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John M. Ogden

DUI and DWI Attorney at York, PA

5.0   17 reviews

also known as MrJusticeinYork.com

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  • Licensed for 31 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    40%
    DUI defense and all vehicular crimes

    30 years

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    DUI defense, traffic, vehicular crimes, tractor trailer and CDL issues

    30 years

  3. Real estate
    20%
    Real estate settlements, litigation, rights-of-way, Eminent Domain, buying and selling a business

    30 years

  4. Business
    15%
    Forming corporations, partnerships, limited liability companys and representing the same.

    31 years

WE PROVIDE EFFECTIVE, EFFICIENT LEGAL SERVICES!

  John M. Ogden has over 30 years of courtroom experience in trying and winning cases, including DUI, Criminal Defense, Real Estate cases as well as handling Wills and Estate matters.  We are focused on finding ways to creatively solve legal issues in an effective and efficient manner, and we are ready to work for you.

  The Law Firm of John M. Ogden is a full-service general practice law firm in York, Pennsylvania. In addition to trial defense, we handle all types of buisiness matters from partnerships and corporations to LLCs.  We represent both plaintiffs and defendants in all business matters and contract disputes. 

  We have a full service title insurance service for commercial and residential real estate transfers.  Attorney Ogden has been a Pennsylvania licensed Title Insurance Resident Agent since 2003.

  Attorney John Ogden has won major DUI (Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or controlled substances, or both) sentencing decision in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. The highest Court in Pennsylvania unanimously agreed with Ogden that the way the trial courts were sentencing subsequent DUI offenders was illegal. In its unanimous decision, the high overruled three prior Superior Court opinions. The issue was whether a DUI offender may be sentenced as a repeat offender if there was no conviction between the first offense DUI and a subsequent offense occurs when someone is arrested on a DUI charge, but not yet found guilty. If that same person is arrested for another DUI before the conviction on the first DUI, this opinion will apply.  Commonwealth v. Haag, 603 Pa. 46, 981 A.2d 902 (Pa. 2009).

  Attorney Ogden recognizes that a DUI is a very serious crime and does not in any way condone multiple DUI offenses. However, he believes that everyone in entitled to Equal Justice Under Law and the law should be followed. Attorney Ogden has been fighting for his clients' rights since 1993.

  Attorney Ogden recently challenged driver's license suspensions for a large group of driver's whose licenses were suspended up tpo ten years after their criminal case was over.  The York County Clerk of Courts audited his office and learned that driver's whose license should have been suspended were never reported to PennDot.  In one action, he directed that over 5.000 drivers be reported to PennDot and their licenses were automatically suspended.  The law provided no relief until Attorney Ogden fought the case, and won.  As a result, a new rule was announced giving relief to those unjustly suspended.

 Attorney Ogden constantly attends seminars in all areas of DUI defense and trial techniques.

 Attorney Ogden graduated from Dover Area High School in 1979. He graduated from York College of Pennsylvania in 1987 with an Associate of Science Degree and in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems.

  Attorney Ogden served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard rising from an enlisted private in 1983 to being a commissioned Officer in 1987.

  Attorney Ogden graduated Cum Laude from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1993.

  Attorney Ogden began his career practicing with Law Firm of Kain Brown & Roberts, (which later became known as Rhoads & Sinon, LLP), from 1993 until 1999.

   In 1999, Attorney Ogden formed the Law Firm of Holt & Ogden, LLP  with Attorney Farley G. Holt, Esquire.

   After twelve years, John M. Ogden formed the Law Office of John M. Ogden located at 110 N George Street, 2nd Floor, York, PA 17401.

   Call today to hear how John Ogden can guide you though the legal system!.

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
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Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jennifer | February 12, 2013
HONEST & STRAIGHT UP
I had consultations with two other Attorney's in York before meeting with Attorney Ogden who I chose to represent me. He explained everything in detail about my case and the charges against me in and for the first time in weeks, I knew and understood what I was up against. I was finally aware of both the best and the worst possible outcome in the criminal case against me. There was no more guessing. Lucky for me, because of Attorney Ogden, my case ended with the BEST possible outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2013
GO NOWHERE ELSE FOR DUI!
Ogden does his homework and doesn't use a "cookie-cutter" approach to DUI. He researches before court. I was MUCH happier with him than with my other attorney AND with our results!
Posted by Stephen | February 23, 2024
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Property management scammers forced to pay up what they stole.
I ran afoul of a property management company with a record of not paying people for anything and just keeping everyone's money. https://www.bbb.org/us/pa/lancaster/profile/property-management/home365-property-management-0241-236066355/customer-reviews#269253855 John Ogden was able to recover everything that was legally recoverable, whereas most of the companies victims seem to have been left just stuck. I recommend John and his staff very highly.
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Posted by Timothy | March 4, 2020
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Drawn Out Divorce
After hiring the wrong lawyer, I decided to go it alone and complete my own divorce. Although I made decent progress, I suggest not doing that. I needed some help, so after consulting with a second lawyer who helped me for a bit until they retired early, I needed to complete my divorce. I was now over 900 days into this divorce and needed closure. I called the office of John M. Ogden. I made an appointment and we sat down and discussed my situation. John agreed to take on where I left off and help me finish an arduous and time consuming divorce. I can not leave out the help from John's assistant Chamaine who kept me up to date on the progress of my divorce. I greatly appreciate the work they have done to finalize my divorce. I can not thank them enough for alleviating the stress that I have dealt with for just shy of 3 years. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again if I ever need legal representation.
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Response from John Ogden March 13, 2020
Thank you for the review. It was a pleasure to help you get this divorce behind you.
Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2019
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Very knowledgeable, professional, helpful, and will get you justice.
The experience was calming and structured from the beginning. John stayed in contact throughout the process. He Won for us, we would recommend to anyone.
Posted by Alfred | December 6, 2018
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Professional & Prompt
I’ve used John a couple of times for myself with all ending good. I recently went to him with a issue my daughter had that needed immediate attention and within 2 days resolved it. Have a situation and need someone you can trust and not feel like their in your back pocket give him a try, Thanks again John.
Posted by Roger | May 4, 2018
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Expert Guidance
Provided expert guidance; received a favorable judgement for the traffic citation from a difficult Judge who seemed to have an attitude who interpreted Traffic Regulations differently from the written law.
Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2017
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Outstanding
Mr. John Ogden has represented me on numerous occasions. He has always gone above and beyond what was needed from him. He is not a typical lawyer who tells you what will happen. He truly counseled me on which way things could go. I appreciate all this lawyer has done and he will continue to be my lawyer if I should get into anymore situations.
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Posted by Lexi K. | February 17, 2016
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Compassionate Legal Expertise
Attorney Ogden has the expertise and experience to navigate the legal system but also does it with compassion and understanding. He has a way of putting your mind at ease. You can be confident he will do everything he possibly can to help you. Attorney Ogden also takes the time to explain the process in a way that is easy to understand. You will leave his office with a sense of relief.
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Posted by Shelley | February 12, 2016
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John Ogden
John showed concern and empathy towards my minor son when he was charged with felony, conspiracy to commit when it was clear he was in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong friend. John was able to get the charges dropped.
Posted by Philip | February 12, 2016
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Personal Service
John is the ideal lawyer for those who hate lawyers...personal, understanding, and tenacious with an unequaled knowledge of the law.... handled my court appearance quickly and in my favor, he handled multiple cases for me Tenant Landlord, Traffic and also referred me to equally competent attorneys outside his realm
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2015
Excellent attorney, superb results!
Attorney Ogden has been my attorney for over three years, representing my business as well as a DUI matter. He is knowledgeable, helpful, and truly passionate about what he does and the end results reflect that. I've dealt with other attorneys prior having John represent me and the results are unparalleled. I would recommend John to anyone!
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Posted by George | April 30, 2014
Amazing
I retained Mr. Ogden to help me with a complicated real estate matter which was a big part of my divorce. His persistence made me hundreds of thousands of dollars more than I expected. I strongly recommend him.
Posted by Russell | November 12, 2013
Atty Ogden is a MUST for DUI/DWI
