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Michael Worgul

Criminal defense Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

4.8   65 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%

    20 years, 1,750 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    50%

    20 years, 500 cases

PROTECT YOUR FREEDOM & YOUR FUTURE. CALL ME NOW FOR A FREE CONSULTATION. (412) 347-6628

I am a Pittsburgh DUI lawyer and criminal defense attorney with significant trial experience representing individuals within all areas of criminal law.  I have been 100% devoted to defending rights of the criminally accused in my practice and pride myself in helping people who are unsure of what to do.  A major focus of mine is DUI specific cases - I have helped countless individuals obtain great results and lesser charges after being charged with a serious DUI that can often lead to life-changing results. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2018,2017,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010
Client's Choice
2018 2017 2015 + 5 ...

Location

Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  65 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by Christian | January 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, Effective, Reasonable
Attorney Mike Worgul represented me in a criminal defense case in January 2018 in which I was falsely accused. His firm was highly responsive and effective in postponing my case to meet my work schedule. Mike himself was able to get all charges dismissed, I never even had to see the Judge. Compassionate and effective services prove to be a top combination for Mike Worgul and his law firm. Highly recommended, and if ever needed he would be my first call in criminal defense.
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Posted by Jon | April 25, 2017
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Thank you.
Service was excellent. Prompt call returns, clear explanation of the process and most importantly the verdict went out way. I wholeheartedly endorse this firm.
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Efficient. Thank you!
I had a traffic violation where I was unsure of a PA law. I was contacted by the firm to utilize their services and was not disappointed. I worried about the situation for the months leading up to my hearing but Michael Worgul was punctual, efficient, professional and very understanding. He spoke to the officer and got my fine and penalty greatly reduced. I would not hesitate for a second to utilize them in the future should any other situations arise. I've never had to have an attorney before but I believe the fee was fair and comparable to others.
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Posted by Debra | November 30, 2018
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Get The Help You Need!
We would use this law firm again. We were able to contact them several ways, informed every step of the way., questions answered and progress updates. Thank you for a great team and a job well done!
Posted by Derek | October 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Respectful
I hired the firm not knowing what to expect, but once I talked to Mr Ness during my consultation he was professional and honest with me. He introduced me to the partner who took my case, Mr Sarna, who is hands-down and very good attorney and person. He was always there for me and always answered my questions. What was most important of all is that they deliver and give great results. If you are in a bind and need to catch a break from something unfortunate, hire this firm, they'll help you out.
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2018
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Butler County DUI
I contacted Mr. Worgul after being arrested for DUI in Butler County. He clearly laid out all my legal options, carefully read the arrest documents, and provided me the best options. We were able to pursue an ARD resolution. Michael was always able to clearly answer all my concerns and questions and was quick to reply via text, emails and phone. He showed up for all my court dates to provide the necessary support and assist with the withdrawal of one of the charges.
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Posted by Ron | August 17, 2018
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Outstanding representation
I am a lawyer myself and know what to expect when you hire an attorney. I hired the firm for a traffic case. Excellent result, good communication, reasonable upfront flat fee. Simply everything you would hope for from your lawyer.
Posted by Anna | July 31, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
No points!
I would like to say I never speed but that wouldn’t be the truth. I generally gage my speed with keeping up with traffic and since traffic is never doing 55 neither am I. Having said that I would not consider myself a fast driver or a “speeder”. Except one day when I was 4.5 hours from home trying to pass an annoying mini van with some man texting while driving on the highway. Of course I was pulled over and slapped with a big ticket that was going to wreck my clean record and give me a bunch of points. Mike and his paralegal, Stephanie, were extremely professional and helpful over the phone. They charged a flat fee and represented me in court so that I did not have to drive the almost 5 hours back out there. After the court appearance he texted me the results and informed me what the next step ( pay the fine ) would be . I highly recommend this team.
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Posted by Ray | June 20, 2018
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Extremely professional and diligent
Mike and his team went above and beyond to help me with my legal issues. I would highly recommend Worgul law firm to anyone that needs a criminal defense lawyer. I would like to thank Mike and Samir for the hard work and diligence that they exhibited.
Posted by Vanessa | June 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
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 James | April 24, 2017
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Mr.Worgul and Mr. Sarna are both were great
I have hired Mr. Worgul and also Mr. Sarna for 2 different cases and the outcomes both were even better than I thought and also they didn't charge you, your arm and leg they are very reasonable in price and I wanted to atleast send out a simple Thank You too both lawyers
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely the best
If you are reading this; my guess is you are very scared, nervous, not able to sleep or eat. If you are questioning your next steps do not talk to anyone and call Mike right now. His team is the best. Misdemeanor 2 is what I had walking in and case dismissed is what I had walking out. Misdemeanor 2 is serious and I was terrified. I'm sure whatever you have been charged with is terrifying you. Call Mike now. I'm convinced we got this dismissed because Mike dispatched his team to do investigative work and gathered all the evidence possible immediately. This showed the alleged victim we meant business. He and his team won this because they know what to do. Winning or lowering your charge begins with calling Mike right now. The process is stressful and Mike and his team kept everything in perspective for me and their kindness and compassion I'm convinced help keep my marriage together. They are awesome. My only advice is to Call Mike right now and tell him what's going on and then listen to his advice. They will tell it to you straight. This is the best Lawyer Team I have ever seen. Call Mike Now. If you think you will need a trial make sure you call Mike. They have the most experience with trials In Pittsburgh. This team Is legit. Remember stay calm. Ok I've done all I can for you. I'm thankful beyond words for my outcome and I'll wish you the best. If you call Mike I really think that is your best move.
