Experience Matters - Former Senior Deputy District Attorney experienced in over 7,500 court casesExperience Matters - Former Senior Deputy District Attorney experienced in over 7,500 court casesFormer Senior Deputy DA experienced in over 3,500 DUI cases. Download my free DUI book on my websiteRemove arrests and minor convictions from your record so that your past won't affect your futurePoints reduced on your moving violation or your money back. Experience in over 2,000 traffic matters
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2017 Top Contributor Award||Avvo.com||2017|
|2017 Client's Choice Award||Avvo.com||2017|
|2016 Top Contributor Award||Avvo.com||2016|
|2016 Client's Choice Award||Avvo.com||2016|
|10 Best DUI Attorney in Pennsylvania||American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys||2015|
|Client's Choice Award 2015 DUI||Avvo.com||2015|
|Client's Choice Award 2015 Criminal Defense||Avvo.com||2015|
|Client's Choice Award 2015 Speeding Ticket||Avvo.com||2015|
|Avvo Top Contributor Award||Avvo.com||2015|
|10 Best Defense Attorney for Client Satisfaction in Pennsylvania||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2015|
|Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer in Pennsylvania||American Society of Legal Advocates||2014|
|Client's Choice Award Criminal Defense||Avvo||2014|
|Client's Choice Award DUI||Avvo||2014|
|Client's Choice Award Speeding Tickets||Avvo||2014|
|Avvo Top Contributor Award||Avvo||2014|
|Top 100 DUI Lawyers in Pennsylvania||National Advocacy for DUI Defense organization||2014|
|Avvo Top Contributor Award||Avvo||2013|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2013|
|Top 100 DUI Attorneys in Pennsylvania||National Advocacy for DUI Defense organization||2013|
|Editorial Board||Widener University Law Review||1994|
|Associate Member||Widener University Law Review||1992|
|Owner||The Law Offices of Ellis B. Klein & Associates, LLC||2015 - Present|
|Court Appointed Counsel||Court Of Common Pleas||1999 - 2005|
|Partner and Head of Criminal Defense Department||Young, Klein & Associates||1999 - 2015|
|Senior Deputy District Attorney||District Attorney's Office||1994 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||Member||2015 - Present|
|American Institute of DUI Attorneys||Member||2015 - Present|
|American Society of Legal Advocates||Member||2014 - Present|
|Bucks County Bar Association||Criminal Law Section||2013 - Present|
|National Advocacy for DUI Defense||Member||2013 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Widener University School of Law||Law Review Editor||1994 - 1994|
|Widener University School of Law||Law Review||1993 - 1994|
|House arrest for (3) 90 day DUI cases||House arrest|
|Aggravated Assault by Vehicle Felony reduced to Misdemeanor Endangering||Charges reduced to Misdemeanors and client given probation|
|4th DUI given house arrest||Client was facing 90 days in jail but was sentenced to House arrest.|
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|FREE DUI Book available on my website at www.EllisKleinLaw.com. I have taken over 20+ years of experience as a prosecutor and a defense attorney and wrote a book which explains everything you need to know about DUI in Pennsylvania. Download it for FREE||Author of: Pennsylvania DUI Arrest: Useful Info Revealed From A Former Prosecutor||2017|
|Avvo||First Time Offenders: A Brief overview of the ARD program in Pennsylvania||2013|
|Avvo.com||DUI in Pennsylvania: A brief overview of the Pennsylvania DUI law||2011|
|Avvo.com||Frequently asked questions after the arrest||2011|
|Avvo.com||Criminal Court Hearings in Bucks, Montgomery and Lehigh Counti||2011|
|Avvo.com||Traffic violations in Pennsylvania||2011|
|Widener Law Review||Law Review Editorial Board||1994|
|Appellate case in PA Superior Court||Commonwealth v. Adamo||1993|
|Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PA||N/A||Juris Doctor||1994|
|Albright College||Political Science||BA||1990|
|Veterans Fair||Veterans Fair 2014||2014|
|Career Day||Dare Speaker at various schools||1998|
|Bucks County Graffiti Prosecutions||Prosecuting Graffiti Cases||1997|
Posted by Ryan H
I received a letter from Mr. Klein's office after I was released on bail following an arrest for a robbery charge. It was my first offense, yet it was a very serious crime that carried up to 10 years in prison. Prior to contacting Ellis, I applied for a public defender because my family and I did not have the money to hire a personal attorney. The public defender I spoke to seemed very careless and told me I was most likely facing a maximum of 5 years in state prison and that my best case scenario would be 6 months to 2 years county time. I then decided to open the letter I received from Mr. Klein's office. After just one meeting with Ellis I knew that it was in my best interest to have this man represent me. He was very reasonable and understanding, and quite knowledgeable in criminal defense. He made no promises, but assured me that he would do everything in his power to help me through this difficult time in my life. And he sure did deliver. Not only did he have great suggestions to help me as a person, he also briefed me on what I could do to help my own case. We worked out a payment plan that he was very flexible and understanding with and to this day it was the best money I've ever spent in my life. He contacted me regularly to update me on changes, dates, case facts, etc. His staff was also very kind and courteous and always made me comfortable whenever I had to be at his office. And anytime I had questions or concerns, he was always available to answer whatever he could. Ellis was also hands on and personally involved in every aspect of my case. He did not delegate the work to another attorney like some other places do. Mr. Klein's expertise and experience was enormously crucial to my case and I would hate to think how things would have turned out if I had not opened his letter. When it was all said and done, I was given 1 year of probation. Quite a difference from the 6-24 months in prison the public defender had me hoping for. Ellis also ensured that my felony charges were dropped to less serious misdemeanors which will no doubt help me in my future. No words can express how grateful I am for Mr. Klein and all the hard work he put in to help me through such a difficult time in my life. A kind, respectful, and sympathetic man with a vast knowledge of the law. If you are truly concerned with your rights and freedom then you will not make the mistake of gambling with other attorneys and choose Ellis B. Klein to defend you.
Posted by H.
When I was arrested for DUI, I was referred to Mr. Ellis Klein by a family member who consulted with several attorneys and retained Ellis. He was very happy with the outcome Ellis achieved on his behalf. He specifically was impressed with how professional, polished, and knowledgable Ellis is.
My case was more complicated than my relative's case, however, I heard such good things about Ellis that I decided to retain him immediately.
Having a trusted advisor at a time like this is priceless. During every interaction I had with Ellis, he treated me with respect, warmth, and compassion. Ellis earned my trust quickly. He was almost always available when I called. When he was in court or with another client, he returned my calls/emails the same day and often within an hour. He explained every step of the process but because I was so overwhelmed and not absorbing everything immediately, I often asked him to repeat information. Ellis was extremely patient and took the time to make sure I understood what was happening now and what to expect next.
During my court appearances, I observed how Ellis interacted with judges, police officers, ADAs, court personnel, etc...He clearly is well respected and has very good relationships within the legal community. Ellis' technical expertise is impressive, however, what sets him apart from other attorneys is his well developed professional network...this is a critical attribute when someone is representing you! Seeing how well regarded Ellis is by the people in a position to decide my fate inspired me with confidence in my decision to work with Ellis.
As Ellis predicted, I was originally turned down for ARD. This meant I would lose my license for a year, have a record (which would impact my career), and spend time in jail. The prospect of going to jail distressed me the most. Mr. Klein was direct and honest with me. He did not promise anything other than to work diligently on my behalf. I was grateful that Ellis did not make false promises.
Ellis encouraged me to appeal my ARD denial. Although I didn't have hope for a positive outcome and wanted to accept the decision, Ellis was the voice of reason and followed up with me to submit an appeal. I am so glad that I listened to my trusted advisor...my denial was overturned and I was granted ARD! This was an outcome far better than I expected. Nothing short of a miracle!!
Ellis advocated tirelessly on my behalf when I wanted to give up. He took steps to ensure the court treated me as an individual and not just another file on the DA's desk. I would not have fought as hard for myself as Ellis fought for me. I would not have gotten the results I did on my own or with another attorney. I saw first hand that Ellis stands out from his peers.
The only reason I avoided jail time is because Ellis represented me.
If you are charged with a DUI, do not try to navigate this process on your own. Do not hire an attorney who is abrasive and/or doesn't have a good relationship with the people who will be deciding your case.
Once you've made the right decision to retain Ellis, do these three things...
