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William T. Fleming

Criminal defense Attorney at State College, PA

5.0   22 reviews

also known as Tim Fleming


Licensed for 39 years

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    Attorney Fleming has been both a prosecutor and a defense attorney in Centre County, Pennsylvania. He has prosecuted and successfully defended all types of crime, from alcohol violations, assaults, sexual assaults, theft, robbery, drug offenses, minor's law violations and property related crimes. He specializes in representation of college age students attending nearby Penn State University, and also handles Student Conduct issues.

    40 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%

    40 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%

    35 years

  4. Family
    20%
    Attorney Fleming practices all aspects of family law from divorce, custody trials, visitation, support, collaborative divorce, and mediation services.

    35 years, 300 cases

  5. Child custody
    10%

    35 years

AGGRESSIVE CRIMINAL DEFENSE - PROTECT YOUR FUTURE. CALL US TODAY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.

William “Tim” Fleming is a criminal defense and family law attorney in State College, Pennsylvania, with over 31 years of experience in both prosecution and defense of criminal cases, and family law representation. 

 

            As a former Assistant District Attorney, and First Assistant District Attorney in Centre County, Tim has a unique perspective as a criminal defense lawyer, and is intimately acquainted with the tactics used by aggressive prosecutors.  Tim understands that the best defense is the ability to anticipate and know the offense against a client in criminal court.

 

            Tim has owned and operated his own law office in State College for over fourteen years. Prior to that, he was a partner in the law firm of Lee, Martin, Green and Reiter in Centre County for sixteen years. He started his career in criminal law in Centre County in 1984.

 

            Tim has handled difficult, high level criminal defense cases in Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata, Perry, Union and Snyder Counties.  He is the father of two college graduates- a daughter who is a graduate Susquehanna University and a son who is a graduate of Penn State University, in State College, PA.  Tim understands a parents’ and student’s investment in a college education and the value of protecting that asset from the stigma of a criminal record as the result of criminal charges.  He has represented his student clients in Student Conduct review conferences at Penn State for over twenty years, and is familiar with the student disciplinary proceedings at other universities such as Bucknell University, and Susquehanna University.

 

            Tim has also been an active participant in pro bono representation for Mid Penn Legal Services and the Centre County Women’s Resource center, and has been the current President for the Centre For Alternatives To Community Justice for the past four years, and a past member of the Board of Directors for the State Theatre, both in State College, Pennsylvania.

 

            Tim also practices Collaborative Divorce and Family Law, and is an active member of the Collaborative Practice Group- Central Counties Collaborative Law Community in the Centre region.  He is also a Member of the Centre County, Pennsylvania, and Middle District Federal Court Bars.

 

 

            Tim has been a resident of Centre County for all of his thirty one years of professional practice in law.

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Licensed for 39 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1983
Updated 12/04/2022

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

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Posted by Alexander | October 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer I've ever worked with, hands down
Mr. Fleming helped me in two cases I had: one very minor one, another was serious and could have unpleasant ramifications for me and my family. Tim handled both cases as if they both were of utmost importance to him personally and reached very good results in both. What impressed me as much as results, was Tim's punctuality and dependability, he answers phone and email quickly and is there to answer any questions you might have. Highly recommend if you ever need an attorney.
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Posted by Bernard | October 2, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding.
I have been a client of Attorney Tim Fleming. During the past 10-12 years I have had the pleasure of working closely with him in the capacity of private investigator. Additionally, on many occasions Attorney Fleming consulted with me and my agency on a wide rage of legal issues. His attention to detail; his genuine caring for each client and the sincerity of his efforts are unmatched. Many cases, involving Attorney Fleming and myself as his investigator, come to mind that clearly demonstrate his abilities as a skilled and dedicated attorney. One such case involved a young grad student. Attorney Fleming spent 15-months pursuing justice in this matter. It culminated in a jury trial in which Attorney Fleming was, in my professional opinion, nothing less than brilliant. It took a jury less than one-half hour to rule in favor of the client. As a retired law enforcement detective and now a private investigator, I feel very qualified in saying, Attorney Tim Fleming ranks at the very top of his profession.
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Posted by Jordan | June 30, 2020
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Dept of Transportation Mistake
Attorney Tim Fleming is someone who I would recommend to anyone. I ended up with an issue where the PA Dept of Transportation suspended my Drivers License in error. Attorney Fleming expertly helped me walk back a very complicated series of events and win the case. Thank you to him for a wonderful and caring experience throughout a very stressful situation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent advise - look no further
Having no experience with the criminal justice system and being in our mid 60's we asked our Farming organization for a referral and hired an attorney in Harrisburg who did not communicate with us and did not know the law and certainly did not know the Centre County justice system. After being fed up we looked at reviews and Tim's stood out. We asked for a consultation and in minutes Tim understood the issue and formulated a strategy. Tim spent an entire hour with us and would not charge us. However, Tim did not take our case because we were in the process past the preliminary hearing stage. I wish we would have found Tim from the beginning. He offered great advise that our attorney would not take and he offered to talk to our attorney if he would call him for advise on the Centre County personalities. Hire Tim, he knows the system, has great strategies, returns calls and explains everything. We wish we would have known what to look for in an attorney but we were scared so we took a bad recommendation. Now my husband will be pleading guilty for raising animals in the wettest year on record in a natural way that face book people found offensive and we simply can't afford to go on with this criminal justice process that is anything but just and is unbelievably expensive and has put us under incredible stress, worry and fear that has harmed our health and well being.
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Successful representation in legal matters
Mr. Fleming demonstrated a thorough understanding of the relevant legal issues and achieved a successful resolution of all matters.
Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent attorney
I hired Tim Fleming to help with a legal issue. He and his assistant, Diana went above and beyond to make sure I fully understood the process, and responded quickly to emails and voicemails. Tim worked diligently to ensure I received the proper paperwork, and was kind and understanding throughout the experience. I would highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Andrea | June 12, 2017
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Excellent Attorney
Attorney Fleming is an excellent attorney. He was upfront about all aspects of our case, i.e, what could happen, what our rights were, and what we needed to do to have the best outcome possible. He returned all of my calls within minutes and I always felt he was on top of our case. He promptly followed through on everything he said he was doing and I always had a comfort that our case was important to him and we weren't just 'another' client. I highly recommend Attorney Fleming.
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Posted by Bill | May 31, 2017
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William T Fleming Is Exceptional
To whom it may concern, I am a man who was convicted of a Felony marijuana possession charge for a crime I committed at age 19. I was interested in exploring my options regarding clemency. I first met William T Fleming, "Tim", almost seven years ago to discuss my case. Prior to our introduction, I contacted my counsel who represented me for my original criminal case to discuss the possibility of a pardon. He instilled more fear than confidence in me regarding this matter. Tim was the exact opposite. Although I felt that I was a great candidate, I still needed the proper guidance. More important than anything I needed belief in myself, in the system, and in my odds of winning in court. Tim provided that belief. Everything involving his representation was truly impeccable. We were well prepared from the point of filing the application to the final moment when we presented our case before the Board of Pardons of PA in the Supreme Court of PA. Our every move was well choreographed and properly executed. I owe Tim unlimited gratitude for his assistance both legally and emotionally throughout my journey towards clemency. I would highly recommend Tim to anyone seeking counsel, especially if they were seeking a pardon from the Governor of PA. Sincerely, Bill
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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2017
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Steady, strong, supportive
Tim was a truly exceptional counselor during a lengthy and tension-filled process of negotiations. He was unfailingly wise in his advice, available to help with great insight, and consistently promoted my best interests with a view towards long-range outcomes when those were difficult for me to envision. I am extremely grateful that he served as my attorney, and give him my very highest recommendation.
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Posted by T Rogers | February 21, 2017
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OUTSTANDING - Need an attorney call William T. Fleming
I endorse this lawyer. Attorney William Timothy Fleming is an outstanding attorney. He takes the time to listen and truly get an understanding of what your case is about. He explains things so that you understand them. He will tell you up front whether it's good or bad news what he thinks will happen. He goes above and beyond to make sure that you get the best outcome on your case. He always takes the time to email your back or take your phone call even though he may be extremely busy on other project. He greets you with a warm smile and shows that he truly cares about his clients. He has been a blessing to my family. He let's you know that you matter, your family matters and your thoughts and ideas matter to him. When people ask how things are going, I always tell them if they every need anything to call him. I cannot say enough good about this attorney. Need an attorney call WILLIAM T FLEMING
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Posted by Junell | December 23, 2016
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Great Attorney!!!
Tim Fleming cares about his clients--not just about winning. He makes every effort to not only win your case but to protect your future in ways you may not even think about. It was very evident to me once I entered the court room that he is also a well respected lawyer by ALL in the legal community. I interviewed a number of lawyers before I chose Mr. Fleming. I wanted a well respected lawyer by my side--not just an over-ambitious attorney who cares more about his courtroom track record than my personal circumstances. I got exactly what I was looking for with Tim Fleming. Thanks to Tim, not only did I get a favorable outcome but he also saved by career. I am so happy with the choice I made. PS While I was at one of my court dates I was approached by another individual who asked me if my attorney was Tim Fleming--obviously his reputation precedes him!
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Posted by Brett | June 1, 2016
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By the Skin of my teeth!
