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Ellis B. Klein

Ellis B. Klein

Former Senior Deputy District Attorney with experience in over 10,000 cases
  • DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law ...
  • Pennsylvania
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Biography

25 office locations throughout Pennsylvania. Call for nearest office location.

I am a former Senior Deputy District Attorney with personal experience in over 10,000 court cases, ranging from minor traffic offenses to homicide. In addition to criminal and traffic defense, I have been practicing Bankruptcy since 1999 and have helped thousands of clients get a Fresh Financial Start.
My practice is limited to Criminal, DUI, Traffic and Bankruptcy cases. I am NOT a general practitioner who handles many different types of law. Criminal and Bankruptcy law is the only law that I have practiced since I became a lawyer over 25 years ago.
Over the past 25+ years of practice I have worked with thousands of police officers and have appeared in court on countless occasions. Few attorneys possess my firm’s background and extensive experience in this area of the law.

CUSTOMER SERVICE - I treat clients the way I would want to be treated if I was experiencing legal problems – with honesty, kindness and respect. I do not tell clients what they want to hear just to get a case. I do not scare clients into retaining me. I will never say to a client “Don’t worry about it.” What I do is tell clients the truth, right over the phone. I call clients back, even at night or on weekends. Additionally, my staff is well-informed and very helpful if I am not in the office when you call.

FREE IN-DEPTH CONSULTATIONS - I gladly talk to new clients over the phone, for as long as you wish. I will answer every question that you have over the phone, or even in person if you prefer, for free. I will gladly explain all of your options, give you my honest opinion about what could happen to you and I even quote a fee and a flexible payment plan, right over the phone. I believe that an informed client is the best client. Again, if I was having legal problems, that is the way that I would want to be treated.

Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Traffic Tickets
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Juvenile Law
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Foreclosure Defense
Additional Practice Areas
  • Expungement
  • Speeding Ticket Defense
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    I gladly talk to new clients over the phone and I will answer every question that you have over the phone, or even in person if you prefer, for free. I will gladly explain all of your options, give you my honest opinion about what could happen to you and I even quote a fee and a flexible payment plan, right over the phone. I believe that an informed client is the best client.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flexible payment plan available
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal Owner/Senior Partner
Ellis B. Klein & Associates
Current
Current
Senior Deputy District Attorney
District Attorney's Office
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Education
Widener University Delaware School of Law
J.D. (1994)
Honors: Widener University Law Review, 2 year member
Activities: Editorial Board, Widener University Law Review
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Albright College
B.A.
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Awards
10 Best Defense Attorney for Client Satisfaction in Pennsylvania
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Named as one of the 10 Best Lawyers in Pennsylvania for Client Satisfaction
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer in Pennsylvania
American Society of Legal Advocates
Named as one of the top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Pennsylvania
Top 100 DUI Lawyers in Pennsylvania
National Advocacy for DUI Defense
Named as one of the top 100 DUI Lawyers in Pennsylvania
Client's Choice Award
Avvo.com (Lawyer review website)
Over 200 Five-Star reviews from former clients on the lawyer-review website Avvo.com.
Top Rated Attorney
Avvo.com (Lawyer review website)
Awarded rating of "10" by the lawyer-review website Avvo.com
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
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Activities: Member PA Criminal Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Pennsylvania DUI Arrest? Useful Info Revealed From a Former Prosecutor
Ellis B. Klein
Speaking Engagements
PA State High School Mock Trial Juror/Evaluator, PA State High School Mock Trial Competition, PA
PA State High School Mock Trial Competition
Served as a "juror" in the PA High School Mock Trial Competition. Evaluated "trials" put on by county high school students, graded their performance and gave them advice on how to be a trial attorney.
Certifications
Clients' Choice Award (9 consecutive years, 2012-2021)
Avvo.com (Lawyer review website)
10 Best Attorneys in PA for Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Superior DUI Attorney
National Association for DUI Defense
Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney in Pennsylvania
American Society of Legal Advocates
Websites & Blogs
Website
Ellis B. Klein's Website Profile
Website
Ellis B. Klein & Associates Website
Legal Answers
105 Questions Answered
Q. Citation for 87 in 55 ( I was going 83) expired inspection and registration. I fixed the expirations. Will I be okay?
A: You are facing a license suspension hearing and 5 points at that speed. Plead not guilty on all citations by mail and get a lawyer to help you. Many times we can negotiate the speed down to save your license and save some points. Bring proof you fixed the paperwork to court and alot of times those tickets can be dropped, but you need to focus on the speeding which is the most serious offense
Q. If a police officers says they will get the points lowered if you plead not guilty is a lawyered needed?
A: Here's your problem. At that speed a judge is going to be upset. Really upset. It is ultimately up to the judge even if the cop wants to help you out. If things go wrong you will likely lose your license, get a ton of points and your insurance can go up or they can drop your insurance totally. You need to get a lawyer. There are things you can do in advance to make the judge happy and if the judge is happy, you will be also.
Q. How soon does it take a traffic citation to show up on your driving record?
A: Once you are convicted the court sends notice to Penndot and then it appears on your record. It does however depend upon the citation because some moving violations will appear on your record while other non-moving violations will not. If you recently received a ticket you would be well served to contact an experienced traffic attorney because points can lead to increased insurance premiums and too many points can lead to suspension. Additionally, certain moving violations carry with an automatic license suspensions so I would suggest talking to a lawyer first. Good luck
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Contact & Map
Ellis B. Klein & Associates
Corporate Office
301 Oxford Valley Rd
#1901B
Yardley, PA 19067
Telephone: (800) 536-0501
314 West Broad Street
Suite 124
Quakertown, PA 18951
Toll-Free: (800) 536-0501
2003 Lower State Road
Suite 120
Doylestown, PA 18901
Toll-Free: (800) 536-0501
300 North York Road
Hatboro, PA 19040
Toll-Free: (800) 536-0501
Ellis B. Klein & Associates
25 Offices throughout Pennsylvania
Call for nearest office location
Call for nearest office location 19067
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed