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Kenneth B. Burkley

Criminal defense Attorney at Greensburg, PA

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 48 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1974
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About Kenneth

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Westmoreland County attorney Kenneth Burkley is a highly skilled and experienced litigator. He’s been practicing law in the area since 1974, and has served with distinction as both a public official and private practitioner. He is dedicated to his community and to protecting the rights of others, evinced by his lifelong battle for justice and his representation of various organizations as a solicitor. Mr. Burkley will fight to the end on behalf of his clients while providing them wise and compassionate counsel.

Westmoreland County Attorney With Decades of Experience

Mr. Burkley earned his law degree from Duquesne University in 1974 after graduating from Edinboro University. His first position in the law set him up well for the future as he earned a prestigious clerkship with a Former Pennsylvania State Supreme Court Justice. After the great post-graduate, on-the-job education the clerkship offered, Mr. Burkley started his solo practice. He has focused on criminal defense and personal injury litigation ever since, winning thousands of favorable decisions for his clients.

Kenneth Burkley has a well-established record of public service that runs parallel to his private practice success. He has acted as solicitor for numerous public organizations including the local zoning board, the county clerk’s office and for nearby Fayette County. His commitment to public service doesn’t stop there, as he has run for public office and led political groups. He is a member of several organizations devoted to improving the practice of law, including the prestigious American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys.

Award-winning Attorney in Greensburg

Whether arguing a case on behalf of a public organization or a client facing criminal charges, Kenneth Burkley gives his all every moment. He is thorough in his preparations and unflappable in court. He treats his clients with respect, is honest with them about their case and fair with rates and payments. He will try to make himself available to his clients to answer any questions they may have.

Westmoreland County Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyer

Organizations like Martindale-Hubbell have given Mr. Burkley their highest ratings. His peers and clients would agree that the ratings are well deserved. If you are in Westmoreland County, give him a call at his Greenburg office to find out how he can help. If you are facing criminal charges or want fair compensation for an injury that is due to someone else’s negligence, you need the experience and passion Kenneth Burkley possesses. Call him today.

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Kenneth B. Burkley
35 West Pittsburgh Street
Greensburg, PA, 15601


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Posted by Christopher | December 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Result!
Ken Burkley was an extremely helpful attorney! He was able to get my case dismissed at the preliminary hearing. He's honest and doesn't try to promise too much, which was appreciated.
Posted by Nicholas | April 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great result !!!!
I had a situation with a false dui charge and ken And his team worked so hard on my case that the judge through out the case and I got to go back to my life with so much less stress if you need a lawyer ken is you guy he walk through the whole process so you will have as much understanding as you can prior to entering the court room
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Posted by Jeri | December 28, 2018
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Ken is the best.
Ken provided the help my family needed. He was professional and kind in our time of grief. His knowledge helped guide us through a long series of legal matters easily. He always said had the time to talk to us and answered all of our questions quickly. It was an estate situation that we couldn’t get through on our own. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Craig | December 20, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
I could not have picked a better lawyer to represent me for my DUI case. Ken, went above and beyond what I expected. He showed great knowledge of the law and was available anytime that I had questions. Ken, was able to get me a deal that I initially though was unattainable. Ken, is a highly respected and well-known lawyer in Westmoreland County. I would recommend him to anyone that needed legal assistance.
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Posted by David | December 16, 2017
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Excellent, Personal, Involved, Committed
Ken was intimately involved with all of the DUI related situations I encountered. Each was researched with one dismissed and another negotiated settlement (within the parameters of the regulations / law). With the added circumstances of my spouse's passing and my extended medical difficulties, Ken was able to arrange for continuations without any negative effect on the outcomes of the cases. I would most assuredly recommend Ken to any one that that is seeking an exceptional attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2017
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Ken Burkley
Ken is a wonderful lawyer. His expertise and calm presence made a very difficult time in our lives very manageable. My juvenile was inaccurately accused of some pretty severe allegations during a traffic accident. Mr. Burkley through his expert knowledge of the law and his excellent litigation skills was able to have almost all of the charges dismissed. He is extremely professional, polite, and sincere. His experience was invaluable.
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2017
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Simply the best
Ken is the best attorney in Westmoreland County. Extremely professional and hard working. Can't say enough good things about him. Worth every penny and then some!
Posted by Nick | November 8, 2015
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Great attorney
He always give you the truth. Will not over charge and is there to anwser your questions. Also he goes to bat for his clients and their best interests. I have used his serves many times and have never been disappointed I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2015
Best Attorney in Greensburg
Ken has been around the court for alot of years. He has the respect of just about anyone who has used him. He knows how to litigate in a manner that gets you the best results without over charging you for every single line item he could. I would surely consult with Ken on any pending litigation you have and except your best outcome. He works hard for his clients best interest. Cant go wrong here if he can't help you he will be honest enough not to waste your time and money.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Clerk
  • Honorable Earl S. Keim
  • 1976 - 1980


  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • Edinboro State College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1969


  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Westmoreland Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • President
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 1988 - 1989
  • Westmoreland County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1987 - 1988
  • Westmoreland County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1985 - 1990
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Kenneth
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ken is one of the most well respected attorneys in the legal community. He is an excellent litigator and a strong advocate for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ken if very knowledgeable and does a great job representing his DUI clients. He is responsive and thorough."
Government Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is the current solictor for Fayette County Pennsylvania and has effectively represented that client through difficult issues of every sort. He is well-read and always prepared."
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Greensburg Criminal defense Lawyer Kenneth B. Burkley
Kenneth B. Burkley
Criminal defense Attorney
Greensburg, PA
Licensed for 48 years
Free Consultation