I recently got pulled over for an expired registration. I have a suspended license due to a dui I received 3 years ago. Attorney Fleming did some research into my suspension. He found a discrepancy that showed wrongful suspension. Attorney Fleming was able to show this to the judge and the case was dismissed. Attorney Fleming represented me well and is currently trying to figure out what is going on with my license to get it restored. I would recommend Attorney Fleming to anyone that needs representation for traffic violations.
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2016
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Goes Above and Beyond
I hired Attorney Tim Fleming to help me through the divorce process. I have two young children, and Tim went above and beyond, even helping to answer my legal questions on weekends and evening hours during the week. He definitely knows law and his practice very well. Tim was able to keep the process civil and out of court and answered my questions and concerns in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Attorney Fleming for anyone going through the divorce process.
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2016
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Hard work, experience, and empathy
I hired Mr. Fleming as my attorney for my custody and divorce cases after unsatisfactory service with another attorney. I was overwhelmingly pleased with the service I received from Mr. Fleming. He is very hard working, has a fantastic knowledge of the law, but perhaps most of all, his experience with the court system in Pennsylvania and specifically Centre County is invaluable. Tim is extremely hard working. Many of the most contentious aspects of my cases were fought between lawyers in conferences where clients are not present. Tim was always well prepared and ready to fight with the most potent arguments to support my side. As someone completely unfamiliar with the legal process, I often came to Tim with a laundry list of questions. He almost always knew the answers and in the rare case he did not know, he would do the research and get me those answers too. Tim's courtroom experience allows him to accurately predict the issues and arguments that will be most important for the case and to a judge. I provided Tim with dozens if not hundreds of points supporting my case, but he was quickly able to home in on the most important points, separating the signal from the noise. He assembled strong custody and divorce cases based on these points. He has excellent working relationships with nearly everyone in Bellefonte, which proved to be incredibly useful in many ways. Despite the overwhelming and, at times, emotional nature of the information I provided, Tim always treated me and my concerns with the highest consideration. He truly empathized with me and the difficulties of my situation. Tim was always willing to fight for what I wanted, but also gave sound advice on whether a deal was good or bad, what I should push for, and strategizing for the next move. Tim's fees are very reasonable and he does not waste your money or anyone's time. If I am ever in a situation to need legal help in the future, I will not hesitate to hire Mr. Tim Fleming in a heartbeat, and recommend him to anyone else in the same situation.
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Posted by Kimberly | February 3, 2016
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Mr. Fleming made sure my future plans weren't ruined
I am a Biology student at Penn State. II have a lot going for me and I have a promising future ahead of me with goals to go into the field of optometry. I am attending a service trip in the spring and am dancing in THON. After becoming involved in a large misunderstanding involving charges of theft, I sought the help of William Fleming. Mr. Fleming handled this situation impressively. For fear of having this misunderstanding jeopardize my future and all the things I was looking forward to, I was nervous and scared and panicky in the beginning of this situation. However, Mr. Fleming told me if not once, a thousand times, "to leave my worries and problems at his door step." He told me I had done the right thing by coming to him and that it was now his job to worry about my problems and for me to go on with my life and daily activities and he would let me know when anything happened. Being a student, my life is complicated, busy and full of responsibilities. When Mr. Fleming told me I did not have to worry about anything it was probably the most comforting thing for me. Mr. Fleming worked diligently on my case and secured the most unbelievable outcome. A case that we had originally thought would end in either a citation or a misdemeanor, ended in the charges being dropped. Having my charges completely dropped was the biggest relief of my whole life. I no longer had to worry about jeopardizing my future. I can continue on to go to optometry school with a clean record and I have Mr. Fleming to thank for the whole thing.
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2016
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William (Tim) Fleming Review
In selecting an attorney to help with a criminal case, there were several aspects that were important to us -- experience, accessibility and established professional relationships with the local judicial system. It was clear to us in our first meeting with TIm that he had the knowledge and experience needed to represent us. He was clearly knowledgeable about the charges filed and helped us to understand the implications of the charges. In addition, when we had any questions regarding the case and needed consultation, Tim was there for us. When we left voice messages, he returned our calls within a 24-hour period. We also had several face-to-face meetings to clarify anything that we did not understand and to help us prepare for the plea bargaining process and final court hearing. Because of his professional experience, he has built a solid relationship with the local police and district attorney personnel. Within the confines of the system that he can negotiate, Tim was instrumental in getting a reduced sentence. In sum, we were very satisfied with the legal representation that TIm provided and would recommend him without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2015
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Excellent Representation
I retained Mr. Fleming on the advice of my agency's attorney. He was easy to work with, very thorough in his preparation, and exceptionally good in the courtroom, and I thought the fee he charged was more than fair. I recommend him highly.
Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Clear, professional, and timely help
I hired Tim after being charged with a crime of theft that I did not commit. At the time, I had no idea what the options where, what the charges meant, or how the case would proceed. Tim came recommended from a friend for a friend, and I couldn't be happier with the results. Tim began with a free consultation, where he familiarized himself with the facts of the case, and then explained my options, as well as what he felt the best course of action was. He even immediately supplied the name of a private investigator to help with the case. Tim was not the first lawyer that I spoke with, but he was the first to provide immediate and concrete advice for the case. He 'can do' attitude was a welcome relief. Over the coming months, Tim helped with the case by talking with the accusing police officer, and chasing down independent leads for the case (in conjunction with the PI he recommended). During this time, Tim was always available for questions. I saw him in person several times, and sent him dozens of emails that he always responded to within 24 hours. Now, months later, we are in the process of having the case dismissed, and I couldn't be happier with the level of excellent legal help that I have received from Tim. If anyone came to me with need of a lawyer, I wouldn't hesitate to give Tim my strongest recommendation.
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Posted by Kathy | November 13, 2015
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Divorce Consultation
I consulted with attorney Fleming to provide legal advice pertaining to my divorce. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him. I was impressed with his legal knowledge as well as with the compassion and understanding he showed me during a very stressful time in my life.
Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Divorce Attorney
I hired Mr. Fleming to handle my divorce and he did an excellent job. If I had questions or concerns he was always very diligent in responding. Mr. Fleming was a pleasure to deal with in a difficult time and always made me feel at ease with the situation. I highly recommend hiring Mr. Fleming to handle your divorce. Mr. Fleming will work for you and make sure you get the best deal possible.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
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Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Sole Practitioner
  • Fleming Law Offices
  • 2002 - Present
  • Partner
  • Lee Martin Green & Reiter
  • 1986 - 2002
  • First Assistant District Attorney
  • Centre County
  • 1985 - 1986
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Centre County
  • 1984 - 1985
  • Associate
  • Kirkpatrick & Montgomery
  • 1983 - 1984
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Education

