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Rory Brooks Driscole

Criminal defense Attorney at Allentown, PA

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 11 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 11 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found

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

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Attorney Rory Driscole grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and was a graduate of Freedom High School. Rory attended West Virginia University where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honors society and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Upon graduating, Rory attended Duquesne University School of Law. While attending Duquesne, Rory participated in the Criminal Law Clinic where he was a certified intern at the Allegheny County Office of Conflict Counsel and was the law school representative for Duquesne University Student Government. During his summer breaks, Rory interned for the Honorable Judge Emil Giordano and the Northampton County Office of the Public Defender.

After graduating law school in 2012, Rory joined the Northampton County Public Defender’s Office as an Assistant Attorney. Within the Public Defender’s Office, Rory was assigned as the principal Juvenile Court attorney, as well as maintaining an adult criminal case load. Rory has since transitioned out of Juvenile Court and is now the lead attorney for the Northampton County Mental Health Court Program.

Outside of the Public Defender’s Office, Rory is a partner at Driscole Howell LLC, with co-founder and partner, Leo K. Howell III. Collectively, they practice in a variety of areas including Criminal Defense, DUI, and Family Law.

In September 2016, Rory was co-published in the 2016-2017 edition of “Inside the Minds- Defense Strategies for Drug Crimes”.

Rory has been selected a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers- Rising Star for the year 2017 and the year 2018. As a Rising Stars selectee, Rory is in exclusive company with only 2.5% of attorneys in Pennsylvania being named to the list.

Rory is licensed in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Rory currently lives in Center Valley, PA with his wife Carrie and son Connor.

Practice Areas
Criminal Defense
Family Law
Traffic Violations


Driscole, Howell, O'Leary
1275 Glenlivet Drive
Suite 100
Allentown, PA, 19106

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Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Really came through
Found Rory through an attorney who is a family friend. He jumped on the case less than a day before seeing the judge and got us the best possible outcome for our situation. Finally get my husband back home thanks to Rory.
Posted by Mike | February 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy and skilled
Attorney Driscole is an excellent lawyer! I hired him in 2018 to help me with my case. Before hiring Rory, I interviewed several other lawyers. I choose Rory because he is professional, has attention to detail, and is commitment to his clients needs. Rory understood my situation, explained the reasons and solutions, and he got it done!
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I found out about Mr. Driscole when I was incarcerated in Northampton County Prison. Many people charged with crimes at the prison were speaking highly of Mr. Driscole and how he was one of the best criminal attorneys. I ended up hiring him and he did a fantastic job.
Posted by Nick | May 6, 2013
Extremely Hardworking
Mr. Driscole helped me out of a criminal matter. He was there for me from the on set to the very end and always was available for me during a very nerve-racking time for me.
Posted by luiz monteiro | April 25, 2013
Rory handled my case like his own any paper work that needed to be done he handled with prompt n right feels good to have a lawyer like him
Posted by Ashley Wunsch | January 16, 2013
amazing and helpful!
he helped me out with a speeding ticket to keep from loosing my license. he kept in touch the whole time up until the court day and was very knowledgeable about defenses to use and to get the ticket dropped. ive been giving his cards to everyone hes great! and very personable.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Northampton County, Office of Public Defender
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Driscole, Howell, O'Leary Attorneys at Law
  • 2013 - Present
  • Certified Intern
  • Allegheny County Office Of Conflict Counsel
  • 2011 - 2012


  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • West Virginia University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005


  • Northampton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Rory. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Great attorney. I learn a lot from him and I fully endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Driscole is one of the finest young defense attorneys around. Aggressive, ambitious, and hard working. I endorse him with confidence."
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