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Wayne E. Bradburn Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at State College, PA

4.7   14 reviews

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Licensed for 29 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 12/04/2022

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Decker Bradburn, Attorneys At Law
919 University Drive.
Suite. 3
State College, PA, 16801


4.7 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Posted by Henry C. | April 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truly an honest, loyal friend and advocate.
We hired Wayne Bradburn to represent us in the removal of a partner in our LLC. He did a great job. We then hired him to remove a problem tenant and did that job. We won't use anyone else!
Posted by Chip | July 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Top notch
Wayne was recommended to me by another personal injury attorney who wouldn't take my auto-accident case. My case was simple in that the defendant admitted to fault, yet due to interstate no-fault and other insurance-related conflicts, and tight timeframe, it was not straightforward. Also, the defendant was underinsured, yet Wayne respected my wish to not go after the defendant's personal financial resources. Wayne is personable and kept me informed every step of the way, always encouraged questions and answered them in a timely manner. An advantage is that Wayne had work experience on the insurance side and understood their process. The only downside is that Wayne is somewhat technology-challenged but that did not seem to affect my out-of-state communications with him or other case transactions. In the end, I believe that Wayne did what was necessary, even at his own expense, to reach a satisfactory and best outcome possible with the other party / insurance company. I would definitely recommend and hire him again.
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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Bradburn saved my bacon
I was recently involved in a complicated civil matter where my reputation and finances were at risk. Mr. Bradburn counseled me brilliantly through all the civil proceedings which ended in a no cost settlement me. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome and would highly recommend him for any civil matter.
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best in the area
I contacted numerous lawyers after an accusation. Each wanted me to pay up front, wanted to end the free consultation as soon as possible or tried to scare me into signing up with them. Not Wayne. Wayne took the time to listen to me. He got me to calm down and tell my story. He explored all the options with me. Not to scare me into hiring him, but to know what I was up against. He outlined the best and worst case scenarios and the most likely outcomes. He made me informed of the processes and what would play out/what to expect. Wayne and his partner went above and beyond the call of duty. I can't thank them enough for all the guidance and effort they put into my case and to support my defense. If you are looking for some to help you out when you need it most, I highly recommend you start by giving them a call first and you will see exactly what I am talking about.
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Wayne got my entire public intox. charge dismissed & expunged.
I needed an attorney that could get my public intoxication citation dismissed and 100% expunged from my record and Wayne did that for me. After his representation, I can say that he's an expert at anything alcohol related like my charge, especially at State College, PA. He'll tell you exactly what he can do for you and your chances at the outcome. He is professional, very intelligent, knows the systems, and his rates are very reasonable. I highly recommend Wayne Bradburn.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2016
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Acheived the Best Outcome We Could have Hoped
My son got himself in a huge mess with drugs, driving illegally, and stealing. There was no way to make it all go away. Bradburn was on top of things and achieved the least adverse outcome for the situation. What our son did was inexcusable but Bradburn treated us all with respect and we worked through the ordeal. He went beyond the call of duty, even on weekends and was always prepared. And he was very reasonable with is fees. I know he put more time in than he fully charged to us. He is trustworthy. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
College Student
Wayne Bradburn was an excellent attorney for my case. His price was very reasonable. I felt like he was always putting me first and he handled my case like it was his only one. He jumped through hoops for me and went extra miles to make sure my record stayed clean! He is one of the best in his field and I would definitely recommend him to anyone in the Penn State Area.
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Posted by Mona | June 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Relentless, Passionate Pursuit of Truth & Justice
Wayne represented us and successfully defended us in a restitution case. Wayne listened and was "there for us", always demonstrating strong morals & ethics. He does his job very, very well and we highly recommend him!
Posted by Joseph | January 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
STOP! It's your Lucky Day. You found The BEST - State College attorney, Wayne Bradburn! GO Call him.
