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Edward Michael Olexa

Criminal defense Attorney at Hazleton, PA

4.9   33 reviews

also known as Ed Olexa


Licensed for 16 years

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Now accepting new criminal cases from traffic citations to misdemeanors to felonies and homicide. Assaults, sex crimes, drug offenses, theft. Megan's Law. Criminal Appeals. Expungements. House Arrest & Work Release.

    15 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%
    ARD Program, House Arrest Programs, Intermediate Punishment, Accidents, Challenges to Chemical Testing, Driver's License Issues & Restoration

    17 years

  3. Family
    20%

  4. Personal injury
    5%
    Automobile & Trucking Accidents, Slip & Fall, Wrongful Death

    15 years

ATTORNEY OLEXA HAS A TRACK RECORD OF TAKING ON THE STATE AND GETTING RESULTS FOR HIS CLIENTS.
Licensed for 16 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 12/04/2022

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

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Victor Craig | February 15, 2011
Excellent Lawyer
Very intelligent and aggressive attorney who will dedicate 110% to your legal issues. I am very pleased with the professionalism, dedication, and personal attention I have been given. I would recommend Mr. Edward Olexa to anyone with any legal issues…
Posted by Manjinder Singh | May 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Professional Lawyer
Mr Olexa is intelligent and dedicated lawyer towards his clients. He works extremely hard for clients who shall get the clear justice. Total Professional, Responsive are few characteristics he posses. I highly recommend Edward Olexa lawyer for his services to any client.
Posted by Nicholas | August 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI dismissed
Hands down the best legal representation I have ever had. I thought the price was a bit much but it was well worth it when all was said and done. Attorney Olexa surpassed all expectations and managed to do the impossible. In just one court visit Attorney Olexa got all of my criminal charges, including a DUI charge dismissed. I would recommend anyone looking for legal representation to contact Attorney Olexa's Offices as soon as possible.
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
BEST LAWYER I HIGHLY RECOMMEND
This lawyer was fantastic. He did a great job for me and he and his staff were very helpful and always willing to talk to me. His office is convenient and when I would stop in they always helped. After my DUI case, Attorney Olexa also helped me with my interlock device. I could not believe the great work he and his staff did for me! Thank got I picked the right lawyer!!
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Posted by Bill | November 6, 2020
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Bill
I do not live in the Carbon County area, and I needed to hire an attorney to handle a criminal matter for a member of my family. Attorney Ed Olexa delivered on his promises. He was an excellent communicator, made the whole process easier, and guided us from start to finish. He laid out our strategy and delivered on his promises. I have great respect for his ability to handle matters in a timely systematic way. I would highly recommend Attorney Ed Olexa to others.
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Posted by Derick | October 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal charges withdrawn to Summary
When I got caught up with the law for an honest mistake I was very upset. I have been doing great until I got charged with a crime that really is confusing under my circumstances. Atty Olexa is very professional and understands his clients emotions .He does the best he good, He can't work miracles but pretty darn close. Maybe he can?Fair is fair and by him representing me twice in the last 12 years he helped me tremendously and I know he will help anyone to the best of his ability and he also will talk with the officer and prosecution to benefit his client. Not like some other lawyers that roll with the punches .
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Posted by Christian | September 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
7-15 turned into probation.
Attorney Olexa, is one of the kindest and most reassuring men I have ever met, even with that said. He won't dance around your situation simply to make you feel better. He will state the facts as they stand for you. He will ensure you know every possible outcome of your case, even if it wasn't what you wanted to hear. That's a strong testament toward his character and his legal knowledge. Even greater a testament is his attitude toward clients, he cares for those who employ him at a level above and beyond I had ever expected. I left my previous attorney to hire him as, my previous attorney met none of my needs, legal or personal. Attorney Olexa won't just meet your needs, he will go above and beyond them. Any question you have about your case, he or Dave will answer in a timely fashion. Attorney Olexa is highly regarded in the courts for solid reasons - He was once a DA, so he's seen the opposition. He knows the opposition and how they think. And that's his strongest point he's strategic. This is chess to him, and he has the considerable advantage of knowing how the opponent thinks. If you ever find yourself on the wrong end of the law, you can't do better than Ed Olexa & Co. And to those worried about prices, he's affordable. But even if he weren't, you can't attach a price to your freedom, and above all else that's what he's fighting for.
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2020
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Outstanding Representation
Attorney Olexa did an exceptional job in representing me on a matter that could have been very precarious to my future. He and his staff are very professional and executed "everything" they said they would, with reference to my specific case. Bottom line is Attorney Olexa and his staff are "Top Shelf" and I would recommend them highly.
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Posted by Maria | April 15, 2019
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This man is a great lawyer & a wonderful person!
Olexa review on Avvo.com Attorney Olexa is down-to-earth, humble, no-nonsense lawyer. He is respectful to his clients. My husband had been charged with a DUI. He found a specialty court (Veterans Court), which not only avoided jail time but forced my husband to face his addiction. The case went on much longer than we expected, but he did not waver from his quoted original fee. He allowed us to make payments on his reasonable fee. He is courteous & polite at all times. He is fair, educated, & very knowledgeable. We wholeheartedly recommend this attorney for all your legal matters & needs.
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Posted by Tricia | January 18, 2019
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MAKES THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE!!!!
I simply can not find enough remarkable words to review Attorney Okexa and his staff. Attorney Olexa is absolutely the best lawyer I could ever find. When you need a lawyer, your first instinct maybe to look out of the Hazleton Area. I GET IT!!! I live in the Hazleton area. STOP LOOKING ELSEWHERE. HE IS THE ATTORNEY YOU NEED AND WANT!!! I would choose Attorney Olexa over any lawyer anywhere. YOU should choose Attorney Olexa. He is absolutely amazing, he gives you a very good understanding of what your specific situation is and what or if you are up against anything. There is no BS. He truly knows the law. Simple as that. You are never given unexpected surprises, he is completely up front. His knowledge itself was enough to make him my choice for right lawyer we needed, but then I seen how hard he works and fights for his clients. The dedication he put into it never made me doubt my choice. His staff was absolutely lovely, and so kind and so understanding. His staff represents him, and they represent him flawlessly. If you are reading this, it's most likely you or a loved one needs a lawyer, I am writing this review for you. I know it's difficult, I know you may feel like you don't know what to do,or where to go. I was there, I was you. I don't put a lot of faith in many, I trust very few, I always believe everyone is out to make a quick buck right?? ..... WRONG!!! Attorney Ed Olexa is absolutely the lawyer you not only need , he is the one you want. I can not be more serious, stop looking and call his office and make an appointment, you will see what I am talking about. I promise you, if I did not believe this strongly I would not have written this review. This review is not just about giving Attorney Olexa a good review, this review is for anyone who needs a competent, hard working lawyer. He and his staff are very busy, but they truly make you feel like you are their only client.
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Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Felony PWID Marijuana/Cocaine (criminal defense)
I received the best possible outcome with my case. Ed executed everything he said he would and then some. If you get tangled up and need someone to go to bat to the fullest he is the guy. He is not afraid to put on the gloves. I would recommend him for representation with any criminal case in Luzerne County. 5 stars!
Posted by David | December 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Suspended Lic. DUI related
Very affordable, if in a pinch, he will work with you. I was uneasy at first with being in legal trouble and all, but from the moment I consulted Mr. Olexa, I was reassured that my life wouldn't be over just yet. He did plenty of research, bringing paperwork for the results of 3 other cases similar to my matter in which they were found not guilty. We were originally going for a plea deal, but the officer pulled out last minute w/o explanation so Mr. Olexa and I went into a hearing in which I was found not guilty. 10/5 stars, would recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2018
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Difficult Case, Great Outcome
In 2017 I had gotten a dui on thanksgiving for taking my prescription medication although I had not been drinking and at my destination I was charged with the highest tier DUI and with it being my 2nd, my first being 8yrs ago and the fact that I work in NYC and live in NJ, this was a very unique and difficult case but thankfully attorney Olexa was suggested to me. Attoney Olexa gave me the very best representation, helping and answering all the questions I had through the process, if he suggests that something will give you the best possible outcome I suggest listening to exactly what he says. He was able to have my charges dropped significantly lower, at one point, early on in the case I was looking at min. 90 days max 5 yrs house areest or jail. It was dropped to the lowest drinking DUI with a min. 5 days max 90, and was given 20 days house arrest and 6mo probation along with some classes and community service. Without attorney Olexa I would hate to even imagine what my outcome would have been and although my sentencing just happened on the 23rd and his job was over with, he made me feel comfortable in the sense that he said I can contact him at any point if I need help with anything or have any questions as I’ll be looking to try and have my probation transferred to NJ once my 20 days is up. Ed Olexa is by far the best representation in the area so if you’re in a difficult situation as I was and want the best lawyer in the area I highly suggest giving ed a call.
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Posted by ZJL | October 13, 2018
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Provides Top-Class Legal Services
