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Jeffrey Larkin Wertz

Litigation Attorney at Canonsburg, PA

4.9   13 reviews

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    45%
    Criminal and civil litigation.

    26 years, 500 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    felony / misdemeanor / white collar / juvenile

    26 years, 500 cases

  3. Business
    20%
    I specialize in representing small to medium sized construction and small manufacturing companies as well as their employees. I offer very competitive monthly fee arrangements based on the size of the company.

    24 years, 300 cases

  4. Personal injury
    10%
    representing the catastrophically injured and their families.

    26 years, 200 cases

My approach to the legal profession is simple: I give my clients the very best I can give in protecting their rights and advocating on their behalf.  When I agree to take on a new client, their problems become my problems and we go into the fight as partners.  If you've come this far and are reading this, why not take the next step and set up a free initial consultation with me.  These days, I am very selective about the new clients and cases that I will agree to handle and you should always meet and talk with several prospective lawyers to see who can best fulfill your needs.  Yes, my time is very expensive and yes, I will work hard to prove to you that I am worth every penny of it.  I specialize in high-conflict cases that are more likely than not to go to trial.  Call me directly at 412-477-1672.  I look forward to meeting you and seeing if I can help you. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2012.
I have been a member and EAGLE Sponsor of this organization for nearly two decades.  If you have been injured in Colorado and your attorney is not a member of this group, it is simple: get a new lawyer who is.
I was accepted as a member of this ancient Inn of Court in London in 2010 and was called to the Bar by them in 2012.  Famous historical figures who have belonged to the Inner Temple include Gandhi, Bram Stoker, Cecil Rhodes and others.
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Licensed for 25 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 10/04/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 10/01/2022

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2008. See details

Contact Jeffrey

Jeffrey Wertz Attorney At Law
3935 Washington Road
Unit 805
Canonsburg, PA, 15317

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Lucas | May 20, 2015
Knowledgable and easy to work with
Jeff has been incredibly easy to work with. He handled my case quickly and didn't bog me down with a bunch of unnecessary legalese. Should I need a lawyer again in the future, I would definitely hire him again.
Posted by Jennifer | May 19, 2015
Best lawyer I've ever hired!
Jeff Wertz is outstanding amongst lawyers. He is a fair, extremely talented, fast acting lawer who gets the job done! Having used him in many situations for myself and family, he has always gotten the best outcome possible and we are so grateful to call him our lawyer!
Posted by Giovanna | February 4, 2015
Great lawyer!!
Jeff was of great help when dealing with our case. It was really nice to have his help on a situation that we were not in fault at all, and were given a hard time from the faulty side of the accident.
Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2014
Good man in Aspen
I was introduced by a friend and then also referred by my Aspen landlord. He was willing to offer whatever services I preferred, whether hiring more aggressive outside help or handling the situation himself. He immediately gathered evidence and video records. The case was dismissed but when a somewhat related issue arose, he was immediately there offering assistance and testimony if needed. I look at him as a trusted friend as well as a lawyer and he only proceeds where you want him to go. He is not a lawyer barnacle looking for an endless ride and salary stream.
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Posted by Ken | March 3, 2014
Landlord Litigation
Although I used Jeff's services over five years ago, I found out that he was listed on Avvo and felt I should refer him with an excellent rating. I had rated another attorney on a corporate suit and knew that Jeff was still very active in Aspen. He did such a great job and was so helpful with a personal suit. My family had recently moved to Aspen and were being taken advantage of by a local landlord at the home we were renting. He handled it with patience and professionalism beyond my expectations. The person we were up against, the owner, was unmanageable and truly impossible to deal with. Jeff took care and command of a situation that was completely out of hand. We went to trial and the landlord returned all of our money with interest, and had her pay his fees. Jeff ,your help is still appreciated. Thanks again, Ken
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Response from Jeffrey Wertz March 3, 2014
Thank you for the kind words, Ken. It was my pleasure helping your family. I'll never forget the sourpuss look on wackadoo's face when she handed me all your money back and all my fees. Total victory! We did it together!
Posted by Douglas | December 31, 2013
Mr. Wertz is an excellent lawyer
Jeff has done wonderful work for me as a client in a personal injury case. He is persistent and effective. I was very pleased with his services.
Posted by Alison | November 7, 2013
Great Attorney! Very helpful!
I have known Jeff for nearly 20 years. Recently I needed legal assistance and called Jeff. He helped tremendously and I would highly recommend him! Great attorney and friend!
Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2013
Sharp, skilled, tenatious attorney
Jeff has been the best attorney for the job I need done. His no-nonsense hands-on efficient skillset showcases his ability to be my best advocate. I appreciate Jeff's efficiency and focus on the important matters at hand. I highly recommend Jeff for anyone needing an intelligent, astute attorney who is clearly an honest, clever, and perceptive attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2013
Long time client!
Jeff has been my attorney (personal and business) for over 15 years and I have been extremely pleased with his services. He is prompt at responding to my needs and questions and I would highly recommend his services.
Posted by Meredith | March 11, 2013
Endorsement - Jeffrey Wertz
Jeff Wertz has been my lawyer for the past 12 years. I have used Jeff for both personal and business matters. I trust Jeff implicitly. He is extremely diligent, knowledgeable and proactive. With Jeff, I feel completely informed and protected. I highly recommend Jeff Wertz.
Posted by Greg | November 27, 2012
Jeffrey Wertz Endorsement
I have used Jeff for both personal issues and for my company. He has performed flawlessly in trial cases and contract work. I have used Jeff for all my legal work for over 10 years and would not hesitate to recommend him for any matter.
Posted by Michael | November 21, 2012
Great Trial Lawyer
I am a Denver attorney who has worked with Jeff Wertz on a number of matters over the past ten years. In doing so, I have been co-counsel with Jeff in cases and adverse to Jeff in other cases. Jeff is a very good trial lawyer who is smart, diligent, and invested in acting in his clients' best interests. He is motivated to reach a practical result that resolves the problems being experienced by his clients. In short, I have no hesitation in highly recommending Jeff as a first rate attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2013
Reliable attorney
I do not live in Colorado, but I was there 2 years ago because I was indirectly involved in a domestic violence case involving a family member. The situation was complicated and emotionally consuming. In addition, I have no experience with legal procedures in such a case. I went to Jeff Wertz for help. He explained the process to us in a very straight forward manner and has continued to help in the legal and probation process for the past 2 years. In the early stages I made special requests to the court and Jeff worked with us to procure certain travel permits which were in the best interest of the accused. I have trusted Jeff implicitly and I am very grateful now for his help in keeping us abreast of the legalities of the probation and his willingness to continue to support us in all of the questions, doubts and concerns for the future.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 450-600 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2008.