Look, I'll make this simple...Call Wayne. Tell him about your case. If given the opportunity, HIRE him! OK, so you're here reading this because you're smart enough to know you need a lawyer, right? Great, but with so many lawyers in the area, how do you choose? Well, if you're like I was, then you've probably thought you should hire the lawyer with all those fancy ads or the most expensive lawyer you can afford because the more expensive the lawyer, then the better the result, right? Not so fast...I learned the hard way that's only half right -- the most expensive lawyers did indeed get a better result -- For Their Own Pocketbooks! But, while draining my bank account, these lawyers did not get a good result for my case or me! Then one day everything changed because I realized the most expensive lawyer isn't always the best. Guess what happened next? I started Winning! How did I start Winning? Simple, I met Wayne Bradburn. Wayne was able to get my case dismissed, hooray! But even if the results hadn't been as good as they were, I would've trusted the outcome because Wayne is actually honest and authentic. (imagine that--an honest lawyer!) A lawyer is someone who you have to be able to trust, especially when they have to tell you something that you really don't want to hear. I have really come to trust Wayne. He's extremely knowledgeable and talented. Wayne actually cares and will immerse himself into your case. I never thought I'd write a positive review for a lawyer but Wayne doesn't advertise (he just focuses on winning your case). So, I felt other people should know about this hidden gem--Wayne Bradburn. This is why, with confidence, I've referred my loved ones--family and friends, and everyone else I've met who needs an attorney to Call Wayne Bradburn. Highly recommended. In summary, need a lawyer? Call Wayne. Tell him about your case. If given the opportunity, HIRE him!
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Posted by Austin | October 26, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Careless driving and maximum Speed limits
My god where do I begin. I screwed up really badly. Driving over 100 mph to see my gf whom I hadn't had a conversation face to face with in three months. I was pulled over and given two citations: careless driving which caries a 3 point penalty and a $90 fine; and a maximum speed limits ticket that carries 5 points and $255 fine. This was the second time in 10 months I had received a maximum speed limits ticket (I know, extremely stupid, and most would agree that what I was charged with was fair and perhaps not strict enough). As a 20 year old chemistry major, having over 11 points (which is what I would be looking at) means a suspension as well as most likely being dropped from the insurance company until my driving record was clear (12/3points per year + 1 year without any driving citation = 5 years till my slate is clean). That is simply a life changer. I'd have to look for new work, a new place to live and potentially a permanent bike route to school for 5 years. I hired Wayne, or should I say my father did. We went to court today and despite my driving history, the judge dismissed my careless driving charge along with reducing my speed to 30 mph over the limit. I still get 5 points but I avoided the departmental hearing associated with 31+ mph over. I now have 9 points on my lisence and will remove two with a point assessment examination. At 7 points it will take 3 years to have 0 points on my lisence and a fourth year to completely expunge my record. This is way better than I could have ever hoped!!! I seriously could not have done it without Mr. Bradburns help. He saved my ass and I'm confident, he can save yours too. For people worried about me being on the road: I recognize my carelessness and stupidity in this situation and have forfeited my right to drive unless in cases of education, employment or emergency. The rule of the 3 E's. Similarly the rule of the 7 P's applies not only to my driving offense but also to Mr. Bradburns methods: prior proper planning prevents piss poor performance. I was ill prepared to pick my girlfriend up from the airport and resulted in me being extremely delayed and then speeding. Mr. Bradburn was extreme prepared for our court hearing This morning, he had collected enough facts and information, contactd the citing officer and got both of us there with plenty of time to work out some level of agreement before the trial started. If you're in need of a lawyer; perhaps you've done something a bit stupid and foolish, or you've majorly screwed up, Mr. Bradburn is exactly the person I would talk to first. I will be sure to use his services if ever needed in the future! For anyone else who has not been stupid and careless, take it from me: you may not realize but were not bad people. Some of us just have poor judgement at times. We honestly never have the intent of harming or scaring another person, on or off the road. For everyone who has done something careless and or stupid, take it from me: I understand. Wrong place, wrong time wrong day. But if you can help it, be safe. A stupid incident of speeding way too fast is not worth completely restructuring your life. And if you're going to be stupid and careless any way might I make 2 suggestions: be safe by getting the proper equipment to do what you're doing, and have a damn good lawyer who knows exactly what he's doing, like Mr. Bradburn. Thank you Mr. Bradburn, I am forever grateful and I hope our paths can cross in a less law heavy manner. You're truly a great lawyer and wonderful guy!
