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Ellis B. Klein

Ellis B. Klein

also known as Ellis Klein

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Speeding & Traffic Ticket

  • Former Senior Deputy DA experienced in over 7,500 cases in, PA
  • Licensed since 1994
  • Free Consultation

About Me

Experience matters - over 7,500 cases handled by former Prosecutors. Our experience as former prosecutors allows us to achieve outstanding results for our clients facing DUI, traffic, felony and misdemeanor charges in state, federal and juvenile courts. As former prosecutors, we have a balanced and in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system.

We have long standing professional relationships with local police departments, prosecutors and judges throughout Pennsylvania. We vow to provide experienced, aggressive representation at an affordable price. We get results.  Flexible payments plans/credit card accepted.  Call for a free consult.

I am a graduate of Albright College and Widener University School of Law where I was a two-year member of the Widener Law Review.  Upon graduation, I became an Assistant District Attorney for the first 5 years of my legal career in which I handled cases ranging from Speeding tickets to Homicide cases.  I left the District Attorney's Office to start the Criminal Defense department at Paul Young Associates, where I was made partner 5 years later and the name of the firm was changed to Young, Klein and Associates.

When I am not in the office, I enjoy cooking with my family and I am a huge fan of the Beatles.

I pride myself on telling clients truthfully what to expect from their case.  I do not tell clients what they want to hear just to get a case, nor do I scare clients into retaining me.  I feel that the best clients are ones who are well informed which I why I like to speak in detail over the phone with a prospective client so they know what to expect when then come in for a free consultation.

I have been named as one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys in the state of Pennsylvania by the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA) and one of the Top DUI Defense Attorneys in Pennsylvania by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NADD).




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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    21 years, 3.5 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 35%
    21 years, 7.5 thousand cases
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 15%
    21 years, 1.5 thousand cases



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

40 total 

  • Julian G. Allatt

    Ellis is a top-notch criminal defense attorney with many years of experience and thousands of happy clients. He has a unique ability to explain legal problems in an authoritative yet understandable way that sets him apart from many other lawyers. If you have been charged criminally, you would be lucky to have Ellis in your corner.


    Julian Allatt Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brian Thomas McGuffin

    I've known Ellis since his time in the District Attorney's Office. He is an experienced attorney who knows the law and how the Criminal Justice system operates. He provides his clients with thorough and effective representation.


    Brian McGuffin Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Young, Klein and Associates

12 Offices throughout PA and NJ
Former Senior Deputy DA experienced in over 7,500 cases in, PA




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
10 Best DUI Attorney in PennsylvaniaAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
10 Best Defense Attorney for Client Satisfaction in PennsylvaniaAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer in PennsylvaniaAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 100 DUI Lawyers in PennsylvaniaNational Advocacy for DUI Defense organization2014
Avvo Top Contributor AwardAvvo2014
Client's Choice Award Speeding TicketsAvvo2014
Client's Choice Award DUIAvvo2014
Client's Choice Award Criminal DefenseAvvo2014
Avvo Top Contributor AwardAvvo2013
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2013
Top 100 DUI Attorneys in PennsylvaniaNational Advocacy for DUI Defense organization2013
Editorial BoardWidener University Law ReviewN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerYoung, Klein & Associates1999 - Present
Senior Deputy District AttorneyOffice Of The District Attorney,1994 - 1999


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Institute of Criminal Law AttorneysMember2015 - Present
American Institute of DUI AttorneysMember2015 - Present
American Society of Legal AdvocatesMember2014 - Present
National Advocacy for DUI DefenseMember2013 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Bucks County Bar AssociationCriminal Law SectionN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
1 year mandatory prison sentence to be served on house arrestHouse arrest ordered
Time served for stabbingSentenced to time served
Not guilty of Aggravated Assault on police officersNot guilty

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Publication NameTitleDate
AvvoFirst Time Offenders: A Brief overview of the ARD program in Pennsylvania2013
Useful Info From a Former ProsecutorPennsylvania DUI Arrest:2013
Avvo.comDUI in Pennsylvania: A brief overview of the Pennsylvania DUI law2011
Avvo.comFrequently asked questions after the arrest2011
Avvo.comCriminal Court Hearings in Bucks, Montgomery and Lehigh Counti2011
Avvo.comTraffic violations in Pennsylvania2011
Appellate case in PA Superior CourtCommonwealth v. Adamo1993


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PAN/AJuris Doctor1994
Albright CollegePolitical ScienceBA1990

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Veterans FairVeterans Fair 20142014
Career DayDare Speaker at various schools1998
Bucks County Graffiti ProsecutionsProsecuting Graffiti Cases1997