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Posted by Elizabeth, a DUI client, Flag
Steve Kellis is a real pro. He's busy because he's good and charges a reasonable fee. I have nothing but good things to say and highly recommend hiring him. He got my second DUI charge withdrawn because he REALLY knows the law. Hire him. Don't hesitate.
Posted by Thomas, a DUI client, Flag
I found Steve on his website with little to have hope for when it came to my DUI case. Right off the bat Steve was upbeat and optimistic about his intentions on helping me with my case. I had a breathalyzer of .175 which put me in tier 3. That means I would lose my license for a year and do a mandatory 48 hrs in jail. Me being an Electrician it is crucial that I have a valid drivers license. Steve fought tooth and nail to make a deal for me with the prosecution. At first they didn't want anything to do with a deal. But Steve wouldn't have it. His persistence and hard work to try and cut a deal paid off. When all was said and done Steve cut a deal that would drop me from tier 3 down to tier 1 and that means there would be no license suspension and no jail time. Needless to say I was ecstatic when I heard the deal we made. After he stuck with me through the thick and thin of this case I not only found a good lawyer for this case but I also gained a friend. I couldn't thank him enough for all his hard work and dedication.
Posted by Mike, a DUI client, Flag
Steve worked with me to have my case withdrawn. He understood that a conviction would have destroyed my personal and professional life. He was very empathetic and responsive. His familiarity with the system and the dynamics of the people was invaluable. I HIGHLY recommend him for any difficult DUI case.
Posted by Daniel, a DUI client, Flag
Mr. Kellis is an incredibly talented attorney. My case turned out to be more complicated than we anticipated. He never gave up on me and to say that he went the extra mile would be an understatement. Despite the amount of time involved, he never asked for more money which would have been justified. I got the impression that he really cared about me. He also seems to be well respected by the court system. I literally owe him my life. You would be a fool not to retain him.
Posted by Brian, a DUI client, Flag
I had a DUI that was over 8 years old and had a bench warrant issued in my name. In addition to the DUI charge I was charged with evading the police, leaving the scene of an accident and criminal mischief. Steven clearly laid out the potential consequences while also identify the path forward. I was facing 5 days in jail just to clear the bench warrant but Steven was able to approach the judge and convince him for an immediate release. Once all was said and done Steven had the District Attorney drop the evading the police, leaving the scene of an accident and had my DUI charged lowered from a class 3 to a class 2. Steven leveraged his excellent relationship with the DA and I only received a $300 fine and 6 months of probation. No jail time, no license suspension. Steven exceeded my expectations by FAR. I couldn't be happier and I will highly recommend Steven Kellis.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
I was very happy with the service I received and the outcome of my case with Mr. Kellis as my attorney. I was arrested for DUI for the 2nd time in July 2012 with a tier 3 blood alcohol level. My first arrest was 16 years ago. Because of the first arrest I was unable to get into the ARD program and it looked like I was going to lose my license for 1 year and receive a sentence of 3 days in prison. Mr. Kellis was able to negotiate with the DA to reduce my case down from a tier 3 arrest to a tier 1 which saved me from losing my license and spending any time in prison. I will be forever grateful for everything he did to help me through this very difficult situation.
Posted by Joseph, a DUI client, Flag
Mr Kellis had my dui dismissed . I have a Pa class A commercial drivers license and my job depended on me keeping this license and Mr Kellis had it thrown out in court. In my dui i was involved in an auto accident with a police vehicle and thought my chances of winning were slim but Mr kellis with his knowledge of the legal system had it dismissed. I would recommend him to anyone who needs representation in matters involving dui's and dwi's
Posted by JMW, a DUI client, Flag
I had the pleasure of hiring Steven Kellis to represent my son in his 2nd DUI case which occurred in February 2012. I located Steven online while surfing the web for a DUI attorney. While reading his web page, I also reviewed the comments of his past clients and from there I decided to contact him. Steven’s response time was phenomenal. He patiently listened to our case and explained the worst case scenario for a 2nd DUI offense but was confident of an outcome of satisfaction. During our conversation, my immediate perception was that Steven’s dedication to representing clients is from the heart and that he is very knowledgeable of the laws for DUI offenses.
My son and I agreed to hire Steven to represent his case. Steven carefully reviewed my son's first and second DUI cases. He then met with us to discuss his findings. He answered all of our questions in all honesty, never giving us false hope. We expressed our concerns if the outcome was that of the worst case scenario. Steven immediately went to work to ensure that we had an outcome that was to our satisfaction. During court sessions, Steven’s representation was awesome as evidenced in the outcome of the trial, we were most satisfied.
I like Steven’s demeanor, he is personable, courteous, honest, and kind but most importantly, he is well versed in his profession. I would highly recommend Steven Kellis for representation of any DUI case.