1. Listen to everything he says.
2. Follow his instructions.
3. Take comfort in the fact you are being represented by THE BEST!
Posted by anonymous
Let me save you a lot of reading. I have read most of the reviews below this one. Every one of them is a strong recommendation of Ellis Klein, and for good reason - he is the absolute best. Ellis helped us with the arrest of a family member on drug charges. The charges carried severe penalties. Ellis helped our family member to gain admission into drug court, where upon successful (fingers crossed) completion, charges will be reduced to misdemeanors. Throughout the very long process of getting to this outcome, Ellis was just fantastic. In addition to providing wonderful legal representation, he was compassionate and understanding of the family dynamics involved. Some of you may have had the experience of finding that perfect doctor when a family member is critically ill. Ellis Klein is that perfect lawyer. Your search is over.
Posted by Andrew D. Vaught
Ellis Klein was the best representation I could ask for.
I received a first offense DUI in addition to going 85 mph in a 55 mph zone. With his experience and connections Ellis was able to get the speeding charge dropped, as well as a careless driving charge, and disregarding traffic lane. The kicker came when it was time for my preliminary hearing. I am not proud to say that I woke up unintentionally late for my hearing, in fact 15 minutes after I was scheduled to be there. I freaked out and called Ellis, he handled the situation and no harm was done. This doesn't mean you should skip out on your hearing, DO NOT MISS YOUR PRELIMINARY HEARING. Also, if he doesn't get back to you RIGHT AWAY do NOT be alarmed. He's a very busy man and has many clients, because he's the best.
All in all I am HIGHLY satisfied with Mr. Klein's work and would happily seek his council if needed in the future.
Posted by Robert Krout
Mr. Klein was honest and kept me informed weather i was facing a good sentence, or a bad one. I would have to say that is very rare to find in a lawyer. i would recommend him highly to anyone!
Posted by anonymous
Ellis was professional from the first consultation all the way through to the actual "day in court". He put us at ease from the start , explained all the possible outcomes and thanks to him the outcome was the best on possible. If I ever find myself needing a lawyer again Ellis will be the man I call
Posted by anonymous
I had hired Ellis as my lawyer for two cases involving marijuana . I found Ellis to be very professional and knowledgeable. He was able to explain the charges against me in a way which was easy to understand. He was compassionate and encouraging but also very honest about possible penalties . Fortunately, with Ellis's help, the charges in both cases were able to be expunged. I feel lucky to have been given another chance.
Posted by Jacob
I received a speeding ticket in Bucks County, PA. I immediately called Mr. Klein's office upon receiving a letter from him in the mail about my case. He was very knowledgeable on the phone, but more important, he offered peace of mind as he shared his experiences working with the police and judge in the municipality. When I learned of my initial court date, he had it rescheduled because it conflicted with something at work I could not get out of.
Upon my court date, Mr. Klein reassured me that everything would work out. My ticket would have been five points on my license. Mr. Klein worked with the police officer and judge, and got my ticket dismissed and fine reduced, as I pleaded guilty to a non moving violation.
I recommned Mr. Klein to anyone in Bucks County, PA who needs an attorney. As a former district attorney, he knows the people in the law enforcement and judicial system and he knows how to put his clients at ease. I hope I never need an attorney again. If I do, for any legal matter, Mr. Klein will be the first person I call.
Posted by Charles
My experience was excellent from start to finish in my speeding ticket case. In my initial phone contact there was no attempt to limit the discussion because I hadn't yet retained Ellis's services. The process was also explained fully and clearly. His office was very efficient and friendly. I usually defend myself in these situations but I felt so strongly about the entrapment that had occurred in this particular instance that I did not want to lose. That is why I decided to obtain counsel. Ellis was awesome on the day of the hearing. He was polite and thorough in leading us through the negotiations, hearing, and ultimate reduction in my offense. Ellis negotiated a reduction that took away any points on my record as well as a reduction in the fine. He was professional, courteous and respectful. He never talked down to me. It was a great service experience that was well worth my retaining Ellis's services.
Julian Allatt, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Ellis is a top-notch criminal defense attorney with many years of experience and thousands of happy clients. He has a unique ability to explain legal problems in an authoritative yet understandable way that sets him apart from many other lawyers. If you have been charged criminally, you would be lucky to have Ellis in your corner.
Brian McGuffin, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I've known Ellis since his time in the District Attorney's Office. He is an experienced attorney who knows the law and how the Criminal Justice system operates. He provides his clients with thorough and effective representation.
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