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Ellis B. Klein

also known as Ellis Klein

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Why Choose Us?

Experience matters. I realize that there are many attorneys that you could choose for representation. However, my background as a Former Prosecutor sets me apart from other attorneys. I have handled in excess of 7,500 criminal cases over the past 20+ years in practice and I able to examine the case from both sides to best represent my clients.

My philosophy about the way I practice law is the same as what I tell my children - Treat people the way you wish to be treated. I treat my clients the way I would want to be treated if I were experiencing legal problems. I treat my clients with honesty, kindness and respect and I feel that a good lawyer should be financially affordable. I charge a fair price for my services, flexible payment plans can be arranged and we accept all major credit cards.

I talk to new clients over the phone, for however long it takes. When clients call me, I explain their options, give them my opinion about what could happen to them and I even quote them a fee and a payment plan, right over the phone. I believe that an informed client is the best client. Again, if I were having legal problems, that is the way that I would want to be treated.

 Of all of my client reviews on Avvo, this is the review I am most proud of:

 "Ellis made me feel like my DUI was our problem, not just mine."*

*Source: client reviews

Call me for a free in depth telephone consultation to see why I am a different breed of lawyer.  


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 45%
    22 years, 3.5 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 35%
    22 years, 7.5 thousand cases
  3. Speeding Ticket: 20%
    22 years, 1.5 thousand cases



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Julian G. Allatt

    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.


    Julian Allatt Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Brian Thomas McGuffin

    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.


    Brian McGuffin Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Ellis B. Klein & Associates, LLC

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Over 20 office locations in, PA


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Avvo Top Contributor AwardAvvo.com2015
Client's Choice Award 2015 Speeding TicketAvvo.com2015
Client's Choice Award 2015 Criminal DefenseAvvo.com2015
Client's Choice Award 2015 DUIAvvo.com2015
10 Best DUI Attorney in PennsylvaniaAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
10 Best Defense Attorney for Client Satisfaction in PennsylvaniaAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer in PennsylvaniaAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 100 DUI Lawyers in PennsylvaniaNational Advocacy for DUI Defense organization2014
Avvo Top Contributor AwardAvvo2014
Client's Choice Award Speeding TicketsAvvo2014
Client's Choice Award DUIAvvo2014
Client's Choice Award Criminal DefenseAvvo2014
Avvo Top Contributor AwardAvvo2013
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2013
Top 100 DUI Attorneys in PennsylvaniaNational Advocacy for DUI Defense organization2013
Editorial BoardWidener University Law Review1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Offices of Ellis B. Klein & Associates, LLC2015 - Present
Partner and Head of Criminal Defense DepartmentYoung, Klein & Associates1999 - 2015
Senior Deputy District AttorneyOffice Of The District Attorney,1994 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Institute of Criminal Law AttorneysMember2015 - Present
American Institute of DUI AttorneysMember2015 - Present
American Society of Legal AdvocatesMember2014 - Present
National Advocacy for DUI DefenseMember2013 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Bucks County Bar AssociationCriminal Law SectionN/A
Law Review Editorial BoardWidener University Law Review1993 - 1994
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
House arrest for (3) 90 day DUI casesHouse arrest
Aggravated Assault by Vehicle Felony reduced to Misdemeanor EndangeringCharges reduced to Misdemeanors and client given probation
4th DUI given house arrestClient was facing 90 days in jail but was sentenced to House arrest.
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Publication nameTitleDate
AvvoFirst Time Offenders: A Brief overview of the ARD program in Pennsylvania2013
FREE Book available on my website at 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 FREEAuthor of: Pennsylvania DUI Arrest: Useful Info Revealed From A Former Prosecutor2013
Avvo.comDUI in Pennsylvania: A brief overview of the Pennsylvania DUI law2011
Avvo.comFrequently asked questions after the arrest2011
Avvo.comCriminal Court Hearings in Bucks, Montgomery and Lehigh Counti2011
Avvo.comTraffic violations in Pennsylvania2011
Widener Law ReviewLaw Review Editorial Board1994
Appellate case in PA Superior CourtCommonwealth v. Adamo1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PAN/AJD - Juris Doctor1994
Albright CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Veterans FairVeterans Fair 20142014
Career DayDare Speaker at various schools1998
Bucks County Graffiti ProsecutionsProsecuting Graffiti Cases1997