Posted by John, a DUI client, Flag
Mr. Kellis represented me in a DUI case that occurred in May of 2012. I chose Mr. Kellis for couple of reasons. First, he handles only DUI cases so I knew that he was an expert in the field. Second, after talking with several lawyers, one of the lawyers actually recommended talking with Mr. Kellis. The lawyer's response was that Mr. Kellis will give you an honest answer. From that point, I had a good feeling about Mr. Kellis. I met with Mr. Kellis and he reviewed my case. A quick rundown on my case: I was involved in a motorcycle and automobile accident with BAC level of 0.219% (tier 3). If you know a little about DUI cases, you know this is one of the worst cases.
Right from the start, he was able to catch something that other lawyer didn't see in the criminal complaint. And he was the only lawyer that said he can get me into ARD program. Every other lawyers' response was that it was not possible because of the accident and victim or gave me the "we can try but..." answer. I decided to have Mr. Kellis represent me and from beginning to the end, he put me at ease. He was very response and kept me in the loop at all times. He definitely earned my trust quickly. Again, my case was one of the extreme ones (accident + victim + tier 3 BAC level) but Mr. Kellis persistently fought and defended my case. The ARD was initially rejected but that did not stop him from continuing to fight for ARD approval. He wrote an appeal letter and kept fighting for ARD approval. In the end, I got accepted into ARD program.
I would like to thank Mr. Kellis for his expertise, persistency, and trustworthiness. Mr. Kellis will stand by you until the end and he will try everything possible to get the result you want. He is truly the best of the best in DUI cases. Thanks again, Mr. Kellis!
Posted by Justin, a DUI client, Flag
Steve Kellis is hard working, tenacious, and he gets results. He only does DUI cases, and he's a real professional in this specialized area. In my recent case, entry into the ARD Program (Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program) was denied twice, despite a clean driving record. Mr. Kellis kept pounding away, moving steadily up the chain of command in the District Attorney's office, until he won the hard-fought battle and saved me a host of problems. Things looked bleak for a while, but Mr. Kellis saved the day and I'm currently enrolled in the ARD Program. I recommend him strongly for your consideration.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Mr. Kellis is a very knowledeable lawyer with a wealth of experience. At my request, he met with me to go over the most common outcomes, as well as the extremes of outcome. When I had questions, or felt mis/underinformed, I simply placed a phone call and he was usually responsive within 24-48 hours. He did his best to put my mind at ease in a very stressful situation. He was able to get my charges reduced, which per him, in my circumstances, is a rare occurence. I was very satisfied with the outcome.
Posted by Greg, Flag
Steven Kellis was an outstanding attorney, highly knowledgeable in his field of expertise. I felt extremely comfortable with his acumen to not only understand the legal system, but his foresight to advise appropriately as required facilitating minimal damages yield best outcome results.
Steven was timely on communications, organized walking into the courtroom, and was not shy to fight for clients interest. I had a need for an attorney that knew the system and had the ability to get the job done.
Overall, I was extremely pleased and equally impressed with Steven Kellis' management of the entire legal process and highly recommend his services. -
Posted by Ricky, a DUI client, Flag
Mr. Steven Kellis is a motivated and highly skilled professional attorney. After reviewing my DUI case, Steven confidently stated for me not to worry and that he would handle my legal situation. He made me feel reassured and confident that I made the right choice for legal representation. He kept me informed throughout the process and guided me on what steps needed to be taken to get the job done. Mr. Kellis displayed persistence and dedication in achieving the best possible outcome for my case. I am very satisfied with the results and I highly recommend that you choose Steven Kellis for your legal representation.
Thank you, Mr. Kellis, for representing me and I wish you continued professional success.
Posted by Drew, a DUI client, Flag
I decided to hire Attorney Steven Kellis for a D.U.I. charge and after our initial phone conference, I felt confident that I had hired the best attorney for my situation. After talking in depth about my case he informed me of what our next steps were going to be and helped put my mind at ease. At the preliminary hearing he was able to have all of my charges dismissed before we had to go to the actual criminal hearing. Furthermore, he has had my charges expunged from my record so that I will not have to deal with any future ramifications. If you are considering an attorney for D.U.I. charges then I highly recommend hiring Mr. Kellis.
Posted by George, a DUI client, Flag
I went to Mr. Kellis hoping for a professional and understanding attorney. That is exactly what I received. Mr. Kellis conducted himself as a professional at all times. He never made false promises and worked as hard as he could for me to give me the best outcome possible. I also felt Mr. Kellis knew the way to defend me because of his many years as a DA. I would recommend him to anyone. I would also hire him again if needed in the future. If you have a Dui or possession case, you should definitely consider Steven Kellis.
