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Samir Sarna

Criminal defense Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

5.0   58 reviews

About Samir

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I am a Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney and partner at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC in downtown Pittsburgh. In this position, I am able to provide aggressive, diligent, and knowledgeable representation to individuals struggling with serious DUI, traffic, violent, and criminal cases throughout the various counties of Western Pennsylvania. However, a main focus of mine - and our firms - is DUI defense.

Since passing the Pennsylvania Bar in 2010, I have handled hundreds of criminal cases, including juvenile, misdemeanor, and felony cases covering DUI, violent crimes, sex crimes, drug crimes, and crimes against property. I’m also an experienced litigator who has successfully taken over 20 jury and bench trials to verdict, and I have successfully briefed and argued criminal appeals before the Superior Court. My experience in handling criminal cases is great and varied - giving me a significant advantage in the legal field.

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Licensed for 11 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 10/01/2022

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

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Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC
429 4th Ave
Ste 1700
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219-1508
Worgul., Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC - Harrisburg Office
600 N 3rd St.
Ste B
Harrisburg, PA, 17101
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Posted by Brandon | November 19, 2021
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Great Man
My name is Brandon Lewis I was one of Mr Sarnas first clients and over the years he has provided me and my family with amazing results over and over again a lawyer who actually cares for his clients and you can trust having your life in his hands and there is no other lawyer I have meant that can accomplish what he has and how respectful and caring he is for your situation the man has so much knowledge and insight can make you feel at ease just recently got me out of jail on a case I should have went to prison yet he so amazing and dedicated to a positive outcome I am a free man with another chance solely because of mr sarna every dollar you pay is worth it and this man is attentive understanding and has much integrity and stands on his word and great results come with hiring him
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Posted by Marcus | January 7, 2021
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Marcus and Joanne Davis
Me and my wife have never been in trouble with the law before other than a couple of speeding tickets. The incident we had was very traumatic for both of us. We contacted your firm and right away we were put at ease that we were in good hands. Samir has been very attentive to both of us. The same goes to the friendliness of Ashley. I will always use and recommend my family and peers to use your firm
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Posted by Matthew | February 21, 2019
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Superior attorney that gets results
Absolutely magnificent. He argued my case against the Mercer D.A and the board of probation to a senior judge and it couldn't have went better. I was wearing orange 6 hours ago. I am.still in disbelief that I'm even able be here to.write this review. He is affordable and he goes to bat for you. I hope I won't need his services again, but his card is staying in my wallet. He has a silver tongue and is very compelling. Thank you again.
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Posted by Alex | September 6, 2018
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I recommend Samir Sarna/Worgul Lawfirm
Samir was responsive in a quick timely manner to every question/concern and request I threw his way. He was well prepared for my case and got me the absolute best possible scenario when the outcome was decided, which was a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. I worked with a few people at Worgul during the process as well in regards to information about my case. They kept me up to date on times, changes, etc. I highly recommend Samir and the Worgul Law Firm.
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Posted by Rakesh | July 6, 2018
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Excellent Lawyer for Sexual Misconduct Cases
I hired Samir some time ago for a college related matter, in which I was being investigated with sexual misconduct by Title IX. Initially, I was very scared and afraid as I myself knew that I had done basically nothing wrong but cases involving sexual misconduct are treated very harshly and cruelly against men and can cause even the most innocent college students to be kicked out of school, possibly registered as a sex offender, unable to pursue their dreams. When I came in for my free consultation, I noticed how Samir paid extremely close attention to every detail I gave him. You can tell that he really cares about his clients on a personal level and addresses the matter at hand very seriously. As we went on to talk about his fees, I did initially notice that his fees were very high, but when your future is on line, money comes second. As Samir and I fought through this case, every time I gave a text to Samir, he would respond within 5 minutes. Every time I sent an email to him, he would send one back within 5 minutes. Every time I sent a call to him and he did not pick up, he would text me back within that 5 minutes and we would arrange a call or a personal meeting later. Its amazing to work with someone who is always so consistent and well time managed. In addition, when it was time to write up my defense, and I submitted it for Samir to review, Samir sent me another edited copy with numerous edits, and these edits were so powerful and convincing that I was left amazed myself. In the end, the opposing side eventually had to say that there was not enough evidence for them to pursue charges on me. We had won the case. It goes without saying that if I had gone in that room without Samir beside me or any other excellent lawyer, I would have lost the case and essentially submitted an admission to guilt, and the reason for this is because there are just so many rules that you just do not know about how women are supposed to be treated, loved, touched, etc. The Title IX office essentially gave me a 50 to 60 page book about these rules to read. If you are a student like me in a Title IX case, I highly recommend that you think about taking Samir as your lawyer. These guys at the Title IX office are no joke. They are not your friends. If you say something wrong despite how small, you can throw your college dreams out the window. Samir is not there to play it; he's there to win it.
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2018
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Samir Sarna is an excellent and a very professional lawyer to have on your side.
Samir, who was my attorney at Worgul Law Firm, was absolutely wonderful and helpful to the fullest extent. I never had to wait for a call back because he always answered the phone. Every question I had was answered promptly. I felt very comfortable with my case being taken care of by this law firm.
Posted by Zak | March 16, 2018
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Amazing Attorney - A must hire
I have had the pleasure of hiring Samir twice for unfortunate times in my life. Once for a public intoxication/disorderly conduct, and another time for a domestic dispute with a girlfriend. Both times Samir was a class act. For each case he was readily available whenever I needed him, and he was always prepared for whatever circumstance I needed. I highly, highly recommend him to anyone that needs legal help or consultation My friend also had legal issues, and I directed him to Samir who was able to help him as well. I have received similar comments from him about Samir. Cannot recommend enough
