defense attorneys, call 814-317-0011 or 877-233-3148 toll free or send an e-mail. For the convenience of our clients, we accept all major credit cards.