  • Ohio Northern University College of Law
  • J.D.- Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Syracuse University
  • B.A.
  • 1977

Associations

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Pennslvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Cardigan Mountain School
  • Board of Trustees
  • 1988 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Centre County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Center for Alternatives to Community Justice
  • President and Board Member
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners
  • Senior Bar Examination - Reader
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Pennslvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 1994 - 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Awards

  • Lead Counsel Rated Family Law
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel Rated Divorce
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers in Pennsylvania
  • The Legal Network
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel Rated Criminal Defense
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • Bv Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1997
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1994
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1993
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1992
  • BV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1991
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1990
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1989
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1988
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1987
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1986
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1985
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1984
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Publications

  • Ohio Northern Law Review
  • Michigan v. Summers - Stop and Fish?
  • 1982
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Speaking Engagements

  • Winter Meeting
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (9)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim is deeply committed to his clients and the community."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the privilege of serving as co-counsel with Tim in a complex, high profile case. From the beginning of the case through jury verdict, I witnessed, first hand, his keen intellect, quick thinking, toughness courtroom savvy and integrity. In sum, Tim is an excellent attorney in all respects."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim is an excellent family law and criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse William "Tim" Fleming. Several years ago Tim and I worked as co-counsel in a very complicated criminal defense. I was impressed with Tim's knowledge of the law and of the particular local procedures in Centre Co., all of which contributed to a successful result for our client. Since that time I have referred to Tim several other clients who had legal issues in Centre Co., such as DUI, underage drinking, and divorce. Each of them has thanked me for referring them to Tim and commented on the excellent representation he provided."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim is a very skilled family law and criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim is a very talented criminal defense and family law attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim is a very skilled criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim is an excellent criminal defense lawyer who cares about his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I highly recommend Tim Fleming for both family law and criminal defense."
Family Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim is a very talented lawyer. It is a pleasure to work with him."
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