Posted by maryanne and family, Flag
Mr kellis put us at ease right from the start..was very honest with us,,we were very comfortable with him.. he was knowledgeable with the type of case we hired him for..he listened and was very attentive to us no matter how small our concerns were.. he got back to us within a reasonable amount of time..never rushed us..we were very happy with the results in the end
Posted by Mr. Gardner, a DUI client, Flag
I had the pleasure of having Steven represent me last year. My case was in the court system for at least year. Steven was there with me at each hearing, successfully representing me. He NEVER missed a date. I was very much impressed at the actual trial. Steven represented me with true professionalism and was completely aware of both the laws of the state and my rights. He punched numerous holes in the statements of the officers testifying against me as well as the prosecutor. He even found a technicality, that almost had the entire case thrown out! Ultimately, with Steven's proper representation, we actually WON the case. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone seeking legal counsel. I truly believe that you could not find a more capable and competent lawyer.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Steve gets the results. He minimizes any worry and again reaches an agreeable outcome. He saved my life and gave me a big second chance with the verdict i received.
Posted by Jeffrey, a DUI client, Flag
Steve was very responsive. Clearly he was well informed and familiar with the process, the officers and the judges. He articulately conveyed the risks and rewards of one approach versus another. He communicated and managed our expectations. I hope to never go through that harangue again. However, if I do I would certainly utilize Steve's services again.
Posted by George, a DUI client, Flag
As my daughter's representative on a charge of DUI, I found Steve to very diligent throughout the judicial process. Furthermore,through his personal intervention, all of the secondary charges were dropped at the first hearing and her driving privileges extended. Steve’s personality is one of patience and respect. We are very grateful to Steve for his work to get the DUI criminal charge expunged. Steve understood how anxious we were to see this brought to conclusion and expedited the final package to us.
Posted by Victoria, a DUI client, Flag
Hey, Steve, thank you so much for your help, now my brother can get his life back and live normally.
Iâ€™m so glad I called Steven Kellis. When I first met Steve I knew he was able to help my brother who had multiple DUIs. And he did. He got my brother out of this big mess. Thank you, Steve.
Posted by Todd, a DUI client, Flag
Throughout my whole case Steven did a superb job of keeping me informed of what was going on, as well as doing an excellent job with my case overall. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer to represent me. Steven got the exact result out of the case that I was hoping for. My charges were reduced, which saved me jail time and a lot of money, he also made it a point to insure that all of my needs were met.
Posted by Steve, a DUI client, Flag
Without Mr.Kellis on our side, the DUI my son received could have been disastrous. Mr. Kellis was able to keep him out of jail and received minimum restitution. I would highly recommend Mr. Kellis if you are in need of a lawyer.
Posted by Charlie, a DUI client, Flag
Without reservations do I recommend Steven Kellis. I was facing the real possibility of 60- 90 days jail time and an extended period without a drivers license due to two DUI charges within three weeks. Clearly experienced in trying DUI cases in Philadelphia Steve demonstrated tenacity and skill as well as a command of the law.
He was successful in getting one of the cases dropped and the other reduced to the mandatory minimum of three months probation-no jail or loss of license. I am grateful for finding Steve and the good fortune that has been afforded me which I will not squander.
Posted by Andrew, a DUI client, Flag
Steven Kellis was attentitive to my case from the day that I hired him to represent me. His knowledge of the laws, along with his willingness to fight on my behalf, led to a not-guilty verdict in my 7 month long DUI case. I would highly reccommend Steven Kellis to anyone who gets a DUI charge!
Posted by Bob, a DUI client, Flag
In February of 2009, I was arrested in Philadelphia and charged with DUI. Unfortunately, it was not the first time this had happened. Facing significant jail time and the subsequent loss of my job, career, home and personal freedom, I reached out to Mr. Kellis after reading about his experience online. Steven agreed to take my case and thus began our journey. In the months that followed, an additional charge of felony fleeing was added by the DA's office further complicating my case and seriously jeopardizing any kind of favorable outcome. Obviously, I was in an arduous position with little hope. In the end, it came down to Steven's acute knowledge of of the law, his experience on both sides of the bench, his excellent negotiation skills and his ability to think quickly and act precisely when presented with opportunities in court. Thanks to Steven's exemplary representation, the felony fleeing charge was ultimately dropped and a plea was negotiated resulting in minimal disruption to my personal life. I chose to work with the right attorney whose experience proved to be far more valuable than I could have imagined. Without Steven's help, I'd most likely be sitting in jail right now - a sobering fact which I am reminded of every day. If you are in any kind of trouble with DUI/DWI, you need an experienced attorney to represent you in court. Give Mr. Kellis a call - you'll be glad you did.