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Steven Fisher Fairlie

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Handling all types of litigation including criminal and DUI defense, personal injury, and civil litigation


Languages spoken: English, Hungarian

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    22 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Car Accident: 20%
    18 years, 100 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    18 years, 100 cases
  4. DUI & DWI: 20%
    22 years, 500 cases


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Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • NiaLena Caravasos

    Steve is an exceptionally talented and highly ethical criminal defense lawyer with extensive experience and credibility in the PA state county courts. I have had the pleasure of referring numerous clients to him, all of whom have given me nothing but the highest praise in their feedback about Steve, the quality of his work, and the care and professionalism with which he has treated them. No matter what time of the day or night I call him, Steve is extremely responsive and ready to help. Working with him is one of the pleasures of my practice.


    NiaLena Caravasos Federal crime Attorney
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  • Peter Charles Amuso

    I endorse this lawyer. This is the lawyer other lawyers in Montgomery County go to with questions. A "superb" lawyer indeed.


    Peter Amuso Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Fairlie & Lippy, P.C.

1501 Lower State Road, Ste 304
North Wales, PA, 19454


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV "preeminent" highest possible ratingMartindale Hubbell2015
Top-Rated Attorneys in PennsylvaniaThe Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Legal Intelligencer2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
FellowLitigation Counsel of America2015
Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2015
Top 100 in PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Super Lawyers2015
Top 100 AttorneysAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale Hubbell2015
Top 100 in PhiladelphiaPennsylvania Super Lawyers2015
Top 100 Driving under the Influence (DUI) AttorneysNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 in PhiladelphiaPennsylvania SuperLawyers2014
Top-Rated Attorneys In PennsylvaniaThe Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Legal Intelligencer2014
Top 100 Driving under the Influence (DUI) AttorneysNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2014
AV "preeminent" highest rating availableMartindale Hubbell2014
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
FellowLitigation Counsel of America2014
Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy Of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
Client Distinction AwardMartindale Hubbell2014
Top 100 in PennsylvaniaPennsylvania SuperLawyers2014
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2013
Top 100 Lawyers in PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia Magazine2013
Top 100 Lawyers in PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Magazine2013
Top 100 DUI AttorneysThe National Advocacy for DUI Defense2013
AV "Preeminent" highest possible ratingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2012The National Trial Lawyers2012
AV "Preeminent" highest possible ratingMartindale-Hubbell2012
SuperLawyer - Criminal DefensePhiladelphia Magazine2012
Top Rated Attorneys in PennsylvaniaWall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Legal Intelligencer2012
The Nation's Leading Criminal Defense AttorneysNewsweek2012
SuperLawyer - Personal InjuryPhiladelphia Magazine2012
SuperLawyer - Personal InjuryPhiladelphia Magazine2011
AV "Preeminent" Highest rating possibleMartindale-Hubbell2011
Top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2011The National Trial Lawyers2011
AV "Preeminent" Highest rating possibleMartindale-Hubbell2010
SuperLawyer - Criminal DefensePhiladelphia Magazine2010
AV "Preeminent" highest possible ratingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Rising StarPhiladelphia Magazine2007
Lawyer on the Fast TrackN/A2006
Rising StarPhiladelphia Magazine2006
Rising StarPhiladelphia Magazine2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerFairlie & Lippy, PC2009 - Present
PartnerRubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C.2000 - 2009
Assistant District AttorneyMontgomery County District Attorney's Office1996 - 2000
Associate AttorneyAbeln Law Offices1995 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Montgomery Bar AssociationMember, Judiciary Committee2012 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2001 - Present
Montgomery County Criminal Defense CommitteeMember2000 - Present
Montgomery County Criminal Defense CommitteeChairman2000 - Present
Montgomery County Bar Association, Bench-Bar CommitteeMemberN/A
Montgomery County Bar Association's Trial Lawyers' SectionMemberN/A
Montgomery American Inn of CourtMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Bar Association's Professionalism CommitteeMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - 2010
Pennsylvania Bar Association's Civil Litigation SectionMember2000 - 2014
Montgomery County Bar AssociationMember1996 - 2016
Philadelphia Bar AssociationAssociate Member1996 - 2016
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1995 - 2016
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. Jeffrey LeinheiserThird Degree Murder
Commonwealth v. O'BrienCase dismissed
Commonwealth v. ScottDeath Penalty vacated
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Publication nameTitleDate
Dick. J. Law EnvtThe New Greenfields Legislation: A Practitioner's Guide to Recyling Old Industrial Sites1996
UnknownMongomery County Criminal Law HandbookN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Lafayette CollegeGovernment & LawA.B1991
University of SydneyInternational GovernmentN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Law JournalThe Bill Cosby case2016
Criminal Law SymposiumEthical Questions for Criminal Defense Attorneys2015
Criminal Law SymposiumCriminal discovery – Hide and Seek for Lawyers2014
Criminal Law SymposiumThe Art of the Plea Bargain2013
Pennsylvania Bar Association Solo and Small Firm ConferenceHandling a DUI Case in Pennsylvania2012
Criminal Law SymposiumWorking with the Criminal Client2012
Criminal Law SymposiumCrimes Involving Firearms2011
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPennsylvania Drug Sentencing Issues2010
Criminal Law Symposium10 Motions You May Not Have Filed2010
Criminal Law SymposiumThe Truth, the Whole Truth? Or Nothing but Silence? Should My Client Testify?2009
Pennsylvania Criminal Law SymposiumPennsylvania Wiretap Law2008
Criminal Law SymposiumHow To Run A Criminal Law Practice2007
Montgomery County District Attorney's OfficeSearch and Seizure for Police OfficersN/A
Montgomery Bar AssociationEverything You Need to Know About the New Montgomery County Drug CourtN/A
Montgomery Bar AssociationEverything You Need to Know About the New DUI LawN/A
Montgomery Bar AssociationAdvanced Issues in Criminal LawN/A
Montgomery Bar AssociationCriminal Consequences of Protection From Abuse LitigationN/A
Montgomery Bar AssociationCriminal Law for the Family LawyerN/A
Montgomery Bar AssocationRecent Developments In Pennsylvania SentencingN/A