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Eid Edward Qaqish

Criminal defense Attorney at Allentown, PA

4.7   31 reviews

also known as Ed Qaqish, E. Edward Qaqish

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Eid

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I was raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and later attended Kutztown University where I received my degree in political science. 

After college, I enrolled at Widener University's School of Law in Harrisburg. After my first year, I was named a Widener Merit Scholar and earned a position on the Widener Law Journal, eventually serving on the administrative board. During law school I worked in the legal department of a large utility company and also served as a clerk on Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court. 

My first venture in representing clients was at the Widener Civil Law Clinic where, as a student, I was given the privilege of representing clients in a variety of matters.  In 2010, I graduated from Widener Law with honors. 

Following law school, I worked as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Douglas W. Herman, President Judge of the 39th Judicial District (Franklin and Fulton Counties). There, I learned every aspect of the criminal and civil practice areas. More importantly, I was given the rare opportunity to see how the courts operate in these areas of law. 

Following my clerkship, I decided to step away from my role with the court in order to be able to advocate on behalf of clients. Since that time, my practice areas have included criminal defense and civil litigation (personal injury, breach of contract, landlord/tenant disputes, etc.). 

When I am retained by a client, I understand that I am being hired to handle and resolve one of the biggest problems in your life, at that time. I take this responsibility seriously and will always work my hardest for you. 

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Location

The Law Office of E. Edward Qaqish
1244 W. Hamilton Street, Suite 105
Allentown, PA, 18102
The Law Office of E. Edward Qaqish
2300B N. 5th Street Highway Suite 2
Reading, PA, 19605
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  31 customer reviews
Posted by Andrea | April 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I contacted Mr Qaqish after I received a traffic ticket. I was looking at getting four points on my license for my first offense. Mr Qaqish took my call quickly, he was very curtious and explained the process very well and alleived my anxiety. He was even able to go the hearing without me when my docket was rescheduled to a date that I was out of town. He was able to get me a reduced fine and NO points. He called me out of town and updated me too. I am so happy I contacted him rather than trying to go through the process myself. His fee was reasonable and more than worth the great service I received.
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Posted by Carlos | March 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great at his profession.
Ed really did everything he had to do plus more.. He explain everything Perfect. He never left me lost, always return call,very easy to get a Hold of. I'll defiantly recommend him to anyone..
Posted by Brian | January 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI 2nd offense
when I was convicted of a 2nd DUI & possession of marijuana in Lehigh county You almost think life is over & now I have a bad criminal record. Choosing Edward has gained me confidence in my future background not being damaged. I’m not from Lehigh county but searching for a lawyer, I came across Edward. We had a great consultation on the phone and he was professional and honest about what the plan was going to be. I was confident in hiring him as my attorney and we also managed to knock off my drug charge and traffic violations that saved me money in fines. I was looking at jail time but he worked out a plea deal with the DA so I would only do house arrest and I could continue to stay in school & also continue to work. If you ever need a lawyer in the Lehigh county or any county I highly recommend Edward in fighting your convictions against you so that you can continue life with confidence and structure.
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2018
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caring and understanding
Although I live out of state, Eid represented me on my behalf and fought hard for me. I was scared any attorney could have done nothing since I'm out of state and I would have never known because I wasn't there, but Eid did an amazing job and did exactly what he said he could accomplish in court. Leading up to the trial he was amazing and communicated with me all the time and spent lots of time with me and listening to me. he took a personal interest in my issues and showed he really cared about me as a person. he never rushed me off the phone. he remembered me months after our first phone call. I would highly recommend Eid.
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Posted by Saul | May 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Helpful throughout the entire process!
Edward was amazing and the perfect lawyer for my case. I couldn't believe how quick and effective he was when it came to my questions. He also helped me feel comfortable to call him at any moment with any concern that I had and that's what made me feel the best about the entire process. I actually got more than what I expected with what I paid. He also got my charges dropped to a lower sentence in which most similar cases would have been impossible. Thanks Edward!
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you Ed!
I don't usually leave reviews, but I wanted to thank you for getting the best possible outcome for me in a somewhat complicated case. He is quick to respond to emails, and easy to contact and answer any questions your have. I highly recommend!
Posted by Peter | November 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Reviews Helped Me A Lot!
Innocent until proven guilty, and proof beyond a reasonable doubt, are the two main principles in our justice system. Without these fundamentals, and access to great attorneys, our society would have no guarantee against innocent people, being wrongfully convicted. I was looking for an attorney who believed in these values as much as I did, and who would aggressively defend me against wrongful charges. Another quality I was looking for in an attorney, was someone with whom I felt comfortable working with. What first struck my interest in Attorney Qaqish, were his reviews. Primarily, the main theme that I gathered from the reviews was Attorney Qaqish had a great track record of reducing, diminishing, or mitigating charges in other cases. The secondary theme I noticed in the reviews were people commenting on Attorney Qaqish’s willingness to defend his clients, with an actual aggressive plan of defense. Lastly, his reviews were numerous, and consistently relevant, more simply stated, he appeared to be an active working attorney, with many current positive reviews. After my experience with Attorney Qaqish, I can attest he lives up to what I had read. Another highly commendable quality Attorney Qaqish possesses is excellent communication. I first experienced this, when I made my first phone call to initially discuss my case, and just to try to get a feel for his personality over the phone. The prior two attorneys I tried reaching, had their secretaries answer the phone, and required a face to face meeting, before I could even make a decision on if I wanted to work with them. Attorney Qaqish lists his direct phone number (very rare), personally answered after only two rings, and discussed my case, exceeding my expectations. During all the pre-trial meetings, emails, and other phone calls (to which he has answered three out of three times), Attorney Qaqish was reachable, and able to answer all my questions, regardless of how simplistic some of them may have been, in a clear concise, non-condescending manner. Attorney Qaqish took time to fully and diligently, understand the case, and the angles we needed to pursue in court. Attorney Qaqish pursued a logical, pragmatic, poignant line of cross examination, that definitely pointed to inconsistencies in the prosecution’s case. Also, it was under the questioning of Attorney Qaqish, that my direct testimony came out in such a positive way, that my case was dismissed, even after a lengthy 1 hour trial. I owe Attorney Qaqish copious amounts of gratitude, for his representation. If the future dictates another need for representation, I will not hesitate to retain Attorney Qaqish. I am also in a great position now to be able to personally recommend him to family, friends, and hopefully convince others who are reading these online reviews, that Attorney Qaqish is a competent lawyer, who won’t let you down, and will fight for you! He is compassionate, intelligent, approachable, logical, experienced, and highly recommended!
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Posted by Tyler | October 31, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful!
I was uncertain whether the charge against me could carry a term of imprisonment or not. In addition to explaining the nature of the charges over the phone, Mr. Qaqish provided valuable insight into both the habitual rulings and temperament of the judge and explained all possible avenues of recourse. I will most certainly be going to him first if I ever have another legal issue. Thank you Eid!
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Posted by Cindy | September 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Atty. Ed Qaqish
Always answers your call or email promptly. Ed explained exactly what was going to take place at the magistrate hearing when he represented me for a speeding ticket. I was looking at five points on my DL. Ed was able to get that to ZERO points. I couldn't be happier with the outcome he negotiated for me. It was well worth the money...had I gotten the points, I am sure my insurance rate increase would be as much or more than his fee. I would highly recommend Atty. Qaqish and would use him again.
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer Great Experience
I had a great experience with Ed for my traffic ticket. He was very responsive and always provided me with updates on the case. He was able to reduce my points on the ticket and explained to me every step of the way on the process. He worked hard for my case and was a great experience working with him. I highly recommend Ed.
Posted by Ed | June 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would definitely use again
After a consultation with a different attorney who tried to convince me that I had no chance at a positive outcome with my case, I contacted Mr. Qaquish. He personally answered my phone call and met with me the same day. After a consultation with him, I felt much more optimistic about fighting my case. I hired him the same day, which was a choice I would not regret. He kept me well informed throughout the process, and was able to achieve the best results possible for my situation. I also feel his cost was very reasonable considering his high level of professionalism and dedication to my case. I would undoubtedly use him again if I needed a criminal attorney.
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Posted by Vikas | January 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very good lawyer for Traffic violation
Mr. Ed Qaqish is a very knowledgeable lawyer with a wealth of experience. After reviewing my speeding ticket case, Ed confidently stated me not to worry and he would handle my legal situation. When I had questions, or felt mis/underinformed, I simply placed a phone call or email, and he responded back within 24 hours. He was able to get my charges reduced, with no points on DL. I was very satisfied with the outcome.
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Posted by Cindy | November 30, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Relieved and Thankful
Our teenage son was in a car accident, slid into a tree on a wet road. The road had a very sharp turn and had no warning sign that such a turn was approaching. The police officer wrote him a ticket for careless driving. The neighbor witnessed accident and told us he was driving slow and there were many accidents there. Due to the number of points involved our son could have lost his license. Thanks to the expertise of Mr. Qaqish, this did not happen, he was able to reason with the officer and although we had to pay a fine it was a much better outcome that it would have been I am sure. I would not hesitate to refer a friend or anyone needing legal assistance. Fees were fair and time was not at all wasted.
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Posted by Christine | June 21, 2016
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Eid Edward Qaquish
I hired Mr. Qaquish for a traffic violation. Ed Qaqish was vert helpful and professional, he explained my case in layman's terms. He gave me several options, and his recommendations.
Posted by Heather | May 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic ticket
When I first contacted Ed he took my call right away, he told me up front the cost, and what needed to be done. He was always professional, and knew what he was talking about. He won my case with no problem, he knew what questions to ask in court and what mattered to the judge. He stuck to the facts and proved I was not at fault for this accident. I would recommend him to anyone, he is very professional and a great lawyer who knows what he is doing.
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Posted by Daniel | December 9, 2015
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Very satisfied client
Ed handled my case with a high level of proffessionalism and was able to help get a traffic citation alleging that I caused a highway accident dismissed entirely. His reponse throughout was very promt, and I was always able to reach him when I needed him. Very Happy. Thank You.
Posted by Diego | November 9, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
EID IS TOP NOTCH!!
This is the best lawyer I have ever had! He was able to handle my situation promptly and was properly resolved. A true professional and highly recommend to all. 5 star all the way.
Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal Defense
I hired Mr Qaqish as my lawyer for a criminal defense case. Talking to Mr. Qaqish, I felt good about my case and what the outcome would be. Mr. Qaqish is very competent in his work and what would most likely become of my case. He was pretty spot on with everything he provided me. Mr Qaqish is also very prompt, he contacted me within the day of me contacting him whenever I had a question and if he did not know the answer he would get back to me promptly with an answer. I would recommend him to others.
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Posted by Luis | May 5, 2015
Go to guy
If anyone is in the market for a lawyer I highly recommend this one. I hired Mr. Qaqish for 2 separate traffic citations and both of which he made sure were taken to my satisfaction, even walked away totally innocent from one of them. Definitely will be using him again if I ever need a lawyer for anything he can help me with. Also the best priced lawyer on the market for the quality of service you receive by far.
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Posted by Susan | May 5, 2015
worth every penny
I was given 2 tickets for an accident that the officer (Allentown PD) did not witness. I honestly believe the accident was not my fault. Mr. Qaqish helped me fight the tickets and the judge (a former Allentown PD, and father of a current APD) sided with us and found me "not-guilty." This saved me 6 puts on my license, court fees, fines and $$$ on insurance. Well worth his fee.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney - Owner
  • The Law Office of E. Edward Qaqish
  • 2013 - Present
  • Head Judicial Law Clerk
  • Franklin County Court Of Common Pleas
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Franklin County Court Of Common Pleas
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Widener University School Of Law Civil Law Clinic
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Summer Law Clerk
  • Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt - Commonwealth Court Of Pennsylvania
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Research Assistant
  • Pennsylvania Civil Practice (Treatise)
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Legal Department of Pennsylvania American Water
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Research Assistant
  • Widener University School Of Law
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Legislative Intern
  • State Senator's Office
  • 2006 - 2007
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Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin
  • All evidence suppressed. Warrant deemed invalid.
  • Traffic Tickets following Accident
  • Traffic tickets were dropped
  • Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Police Standoff
  • Plea Offer
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Associations

  • Berks County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2017 - Present
  • Lehigh County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Practice Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Executive Council, Zone 2 Chair
  • 2016 - 2018
  • William W. Lipsitt American Inn of Court
  • Associate
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association - Bar Leadership Institute
  • Inductee
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Franklin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Rated "Excellent"
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Rated "Superb"
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Graduated with Honors (Cum Laude)
  • Widener University School of Law
  • 2010
  • Public Interest Initiative
  • Widener University School of Law
  • 2010
  • Internal Editor
  • Widener Law Journal
  • 2010
  • Widener Merit Scholar
  • Widener University School of Law
  • 2008
  • Staff Member
  • Widener Law Journal
  • 2008
  • Inductee
  • National Political Science Honor Society
  • 2006
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Publications

  • Franklin County Legal Journal
  • Various Opinions
  • 2013
  • Widener Law Journal
  • Mum’s Still the Word: Castellani v. Scranton Times Finds No Crime- Fraud Exception to Pennsylvania’s Shield Law
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Pre-Law Society
  • The Law School Experience
  • 2014
  • Pre-Law Society
  • Applying to Law School
  • 2014
  • Ask a Lawyer
  • Ask a Lawyer
  • 2014
  • Criminal Law Section
  • Expungements Overview
  • 2013
  • Bench Bar Conference
  • Civil Procedure
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (36)
Given (45)
Endorse Eid
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with and get to know Mr. Qaqish on several occasions, and I can vouch for his intelligence, character and advocacy. Whatever your legal needs, Eid Qaqish is a good choice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Qaqish and I worked together at the Franklin County Courthouse when we were law clerks. Attorney Qaqish had a firm understanding of the law and was able to dissect complex issues. His writing skills are second to none and he is a superb lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed is an outstanding attorney who is a zealous advocate for his clients. He is always prepared and is well liked and respected by Judges and prosecutors alike. Highly recommend"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer - I've known Ed since law school and he has always conducted himself in a respectful, competent and professional manner."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Great choice for an attorney and a great advocate for clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Qaqish. He is knowledgeable, ethical, and one of the best in his field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent contributions and an asset to the AVVO community."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Eid. Highly respected in the legal community and a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Qaqish is a passionate and capable advocate for his client. I would recommend him to a friend without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Qaqish is a contributor here that answers questions beyond the simple, "Go talk to a local attorney" we see so many times here. He's well rounded in his experience providing service to his clients beyond of personal injury law. I endorse Mr. Qaquish as an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Qaqish. He is very clearly a very intelligent attorney with extensive knowledge of the law, particularly criminal defense."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Qaqish is a very talented and highly skilled attorney. I endorse him without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"E. Edward Qaqish is well known throughout the legal community as a knowledgeable and formidable trial lawyer who has demonstrated the ability to be both an aggressive advocate and a compassionate counselor. You will be well served if his office accepts your matter. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
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