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DUI Attorney Robert E. Mielnicki
DUI Defense Attorney Robert E. Mielnicki graduated cum laude from Duquesne University School of Law in 1991. He finished 5th in a class of 100, was invited to join the Law Review and worked at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, one of the biggest law firms in the country, while in law school. Upon graduation, he worked for four years as a Public Defender. During those four years he represented thousands of clients charged with crimes. While those four years were a great learning experience, DUI Defense Attorney Robert E. Mielnicki secured jury trial acquittals while a Public Defender for clients charged with Murder, Felony Drug Offenses, Burglary and Theft. Since entering private practice in late 1995, he has continued to practice criminal law in both State and Federal court. Attorney Mielnicki cannot think of a crime that he has not had to defend a client against. He has been consulted as an expert in criminal law and has taught other attorneys continuing education classes regarding DUI Strategies and Police Liability through Lorman Education Services. He prides himself in reviewing the newest cases relevant to Pennsylvania criminal law at the end of each month.
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DUI Defense Attorney Robert E. Mielnicki is a respected appellate lawyer, having handled numerous cases before the Pennsylvania Superior Court, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Some of his notable appeals include:

•  United States v. Zimmerman, 277 F.3d 426 (3rd Cir. 2002)
•  Commonwealth v. Wilson, 927 A.2d 279 (Pa. Super. 2007)
•  Commonwealthv. Rush, 909 A.2d 805 (Pa. Super. 2006)
•  Hudak v. Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole,757 A.2d 439 (Pa. Cmwlth 2000)
•  Commonwealth v. Hudak, 710 A.2d 1213 (Pa. Super. 1997)
•  Commonwealth v. Smith, 545 Pa. 487, 681 A.2d 1288 (Pa. 1995)
•  Commonwealth v. Rosario, 545 Pa. 4, 679 A.2d 756 (Pa. 1993)

If you are charged with a crime, DUI Defense Attorney Robert E. Mielnicki will not judge you. He cannot imagine his clients feeling more comfortable with their lawyer, than they are with him him, as evidenced by their endless calls to his cell phone late into the night.

DUI Defense Attorney Robert E. Mielnicki is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and before the United States Supreme Court. He has handled cases in Allegheny County, Armstrong County, Beaver County, Blair County, Bucks County (Civil Case – Wrongful Death Case Settled for $ 1 million), Butler County, Cambria County, Chester County (Civil Case Settled for $275,000), Clarion County, Cumberland County, Erie County, Fayette County, Greene County, Indiana County, Jefferson County,  Lancaster County, Lawrence County, Lebanon County, Mercer County, Somerset County, Venango County, Washington County, Westmoreland County, the United States District Court for the Western District of PA , the United States District Court for the Middle District of PA (Civil Case – FTCA Settled for $400,000) and Steubenville, Ohio (Civil Case Settled for $200,000).

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"Bob" is married with three children and resides in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. For a free consultation about your criminal case, call DUI Defense Attorney Robert E. Mielnicki at 412-288-0300 or e-mail him at rmielnicki@paduidefenders.com.

Contact Info:  Robert E. Mielnicki, Esq.
Phone: 412-444-8045
E-Mail: rmielnicki@paduidefenders.com

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DUI Attorney Michael P. Petro

Obtained his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1995.  During law school, served as president of the Criminal Law Society and received awards in Client Counseling.  Interned with Judge Gustave Diamond of the United States District Court and clerked for the Washington County District Attorney.  For the past twenty years, has practiced with Seewald Swartz & Associates and then Seewald Mielnicki & Petro, as well as with his father, Paul M. Petro, former Assistant District Attorney of Washington County.  Currently maintains offices in Allegheny and Washington Counties, although has handled cases in all of the counties of Western Pennsylvania and in Federal Court in Pittsburgh, Erie, and Johnstown.  His practice areas include:

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DUI Attorney Joseph D. Pometto

Attorney Joe Pometto has experience helping people charged with DUI’s, Driving on a Suspended License, Careless Driving, Speeding and a variety of other traffic-related charges. Whether negotiating a reduction in points for a traffic offense or getting charges outright dismissed, Attorney Pometto does all he can to reach the best possible outcome for every client, on every case. Attorney Pometto will explain of your options and then guide you in making the best choice for your case, whether it be entering a plea agreement, or taking your case to trial. Every case deserves the utmost care and attention, because each outcome can significantly impact your life. Attorney Pometto is ready to defend your traffic violation case and to help you protect your rights and your driving record.

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Personal Injury
Has obtained six figure settlements in cases involving tractor-trailer accidents and aggravation of pre-existing medical conditions, such as degenerative conditions of the neck/back/hip and fibromyalgia.  Some of his cases have involved determining Uninsured/Underinsured motorist coverage, litigating exclusions contained in insurance policies, and the scientific reconstruction of accidents.  Consults with physicians to counter the opinions of physicians retained by insurance companies and to properly develop the medical component of injuries/conditions to obtain the highest recovery possible. 

Has also obtained resolutions in cases involving the negligent operation of cemeteries, nursing/personal care homes, or the production of pharmaceuticals.  Has brought cases to trial or settlement involving slip and falls, inadequate warnings for gym equipment or recreational displays, and the negligent entrustment of motor vehicles.  Has pursued recoveries for medical, dental, and hospital malpractice ranging from the failure to diagnose cancer to the failure to prevent bed sores.

Workers Compensation/Social Security Disability
Has litigated work injury cases for six figure recoveries.  These cases range from falling elevator doors to the negligent performance of work-related surgeries to lifting too much weight on the job.  Has pursued the failure of employees and their insurance companies to recognize work injuries, to pay for required surgeries and medications, and to make modified/light duty work available, resulting in the award of attorneys fees in addition to wage and medical benefits.  Has obtained lump sum settlements in conjunction with the approval of set-aside agreements to preserve Social Security Disability benefits, in an area of practice also engaged in, winning Social Security appeal hearings involving back/neck injuries, heart conditions, and pulmonary disorders.

Civil Rights
His litigation background has enabled him to successfully pursue cases of malicious prosecution and excessive force against the police under Federal Civil Rights laws and violations of various other laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Has obtained settlements for the misidentification and defamation of individuals in connection with criminal investigations and their subsequent display on television.


Divorce/Estate Matters
Has handled cases involving the equitable distribution of property, the pursuit/defense of alimony and child support, and the pursuit/defense of child custody.  Has litigated cases involving few marital assets to the cases involving the distribution of closely-held shares of privately-held companies.  Has pursued/defended the award of alimony and/or child support involving income/earning capacities of physicians, attorneys, stockholders, and real estate executives.  Understands the Divorce Code and the tactics required to resolve cases in a cost-effective manner. 

Has also handled estate matters ranging from the preparation of wills, powers of attorneys, and probate petitions to the litigation of cases involving trusts and the distribution of life insurance proceeds and real estate, including oil and natural gas rights.

Criminal Defense
Has successfully defended charges ranging from Manslaughter, Drug Delivery Resulting in Death, DUIs, Burglaries, and Possession with Intent to Deliver.  Benefits from the forty-plus years his father served as an Assistant District Attorney to properly develop all available defenses through detailed cross-examination at preliminary hearings, the filing of thorough omnibus/ suppression pre-trial motions, and the willingness to pursue cases through trial.  Has appeared before magistrates and judges in all of the counties of Western Pennsylvania.