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2017
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Search no further!
I found myself suddenly placed in an unexpected and serious legal situation. I did not know where to turn and had many sleepless nights. My initial call to the Worgul law firm was not during normal hours. To my surprise, I received a call back the very next morning from Samir Sarna. He is Mike Worgul's partner. I discussed my dilemma with Samir. I could tell from my initial conversation that he was compassionate and genuinely concerned. He assured me that he would protect me legally and he did. He was always available and comforting when I had questions or concerns (which was often). If he did not answer, he called back shortly thereafter. Mike handled my case in court. Samir had fully informed him of my case. They were able to get my serious charges dropped. Mike explained options to me and I agreed to a summary offense and paid a small fine. I am very satisfied with the outcome of my case. Both Samir and Mike were excellent, knowledgeable, professional, and compassionate. I regret having placed myself in this situation but I am glad that I made the decision to have the Worgul law firm represent me. I would highly recommend Samir and Mike to anyone needing a good defense lawyer.
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Posted by Raymont Archie | January 30, 2017
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WE WON!
Hello, First, I’d like to state on the record that if you don’t decide to go with Worgul Law Firm, you’re basically setting yourself up for failure. Before stumbling upon Mike I talked and visited with a verity of DUI defense attorney’s and though I am not bias towards public defenders I do feel as though every defense attorney responded to my case in a manner where it was better for me to take a plea deal being that this would be my 3rd DUI charge. Mike’s diligence towards my case was impeccable, and he will let you know his real thoughts and feelings about the case w/out easily swaying you into a detrimental situation. Today I went on trial for a 3rd DUI offense and won. This was a trial of one African-American male with only his African-American partner as a witness verse three Caucasian cops who tried to concoct a story different than what was initially given at the preliminary hearing. Mike showed no bias towards me nor my case. When you come into contact with Mike it feels as though your venting to a friend or family member who will delegate and immediately push for a positive outcome to your situation. Now, I do want to advise in advance that he is an extremely busy man (because he’s the best), so if he misses your call just know that he will always get back to you as soon as possible (I had to learn that lol)! At the end of the day Worgul Law Firm was the right move for me and it could be for you too!
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Posted by John | November 22, 2016
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Never thought in a million years
I lost my license 20 years ago and never thought I would ever get it back they told me I had to come back to Pittsburgh and do 9 months in jail if I wanted to even think about getting my license so I got a hold call Samir and he took care of my case better than I ever thought anyone could and now after 20 years of having no license I finally got it back and it only took them 5 months I had six out-of-state warrants and I walked away from this clean so I want to give a huge thank you to Michael and Samir and the secretary they were so nice to me and help me with every possible problem I had so if you're looking for an attorney I wouldn't look any further
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2016
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Extraordinary Tackle by Samir Sarna!
I happened to be trapped in ‘mouse trap’ and worried way beyond explanation. Obviously, I had hell number of sleepless nights until I got out of that courtroom! My first every courtroom experience. Then, I realized how best Samir handled this case! I was freed from all and all bad things turned to be simple ‘disciplinary act’ with few dollar fine. It was only possibly by Samir! And, all the help and comfort he provided along the process was truly appreciated. If you have a trouble, I would recommend Samir! For sure, with no doubt at all.
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Posted by John | September 6, 2016
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Never thought it would ever happen
I lost my license in 97 an got 4 driving under dui suspension from 97 through 2006 an my third driving under suspension i did 3months in jail. So when i got my 4th i left Pittsburgh without going to court an i had 4 warrents an i didnt even feel safe to visit my family. But when i got in contact with Worgul law firm they told me that i wouldn't even have to travel back to Pittsburgh for any reason that they will take care of everything i still didnt believe i would ever have my license. With in 3 months of staying in contact with me i got my final call saying every things taken care off. And it took a day or two to kick in an i had to call back an make sure it wasnt a dream. And it wasnt so i havnt had my license i 18 yrs an i will have it within a month. So if your looking for a attorney for Pittsburgh i wouldnt look any further they stay in contact an will help with what ever they can so i want to give a HUGE thank you to Samir, Michael and Ashley
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Posted by Donna | August 23, 2015
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Great work with my son !!
My son was arrested with several drug related charges while in a special program for prior charges. I contacted Michael Worgul's Law Firm. He immediately went to consult with my son who was in jail. It was quite a complex situation and he and his associates went right to work with the DA and police. At the preliminary hearing, he got all but one charge dropped and got my son a good plea agreement with minimum jail time. I was very impressed with his concern for my son and his case.
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Posted by Cathy | July 8, 2015
Underage drinking citation
My daughter was visiting a friend at IUP and received an underage drinking citation in Indiana PA. The penalties were surprisingly harsh (criminal record + license suspension). Michael Worgul worked very hard on my daughter's behalf. Throughout the process, he was always professional, reassuring, and responsive to any concerns we had. Resolution required some negotiations with the DA for a lesser charge with a lesser penalty (public intoxication). We expect that this lesser charge will not have any lasting impact on my daughter's record. I am certain that I could not have independently achieved the same result, so I am relieved and happy that we made the decision to hire Mr. Worgul. And I would highly recommend him to anyone in a similar situation.
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Posted by z | July 3, 2015
Very efficient
Excellent lawyer both him and his partner Samir Sarna. Mike is currently working on an expungment for me , very knowledgable on how the justice system works , very fair price , always available and makes time for you , makes you feel like you have nothing to worry about
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • Allegheny County Office of Conflict Counsel
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Arthur Bloom & Associates
  • 2005 - 2006