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Posted by Ian | November 16, 2017
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What a best lawyer
Samir Sarna had an excellent with everything and most importantly, got my charges dismissed!
Posted by Gail | August 24, 2017
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Excellent attorney
Samir Sarna was a pleasure to work with, had an excellent rapport with the magistrate and DA, and most importantly, got my charges dismissed!
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2017
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Excellent Lawyer!
I thought I was going to lose my license, but Mr. Sarna fought and got my license back with a reduced fine. Thank you very much Mr. Sana!
Posted by Vanessa | June 6, 2017
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Felony charges down to Summary Offenses
These guys went above and beyond to help my husband and I with a case against family regarding a physical fight where he was looking at felony charges. They were able to get the charges dropped to summary offenses and 1 year probation. They answered every question we had, made time to answer all of our texts and calls before, during, and even after the trial had passed. They have the experience and knowledge to help with any issues you are experiencing and I will not question or hesitate on having them be our lawyers again if the situation arises again. They don't make assumptions, always prepared, they don't sugar coat anything, they are professional in and outside of the firm, they make sure to not have just one back up plan but several, and they refuse to lose. These lawyers genuinely care about the people and their families that they defend and represent. They always have your best interest when defending you and not their wallets. They will let you know if there is a cheaper more efficient route or offer to take and will be completely honest through out the whole consultation, case, trial, etc. If you contact anyone else, then you are making a HUGE mistake. I honestly can't thank these guys enough for what they did for my family and what they keep helping with. THANK YOU!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2017
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Phenomenal Lawyer! Will get you what you want!
Please Read! Attorney Samir Sarna represented me in Small Possession of Marijuana charge and Drug Paraphernalia charge. The charges were entirely withdrawn! I called his cellphone on a Sunday (the day after I was arrested) and he answered with the utmost respect. He immediately laid out possibilities my case could go within the minute and was honest, open-minded, resourceful, and kind the entire process. He even kept up with messages from my family members who were also concerned. He even met with me at times just to talk to me about the case but also to see how I was doing and give me some useful life advice. Two days before the court, he answered my texts at 1am on a Saturday calming my family and I down. He did not treat us like a simple client; he treated us like we were long-time friends. He signed us into the court docket so my family and I could sit down while the court proceedings began. I highly recommend Worgul Law Firm and Samir; his paralegals were kind and helpful as well. No complaints.
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Posted by Wayne | January 24, 2017
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So Relieved
Mr. Sarna represented me in a situation that could have been a life changing. Being found guilty of the charges would have ended my job. Mr. Sarna handled the case and made the issues very bearable. Thank you thank you thank you.
Posted by Paul | November 4, 2016
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Samir is an excellent lawyer; strongly recommended.
I found myself in an unfortunate predicament with the FBI due to the accidental actions of one my children and when I called the Worgul Law Firm, I was connected with Samir. Samir immediately dropped his morning meetings to meet with me and handle my case. Samir was extremely helpful, thorough, and was basically a psychologist for my wife and I as we dealt with our situation. In the end, with his help, we were able to clear all charges. I cannot stress enough how supportive Samir was and I knew that if we ended up in court he would go to battle to make sure that I (an innocent person) was not convicted. I strongly recommend Samir.
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Posted by Abdallah | October 12, 2016
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Traffic citations
I was accused of careless driving because I unintentionally ran a stop sign. I was at the verge of losing my license especially after the officer refused to accept a digital copy of my insurance. Driving is my car is essential to me. I didn't know what to. I called Samir , he was very helpful, explained everything to me in detail over the phone and gave me his best and worst case scenarios by looking me up on the courts website. He provided me with all that information without asking for anything. He was never pushy about representing me in court after he knew about the case. I called a few days later and asked him to represent me. I had a few bouts of anxiety before the court date. Every time I called, he would answer and/or text me back. At the court, his expectations came true. I have my clean license with zero points and only had to pay 20% of the fine that was issued by the cop. Good work.
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Posted by John Stanko | October 10, 2016
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Best attorney I've ever hired!
He did exactly what he said, he always answered my phone calls if he wasn't available he called back as soon as possible would definitely use him again!
Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2016
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Exonerated!
Samir Sarna demonstrated genuine concern personal commitment in representing me!
Posted by Rashad | October 2, 2016
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He's good
I called them because I regally help with this case. Before they tried to suspend my license again for nothing, and they really helped me and I'm very satisfied with there work thanks
Posted by Kelly | August 31, 2016
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Excellent Attorney!
I had gotten a ticket for failing to stop for a bus with flashing red lights as the officer had claimed. The stop was not extended yet and I was very close to the bus already when it stopped so I did not feel like I was in the wrong. I still felt hopeless of a good outcome and feared the worst. Samir put me at ease that I had a good chance of having all points dropped. The day of the hearing he called me very promptly to deliver the very good results. He went beyond my expectations. The suspension and all points were dropped and the fine I have to pay was dropped in half. I'm beyond satisfied and relieved. I hope I don't ever have a reason to, but I'd hire him again. I highly recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2016
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Excellent
I hired Samir close to my hearing date, and he was able to fit me into his schedule. He made time for us to chat, and rearranged his schedule to be at my hearing with the little notice he had. If you want a lawyer that is going to be there for you, and stand behind you I highly recommend Samir.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate Counsel
  • Allegheny County Office Of Conflict Counsel
  • 2011 - 2013

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Roger Williams University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Legal Excellence Award
  • Salute to Legal Excellence
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (26)
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Attorney Sarna - he is well respected in the legal community and works diligently for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Samir is the real deal! Smair is smart, well prepared and aggressive. If you're looking for an attonrey who truly cares about his clients, and is not afraid to go to trial, call Samir."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Samir Sarna is an excellent trial attorney and litigator. His results speak for themselves, as he consistently and significantly exceeds the expectations of his clients and his peers. I do not hesitate to recommend Samir to anyone in need of an attorney in Pittsburgh or throughout Western Pennsylvania."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Samir is a talented criminal litigator who puts his clients first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Sarna is, without reservation, one of the best young criminal defense practitioners in the Western Pennsylvania region. He is a true professional who fights for his clients with and unrivaled zeal and dedication to their needs. Having worked with him closely, I have personally observed his compassion for each and every client that has walked through our doors and assisted them with every moment of the challenges they face. It is a true honor to share the profession of the practice of law with such a talented and consummate professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Samir is not only a very smart young lawyer, but he quickly gained a ton of experience working in complex, multi-defendant drug and violent crime cases while at the Office of Conflict Counsel. He's also a great guy."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Samir is the consummate professional. In the legal field, it's often said that a good attorney knows the law, but a great attorney knows the judge. This is often mistaken to mean that a great attorney plays golf with the judge on the weekend, but what it really means is that a great attorney knows his audience. I can say without hesitation that Mr. Sarna is an attorney that knows his audience, and in our community of criminal defense attorneys, there's no greater weapon."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Samir on criminal defense matters and, in addition to being a great mentor, he provides personal and professional services to all of his clients. I endorse Samir Sarna."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fearless defender of the constitution. I endorse Samir without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Samir Sarna is very well respected in the legal community. Samir responds to clients' needs and gets results. I recommend this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Samir is a skilled trial attorney who treats both his clients and opposing counsel with class and dignity. He handled a probation violation hearing for me, and was able to achieve the desired result - the client's release from jail."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Samir Sarna is a professional, knowledgeable, and passionate attorney. He treats his clients with the same respect he does his colleagues. I highly recommend Mr. Sarna to handle criminal defense matters with diligence, compassion, and competence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Samir is hardworking and appears to really enjoy the practice of criminal law.I have seen him in action and I am impressed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Attorney Sarna began his career doing contract work for me. I was impressed by how quickly and efficiently he picked up the information. He is currently working through one of the best training programs for trial advocacy in Western Pennsylvania. I have no doubt that when he completes the program he will be a rising star in the legal community."
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