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Paul A. Bauer III

DUI and DWI Attorney at Pottstown, PA

4.9   48 reviews
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  • Licensed for 31 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1993
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HAVE YOU BEEN ARRESTED OR CHARGED WITH DUI? CALL ME FOR AGGRESSIVE CRIMINAL DEFENSE.

Don't talk to the Police before you talk to me!  One of only a handful of Criminal Defense Attorney's in all of Montgomery County, certified to handle Death Penalty Cases.  A former Montgomery County Prosecutor, and Chief of the Major Crimes Unit.   Invovled in the criminal justice system for the past 18 years!

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2018,2015,2013,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2018 2015 2013 + 2 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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4.9 / 5.0
  48 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Dan | April 16, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I hired paul to handle my traffic violations and I was very pleased on how fast and easy he made the process. I definitely highly recommend anybody to use Paul and I will be using him next time if I have any issues.
Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, upfront DUI lawyer
My teen was involved in a horrific fatal car accident, resulting in a list of charges & jail time. After speaking with numerous lawyers we choose Mr. Bauer. We were terrified to say the least. Mr. Bauer worked hard on our challenging case, returned frantic late night phone calls promptly and in the end gave us the best possible outcome we could have imagined. He is very upfront, knowledgeable & knows the law! I highly recommend Mr. Bauer & am greatful for his representation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2022
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Extremely Grateful! Knows what to do!
Somebody that went through a major life situation with a first DUI. I was so scared and didn’t know where else to look to. I contacted Paul and he did not sugar coat anything and made it real with me. This event has changed my life completely and I am extremely thankful of the outcome. I never imagined to be in the position that I am in without his services. Quality and excellent service!
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Posted by John | March 30, 2022
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Multiple Felonies
I was arrested and charged with 12 felonies. Never being in trouble with the law before, I looked up attorneys in the area. Paul Bauer's name looked highly recommended. Paul was very compassionate to my case. He answered every text I sent him and would call just to see how I was doing. Being wrongfully accused of multiple felonies took a heavy mental toll on me. We went into the preliminary hearing and it was DISMISSED!!! Paul is extremely good at his job. I highly recommend Paul Bauer. I would hire Paul Bauer as my attorney again in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Dawn | July 20, 2021
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OUTSTANDING DUI LAWYER
HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend Paul Bauer III for any DUI incident especially if it’s your 2nd or 3rd. I am a single mom that got another DUI. Besides the DUI’s I haven’t gotten into any trouble beside a speeding ticket or 2. I was completely devastated and distraught after getting this last DUI I have 2 great kids an awesome job and a beautiful house and I was so scared and embarrassed and humiliated that I was going to lose everything. I picked Paul Bauer because of his reviews but was still not sure until I met with him. He was completely upfront and honest right from the start and did not sugar coat a thing and although it scared me to death he also made me feel like I was a member of his family and he was going to do everything he could to get me the best deal possible but also warned me on what could possibly happen and gave me advice on getting help which I took and it COMPLETELY changed my life. He went above and beyond and saved me in more ways than I can express. I am in tears right now typing this because If it wasn’t for Paul Bauer III I would have lost A LOT. If you take the time to read this review DO NOT go any further you have found your lawyer trust me on this. I have never written a review before that is how strongly I recommend Paul Bauer.
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Posted by G | January 30, 2020
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The Best Possible Outcome for Me and My Family
Paul is an excellent lawyer, and I recommend him without hesitation. Unfortunately, I’ve had to call on his services more than once. This time I was extremely worried about the serious consequences I was facing. He calmed me down, and helped me realize life was not over, we would get through it. I own a business and lengthy jail time could have caused me to lose the business and not be able to support my family. After a considerable negotiation, Paul was able to achieve the best possible outcome for both me and my family. I can’t thank him enough.
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Posted by John | June 14, 2019
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Smooth process
I was in a situation I had never been in before. I read reviews and gave Mr. Bauer a try. The entire process was seamless. I was never left wondering what the next step would be and the outcome was better than expected. He truly does want the best outcome for his clients. I highly recommend.
Posted by Kevin | January 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely Professional Attorney
Like many, I came to Paul needing guidance with the legal system, specifically in the juvenile court area. Paul was able to explain the situation very clearly but also in a realistic way. He is very personable and easy to talk to unlike many in this area. With his many years of experience Paul has made a number of contacts which is always helpful. I would highly recommend his services. Without this assistance I have no idea what our overall outcome would have been.
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Posted by Chester | October 31, 2018
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Great Guy