Reciprocal - Suspension issued in PA, 2008
updated on 11/15/2014

This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Pennsylvania.

Jeffrey's comment: “This is based on nothing more than the Colorado matter. In October of 2003, I accepted shares of ownership in a new business formed with a former client and my firm unfortunately failed to obtain a written informed consent from a former client under R.P.C. 1.8. This oversight was not brought to my attention until 2007. In hindsight, I wish the technical violation had never occurred, but it did and I stand by my decision to accept my share of the blame. I am happy to discuss it at any time”

Suspension issued in CO, 2007
updated on 03/28/2017

Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Jeffrey's comment: “In October of 2003, I accepted shares of ownership in a new business formed with a former client and my firm unfortunately failed to obtain a written sign-off of the former client's informed consent under R.P.C. 1.8. This oversight was not discovered nor noticed nor brought to my attention until 2007. I never denied that this occurred and I accepted responsibility. Since this matter concluded, I have been fully investigated, accepted, and admitted as a member of the Bar of England and Wales.”

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Feldman & Wertz, LLP
  • 2014 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Allen, Wertz & Feldman, LLP
  • 2000 - Present
  • Litigator
  • Private Law Practice
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office - 9th Judicial District
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Law Clerk
  • Allegheny County District Attorney's Office
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Law Clerk
  • Jones, Gregg, Creehan & Gerace, LLP
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Law Clerk
  • Court Of Common Pleas Of Allegheny County
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Engineer
  • City of Pittsburgh Water Department
  • 1993 - 1994
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Education

  • Advanced Criminal Law
  • Aspen, CO
  • 2016
  • NACDL
  • Advanced Criminal Law Seminar
  • 2015
  • NACDL
  • Aspen Advancd law Seminar
  • 2015
  • NORML
  • Aspen Legal Conference
  • 2015
  • Ethics in Mediation
  • CLE class
  • 2014
  • CTLA Annual Training
  • 2014
  • NACDL
  • Advanced Criminal Law
  • 2014
  • NORML Foundation
  • Aspen Legal Conference
  • 2013
  • NACDL
  • Advanced Criminal Law
  • 2013
  • Colo. Trial Lawyers Ass'n
  • Annual Conf. Training
  • 2013
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Diploma
  • 2012
  • Hon. Society of the Inner Temple
  • Qualifying Session
  • 2012
  • Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • Qualifying Session
  • 2012
  • BPP Law School -London
  • Completed
  • 2011
  • NACDL
  • Advanced Criminal Law
  • 2011
  • NACDL - Denver, CO
  • The Summit of Cross Examination
  • 2011
  • PADI
  • Open Water Certification
  • 2010
  • NORML
  • Key West Legal Seminar
  • 2008
  • Defend With Ingenuity - Las Vegas
  • Nat'l Assoc. Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2005
  • NACDL
  • Advanced Criminal Law
  • 2005
  • Nat'l Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center
  • Las Vegas Training
  • 1999
  • Aspen Camp School for the Deaf
  • American Sign Language
  • 1998
  • Colorado District Attorney's Council
  • Trial Techniques School
  • 1997
  • Colorado District Attorneys Council
  • Annual Training Conference
  • 1997
  • Dui Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • Certificate of Training
  • 1997
  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor Cum Laude
  • 1996
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • STI/SPFA
  • Certified Installer / Remover Steel
  • 1990
  • State of Pennsylvania
  • Engineer-In-Training
  • 1990
  • Lehigh University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988
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Legal Cases

  • Colorado low-impact MVA - Aspen, CO 2021
  • recovered full liability and UIM policy limits on all three available policies
  • People v. K.G.
  • All charges dismissed
  • People v. R.B.
  • Mixed verdict. Client acquitted on domestic violence charges and convicted on one non-domestic count
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Associations

  • United States District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Attorney Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Asa Packer Society - Lehigh Univ.
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association, International Law and Practice Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • International Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Barristers and Advocates Committee - IBA
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • NORML UK
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Criminal Law Committee - Int'l Bar Ass'n
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • IBA North American Regional Forum
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • General Council of the Bar of England and Wales
  • Called to the Bar
  • 2012 - Present
  • Inner Temple Golf Society
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • World Lionfish Hunters Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Lehigh lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Sustaining member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Sueno Del Mar Members Advisory Board
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Honourable Society of the Inner Temple - London
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Law Enforcment Against Prohibition
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • City of Aspen Liquor Licensing Authority
  • Board Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Aspen Young Professionals Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
  • National Legal Committee
  • 2005 - Present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Eagle Committee
  • Eagle Contributor
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Attorney and Counselor
  • 2000 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • Attorney Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals - 10th Circuit
  • Attorney Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Attorney and Counselor
  • 2000 - Present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Ninth Judicial District Bar Association
  • Past Treasurer
  • 1998 - Present
  • Pitkin County Legal Aid
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 1998 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Aspen Men's Golf Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Duquesne Law Alumni Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Student Bar Association
  • President of Class
  • 1994 - Present
  • The National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • The American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Associate Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Aspen Valley Marathon
  • Official Starter
  • 2012 - 2013
  • The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • Student Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • City of Aspen Clean Air Advisory Board
  • Board Member
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Aspen Design Conference
  • Volunteer
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Aspen Buddy Program
  • Big Buddy
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Duquesne Law Review
  • Board Member
  • 1994 - 1996
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
  • Journeyman
  • 1988 - 1990
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Bar Transfer Test
  • General Council of the Bar of England and Wales
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Academic Standing
  • Bar Standards Board - London
  • 2009
  • EAGLE Sponsor
  • CTLA EAGLE Committee
  • 2008
  • Supporting Sponsor
  • Stirling Cup Competition
  • 2005
  • Notary Public
  • Colorado Secretary of State
  • 2005
  • Letter of Recognition for graduation with honors
  • Dr. John Murray, President of Duquesne University
  • 1996
  • Letter of Recognition for graduating with honors
  • Dean Nicholas Cafardi
  • 1996
  • Conferral of Cum Laude Honors
  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • 1996
  • Certificate recognizing Meritorious Service
  • JURIS, Vol. 29
  • 1996
  • Certificate of Meritorious Service
  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • 1996
  • Certificate of Recognition for Meritorious Service
  • Environmental Law Society
  • 1996
  • Editorial Staff
  • Duquesne Law Review
  • 1995
  • Editor
  • JURIS Magazine Duquesne University
  • 1995
  • Class President
  • Student Bar Association
  • 1995
  • elected President of my class
  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • 1994
  • Diploma
  • The American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 1991
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Publications

