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Ronald F. Saupe

Criminal defense Attorney at State College, PA

4.8   26 reviews
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 30 years
    Texas - TX 41 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1982
    Not Eligible to Practice - Administrative No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ronald

Learn Ronald’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Experienced in all areas of criminal defense. Skilled representation of Penn State Students in protecting them from lengthy criminal records.

    23 years, 500 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    A DUI charge CAN be defended! At the very least, there are alternative adjudications that can put the charges behind you in as little as 12 months.

  3. Contracts and agreements
    My 10 years of experience as General Counsel to Public Companies can help you sort out all kinds of business issues from contracts to litigation. You CAN afford a lawyer with the expertise to assist your small business needs.

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    Conviction on significant moving violations can cause substantial increases in auto insurance rates. My experience with local police and judiciary can help you protect your driving record and minimize the damage from a serious alleged offense.

I have a rather holistic approach to my practice, wherein solving a specific issue or problem for a client must be evaluated within the context of other issues and circumstances the client may face.


I am passionate but realistic and will not hesitate to tell a client he/she has no case. I will not waste my client's hard earned money.


I try to be fair, efficient and thorough in every matter and communicate effectively to serve my clients' best interests.



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Ronald F. Saupe, Esq.
333 South Allen Street
Suite 102
State College, PA, 16801


4.8 / 5.0
  26 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good News
Had gotten a DUI at the end of junior year. Was having many concerns because I had gotten an internship across the country in a state were I needed to drive to work every day. He was able to push my court dates back until senior year, so I would be able to have my license for my first internship. This gave me peace of mind! And my internship never found out about my DUI. Come senior year, he was able to get me ARD and my license was only suspended in PA for less then 6 months when it was supposed to be more. Considering all the substances (CLASS I included) in my body at the time arrested, this was great news. Ronald Saupe then took care of my expungement process. I graduated from college and considering I travel for work a lot, Ronald Saupe has been very patient with me and how long I take to respond sometimes. He said he mailed me my expungement papers (at my mother’s address) but they were returned to him. I did see that email the same day and gave him a new address (and offered if he can scan them and email them to me), and I still never received them. I will contact him today again via email and ask for them again. This is the last important thing I need so I can forget about this incident. This was all done for a reasonable price too!
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Posted by Ariel wainer | June 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Got me into ARD program, although he never guaranteed it he was pretty confident and cool. Was very responsive and helped consult free before being hired. Would recommend to anyone in State College and for the price is the best you can find. Thanks Mr. Saupe
Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service at a Very Fair Price (Contracts & Agreements)
Ron helped me with a very very complex business deal that had many moving parts. I was extremely impressed with his promptness, professionalism, and knowledge. He made himself available outside of business hours and on weekends for my unique situation. He was vested in protecting my interest and thoroughly explained everything to me, whether it was what I wanted to hear or not. His rate was affordable and very reasonable for his services. Ultimately he helped me execute a great business agreement and his services are world class. I highly recommend Ron's services.
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Posted by Christian | July 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ron Saupe is the lawyer for you
I was having trouble with my previous landlord who was trying to charge me money for false fees and evicted me from the property. Ron represented me and I was very impressed with how much research and work he did in order to make sure I had a strong case. He charged an affordable rate and was very helpful throughout the entire process. The hearing went very well and the judgement worked out in my favor. If you need a lawyer in the State College area Ron Saupe is your guy!
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Hardworking. Will Fight For You
Mr. Saupe was able to provide me with ARD when it had already been denied to me. He talked and argued with the DA's for over 2 hours during my pre trial hearing just to drop misdemeanors from my plea deal. The next time we talked he told me I had gotten ARD. The chances of this, considering the serious nature of the charges (one being a first degree misdemeanor), was very low. Yet he pushed them over the brink. For that, I thank him.
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Posted by Jose | December 7, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Caring Attourney
Sir Ronald Saupe not only explained the worst case circumstances that could have occurred as well as the best case scenarios. Mr. Saupe did his absolute best to represent me and successfully accomplish our goal of ARD. I have nothing but great things to say about this attorney and would recommend him to absolutely anyone.
Posted by Susan | March 6, 2015
Excellent Service & Representation
I can not say enough positive things about Attorney Saupe. From the first time I reached out to him until the conclusion of my son's hearing, he handled the case with professionalism and dedication. My emails and phone calls were returned in a very timely manner. Attorney Saupe cared about my son's case and did an excellent job achieving what we had asked for, and then some. I will definitely reach out to Attorney Saupe for any future needs that night arise, as well as I highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal representation in his area.
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Posted by anonymous | December 24, 2014
Excellent Representation and Outcome
Ron did a great job in crafting an acceptable solution to a difficult case. We very much appreciated his attentiveness and candid feedback regarding my student's situation. We had a much better outcome with his assistance. We would recommend Ron without hestitation.
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2014
Career Saver
Ronald Saupe really knew what he was doing and helped me get the best possible outcome I could have gotten. He was confident and it was clear he has a lot of experience; for a fair price. He was also very trustworthy, looking at my best interests the entire time; he is truly a career saver. I highly recommend Ronald Saupe for anyone looking for serious help.
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2014
A lawyer that cares
I hired Mr. Saupe to defend me in an altercation that occurred outside of Canyon Pizza, He understood and believed that I was not in the wrong when pegged for this altercation. Mr. Saupe was able to get my Simple Assault charge dropped and watch a surveillance video with myself and the officer before my preliminary hearing. He is truly a good guy.
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Posted by Alex | February 11, 2014
Fake ID in State College PA
I had a unique case and Ron told me what he thought about it right away. He leaned towards the conservative side in his predictions but ended up winning the whole case. He was easy to talk to and I felt like he was really looking out for my best interests. Ron is very experienced when dealing with the police and students in State College.
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Posted by Colin | February 3, 2014
Great Lawyer
Ron handled my underage / public drunkenness case very well, and was able to get my public drunkenness charge dropped and on its way to being expunged. Would hire again for any future (however unfortunate) incidents.
Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2014
Did a great job! Would definitely recommend.
Ron made me feel at ease from our first phone call. My son had a situation while at school and Ron helped get him the best possible results and was with him every step of the way. Even after the outcome had been decided, my son had an extenuating situation that required further assistance on Ron's part and he got everything taken care of immediately.
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Posted by Austin | October 3, 2013
Awesome attorney for State College area!
Ron was a great attorney! I recently received a citation for public drunkenness and he got the judge to drop the charge in return for some community service hours. Ron was very responsive and definitely knew what he was doing. I highly recommend Mr. Saupe to anyone in the State College area.
Posted by Ernesto | October 2, 2013
A wonderful attorney
A very knowledgable and efficient attorney. Had the pleasure of hiring his services and was delighted by the fairness of his rates and the diligence of his method. We worked most of the case at a distance, residing abroad, and his efficient communication made the process very fluid.
Posted by Ben | April 12, 2013
Review Ronald Saupe
Great lawyer, even better guy. Looked out for my best interest and worked hard to get the result i hoped for. Would recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2013
Great Lawyer
Mr. Saupe wasted no time at all getting on top of my case. I felt that he was very honest and helpful through the whole process. Everything that he said would happen did happen. I do not want to have to make anymore visits to Mr. Saupe in the sense that I dont want to have any more legal issues. But I would definitely recommend Mr. Saupe over any other lawyer in the State College area.
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Posted by Stam | March 6, 2013
Ron Saupe - Landlord/Tennant Matter
Ron was very knowledgeable and familiar with local laws regarding our landlord/tennant matter. He took our case with little notice and appeared in court on our behalf very well prepared. He followed our direction well while guiding us within the local guidelines. I would certainly use Ron again and highly recommend him.
Posted by MIke | July 1, 2012
Extremely Happy with Attorney Saupe
Attorney Saupe was extremely effective with our case. He made the entire family feel at ease during our trying times. He reviewed all of the possible outcomes with us and we got the best outcome possible. He knew the situations that would arise and the people involved. We highly recommend Attorney Saupe.
Posted by Timothy | January 11, 2012
Great Lawyer, State College
Ronald Saupe helped me when I got charged with public drunkenness and an underage. He was very informative and great to talk to. He knows a lot about the area and has a lot of great ideas for PSU. Mr. Saupe is a great guy and is very trustworthy and easy to talk to. He gives great advice for young students who want to stay out of trouble. He always responded very quickly and represented me excellent in court. I would recommend him to anyone, specifically students who need representation.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Solo Law Practice 1996-Present
  • 1996 - Present
  • Executive VP & General Counsel
  • Brinker International & CEC Entertainment
  • 1985 - 1994


  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1975

Legal Cases

  • Comm. V. SC
  • not guilty

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Ronald
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ron has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the law. He is vested in assuring the best results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He provides very solid advice to his clients. I am proud to endorse Ronald as an attorney."
Criminal defense