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  1. DUI & DWI: 59%
    20 years
  2. Car Accident: 15%
    20 years
  3. Civil Rights: 15%
    20 years
  4. Expungement: 11%
    20 years



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  • Edward F. Spreha Jr.

    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.


    Edward Spreha DUI and DWI Attorney
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  • Steven Ernest Kellis

    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.


    Steven Kellis DUI and DWI Attorney
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NYCurrently registered 200507/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2 years client satisfactionAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Bernard L. Siegel Service AwardPhiladelphia Chapter of Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2015
10 Best 2014American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Ownerthe Chotiner Firm2005 - Present
AssociateOscar S. Schermer and Associates, P.C.2004 - 2005
AssociateAnapol Schwartz2002 - 2004
CounselThe Philadelphia Housing Authority1998 - 2002
OwnerThe Law Office of Ken Chotiner1996 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Philadelphia Criminal Law Inn of CourtInitial Member2011 - Present
Civil Rights PanelMemberN/A
Philadelphia County Arbitration ProgramArbitratorN/A
Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the ArtsFormer MemberN/A
Philadelphia Volunteer for the Indigent ProgramFormer MemberN/A
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Employment Rights PanelMemberN/A
United States District Court Criminal Justice Act PanelMember2002 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DUI- Police Failure to Play by the RulesBreathalyzer results suppressed.
False Arrest/Excessive Force- Broken Teeth and Facial ScarsSettlement $135,000.00
Insurance Bad FaithSettled $75,000.00
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawTrial AdvocacyLL.M - Master of Laws2003
Widener University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1995
Drexel UniversityMarketingBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Everything You Wanted To Know About DUI's But Were Afraid To AskDUI2015
2014 Criminal Law UpdateDUI Update2014
Handling the Police Liability ClaimPolice Misconduct Cases2013
2013 Criminal Law UpdateDUI Update2013