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Michael Edward Ovens

Criminal defense Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 10 years
    California - CA 5 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2018
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Attorney Ovens has handled numerous criminal cases, from traffic tickets up to homicide, trying cases before judges and juries all while protecting his client's liberty.

    10 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Drug Crime

    300 cases

  3. Sex crime

    75 cases

  4. Violent crime

    100 cases

I understand the criminal legal world is a scary one, confusing and foreign to many. I strive to make sure my clients understand what is happening and feel taken care of throughout the entire process. I am honored to serve as an advocate for my clients, and relish the opportunity to fight for them.

Outside of my work as an attorney, I am an avid gardener, cyclist, and a participant in the city’s music scene.

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The Law Office of Michael Ovens
220 Grant Street
Suite 302
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

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5.0 / 5.0
  2 customer reviews
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Posted by Angela | January 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend to Anyone
Michael was referred to me by 2 other lawyers and when I reached out he was expecting my call. He worked with me meeting me after business hours because I don’t get off till 6 p.m. He was ready with notebook, pen and a projection screen. Very organized, detail oriented and active listener . Answered all my questions. He’s easy to contact because he has no assistant he’s point of contact and he responds and a reasonably amount of time. He does what he says he’s going to do and keeps you abreast along the way. I feel he went above and beyond for my daughter and I couldn’t be happier. If you need a lawyer Michael’s your guy!
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Posted by Robert | May 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I am very pleased with my representation from Mr. Ovens. I would recommend him to others I know.
Mr. Ovens,. Treated me well and in the Best of his ability. He gave me the proper guidances in how to better suit my case. I was giving all my documents and he continued steady contact with me as well as any changes or updates in my case. Mr. Ovens also reached out to other Attorneys on my behalf as to help me with the compounding Medical issues that I had, while in the County Jail. I am very grateful to Mr. Ovens and Happy with the outcome of his representation as my Attorney.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Michael Ovens
  • 2021 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Allegheny County Public Defender's Office
  • 2014 - 2021


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004


  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawye
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • For the Defense
  • Verbonitz Reaffirmed, Ricker Disapproved: Commonwealth v. McClelland and Hearsay at the Preliminary Hearing
  • 2021

Speaking Engagements

  • Online CLE
  • SORNA and Sex Offender Law Legal Update
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Ovens is an excellent criminal defense attorney. He is extremely smart and has an excellent understanding of criminal law. He is a very dedicated and passionate advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Ovens without reservation. He is a tremendous attorney, and few have as much knowledge of the law in the criminal defense world as Mike. As a mentor and colleague of mine, I know that if I ever have strategic or substantive questions, Mike will have an answer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I wholeheartedly endorse Michael Ovens. I worked with him for several years and witnessed first hand how committed he is to his clients’ success. He advocates diligently and passionately in every single case and, in doing so, has earned the respect of the judges he appears before. He has also tried a number of cases to verdict before juries, each time securing full acquittals. Mike will go the extra mile to get his clients the outcome they want."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Client's should rest assured when Mike is in there corner. He has his client's interests in mind, and he knows what to do to fiercely advocate for them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike is a highly-skilled and compassionate criminal litigator."
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Pittsburgh Criminal defense Lawyer Michael Edward Ovens
Michael Edward Ovens
Criminal defense Attorney
Pittsburgh, PA
Licensed for 10 years
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