I can't say enough about this guy. In the beginning I was a worry wart due to the unknown but Paul was able to calm me down and make me understand how the process works. He actually gives you his cell phone number!!! He answered my texts on Sundays, Saturdays, daytime...night time...if he was busy he'd let me know and would get back to me. Every single thing he said would happen..happened exactly as he described. There were no surprises. If you're in the market for an attorney I highly recommend Paul. He's actually a guy that you wouldn't mind hanging out with. I can tell that I'll be friends with him well outside of the criminal justice system.
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Posted by Al | April 28, 2018
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DUI
He did an Excellent job. This was my second offence 2 teir. And Mr. Bauer got me the lowest of the charges and fines as possible! Thank God!!! He was readily available and always answer his phone very reassuring
Posted by Kyra | April 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT!
Mr. Bauer was able to relieve a HUGE weight off my shoulders with his expertise and professional relationships. I could not be any more satisfied with the service Mr. Bauer was able to offer. Hopefully I will not need his services again, but if you find yourself in some legal trouble- he is the best of the best.
Posted by Defendant | April 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Saved my stress
I’ve had Mr. Bauer twice for legal issues and through those times it always came out fair and reasonable but without his help, I don’t know where I would be today. Thank you, Paul, for getting me out of the WORST situations and making the stress more laughable than sad.
Posted by Dan | April 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Paul made this stressful process much easier to handle. Extremely kind and knowledgeable, he will explain everything involved in your case in detail and in a way you can understand easily. Absolutely highly recommended- working with Paul was a pleasure.
Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Couldn't have been better
Paul has connections and knows all the right people .. He got the best possible outcome from my DUI case; acceptance into ARD and no license suspension or fines.
Posted by Wesley | November 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best
Paul went above and beyond for my criminal case and got me a better outcome than I could have imagined! Paul is extremely down to earth and realistic, but gets the job done. I would recommend Paul Bauer to anyone I know in need of an amazing lawyer. I couldn't be more happy with what he did for me!!
Posted by Marie | June 8, 2015
Exception Representation in Domestic Matter
If you're looking for an attorney - look no further. I chose Paul because of his "preeminent rating" as a top litigator and he has demonstrated why he received this prestigious and difficult award! Navigating the many facets of a domestic case can be challenging, however, Paul's collaborative approach and willingness to listen to my desired outcomes made the divorce process bearable. As a seasoned litigator, his insights, strategy and guidance was a breath of fresh air and ensured I was fully prepared for any and all outcomes. In my unique case that involved criminal and immigration matters, Paul was well prepared to address the many nuances and the potential impact to my divorce matter. I have full faith and confidence in Paul and his representation in my case and feel like we truly are a team working together to get the best possible outcome. I am so satisfied and impressed with his services, I have recommended him to all of my friends and family that are in need of legal services.
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Posted by Marie | June 8, 2015
Exception Representation in Domestic Matter
If you're looking for an attorney - look no further. I chose Paul because of his "preeminent rating" as a top litigator and he has demonstrated why he received this prestigious and difficult award! Navigating the many facets of a domestic case can be challenges, however, Paul's collaborative approach and willingness to listen to my desired outcomes made the divorce process bearable. As a seasoned litigator, his insights, strategy and guidance was a breath of fresh air and ensured I was fully prepared for any and all outcomes. In my unique case that involved criminal and immigration matters, Paul was well prepared to address the many nuances and the potential impact to my divorce matter. I have full faith and confidence in Paul and his representation in my case and feel like we truly are a team working together to get the best possible outcome. I am so satisfied and impressed with his services, I have recommended him to all of my friends and family that are in need of legal services.
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Posted by Steven | June 6, 2015
Great Lawyer
I put my sons future in Paul's hands and he came through with the best of results. I retained Paul for some serious legal issues and the results were amazing and we could not of wished for more. He is professional, well connected and diligent in his approach. If you need the best representation there is work with Paul. As an added benefit he showed concern and empathy with my son and spent time discussing life matters. Best decision I have made in a long time. I cannot thank him enough!
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2015
Fantastic Lawyer
I retained Paul to represent my son who was in a fair amount of legal trouble. Paul was personable, well established and well connected. As all issues have been professionally handled and resolved to our satisfaction. I cannot tell you how much of a great decision it was to work with Paul. Aside from handling all matters expertly and efficiently he actually spent time counseling my son on life matters. Best decision I have made in quite awhile.
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2015
Client
Paul Bauer is easy to work with and has years of experience with a high success rate. His expertise alleviated a stressful legal situation of mine, and i would recommend him for anyone seeking a hard working, credible attorney. I am more than pleased with my decision to choose him for representation.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Bauer & Associates, Attorneys at Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Law Office of Garner & Bauer
  • 1998 - Present
  • Associate
  • Briedenbach, Breidenbach, & Tronceletti
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Chief of Major Crimes Unit
  • Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
  • 1992 - 1996
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Education

