|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law||N/A||N/A||1986|
|California State University, San Diego||N/A||N/A||1983|
Posted by David
First offense DUI Dauphin County., Dismissed!! - Thank you Attorney Lauer you are absolutely amazing! I will highly recommend your services to those in need.
Posted by Nathan
Listen if you are guilty, any bum can tell you to take a plea deal and accept a plea deal on your behalf. He calls himself the the DUI King. If you are dumb enough to drink and drive don’t be dumb enough to call this guy. If you are innocent you are better off fighting your own cases like I did- I won my appeal. Don't ever do business with someone who believes it is never right to offer a refund. Who doesn't believe it is possible a refund would ever be appropriate.
I am dissatisfied not because the case didn't go my way but because the case verdict was wrong largely in part because I had a bad attorney. When I hired the Law Offices of Patrick F Lauer I was expecting a professional with expertise, skill, wisdom, knowledge concerning the law and legal matters. I was expecting someone with the work ethic to do the job right. But I received none of those.
He had the unjust fines of 3,883 sustained. At my appeal I defended myselfand won.
His associate was scheduled to represent me on 1/3/17 however Patrick Lauer showed up late instead. 1/7/17 I had contacted his office/ several times by phone speaking with both Patrick F Lauer and Heather Obrisko as well as by email. I expressed my displeasure, I told them I would be appealing my case and requested a refund. I said if I win my case it would reflect poorly on their office. I have the letter they sent me dated 1/10/2017.
It states “Prior to the Summary Trial, we thoroughly discussed that the officer had photographs designating strict weight requirements and restricted trucks except for local deliveries.”
“I was able to get the officer to agree to a reduction in fine”
“I even told you it would be unlikely from experience that District Judge would reduce the fine if you elected to go through with a hearing and was found guilty.”
“Attorney Orisko and I both believe that you should have accepted the negotiated plea agreement.”
“representation for negotiations with law enforcement, obtaining a favorable plea agreement which was ultimately rejected by you and represented you at the Summary Trial”
“There is no refund simply because you now have remorse over not accepting the plea deal. You should have taken the deal.” Signed by Patrick F. Lauer and Heather N. Orisko
I was even offered the same plea deal at my appeal and I refused it again. As evident by their letter they were only interested in accepting a plea deal and heading home. Apparently they never thought to consider I was actually innocent or to argue for my innocence. After I won my appeal I contacted the offices of Patrick F Lauer and requested a refund but they refused. On 5/18/17 by phone I spoke to Patrick Lauer. I requested a refund. I told him I won my appeal. He then changed his story and insisted that it wasn’t his fault. And he said more than once that we had a “terrible judge“. I had disagreed with the ruling of Judge Michael J Smith. But never once had my wife or I blamed him or thought he had done any wrong. We knew what the problem was-bad service from the Law Offices of Patrick F Lauer. I asked probably 10 times don't you believe in customer satisfaction. I am unsatisfied because of lousy service, lack of effort, lack of expertise, lack of character.
I originally spoke and made arrangements for his associate Heather Orisko to represent me. But she was a no show. He was late. He was rude. I argued that the sign used was confusing improper and inappropriate to justify a weight restriction. I was right. He seemed unprepared and unfamiliar with my case or the laws concerning my case. As far as I could tell he never researched or reviewed my case. He came in insisting I should take a plea deal. I finally had to say to him are you working for me or for them? He said for me but I was unconvinced. It was evident to me Patrick Lauer was only concerned with obtaining a plea deal. As though the authorities are always right and I am guilty until proven innocent.
Posted by anonymous
Went to him about fake id usage charges and was screwed but got only a disorderly and 30 hrs instead of 6 month license suspension very satisfied and a very cool guy