David Seth Zuckerman



My name is Dave Zuckerman, and I am a hard-working Pittsburgh DUI, criminal and traffic defense attorney. As an active trial attorney, I have served as lead counsel on approximately 60 jury and non-jury trials, and hundreds of preliminary hearings and summary trials.

What sets me apart from most other Pittsburgh criminal defense attorneys is my experience working in all three phases of the criminal justice system: as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Court of Common Pleas (40th District), as an Assistant District Attorney with a near 80% conviction rate on jury trial litigation, and as a criminal/DUI defense attorney and founding attorney for the Zuckerman Law Firm, LLC.

As an Allegheny County Assistant District Attorney in the General Trial Unit, the most active trial division in the office, I prosecuted 200 to 400 felony and misdemeanor cases each year. As an area prosecutor, I litigated several hundred preliminary hearings in Magisterial District Courts throughout Allegheny County. During my time there, I provided guidance to police departments on conducting criminal investigations and making charging decisions.

I also spent time working for a personal injury law firm in the Pittsburgh area, focusing my practice on criminal defense and personal injury litigation.  I defended my criminal clients in state courts throughout Western Pennsylvania and negotiated financial settlements for clients injured by negligent drivers in auto accidents.

I am a member of several local and national legal organizations, such as the National College of DUI Defense, the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association.

When you hire my firm to handle your representation, I will utilize my experience, skills and education to prepare for trial while working behind the scenes to negotiate the best possible results for your case. I won’t push you to fight a losing battle, or plead guilty to a crime you didn’t commit to just “get the case over with.”

Unike other firms, I don’t assign my cases to inexperienced junior associates. I handle all of my own case preparation. I don’t have secretaries and paralegals screening my calls – when you call, I answer the phone. If something important happens with your case, you hear from me directly. I look forward to working with you in the future.

Payment
Fees: Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (10 minutes)

Payment types: Cash, Check, Credit card

Contact info
Zuckerman Law Firm LLC429 4th Avenue
1600 Law & Finance Bldg
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

Office (412) 447-5580
Fax (412) 275-0420

License
State Status Acquired Updated
NJ Active 2009 06/25/2016
PA Active 2008 04/02/2016

Awards
Top 40 Under 40 – Criminal Defense National Trial Lawyers 2015
Top 100 Trial Lawyers – Pennsylvania National Trial Lawyers 2015
Sales – Highest Course Grade CALI Excellence For the Future Award 2006

Work experience
Of Counsel Justin Ketchel Law 2014 – 2015
Associate Attorney (Criminal Defense, Personal Injury) Private Law Firm 2013 – 2014
Assistant District Attorney Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office 2009 – 2013
Judicial Law Clerk Indiana County Court of Common Pleas 2008 – 2009

Education
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law Law JD – Juris Doctor 2008
Pennsylvania State University Crime, Law and Justice BA – Bachelor of Arts 2004

Speaking engagements
Crime, Law and Justice Seminar Speaker Criminal Justice Seminar 2007

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