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Edward F. Spreha

Edward F. Spreha Jr.

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury

About Me

Mr. Spreha is a 1989 graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School, a 1993 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and 1996 graduate of Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg.


He is a been admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States Middle District and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Cumberland County Bar Association and the Dauphin County Bar Association, where he has served on the Board of Directors and as the past-Chair of the Young Lawyers Division.  He is currently the Vice-President for the Dauphin County Bar Association.


He is a former Deputy District Attorney with the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office where he served from 1997-2002 and headed that office’s DUI/ARD program.


Mr. Spreha, is active with the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PaCDL) where he serves on their Board of Directors. He is a frequent lecturer for PaCDL speaking at their annual conference on Motor Vehicle Updates as well as planning bi-annual, full-day Motor Vehicle Seminars that have been presented in State College, Hershey and King of Prussia.


His knowledge of Motor Vehicle Law and Driving Under the Influence Law has resulted in his appointment as an instructor to provide continuing legal education to the Pennsylvania Minor Judiciary Education Board. This agency provides legal updates to the 600+ District Judges in Pennsylvania. Multiple times throughout the year, Mr. Spreha lectures to the District Judges during their annual training at the Pennsylvania Judicial Center in Harrisburg.


Mr. Spreha lectures multiple times a year for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on the areas of Motor Vehicle Law and Driving Under the Influence Law. His appearances at these seminars are video-taped and presented across the state throughout the year.


He served on a Cumberland County Bar Association panel of lecturers along with representatives from the Cumberland County District Attorney’s office speaking to fellow attorneys on the topic of ARD in Cumberland County.


Mr. Spreha is the author of numerous seminar outlines on motor vehicle law and is the co-author of a Pennsylvania Law Weekly article on traffic stops in DUI cases titled "Did Your Client Cross the Line"


He and his wife Kelly reside in Lower Paxton Township with their two young children, Jackson and Camille.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
  2. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 30%
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
  4. Personal Injury: 5%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • David Craig McKenzie

    Ed is a top-notch attorney and is recognized as such by his peers. He fights for his clients and genuinely cares for their well-being. He knows the law and works tirelessly to get the best possible outcome. I highly recommend Ed.

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Contact Info

WAGNER & SPREHA

2233 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA, 17110

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive199604/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2009
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerWagner & Spreha2013 - Present
PartnerMancke, Wagner and Spreha2002 - 2013
Deputy District AttorneyDauphin County District Attorney's Office1997 - 2002

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Dauphin County Bar AssociationMember/Vice PresidentN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember Board of DirectorsN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Commonwealth v. LausAcquitted/law ruled illegal
Commonwealth v. NelsonDUI charges dismissed
Commonwealth v. MyersNot Guilty

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Pa Law WeeklyDid your Client Cross the Line2003

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of Pittsburgh, PittsburghN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1993

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Motor Vehicle SeminarDUI & Motor Vehicle Update2015
Motor Vehicle SeminarDUI & Motor Vehicle Update2014
MJEBDUI & Motor Vehicle Law2014
Annual Criminal Law UpdateDUI Law2014
PaCDL/PDAA Annual MeetingDUI & Motor Vehicle Law2013
MJEBDUI & Motor Vehicle Law2013
Annual Criminal Law UpdateDUI Law2013
Minor Judiciary Education BoardDUI & Motor Vehicle Law2012
Criminal Law 102: DUI and Driver's License IssuesDUI and Driver's License Issues2012
Blood, Beers and Gears: the Ultimate Motor Vehicle SeminarDUI and Motor Vehicle Law2012
Annual Criminal Law UpdateDUI Update2012
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMotor Vehicle Law and DUI Update2011
PBI Criminal Law UpdateDUI Update2011
PBI Criminal Law SymposiumAnnual DUI Update2011
Minor Judiciary Education BoardMotor Vehicle Law and DUI Update2011
Expungements and the New AOPC FormsExpungements of Criminal Records2011
Driving under the influence: Skills that win casesDriving under the influence2011
Cumberland County ARD practiceDUI/ARD in Cumberland County2011
PBI Criminal Law UpdateDUI Update2010
Pa Office of Chief Counsel - Continuing EducationBasics of Criminal Law2010
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMotor Vehicle Law2009
PBI Criminal Law UpdateDUI Update2009
PaCDL/PDAA Annual MeetingMotor Vehicle Law and DUI Update2009
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMotor Vehicle Law2007