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L. Kenneth Chotiner

DUI and DWI Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Ken Chotiner, L. Kenneth Chotiner

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  • State Years
    New York - NY 19 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 28 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2005
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found

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

About L.

Learn L.’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    People who are charged with driving under the influence of drugs/ alcohol face serious consequences. The only way to beat these charges is to fight them. With my knowledge, training, and, experience, I will help you fight your case. Do not let one mistake lead to another, call me for your free consultation at 267-217-DUI-7.

    28 years

  2. Car accident
    Accidents may happen, but you should not have to suffer for someone else' mistake. I get money for people who were hurt because someone else was wrong. Although the money will not make you better, it will fix what can be fixed, help what can be helped, and, make up for what cannot be fixed or helped.

    28 years

  3. Civil rights
    Sometimes police use more force then is necessary. If this happened to you, you have a civil rights claim. After spending several years defending police misconduct cases, I now pursue them on behalf of people hurt by police brutality.

    28 years

  4. Expungement

    28 years



Top Contributor 2013
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BAD BREATH OFFENDS JUSTICE: In August of 2010, I discovered a problem with the breathalyzer tests. After the District Attorney and Police went public with the problem, more than six months later, FOX news asked me to explain the situation.
2015 Bernard L. Siegel Service Award


The Chotiner Firm
1818 Market Street
Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA, 19103


