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State College Attorney Jason Dunkle is an experienced Centre County criminal defense lawyer that has represented thousands of persons charged with criminal offenses in Blair, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Huntingdon, and Mifflin counties.  Attorney Dunkle is the owner of JD Law in State College, Pennsylvania, and routinely represents persons charged in Centre County with offenses such as DUI, Drug Delivery and Drug Possession, Underage Drinking, Furnishing Alcohol to Minors, Aggravated and Simple Assault, Sexual Assault and Rape, and Expungements.  He has been nominated as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2011 and 2012, an award given to less than 2.5% of attorneys. 


As a Penn State alumnus, Attorney Dunkle is intimately familiar with the issues that Penn State students face, and Attorney Dunkle has represented Penn State students in the criminal system, the student conduct process, and issues arising with professional licensing boards.  The JD Law office is located in downtown State College, so it is within a five minute walk of the University Park Campus of Penn State.


Attorney Dunkle is a proud father of three that resides in Centre County.  He enjoys spending time with his children, biking, and weightlifting.  Attorney Dunkle gives back to the community by drafting wills for emergency medical personnel and law enforcement as part of the Wills for Heroes Program, and Attorney Dunkle is a volunteer in the children's Sunday School class at the Assembly of God Church in State College. 


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 55%
    12 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 35%
  3. Appeals: 10%



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

46 total 

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  • Robert G. DelGreco Jr.

    I enthusiastically endorse Jason Dunkle. I’ve had occasion to work with and referred cases to Jason and he is a top notch lawyer in all regards.


    Robert DelGreco Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Brian M. Fishman

    Without hesitation, I endorse this lawyer. If you send your son/daughter to Penn State, hope you never need his number, but keep it on speed dial in the event you do. We all make mistakes in college. Jason's job is to minimize the ramifications of those mistakes and he does it exceptionally well. If you're arrested in State College or the surrounding area, he's the go-to criminal defense attorney. If my child was at PSU and a problem arose, he'd be the first, and only, person I'd call.


    Brian Fishman Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

JD Law, P.C.

204 East Calder Way
Suite 306
State College, PA, 16801


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Clients' Choice Award Criminal DefenseAVVO2015
Lead Counsel DUILead Counsel2015
Lead Counsel Criminal DefenseLead Counsel2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Clients' Choice Award DUIAVVO2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Clients' Choice Award Criminal DefenseAVVO2014
Lead Counsel Criminal DefenseLead Counsel2014
Lead Counsel for DUILead Counsel2014
Clients' Choice Award DUIAVVO2014
Clients' Choice Award DUIAVVO2013
Lead Counsel Rated for Criminal DefenseLead Counsel2013
Lead Counsel Rated for DUILead Counsel2013
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2013
Clients' Choice Award Criminal DefenseAVVO2013
Clients' Choice Award Criminal DefenseAVVO2012
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarPennsylvania Super Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerJD Law, P.C.2012 - Present
PartnerD & H Law Group2011 - 2012
Associate AttorneyState College Criminal Defense Firm2004 - 2011
InternJudge David E. Grine2002 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard Member2015 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Centre County Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2013
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2016
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Com. v. H.M.Case nol prossed by District Attorney
Com. v. M.H.Admission Suppressed
Com. v. T.B.DUI case dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
State College Criminal Defense Lawyer BlogBack to School - Focus on Bus Safety2012
State College Criminal Defense Lawyer BlogPossible Change to Self-Defense Jurisprudence on Horizon?2012
State College Criminal Defense Lawyer BlogProsecutor Loses Conviction Because of Outrageous Conduct2012
State College Criminal Defense Attorney BlogProsecutor Loses Conviction Because of Outrageous Conduct2012
State College Criminal Defense Lawyer BlogIncreased DUI Sentences If Juvenile In Car2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Pennsylvania State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Handling of a Felony Drug Case in State CourtLegal Marketing and Ethics2014
Guest Speaker at Penn State Sorority EventCriminal Defense Overview2013
Radio Broadcast of the Goon ShowLegal Analyst on Jerry Sandusky Trial2012
Statewide SeminarSuppression Issues in Pennsylvania Drug Cases2010