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William Ray Pelger

Criminal defense Attorney at Munhall, PA

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Pelger Law


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About William

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This lawyer has 25 years of experience in civil and criminal trial, estate, family and injury law. He is a former public defender trial lawyer with an office conveniently located near the Waterfront with free parking and flexible appointment hours.  We offer free consutations for most matters. Attorney Pelger handles all legal matters personally and is accessible to all clients.

CRIMINAL LAW. We handle all charges, felonies, misdemeanors and summary offenses, DUI, drug charges, theft , retail theft, theft of servides, drivers license suspensions, motor vehicle offenses, citations, internet crimes, domestic violence, firearm violations, VUFA, probation violations, assaults, robberies, home invasions, etc. We also handle sex crimes, controlled substance violations, harassment, public drunkeness, sexual assault, and expungement of all criminal records and criminal history. 

DUI. We have handled DUI trial work for 25 years as well as the illegal and unconstitutional stop and search of automobiles. 

ESTATE. Due to our growing senior citizen population in the area, this firm handles wills and estates, probate, powers of attorney, living wills, estate planning, elder law, property transfers, deeds and all areas of estate administration and elder law. Senior citizen's discounts available.

ELDER LAW. Attorney Pelger can advise you on the general principles of what to prepare for if you have a loved one who may potentially need Medicaid funding, including information on eligibility, look back, exclusions, spend down and the Estate Recovery Act.

FAMILY LAW. Divorces, child custody, child and spousal support, alimony, proeprty settlements and equitable distribution, PFA's and emergency motions.

PERSONAL INJURY. We have achieved excellent results for those with minor or serious injuries. Slip and falls, car accidents, hazardous conditions and toxic poisoning.

CIVIL LITIGATION. We handle arbitration hearings, non-jury and jury trials, motions, settlements and all negotiations. Whether you need to sue for money or damages or you are being sued, we can provide a competent and aggressive defense,

Licensed for 35 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 12/04/2022

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

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Pelger Law
2108 West Street
Munhall, PA, 15120

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Posted by Matthew | July 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
We had an extremely difficult legal situation that Attorney Pelger handled beyond all of our expectations. Bill's knowledge of how the system works and how he can work for the best possible outcome for us was extremely helpful. We talked with 12 different attorneys before hiring Attorney Pelger; we made one of the best decisions of our lives when we decided on him. The legal system is confusing and intimidating, Bill navigated us through our trials and kept us informed of what to expect as we proceeded through the process. Our case seemed to be personal to Bill and that is what you really need in a lawyer..
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Posted by Erica | March 31, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Very Knowledgeable
I reached out to him for advice for a criminal case and he was very helpful and knowledgeable would definitely recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Probate from Out Of State
If you are in need of assistance as an executor of an estate, you need to call Bill Pelger! My Dad passed away and I needed guidance on the proper execution of his estate. Bill provided great advice and made everything easy, understandable, and efficient. If you are looking for a no-nonsense professional who will get the job done, Bill is your man. Thanks so much Bill!
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2019
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Review for work of William Pelger
Bill was very professional and efficient at get my living trust done..this was a very complicated trust and he made it very easy to get it finalized.
Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very professional
I think he would be an excellent attorney because of his professionalism on the question that I have asked. And because he gave me more of an understanding of the law he has helped me out. Thank you again for answering my question
Response from William Pelger October 15, 2015
Thank you for taking the time to answer.
Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2013
Knowledgably, Competent and Compassionate
I contacted the law office of William Pelger due to a very distressing DUI. Attorney Pelger was immediately available to help with my case. Bill treated me with great respect, explained all the steps to me in simple terms and put me at ease while demonstrating he is an extremely competent and experienced lawyer. Throughout the entire criminal court experience, Bill Pelger was always highly professional, reliable and sympathetic. I am very grateful for his expert knowledge and compassionate approach.
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Posted by Sara | March 16, 2013
Impressed, There is hope that not all lawyers read straight out of the textbooks :)
I have never used Avvo before, nor have I ever heard of the site, but I was disappointed in the responses i received for my question from other lawyers... They all said basically the same thing, which was to get an attorney; well obviously if I am asking my question on this site my attorney either could not answer my question, or I don't want to pay for one and just want a simple yes or no answer. Although Mr. Pelgers' answer did not necessarily answer with a 'yes' or 'no' answer, he gave me an honest answer that basically proved he did what other lawyers did not do, which was read the question that I wanted answered then answered it to the best of his ability while speaking in simple (non-lawyer) terms so that I was able to understand. He stood out to be a 'down to earth' lawyer that does not recite from his textbooks. I am very impressed, and wish that more lawyers would treat people like me as if I were a paying client.
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Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2013
Review of William Pelger
Attorney Pelger has been helping me with the administration and closing of my father's estate. It is noteworthy to mention that this estate had many hiccups and was not a cut and dry case. His knowledge and guidance, as well as his caring manner, has been invaluable to me during an extremely stressful period in my life. From start to finish, Bill has been attentive, responsive and highly informative; there is no way I would have made it through this process without him. If you are looking for a lawyer in the Pittsburgh area with impeccable knowledge in the area of estate planning and probate, you could do no better than to go with the Law Office of William Pelger.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Allegheny County Public Defender
  • 1991 - 1996

Education

  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Associations

  • Homestead Disrtict Lions Club
  • President
  • 2010 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • The Valley Mirror
  • Ask the Lawyer
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (16)
Endorse William
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lawyers who spend time giving back in pro bono forums like this are special and should be commended and endorsed. Kudos."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His contributions in this community demonstrate that he is a knowledgeable and skilled advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pelger is a very knowledgeable and experienced attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Pelger. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I value and respect William's contributions to the community and his response to inquiries on this site. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William R. Pelger. He is my go-to estate planning attorney in PA."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Pelger is a very knowledgeable and seasoned criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Bill is an excellent attorney who exhibits all the attributes of a fine advocate and is truly dedicated to his clients and the profession."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Other
"Highly skilled and respected in the community. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Pegler is a highly skilled and experienced attorney as is evident in his many fine contributions to the Avvo community. A client fortunate enough to have him on the case is in excellent hands and I would not hesitate to rely on his professional legal guidance."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer goes to great lengths to get the best results for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an asset to the avvo community"
Unknown Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. William is a sharp witted, outside-the-box thinker who brings these attributes to the table for his clients' benefit."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top notch attorney, who provides excellent legal service and successful representation. I happily endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Munhall Criminal defense Lawyer William Ray Pelger
William Ray Pelger
Criminal defense Attorney
Munhall, PA
Licensed for 35 years