I was facing prison time (and a litany of other punishments) as a result of a Tier 3, Refusal, Second Offense DUI in Pennsylvania, Feb 2013. To say I was impressed with Atty. Ogden would be a vast understatement. The skill and strategy he employed not only provided a not guilty verdict, but allowed me to keep my job, my security clearance, and most importantly, kept me out of prison. His knowledge of traffic law and the State Police DUI handbook was astonishing. Atty Ogden was actually able to get arresting officer to rescind 6 of the 7 so called "indicators" that he observed, which led to my arrest. Additionally, his staff of Paralegals made sure I was always aware of trial dates, statuses of motions filed on my behalf, and most importantly, helped me relax and stay calm during the 8-month journey to trial. Shout out to Rita! You were a lifesaver! Lastly, Atty Ogden did not provide me with false hope or overstated promises. He was honest with potential outcomes and did not sugar coat. He did exactly what he said that he would and put extensive time and effort into preparing my case. I would HIGHLY reccomend Atty. Ogden to anyone facing a DUI/DWI charge.
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Posted by Jerry | November 10, 2013
competent and effective
Mr. Ogden provided me with an outstanding litigation prevention plan for my business. I deal with commercial contracts on a regular basis and as a small business owner I needed help. He was well worth the fee he charged me. Funny thing is that he was recommended to me by my cousin who Mr. Ogden helped get an amazing plea deal for various criminal charges. Mr. Ogden kept him out of jail!!!
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Posted by JaNa | April 23, 2013
Unemployment Compensation
Attorney Ogden took my case Pro Bono. There was never a delay in communication. He and his staff kept me informed and were VERY helpful. I won my case.
Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2012
Promt and Responsive
John has been my lawyer for the last few years. He has helped a number of my family memebers, and has aided me in domestics with my child. John is always very responsive, professional, knowledgeable, and keeps me very well imformed with any information obtained. I would recommend him to anyone.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer
  • Law Office of John M. Ogden
  • 2012 - Present
  • Lawyer
  • Holt & Ogden, LLP
  • 1999 - 2012
  • Lawyer
  • RHOADS & SINON, YORK
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Lawyer
  • KAIN, BROWN & ROBERTS, LLP
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Appeal Intern
  • MICHIGAN APPELLATE DEFENDER
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Litigation Intern
  • MICHIGAN ATTORNEY GENERAL
  • 1990 - 1991
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Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • York College of Pennsylvania
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989
  • York College of Pennsylvania
  • 1979
  • Dover High School
  • 1979
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Haag
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Reversed Lower Court. Successfully argued to change the way the court was sentencing DUI offenders
  • DAVID LEASE v. HAMILTON TOWNSHIP
  • Reversed the Township, Allowed the Development
  • Citizens For Responsible Development v. WalMart
  • Successfully decided in favor of my client, Special Exception Denied.
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Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association for Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys
  • Founding Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National College for DUI Defense - Member NCDD.com GotDUI.COM
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Central Pennsylvania Legal Services
  • Board Member
  • 1994 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2013
  • Businessman of the Year
  • National Republican Congressional Committee
  • 2005
  • Excellence in the study of Jurisdiction
  • American Jurisprudence
  • 1991
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (31)
Endorse John
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. John is always prepared and professional. He works hard on behalf of his clients."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a very copentent and hard working attorney. He diligent abd will go out of his way to take care of your legal issue. He treats everyone with respect abd courtesy."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John brings a wealth of experience to bear on each matter he represents. I would retain this lawyer. He is professional and always prepared."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Client focused and detail orientated."
General practice Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is one of the few attorneys who can call himself a general practitioner. He has great intellect, works tirelessly for his clients and is ethical. He is always ready to help me when I need an opinion on a case. I would not hesitate to hire John for legal help."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer highly. Attorney Ogden and I have been on opposing sides in municipal and zoning litigation many times. Attorney Ogden is a devoted and aggressive representative for his clients. He is creative in his legal theories and in many instances, sets new standards for the legal matter to be reviewed and acted upon in appeals."
Business Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. While being a zealous advocate for his client, he was always professional and courteous to my staff and me."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have attended advanced DUI training with attorney Ogden. I endorse him for his knowledge and skill in DUI law."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John has a great mind for Criminal Defense law. Provides guidance and advise to many of the lawyers in the community in this area of expertise."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent example of a great lawyer!"
General practice Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John Ogden without reservation. He is a very talented lawyer with high level skills in the courtroom and he knows many areas of the law and has been a mentor, colleague and has also co-counseled with me as well and gotten very good results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a hard working DUI defense lawyer who knows more than just the law. He spends a lot of time learning about the scientific aspects of the chemical tests the government uses to test for alcohol content. That is what gives him an edge over other lawyers because it is the alcohol and drug content that makes or DUI cases and John knows where to look and what to ask to take apart the prosecutors case. I endorse him highly."
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