5.0 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
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Posted by Sylvan | July 11, 2012
Ken saved my life!
I am a commercial truck driver. When I was arrested for a DUI, I lost my job, my CDL was being suspended, and I was facing jail time. At first, I was deeply saddened, under pressure, tension, and stress, because I saw no way out of this. Then I hired Ken. Ken worked wonders for me! He fought hard and won my case. I did not go to jail and did not lose my CDL. So, if you are looking for a good lawyer and you want someone who will fight for you, I highly recommend Ken Chotiner. He gets the job done!
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Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2014
Kenneth Chotiner won my case
I would recommend Kenneth Chotiner to anyone looking for the best! I was facing jail time, suspended license, not to mention I would never be able to teach in schools again. Kenneth committed himself to my case. He went above and beyond, fighting for me in every way. His dedication and professionalism is unparalleled. I am so happy I made the right decision choosing Kenneth as my lawyer. I believe if I would have chosen another lawyer, my entire life would be different. Ken Chotiner is the best!
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
So thankful I called
This was my first time contacting Mr. Chotiner. Immediately, he was listening, asking questions and genuinely interested in helping. Even after determining he was located too far away from the county where incident in question occurred, he continued to take the time to strategize a helpful plan for me.
Posted by Gabrielle Bates | September 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in the Court of Law!
Great lawyer! very knowledgeable on law, and understanding client views. Worked very hard on my case through a long process. Thank you very much Mr. Chotiner
Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
God put him in place to help.
I like to let it be known that ken is a great lawyer.i can address as ken because he not only represented as a lawyer.i feel like he was a good friend too.he was there when i encouraging.when all hope and faith was leaving.i truly believed god put him in my life to help.he work very hard to get me this best deal.he was so good that i had a good deal and my case was dimissed.may god bless u sir.
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Posted by Jonathan | April 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chotiner did his homework from the beginning to the end of my case, he went in kicking and screaming, clawing and scratching, showing no remorse in the grilling of the officer's helping the prosecutor try to prosecute an innocent man. NOT GUILT!!! Thank you.
Posted by Ryan | March 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Chotiner is an EXCELLENT lawyer! The communication between him and I was never an issue. All of my questions and concerns were answered within 24 hours, which made me more comfortable about the whole court process. He always explained what he was doing and why. With Mr. Chotiner's guidance and hard work, I was found not guilty, and now I continue to have the chance to brighten my future without a DUI on my record! I HIGHLY recommend hiring Mr. Chotiner as your attorney, and strongly believe you will be very satisfied! Thank You Mr. Chotiner!
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Posted by David | December 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ken Chotiner Esq....the best
He has it all....experience ,knowledge and honesty.Had a Dui 2nd offense in a county known to be tough on defendants .Ken kept me informed and truthful what to expect. He promptly answered my calls and questions. Facing jail time, house arrest and 18 mo loss of license, with his expertise and use of exceptional expert ,he negotiated a settlement without jail time ,house arrest and reduced my license suspension .If you need a great well qualified esq I highly recommend Ken. He really does care!
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Posted by Chasity | February 9, 2015
One of the best!
I am a young woman who got into some trouble a few years ago and had DUI charges brought against me. While getting this charge I already was on a 6 month probation. So I was nervous as hell! I did some research and this name Ken Chotiner kept popping up everywhere. So I began to ask around and to my surprise a lot of people have heard of him, I gave him a call immediately. There was no answer so I left a voice message and he got back to me instantly and made me an appointment to come speak with him. After I let him know the trouble I had recently got into while on 6 month probation, he was completely honest with me. Ken let me know the worst and best case scenarios so that nothing would catch me off guard if it didn't go in my favor. But he did reassure me that he would do everything in his power for the best. After about 4 court appearances, on the last one my case was thrown out! Now, a few years later I need an expungement of my record. Guess who I called? Yep!! Thanks Ken, you are the best!!
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Posted by Kim | January 30, 2015
Excellent attorney! Best in philly!
Ken Chotiner is a great attorney! He is honest, hard working, and very good at what he does. Ken answered all my questions and explained every step of the legal process me without making me feel dumb for asking. He took the time to listen to my side of the story and gather all the information before deciding to take the case or not. He will be honest and tell you the truth if he will be able to help you or not, he will NOT tell you what you want to hear so you will hire him. Take the time to call or meet with him and if he's able to help you, you will leave feeling confident in your decision to hire him and be confident that he can if not win, at least help the outcome. The Chotiner Firm also is not super expensive. Dependinf on the type of representation you need, he will work with you somehow. I didnt think anyone could help me win a dui that I had been falsely accused of but Ken, after going over the case and evidence went to court for me upwards of 5 times and had the case thrown out. His legal strategies, knowledge of the law, and litigation abilities are above and beyond expectation. Ken will go above and beyond for his clients. He is very passionate about his clients and their cases. He will do everything he can to ensure that you get the best representation possible. I was very pleased with my overall experience as Ken Chotiner as my attorney.
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Posted by Matthew | June 14, 2011
Excellent counsel
I have known Mr. Chotiner for over twenty years, and in that time, he has helped me successfully navigate several legal issues. When he went to work in the courtroom, there was never any doubt that I had made the correct choice to have him represent my interests. Ken takes pride in his work and he knows the law. I have no reservations about referring anyone who is in need of legal assistance to Mr. Chotiner for a prompt and professional response.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • the Chotiner Firm
  • 2005 - Present
  • Associate
  • Oscar S. Schermer and Associates, P.C.
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Anapol Schwartz
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Counsel
  • The Philadelphia Housing Authority
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Ken Chotiner
  • 1996 - 1998
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  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2003
  • Widener University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1995
  • Drexel University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DUI-Dismissed
  • Case Dismissed.
  • DUI- Case Dismissed
  • Case Dismissed
  • DUI- Prosecution Withdrawn
  • Prosecution Withdrawn
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  • Philadelphia Criminal Law Inn of Court
  • Initial Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia Volunteer for the Indigent Program
  • Former Member
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • Former Member
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia County Arbitration Program
  • Arbitrator
  • N/A
  • Civil Rights Panel
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Employment Rights Panel
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States District Court Criminal Justice Act Panel
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2 years client satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Bernard L. Siegel Service Award
  • Philadelphia Chapter of Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 10 Best 2014
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • National Business Institute
  • As Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Criminal Litigation
  • 2018
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • DUI, Motor-vehicle, and Capital Cases
  • 2015
  • Everything You Wanted To Know About DUI's But Were Afraid To Ask
  • DUI
  • 2015
  • 2013 Criminal Law Update
  • DUI Update
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
Endorse L.
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow, practicing DUI attorney, I would recommned Ken to any client facing a DUI in Philadelphia. His relentless attack of the methods in which breath is tested has resulted in cases being dismissed against his clients and potentially effecting numerous others who were wrongfully charged."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ken Chotiner is one of the best lawyers in Philadelphia. His knowledge of criminal law and DUI law is very impressive and I highly recommend him to any perspective clients who are arrested in Philadelphia for criminal and DUI charges."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ken is the DUI guru. Extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of DUI defense. Whenever I need guidance on a DUI, I turn to Ken!"
Civil rights Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Chotiner is a dedicated and skilled attorney who consistently obtains outstanding results for his clients. He combines superior legal knowledge with exceptional courtroom skills."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. L. Kenneth Chotiner is one of the few lawyers in Philadelphia who knows the law and more importantly knows how to apply the law. He is an excellent lawyer"
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General practice
Philadelphia DUI and DWI Lawyer L. Kenneth Chotiner
L. Kenneth Chotiner
DUI and DWI Attorney
Philadelphia, PA
Licensed for 28 years
Free Consultation
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