Attorney Olexa knows the legal system very well and remained committed to helping me find the best solution to my legal issues.
Posted by Jeff | November 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, knowledgeable, compassionate, highly recommend
I choose Ed Olexa because of his past experience as an assistant district attorney. As it would turn out, that knowledge is what led to the charges against me being disapproved. From the very beginning I was impressed with Ed. When a hearing was being set for my bail, Ed scheduled it so that I could finish my workday. When I got there just in time for my scheduled time, Ed had already had my bail set and I was released under my own recoganance, not having to post any money. When we got to the preliminary hearing, Ed tried to negotiate with my former employer who had brought the charges against me. They were not interested in any monetary resolution, just seeing me convicted to the fullest extent permitted. Ed knew there was a possibility the charges could be thrown out due to the amount of time that had elapsed from when the charges were initially filed. He advised me to waive my right to a preliminary hearing because if the charges were dropped, charges could be refiled and I would loose the best thing I had going for me in the amount of time. We did that, and when it moved forward to the district attorney, he disapproved the charges due to the amount of time that had elapsed. His stratagey due to his past experience as an assistant district attorney had paid off with the best possible result for me. Ed also worked with me in paying him in allowing me to make payments. I enjoyed talking to Kathy in his office when calling in my payments which actually that more enjoyable than you think. Thanks again Ed and staff.
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Posted by JAQUEZ | June 23, 2017
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Olexa "the best for traffic violations"
I contacted OLEXA literally a few days before my court date. He was able to get my date pushed back. I had TWO tickets. One for driving 20 miles over the limit and the other for NO TURN SIGNAL. He was able to get the two of them dismissed. I have NO points and my license is NOT suspended thanks to OLEXA! And I did not have to pay not even a small fine. Thanks again Olexa!
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Posted by Ali | April 11, 2017
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Fake identification case
Attorney olexa was able to get both my charges dropped which was excellent and the best part was that they were trying to suspend my license for 6 months and he was able to get me a no license suspension. I recommend him to anyone who is being wrongfully charged he would do the best he can to meet a point where both parties are satisfied. Also, his staff is amazing Dave was very helpful on keeping me calm and answering any questions I had about my case.
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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2017
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Diligent, smart, respected, quality representation
Attorney Olexa took on a very serious and complicated case for me. He made excellent use of his time in researching the mitigating circumstances of the case and crafted a defense accordingly. He worked diligently to research case law and on his preparation for the trial. All of Attorney Olexa's efforts resulted in a very favorable and fair outcome for which I am extremely grateful. I would highly recommend Attorney Olexa as his representation is excellent.
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Posted by Nixon | March 6, 2017
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Number ONE Defense Attorney
I retained the legal services of EDWARD OLEXA and his team to represent me in my Hazleton criminal case. Throughout my very challenging case, OLEXA proved that his experience and legal background places him at the very top of the legal representation system. He worked diligently with me and communicated the very best options available in my case. He doesn’t give you false hope but will go the extra mile to listen to you, address your fears and concerns, and help you successfully resolve your case. I highly recommend OLEXA to anyone out there that's overwhelmed with reading review after review like I did, in trying to select an attorney. When you consult with him you will understand exactly what I'm saying here. His experience, his knowledge, his genuine concern for his clients and his passion for what he does will speak for itself. Your search for the best attorney ends here! To be honest...I don’t think there is anyone better than EDWARD OLEXA out there, he makes you feel as if he's part of your family and he knows his job very well. I thank him for everything he has done for me and my family. EDWARD OLEXA did exactly what he said he would, and what more could be asked. He is the kind of person that EXCEED YOUR EXPETATIONS. Professional, informative, clear and precise. He handled a very difficult problem for me, at a difficult time in my life. For some his fees, might be too high, but, he’s worth every single penny. I'd hire him again.
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Posted by Michael | January 11, 2017
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Awesome!!
I can't think of having a better lawyer. He went over and beyond helping us with our case. He diligently did all the research he possibly could to find the best results. I would recommend anyone looking for a lawyer that will work his hardest on your behalf to hire attorney Olexa.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 6.9 (Good)

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Hazleton Criminal defense Lawyer Edward Michael Olexa
Edward Michael Olexa
Criminal defense Attorney
Hazleton, PA
Licensed for 16 years
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