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Joseph Alexander Paletta

Joseph Alexander Paletta

Paletta Law, Pittsburgh DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Personal Injury ...
  • Pennsylvania
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Joseph Alexander Paletta was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area. After graduating cum laude from Washington & Lee University in Virginia in 1982, he returned to Pittsburgh, achieving his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University Law School in 1985. His father, Leonard J. Paletta, was a highly respected trial lawyer in Pittsburgh in the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, and was the inspiration for Joseph becoming a lawyer. In fact, a Paletta has maintained a law office in the Frick Building, the heart of the Pittsburgh legal community, for almost 50 years.

Attorney Paletta has been engaged in the practice of criminal defense law in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area for over 25 years. During that time, he has tried significantly more than 150 jury trials, and hundreds more non-jury trials. In recent years, his law practice has become focused on defending those persons charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (D.U.I.), and also narcotics crimes. Furthermore, as a result of years of practice in these areas, and the experience of representing many Doctors and Nurses charged with the aforesaid crimes, Attorney Paletta has developed expertise in representing these medical professionals in medical license investigations and prosecutions by the specific licensing boards (i.e. the Board of Nursing).

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
General Trial Counsel
Allegheny County Office of the Public Defender
- Current
Business Owner
Joseph A. Paletta, Esq.
- Current
Arbitration Board Member
Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County Pennsylvania
Special Master Appointment by U.S.D.C. Judge Alan N. Bloch
United States District Court for The Western District of Pennsylvania
Duquesne University School of Law
J.D. (1985) | Law
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Washington & Lee University
B.S. (1982) | European History
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Top 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Top 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
BV Rated
Top 100 Criminal Lawyers in the State of Pennsylvania
American Society of Legal Advocates
Top 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Professional Associations
American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
Founding Member
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Pennsylvania Bar Association
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Allegheny County Bar Association, Criminal Litigation Section
Executive Counsel
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Association of Trial Lawyers of America
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Articles & Publications
Pittsburgh defense attorneys question Sandusky strategy
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Speaking Engagements
Continuing Legal Education Seminar, The Criminal Defense Trial From Start to Finish, Pittsburgh
Center for Continuing Legal Education.
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437 Grant St
Suite 424
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Telephone: (412) 214-9032
Fax: (412) 391-2589