5.0 stars 82 totalReview Jason Dunkle
Posted by anonymous
After receiving the dreaded call from our son informing us he received a public drunkenness citation at a tailgate, we weren't sure what our next steps should be. Living eight hours away, it was extremely difficult. I had an attorney friend in State College that I hadn't seen in many years, but called him for some advice. He doesn't handle anything my son would be facing, but both he and his assistant highly recommended Jason Dunkle. They said "if it were my son, Jason would definitely be the attorney I would contact"! I hung up the phone and called Jason.
His assistant Shelley was amazing and made sure Jason contacted me right away. He met with our son and was able to mentor him through a very trying time. As parents, this was incredibly important.... our son is a good kid with a bright future. We were concerned he would be so devastated about this blemish on his record, he would just give up on everything he had worked so hard for. Jason assured him if he straightened up and learned from this mistake, his future would be everything he had dreamed. It was comforting to know we had someone there to represent our son, but to hold him accountable as well.
Jason was able to have the charges reduced to underage drinking, Shelley followed up months later and worked with us to file to have the record expunged after his 21st birthday. We were thrilled to receive the final notification that the record has been expunged!
Jason could not have done anything any better - He is an incredible attorney and a great man!!
Thank you Jason and Shelley!
Posted by AP
My son needed help , he made some poor choices. Jason was there for us, he explained everything in detailed and was able to aide us with a favorable outcome. Jason was not just my son's attorney, who handled the legal issues, he was a mentor and helped my son get through a stressful time. Jason did it all at a very fair price. I would also like to add that Jason helped me out, I live far from State College and couldn't be there to support my son in person, Mr. Dunkle again stepped up and helped us all through a very stressful time. I called him my guardian angel. Thank you Mr. Dunkle.
Posted by Craig
I am a parent of a child attending Penn State. I got the phone call, "Dad. I'm in big trouble and it is not my fault". Well, if you ask me, it was his fault and he was facing felony conviction of cocaine with intent to sell. He could have easily spent the next two years in jail, instead of on the Dean's List.
Jason Dunkle was recommended to me by a prominent attorney, not in the State College area. He said, “If my son was in that kind of trouble, this is the person I would want to represent him”.
Mr. Dunkle has a wonderful rapport with my son. He is a down to earth kind of guy and my son felt very comfortable working with him. At every point of the process, Mr Dunkle made my son feel comfortable and confident, even when he explained the bad news about how serious his situation could become.
More importantly than my son, Mr Dunkle was able to calm my wife and myself. It seemed like at every point of the process we panic. Mr Dunkle was very responsive to our every concern.
Mr Dunkle helped my son have the best outcome possible in light of the serious charges facing him at such a young age. You could say that Mr Dunkle saved my son’s college career, professional career and life.
Posted by anonymous
We recently hired Jason to help us after our son received an underage under the influence offence. I am a criminal defense attorney myself so I know how important it is to hire a top rate attorney. We had spoken to another lawyer who told us that our son didn't need an attorney because he could apply for the first time offender program. However, when I heard the facts of my son's case, I truly believed he had a defense and that an experienced attorney may find a way to get the case dismissed. When Jason heard the case, he saw the same issues I did and said he would fight for our son. Jason was 100% successful. When the court case was heard, he was able to get the case outright dismissed. I firmly believe this is because he is an outstanding attorney who knows the law and is well respected. Never let your child go to court without an attorney. It is well worth hiring Jason. I highly recommend him.
Posted by a client
Jason was a phenomenal lawyer to work with. He had my best interest at heart the entire way through the legal process and worked quickly and diligently to achieve the best possible outcome. Jason also made sure I was up to date on all proceedings. I was very satisfied with the outcome.
Posted by Jack
I am an attorney who needed a local attorney in State College to handle an under age drinking citation for a family member. Jason was highly recommended and he managed to exceed our high expectations. He got the charge dismissed and record expunged. If you need an attorney in Centre County, I highly recommend Jason.
Posted by anonymous
I am a criminal defense attorney in another state with over 35 years experience. My family member needed an attorney in State College and Jason Dunkle was recommended by another lawyer through a friend in State College. I was completely satisfied with Mr. Dunkle. He stayed in contact, followed-up on everything he said he would do, gave us a realistic expectation of the outcome and a very fair fee. If I had it to do again, I would certainly hire Mr. Dunkle. I recommend him as a lawyer and as a person who treated us right.
Posted by Gary
As an attorney with more than 30 years of practice experience, when I needed an attorney in State College for a matter relating to a college student, I and my staff did extensive research before choosing counsel. Mr. Dunkle came highly recommended and was most certainly the right choice. He carefully explained the process, defined his services, and stayed within the fee structure he outlined. His knowledge of the sytems, including the police and judges, helped us tremendously and produced the posite outcome we were hoping for in this matter. If the need ever again arises, we will certainly engage Mr. Dunkle. When seeking local counsel in the State College area look no further than Jason Dunkle.
Posted by anonymous
We hired Jason in the fall of 2014 to help us navigate the court system in State College after my son had gotten himself into some legal trouble. Jason put our mind at ease from our very first interaction, outlining specifically what would happen and how he would handle our son's case. Jason was highly effective, responding to every email in a timely fashion and providing thorough answers to our many questions. He was understanding and non-judgmental but most importantly, he provided us with immediate updates after each court proceeding since distance kept us from attending them ourselves. Jason provided comfort to us as a family during a very stressful time and for that we will always be grateful. My son's ARD expired in December of 2015 and Jason is now working on the dismissal and expungement paperwork. While his work on our son's behalf is now complete we feel that we have gained a trusted friend and advisor. If you're a resident in the State College area, or a parent whose child attends Penn State University, in need of legal representation, hire Jason! You simply won't regret it!
Posted by anonymous
Jason was absolutely the best to work with for my case. Throughout the entire process, Jason responded to all inquiries quickly, and thoroughly. I was never left wondering what the status of my case was. Jason guided me through a stressful process without any issues, and most importantly, helped put closure to legal issues that I wanted to put behind me. I couldn't recommend Jason any higher - he is absolutely the best.