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Kyle W. Rude

Criminal defense Attorney at Williamsport, PA

4.5   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Kyle

Learn Kyle’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    70%
    Vehicle, State and Federal Trial and Appellate practice

    32 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%

    32 years

  3. Federal crime
    10%

    30 years

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Location

Kyle W. Rude
Schemery Zicolello
333 Market Street
Williamsport, PA, 17701

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and professional service
He handled what should have been the end of my career into a simple 6 month process that is scrubbed at the end.
Posted by JC | January 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Money well spent
Felony possession. No sales or distribution charges. Personal use substances. Turned over to local police by a rat C.I. DM set bail at $350,000 and he wouldn't negotiate a lower bail. Fired my local attorney immediately and called Mr. Rude. Within 24 hours bail was reduced to $50,000. Fined $750, treatment court and probation. He gets my recommendation to anyone in trouble. He walks softly and carries a big stick. Great guy.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dui
Kyle is very kind and knowledgeable in the area of Defending DUIs. He is upfront and honest and a very straight shooter. His prices are fair and he charges you for the work he does and he doesn't overcharge and he doesn't charge you for things that aren't used as other lawyers do. I've used him twice and have referred friends to him. He would be my first choice every time.
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Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI, Hit and Run, Drug Bust
I was extremely happy with my results from the case. Kyle rid me of all the charges, and he is great at negotiating with the judge. He has been my defense attorney for around 15 years now, and I highly recommend him!
Posted by Linda | February 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Right Choice
I chose Kyle Rude of Schemery Zicolello to represent me for a DUI, hit and run and eluding at the recommendation of friends knowledgeable of the Lycoming County Court system and local attorneys. It was a very wise choice, as Mr. Rude was able to have the hit and run charge dismissed and the eluding reduced to a misdemeanor. Initially, my DUI was charged as a 1st offense, as it had been over 10 years since my last DUI. However, the DA changed it to a 2nd offense on the day of sentencing due the DA's office negligence. Their office lost my records for 2-1/2 years in 2006 and sentenced me in 2009. Mr. Rude was able to negotiate with the judge and DA to keep me out of jail and place me on house arrest for 6 months with a TAD monitor for 8 months. I am confident in Kyle Rude's expertise and dedication to his clients. He is a respected attorney in the local courts, as well as very honest and straightforward. He is the RIGHT choice!!!
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Posted by Rochelle | January 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer very up front and reliable
Kyle is a very reliable lawyer gives you a great piece of mind and fights for your rights. My husband was facing serious charges that would have put him away for along time. Kyle was in contact and did all his research and got it all dropped but two charges and ended with a not guilty out come. If you need someone that is gonna fight for you and be in your corner Kyle is you one.
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Posted by Steven | September 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Initial consult, and got the job adequately done.
One fateful Friday night, I was pulled over for suspicion for driving under the influence of alcohol... waiting till Monday morning seemed like the longest few days in my life. My first call, was to another firm in Williamsport that was highly recommended by an attorney friend of mine. The receptionist told me, we can't help you till you we know what you are being charged with, which left me more of a mess than before-I simply couldn't get any answers... On chance I called Kyle's office, due to the high ratings on Avvo. The receptionist booked me a consultation with Kyle, for the next day. Less than four hours later Kyle called me, as he noticed I was not a Williamsport resident, but rather from several hours away.... That consultation call was exactly what I needed to get my nerves under control, Kyle explained everything extremely well. I verbally agreed to hire him just from the consultation... For me this was a very dark time, with many unknown outcomes both in the DUI aspect and how it would affect my job as in business development. And everything worked out as well as it could. Thanks Kyle!
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Posted by Amber | April 21, 2015
Kept me out of jail
I had several cases that Kyle got me reduced to smaller charges and out of jail time. I had one lawyer for my first case that was supposed to be the best in Williamsport. When I caught my second case and hired Kyle, I believe Kyle to be the best Lawyer in Williamsport. I have had several cases over the years and each and every time Kyle got me out of sitting in jail. He worked with the prosecutors and judges to get my charges reduced to misdemeanor offenses, in which did not entail jail time. With Kyle Rude, you can not go wrong!! He is the first name out of my mouth when people need advice with their legal issues.
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Posted by Charlie | September 1, 2014
I Highly Recommend Kyle Rude
Without going into any details about my case. I can tell you that I was being charged with a class 3 felony. If convicted, I could have received a 10 years in state prison, and a $10.000 fine. Attorney Rude had approximately 3 weeks to review my case before going to court. When all was said and done. Kyle Rude got my Felony Charge reduced to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct, and I received a small fine. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Kyle Rude for any case. Criminal or Civil. Thank You Again Kyle
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Posted by Rene | July 29, 2012
DUI Dismissed
Kyle got a DUI reduced to a lesser charge in my case. Kyle will fight for your right and injustice.
Posted by Dawn | February 11, 2010
Kyle
Kyle won my case for me and is still in contact with me over more insignificant matters of the law. I value and trust his opinion.
Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2009
Great defense lawyer!
I had the highest rate of DUI with no possibility of ARD. Kyle worked hard to get me ARD. Thank You Kyle.
Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Less serious crime
I was up front about my case and since my case was less important or less of a priority he assumed what the outcome maybe instead of fighting for something better for his client. It was definitely not worth the price because even after everything I feel like it was a money grab and nothing was justified.
Response from Kyle Rude February 18, 2019
I apologize for this anonymous client feeling less than satisfied with my representation and advice. My goal is to treat each case as if it is the most important case for me because I know it is the most important case for my client. Results cannot be guaranteed however my efforts, knowledge of the law and skill I do guarantee. I always provide clients with a cost/benefit analysis of their respective case. The risk of fighting for a better deal or going to trial often is outweighed substantially by accepting a plea offer. Nevertheless the decision is always the client's. I can only advise -- I cannot make the decision for the client.
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bad criminal lawyer
No paid attorney should try to get clients To Plead Guilty or take deals. Lawyers are supposed to get cases dismissed and charges thrown out. REMEMBER THESE ATTORNEYS WORK FOR YOU. IF You ARE PAYING THEM, THEY ARE YOUR EMPLOYEE . . The only thing Mr. Rude does is try to make deFendents take deals just to get done with HIS caseload. In my eyes in every criminal case or any case the attorney can find the faults that the police did wrong and the illegal actions the police do to citizens. They are all corrupt and probably only about 5 percent of the police force follow protocol. So everyone should study the law and pick there attorneys more wisely. Because I don't know how Mr. Rude has All these good reviews when I know of 10 people who have hired him and it was all a bad outcome. I also hired him for a case but I also fired him as well after paying him $1000's of dollars. And all he wanted me to do is plead guilty and take a deal. Thank the Lord up above I started up and found legal council elsewhere. And my new attorney had all of my charges thrown out due to police doing illegal things in my case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Schemery Zicolello
  • 2005 - Present
  • Associate
  • McNerney, Page, Vanderlin & Hall
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Partner
  • Rude & Golden
  • 1998 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Lepley, Engleman & Yaw, LLC
  • 1994 - 1998
  • Attorney
  • Pennsylvania Office of the Public Defender, Centre County
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Law Clerk
  • Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, President Judge Jeffrey A. Smith
  • 1992 - 1993
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Education

  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Bucknell University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DUI Car Stuck In Tree
  • NOT GUILTY

Associations

  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • Founding Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Members
  • 1998 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Panel Attorney
  • 1998 - Present
  • Lycoming Law Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • United States Middle District
  • Panel Attorney
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lead Counsel Criminal Defense
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel DUI
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Member
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • 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
  • 2009
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Firm Blog
  • HIGH RATE OF TEXTING WHILE DRIVING VIOLATIONS IN LYCOMING COUNTY, PA
  • 2014
  • Firm Blog
  • POLICE PREPARE TO DEAL WITH DANGEROUS SUMMER DRIVING
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Summer Conference
  • DUI
  • 2014
  • General Lecture DUI/Drug Violations with Pennsylvania State Trooper
  • DUI and Drug Violations
  • 2014
  • Summer Conference
  • DUI
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
Endorse Kyle
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Rude is always well prepared heading into court. He is very knowledgeable in criminal defense work and does a great job at getting the best possible outcome for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I prosecuted many cases against Mr. Rude and he was always extremely prepared and ready to fight for his clients. He always obtained the absolute best outcome for his clients because of his vast experience and determination. You cannot go wrong hiring Mr. Rude to represent you."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Kyle is a very skilled criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kyle is an excellent criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kyle W. Rude is an experienced and knowledgeable criminal and DUI defense attorney. I recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have watched Kyle practice in both State and Federal Courts. He is an extremely well qualified and hard working attorney and you will be in good hands if you retain him in any form of criminal case."
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Williamsport Criminal defense Lawyer Kyle W. Rude
Kyle W. Rude
Criminal defense Attorney
Williamsport, PA
Licensed for 30 years
Free Consultation