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Posted by Julie | September 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI case
I would highly recommend Wayne Bradburn to defend you. I was charged with a DUI in PA in which the arresting officer lied on the police report and did not follow proper procedures. Most lawyers in the area basically said you won't win so I contacted Wayne and his partner Marc Decker from State College, PA and they were very knowledgeable, helpful and professional. Due to their due diligence and expertise my DUI was dropped completely and I only received a misdeamenor. Definitely recommend they are awesome and also keep you in the loop on your case. Very pleased! Thank you Wayne and Marc so much !
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Posted by Zach | March 1, 2015
Highly Recommend
Mr. Bradburn is not only a knowledgeable lawyer, but a great communicator and an effective problem-solver. Once I was referred to Mr. Bradburn, he immediately began closely working with me to formulate a strategic plan and suitable, practical steps toward resolution. He is available for questions, discussions, and reassurances at most reasonable times and always returns phone calls or other communications. Due to his timeliness and dedication, we achieved a very desirable resolution and I am very grateful to Mr. Bradburn and his firm. I would recommend Mr. Bradburn to anyone in need of his services in Pennsylvania and having left the state previous to my need of his services, I can attest to his effectiveness in dealing with issues remotely on your behalf.
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Posted by Travis | February 10, 2015
I'm more than just another case
This person is a lawyer that I would recommend to anyone. Upon first meeting him, I established a trustworthy rapport. One of which you not only need to help the situation, but one for yourself so you feel comfortable and confident given the circumstances. He not only had handouts and printouts for me upon our meetings and scheduled visitations, but he explained it all to me on a level I could understand. That says more about a person than most care to understand or admit. At a moments notice, he would drop whatever he was doing to assist me in answering questions to reassure me, or meet with me to explain in further detail. It didn't matter what contact we kept, whether it be phone, email, or in person. He was extremely reliable and kept his word. That doesn't go to say things come up, because we are all human. Although, if he did have something, he gave me at least 48-72 hours sometimes even longer notice that he would need to reschedule. I can't express enough how knowledgeable this person is. He has he information and resources available to not only himself, but make his clients feel confident as well. After each meeting and court date, I was obviously confused but nervous as to what came next. He would reassure and calm me down beforehand, and then have a private meeting afterwards to explain what the upcoming turn of events would be. He wrote everything down, explained it, and gave the appropriate documents to assist me with the next scheduled date. There is much to be said about any given individual and well-known figure in the court of law, by not only how the act on the clock, but off the clock as well...he cares. He puts in the time and effort. I have no doubt in my mind about continuing having Wayne as my lawyer, and I'd recommend him in a heartbeat to the next person. I'm more than just a number or another case to him, I actually matter, which is more than most individuals can say about their lawyers they have now. I sincerely hope every person reads this and takes this into consideration when picking or recommending lawyers.
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Amongst the worst in area
I hesitate to write anything much identifiable about my case but I deeply regret hiring this lawyer. It was a terrible experience and outcome for my case. His office looked rather hoarders on first impression which is the least of my complaints, but of course this does not set a professional impression (wrinkled suit draped on chair). Both myself and my case were dreadfully mishandled by this law office and I can not endorse it. I was told that the case against me was weak by all attorneys I consulted with actually. This lawyer that I hired lost my case spectacularly fact and wouldn't do the things listed in my fee agreement to help me. I feel he sabotaged me and my case extremely which is not what you hire a lawyer to do. I paid in full. He was extremely rude, and even admitted this to me. It is hard to find a decent lawyer in this area but I would not hire this office ever. Scary experience.
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Wayne is a very skilled trial attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Wayne is a very talented criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Bradburn has demonstrated excellence in areas of criminal and civil litigation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I knew Wayne before we were co-workers. He truly cares about his clients, and he's always very thorough when presenting legal arguments."
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State College Criminal defense Lawyer Wayne E. Bradburn Jr.
Wayne E. Bradburn Jr.
Criminal defense Attorney
State College, PA
Licensed for 29 years
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