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Attorney Bryan E. DePowell is licensed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to attending law school, Bryan spent 10 years as a Police Officer in Northeast Pennsylvania where he gained invaluable experience and insight into the real world application of criminal law.

In 2005 Bryan left his career in law enforcement to pursue his education. He attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, in Honolulu Hawaii where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Graduating with honors in 2007, he returned to Pennsylvania to attend Widener University in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Bryan completed his law degree in two-and-a-half years and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in April 2010. Since his admission he has focused his practice primarily in the area criminal law and, more specifically, in the areas of DUI and Drug Offenses. He has attended numerous nationally recognized trainings including DUI Detection and SFST Practitioner Certification, DUI Detection and SFST Instructor Certification, Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement Certification, Drug Recognition Expert training, Forensic Sobriety Assessment Certification, The Scientific Truth HS-GC-FID and the Pharmacology of EtOH, Marijuana, and Benzodiazepines, Forensic Chromatography VI: Theory and Practice at Axion Analytical Laboratories, Chicago IL, as well as attending the National College of DUI Defense courses at Harvard Law School.

Attorney DePowell is a certified operator of the Intoxilyzer 8000, the same breath testing device used by law enforcement agencies nationwide. In addition to his criminal practice, Bryan speaks, writes, and teaches in the areas of Criminal Law, DUI and Narcotics, and ethics. 


Contact info

Crisp and Associates, LLC.

4031 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA, 17110

Practice areas


  1. Military Law: 55%
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    7 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    7 years
  4. Appeals: 5%
    8 years



Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCrisp and Associates, LLC2012 - Present
Adjuct FacultyKeystone Technical Institute2011 - Present
AttorneyThe McShane Firm, LLC2010 - 2012
Clerk/AttorneyDauphin County District Attorney's Office2008 - 2010
Veteran Police OfficerCity Of Scranton1999 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseN/A2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysN/A2010 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2010 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Dauphin County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
www.legalgeekery.comIs Technology Always the Answer?2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of LawPolitical Science/HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Pennsylvania Municipal Police AcademyN/APA Police Officer Certification1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lunch and Learn, Paralegal Association of PennsylvaniaDrugs of Abuse and the DRE Evaluation; Voodoo Science?2012
Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Center for Continuing Legal EducationDefending the DUI Case2011