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Vincent Erik Petersen

DUI and DWI Attorney at Harleysville, PA

4.6   10 reviews

also known as V. Erik Petersen

  • Licensed for 30 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1993
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Vincent Erik Petersen
878 Main street
Po Box 403
Harleysville, PA, 19438


4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Jonathan | March 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Complete Professional that is on your side
I hired V Erik Petersen after being pulled over for driving on a DUI suspended license with out-of-date inspection and emissions. Erik never promised me anything more than being there to help me navigate the courts in order to get the best possible outcome, and he more than fulfilled that. He was always available to discuss anything, including potential punishment options, throughout the entire proceedings (which could have been up to 60 days in jail) and always pointed us towards my goal of no jail time. Erik assisted me in working with the arresting officer and the presiding judge in the prolonged 1.5 year case, going well beyond what his flat fee covered. Ultimately he was able to help me settle the requirements of the court and get all charges dropped. Though I never hope to use his services again, I absolutely would if needed. I would also recommend his services to anyone in need.
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Posted by James | January 5, 2020
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Not just an amazing lawyer but a great man!
I recently hired Mr. Petersen for my legal matter. He not only worked with me financially but walked me through all the steps and procedures I had to go through. I typically dont recommend ppl, places or things, but in this case I not only had to be honest with myself but also those who read these reviews. I highly recommend Mr. Peterson. Thank you Mr. Peterson for all you have done for me. Semper Fi!
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Posted by richard | December 17, 2019
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great lawyer
he handled my case very professionally and personal explained the legal system and would definitely recommend as an attorney
Posted by Linda S | December 14, 2019
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Review of Erik Petersen by Linda D. Sandoli
At age 70 I got stopped in a terrible snow storm and received a DUI. I was devastated and at that point must have received 50 letters from lawyers. Mr. Petersen's stood out. I received a recommendation as well from a lawyer I had used in the past, since retired. Now this is after I made an appointment with someone else. I had a meeting with Erik, and knew right away I was in good hands. He walked me through the lengthy process, supported me, and was there every step of the way. He knows what he is doing, he gets the job done and all to your benefit. I was absolutely thrilled and satisfied with his handling of my case from beginning to end. An excellent rating is really not good enough for him. One of the few that really cares.
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Posted by Mike | July 29, 2019
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Honest and respectable
I hired Mr. Petersen to help me with a DUI case back in 2015. He was always communicative about where I was in the process and very honesty about expected outcomes. I also used him again in 2019 to help with early termination of probation. Every interaction that I had with him was very pleasurable and he always helped me get the best, albeit fair, outcome. I would highly recommend Mr./ Petersen!
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2019
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Highly recommended!
I hired Vincent back in 2011 for a serious DUI case. He was able to help me achieve a fair and favorable outcome that allowed me to avoid jail and keep my job as a restaurant manager. Later down the road when I found myself in a predicament within another county, he was able to help me with my probation revocation proceedings and the way he handled that case was incredible. He was able to get both sentences to run at the same time (essentially nullifying the probation revocation), and then when I got time back through appeals on the secondary case he was able to get the probation revocation adjusted in order for me to be immediately paroled and continue on with my life. Very professional and highly intelligent. If I ever have another issue with the law (which I hope to avoid by making smarter decisions and always having a designated driver) Vincent will be the one I call. Any friends or family in need of help will also be referred to him, because time is precious and he saved me years of my life. His rates were very reasonable as well.
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2019
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Knowledgeable, Trustworthy Attorney
Erik helped my brother with his DUI case and did an outstanding job. From the moment I called him regarding the situation, to court and everything in between Erik was always available to answer any questions and took control of the situation (which I was very grateful for). I'm so thankful for his help and expertise.
Posted by Susan | April 10, 2019
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A lawyer you can trust
Attorney Petersen is very to the point, specific and has a vast knowledge of how the legal system works. Erik has been guiding my son through legal issues and has not given us bad advice. I would hire him again in an instant. Easy to contact and to communicate with, an understanding lawyer.
Posted by Matthew | March 24, 2019
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Great lawyer
I have hired Erik a few times in the past and he has always helped me out in a very professional way. He is honest, fair with his prices, and has always given me great advise. I would recommend him to anybody who needs a lawyer. Do not hesitate to call him...he's the best!!!
Posted by P.B. | March 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Look elsewhere
Mr Petersen may of been a good lawyer in the past, but seems like those days are long gone. Hired him for a civil case and got a very poor effort. Basically just goes through the motions to burn up the retainer and got nothing accomplished. The experience with Mr.Petersen is not much different than being robbed on a street corner.. Don’t waste your time or money.
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Response from Vincent Petersen March 30, 2022
This review is extremely inaccurate. Without going into detail and possibly violating the attorney client privilege, this client is simply unhappy with the result of a lengthy civil dispute with his next-door neighbor. His legal fees were billed hourly as agreed and all billing entries have been provided to him. He waited almost 18 months to complain about the bills after paying approximately 80% of what is owed. He simply got frustrated with the process and is now venting those frustrations. I stand behind my work 100% and this case is no different.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of V. Erik Petersen
  • 2003 - Present


  • Widener University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1992
  • Temple University
  • B.A.
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Coscia
  • Client found NOT GUILTY
  • Commonwealth v. Headon
  • Client found NOT GUILTY
  • Sivak v. PA. Department of Transportation
  • Drivers License returned to client


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • American Jusiprudence
  • Widener University School of Law
  • 1991

Speaking Engagements

  • Employee DUI awareness
  • DUI awareness for employees
  • 1997

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Petersen is an outstanding attorney who provides exemplary advice on Avvo. I would recommend everyone and anyone to him for representation. Even though I have been practicing fo 24 years, as a judge, magistrate, prosecutors, and in private practice, I learn valuable new information from him every day. A superb attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Erik had extensive experience in the Montgomery County DA's office before going into private practice. I have referred many clients to Erik without a whisper of a complaint."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked for and with V. Erik Petersen, Esquire and found him to be simply excellent in every aspect of lawyering- from being diligent with research, to calling back clients promptly, to advocating in the courtroom with passion and conviction. I highly recommend his services. -Michael W. Cardamone"
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