  • 420Radio.org
  • Aspen Legal Conference
  • 2015
  • 420Radio.org
  • NORML Aspen Legal Conference
  • 2013
  • Aspen Daily News
  • Parents of teen sue restaurant, employee over fatal car wreck by Chad Abraham, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer Friday, September 27, 2013
  • 2013
  • The Aspen Times
  • Beeson Doesn't Get It: Vote for Sherry Caloia
  • 2012
  • The Aspen Times
  • No Charges In $1 Million Dollar Theft Case
  • 2009
  • LaMusica.com
  • Luis Miguel Evito Juicio en eu Por Agresion
  • 2008
  • Law Week Colorado
  • Sanctions Case Draws Big Guns
  • 2007
  • Mountain Business Journal, Vol. 1, Issue 39
  • Face Time with Jeff Wertz
  • 2006
  • Univision.com
  • Luismi tiene pasado delictuoso
  • 2006
  • !Mira!
  • Luis Miguel Arrestado
  • 2006
  • Glenwood Springs High School
  • Audience Primer:Oral Argument of Colorado Court of Appeals
  • 1999
  • 694 A.2d 336 (PA.1997)
  • In the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania: Comm. of Pa. v. Abdul Majeed
  • 1997
  • JURIS; Vol. 29, No.2
  • Ledewitz: Asimov Goes to Law School; editor.
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • Aspen Legal Conference
  • Moderator
  • 2017
  • Aspen Legal Conference
  • moderator
  • 2016
  • Aspen Legal Conference
  • Moderator
  • 2015
  • 2015 Colorado Mock Trial Competition
  • Mock Trial Regional Judge
  • 2015
  • Pitkin County Legal Aid
  • Pro Bono Legal Advice
  • 2014
  • Glenwood Springs
  • Mock Trial Competition Judge
  • 2014
  • Aspen Legal Conference
  • Moderator
  • 2014
  • Aspen Legal Conference
  • Moderator
  • 2013
  • Aspen Legal Conference - NORML
  • Moderator
  • 2012
  • Aspen Legal Conference - NORML
  • Moderator
  • 2010
  • Aspen, CO
  • Round Table Discussion on Developments in State Marijuana Laws
  • 2009
  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • Criminal Law
  • 2004
  • Ct. of Appeals - Oral Arguments at GWS High School
  • Student Audience Preparation and Q&A
  • 1999
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Sex, Law and Marriage
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (39)
Litigation Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jeff is one of the very best attorneys that I have encountered in 24 years of practice. I have served as a judge, prosecutor, and private practice attorney and his ethics, morals, and professionalism is simply amazing. I am frankly shocked and appalled that Avvo would not give him a 10.0 rating. I refer any litigation or consultation issues for clients in the Vail-Aspen area or the middle of Colorado for that matter to only Jeff Wertz. I KNOW that they will be in the most capable of hands and that they could trust their lives with Jeff. I had a case against Jeff in which my client was more than difficult and Jeff did not hold it against me. I hold him in the highest of regards and respect him much more than the average attorney. Hiring Jeff might very well be one of the best decisions that you make in your entire life. I would hire him in a heartbeat if I needed him and lived in his geographical area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Jeff when I was a prosecutor in Glenwood Springs and Aspen. He is a highly skilled litigator who is always prepared. His knowledge of the law is excellent. I would highly recommend Jeff to anyone look to hire an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jeff is experienced, highly skilled and professional. I endorse him without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Whenever I have had a potential client contact me regarding a personal injury or criminal defense matter in the Pitkin County/Aspen area I have referred them to Jeff. He's been very responsive and compassionate about their situation and has been generous with his time even when they might not be able to afford his services. He has also been a very active contributor and an asset providing intelligent responses to questions and issues on our statewide personal injury and criminal defense attorney ListServs."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been opposing counsel against Jeff Wertz on a number of cases involving contractors and mechanics liens. Jeff has always been professional, courteous and well prepared. I highly recommend Jeff for litigation matters."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with and against Jeff on numerous occasions over the past 10 years and wholeheartedly endorse him. He is an outstanding attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Jeff Wertz as he is a great trial lawyer. I am a Denver attorney who has worked with Jeff on a number of matters over the past ten years. In doing so, I have been co-counsel with Jeff in cases and adverse to Jeff in other cases. Jeff is a very good trial lawyer who is smart, diligent, and invested in acting in his clients' best interests. He is motivated to reach a practical result that resolves the problems being experienced by his clients. In short, I have no hesitation in highly recommending Jeff as a first rate attorney."
Car accident Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have enjoyed Jeff's friendship and professionalism for 15 years and all the clients I have referred to him over the years have reported back to me that he did an excellent job representing them. I am proud to call him a friend and I would want him to represent me if I needed a lawyer. (Good Guy Who Fights Hard for his Clients!)"
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Canonsburg Litigation Lawyer Jeffrey Larkin Wertz
Jeffrey Larkin Wertz
Litigation Attorney
Canonsburg, PA
Licensed for 25 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2008. See details