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Justin John-Earl Ketchel

Justin John-Earl Ketchel

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Expungement

About Me

From a young age, I have strongly believed in the rights guaranteed by the United States and Pennsylvania Constituions. I believe that anyone charged with a crime deserves the highest level of representation and I continually do everything that I can to ensure that is true for every client that I represent.


I am a firm believer that when charged with a criminal offense, it is absolutely necessary that a defendant is afforded excellent legal representation. Through zealousy fighing for my clients at trial, and all other legal proceedings, I have learned what it takes to get the best possible results for my clients. 


My law firm puts special emphasis on examining every detail of a client's case and exploring every possible defense. My law firm takes great strides to ensure that an attorney is readily availabe to assist the client at all times. Lastly, my firm believes that since you are the client and the firm works for you, the firm should do everything possible to minimize the impact the arrest has on your life. 




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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Criminal Defense: 95%
  2. Expungement: 5%



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • Jeffrey Nicholas Ivashuk

    I endorse this lawyer. A well admired lawyer in the legal community.


    Jeffrey Ivashuk Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Seth Zuckerman

    Justin is a bright, knowledgable, and skilled trial attorney who works hard to provide the highest level of representation to his clients. He closely examines the details of each case, looking to develop both traditional arguments and new defense theories to attack the Commonwealth's case. Having seen Justin in client consultations, he takes a genuine interest in the well being of both his clients and their families alike. I wouldn't hesitate to refer a matter to his firm.


    David Zuckerman Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Justin J. Ketchel LLC

429 4th Ave Ste 1600
Justin J Ketchel Llc
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219-1500



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
PILA AwardDuquesne University School of Law2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Justin J. Ketchel, LLC2012 - Present
Associate AttorneyMichael Sherman, PC2010 - 2012
Assistant Public DefenderBlair County Public Defender's Office2008 - 2010
Legal InternGreenfield & Kraut2006 - 2008

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationCriminal Defense2014 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Allegheny County Bar Association Criminal Law CommitteeMember2008 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2014

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
PWID ChargeCharge Dismissed
Aggravated AssaultFelony Charged Dismissed

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State UniversityAccountingBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Duquesne University School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Graduate Law ClassCriminal Law2014
Monthly MeetingCriminal Overview2010