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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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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
    Suspended License
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Juvenile Law
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
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
Ellis B. Klein & Associates
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
- Current
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.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Ellis B. Klein's Website Profile
Website
Ellis B. Klein & Associates Website
Legal Answers
63 Questions Answered

Q. Trying to resolve pending charges in pennsylvania
A: There is very likely an arrest warrant issued for your arrest for failing to appear. You will need to address this because if you do not eventually you can be picked up by police on the warrant. If you get picked up out of state they can hold you in jail until you were extradited which could take days or weeks. My best advice is to call an experienced lawyer in Pennsylvania to address this sooner rather than later. Most of us get free consultations and we can look up the case online to see what is going on. Since the charges are several years old he might be able to be dismissed if there are no witnesses who are cooperating or hopefully at worst if you decide to plead guilty to some or all of the charges you could get probation. Good luck!
Q. Crossed the intersection while the signal was yellow still cited for jumping a red signal
A: Definitely plead not guilty because it is a three point offense. The law says that you have to be totally through the entire intersection before the light turns red. Since it is a three point offense you may be able to get the officer and Judge to reduce the tickets so it is just a fine and no points or you can go to trial but it will be your word against the police officers were. You should hire an experience traffic attorney to go with you to court because you have a better chance of working out when you have a lawyer representing you. Many of us get free consultation so start calling around. Good luck!
Q. I recently got cited for going 125 in a 55 mph. The charge is maximum speed limits under Title 75 Sec. 3362 Subsec. A2.
A: You are looking at 5 points on your license, a hearing with Penndot to determine if you will be suspended and almost certainly your insurance rates will be affected or your insurance company can drop you. Plead not guilty and get a lawyer to help you as your chances of things working out will be better if you have a lawyer. I always tell clients in your situation to complete a defensive driving course which the judge will likely make you do anyway. There is no jail time for speeding but it could affect you for years to come. Get an experienced lawyer to help you. That is the best advice I can give. 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
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)