  • Widener University Graduate School of Business
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 1992
  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Villanova University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Stanley Howard
  • Life in prison
  • Commonwealth v. Zachary Scott
  • Life in prison
  • Commonwealth v. Robert Kline
  • Life in Prison
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Associations

  • Linkedin Dui Law Group
  • 2011 - Present
  • Linkedin Criminal Defense Group
  • 2010 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2000 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • 1992 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • 1992 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Named one of Pa Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Named one of Pa Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Death Penalty Certification
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • 2012
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Client Review Rated- Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Death Penalty Certification
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Death Penalty Certification
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • 2010
  • Client Review Rated- Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Death Penalty Certification
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • 2009
  • Client Review Rated- Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Client Review Rated- Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (10)
Endorse Paul
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul is a well known and respected criminal defense lawyer in Pottstown and Montgomery County."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bauer is an excellent attorney who has an impeccable reputation among members of the Bench and Bar in many counties across Pennsylvania. He is honest, hard working and aggressively represents his clients. I wouldn't hesitate to contact him if you require the services of a top notch DUI and criminal defense attorney."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul is a top-notch advocate who gets excellent results for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Bauer and I are currently representing opposing parties in divorce/domestic relations matter. While this is the first time that I have had the opportunity to deal directly with Mr. Bauer on a case, his reputation as an outstanding and professional attorney has preceeded him. It has been a pleasure working with Mr. Bauer and I look forward to working with him in the future."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am happy to recommend Paul Bauer as a well prepared and exceptional trial attorney. While he was in the District Attorneys office he had a reputation as a tough but reasonal prosecutor. He is now a very well respected attorney. I have been co-counsel with Mr. Bauer for two years and counting on a capital homicide case. He is an intricate part of our team who has brought many skills to the table that have helped us in our case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Paul for almost 20 years, and have worked with him on death penalty cases as co-counsel. Paul has a very good relationship with the Police officers, Assistant District Attorney's and the Judges which always helps his clients. His trial skills are incredible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Paul Bauer is a savvy, hard-working lawyer who knows the law, his case, and the players in his community. I have seen Paul get outstanding results in Court and it is no accident. Paul is well-qualified to handle any criminal case."
Unknown Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've worked with and against Paul on many matters over the years (litigation, land use/zoning, real estate, and local government matters). He is always professional and diligent with his cases with a goal to resolve matters in the best interest of his clients."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul did an excellent job representing a mutual client. Excellent approach that was well thought out. Highly recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul consistently achieves excellent results for his clients. He has a good rapport with law enforcement officials in the area and is respected by his peers. Paul is highly regarded by those in the court system due to his preparation, knowledge and performance."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Paul for many years, and have always found him to be knowledgeable, skilled, and effective. I have referred many clients to him in the past and I will continue to refer clients to him in the future."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is a great guy and great attorney. I have known Paul for many years. He certainly knows the law and, importantly, has the connections and experience to take on even the most difficult of criminal cases. I have referred several criminal cases to him over the years and he has always delived great results for the client. If you're looking for a criminal lawyer, call Paul Bauer. Peter J. Dolan, Esq."
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Pottstown DUI and DWI Lawyer Paul A. Bauer III
Paul A. Bauer III
DUI and DWI Attorney
Pottstown, PA
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation