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Joseph Alexander Paletta

Joseph Alexander Paletta

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me


Good people can make bad choices.

When bad choices result in criminal problems, you must have a solution.


I am Joseph Paletta, a veteran attorney having represented more than 10,000 clients in over 25 years of experience as a trial lawyer. Whether your issue is a drug or D.U.I. arrest, let me be the "Solution to your Legal Problem".


In addition to helping licensed professionals such as Doctors, Nurses and other Lawyers with legal problems which could have jeopardized their ability to graduate or proceed to post-graduate studies, our office also offers "Expungement" services which means clearing ones criminal record, which can be significant for those seeking a career which may require criminal background checks.  These careers may include oppurtunities in the financial area such as banking and accounting, law, and the medical field.


I understand how important it is for my clients to receive the best possible outcome available and one that will not damage their record. For this reason, I work closely with my clients to develop a strategy that will assist us in achieving an outcome most favorable to them. 


Time is of the essence, so you must contact me immediately to discuss your case.



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    3 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 50%
    3 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

17 total 

  • George A. Heym

    I endorse this lawyer.


    George Heym DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James Paul Coletta

    I endorse this lawyer. Joe is an excellent, agressive criminal defense attorney. He is wel like at the Court House!


    James Coletta Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Joseph Alexander Paletta

437 Grant Street Suite 424
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Criminal Lawyer In The State of PennsylvaniaAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Certificate of Good StandingSupreme Court of Pennsylvania2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Certificate of TrainingPennsylvania Commission on Sentencing2011
FBI Citizens' AcademyU.S. Department of Justice2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Arbitration Board MemberCourt of Common Pleas of Allegheny County Pennsylvania1990 - 2005
Special Master Appointment by U.S.D.C. Judge Alan N. BlochUnited States District Court for The Western District of Pennsylvania1987 - 1987
Business OwnerJoseph A. Paletta, Esq.1985 - Present
General Trial CounselAllegheny County Office Of The Public Defender1985 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaN/A1987 - 1988
Allegheny County Bar Association, Criminal Litigation SectionExecutive CouncilN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Commonwealth v. R.P.NOT GUILTY of Murder, NOT GUILTY of Robbery using Fireman
Commonwealth v. R.R.Not Guilty
Commonwealth v. V.L.Guilty Plea to Lower Charge - NO JAIL TIME

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Washington and Lee UniversityEuropean HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1982

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
January Greater Pittsburgh Area - SpeakerWhite Collar Crime - Defense2010
Guest Speaker at Franklin Regional HighschoolLegal Profession2010
Guest Speaker at Carlow CollegeCriminal Procedure2010
Allegheny County Bar Association, Bench Bar Conference CommitteeSuppression Issues & Motions in Criminal Court2007
Administration of Church Facilities MeetingLegal Advisor for Security2006
Single Mothers MinistryLegal Protections Available for Single Mothers2005