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. V.Y.
  • Not Guilty on all Counts
  • Commonwealth v. P.L.
  • Not Guilty on all Counts
  • Commonwealth v. J.C.
  • Not Guilty on all Counts

Associations

  • Mediate
  • 2014 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Criminal Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Aspatore Book publication
  • Recent Trends in the Legalization of Marijuana
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • How to Handle Your First DUI Case
  • DUI
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (12)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike, is a great criminal defense lawyer. He is hard working, honest and experienced. You'll be hard pressed to find a better lawyer to represent your needs."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Worgul is a hard-working, knowledgeable attorney who genuinely cares about his clients. I have often referred criminal cases to Mike and his partners. If you are in need of the services of an attorney, there is none better than Attorney Worgul."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great criminal defense attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Both of us having previously been employed in the public sector as defense attorneys, and now in private practice, Mike and I have had many opportunities to work together on a variety of cases. When you're working on a case with another attorney, there's nothing better than knowing you're working with a quality person who knows what's going on. Mike's definitely an attorney I'd trust with my representation if I ever needed it."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mike has been my mentor over the beginning stages of my legal career. He has given me countless hours of guidance, while at the same time treating me like a colleague. Not only does Mike get results for his clients, he guides them through the legal process, especially in times of plight. Simply put, Mike Worgul knows the legal channels to get results for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Family member
"My brother has helped numerous numbers of my friends and associates during DUI and criminal matters, successfully exonerating them or reducing their criminal liability. He knows the law, is a true trial lawyer, is a straight shooter, and will always give you a fair evaluation of your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Mike when he first started practicing. He works hard and cares about his clients. He has a great legal mind."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michael for over ten years and he is a fine attorney. I endorse him for all criminal defense matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Attorney Worgul mentored me during the early stages of my legal career. He is diligent, well-prepared, and treats each client with the utmost level of care. I recommend Attorney Worgul to anyone seeking legal advice in relation to a criminal matter."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike is hardworking, dedicated, and knowledgeable. You cannot go wrong with him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike knows the law. He is a very aggressive advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Michael for more than 7 years. He gets fantastic results for his clients, he knows the law and he is always prepared."
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Pittsburgh Criminal defense Lawyer Michael Worgul
Michael Worgul
Criminal defense Attorney
Pittsburgh, PA
Licensed for 19 years