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Matthew Ness

Matthew Ness

Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys LLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets
  • Pennsylvania
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Summary

I grew up in suburban Pittsburgh in a blue collar family where I was instilled with working class ethics and values that continue to embody me today — and that I recognize and appreciate in many of the people I represent in the criminal court system.

I am dedicated to fighting for the rights of my clients to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, to fair and speedy trials, to just punishment, and to not be coerced into self-incrimination. I believe passionately that the basic principles regarding the rights of people accused of crimes are worth upholding and fighting for in court. As a trial lawyer, I do that every day on behalf of clients facing what I describe as the “crushing power of the state.”

I enjoy spending time with family and giving back to my church and community through volunteer work. I'm an avid Pittsburgh sports fan and enjoy taking in Pirates games.

Education
Duquesne University School of Law
J.D. (2008)
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Clarion University of Pennsylvania
B.A. (2004) | Communication and Political Science
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Professional Experience
Partner
Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys LLC
- Current
Assistant Public Defender
Allegheny County Public Defender’s Office
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Attorney: Juror in Seton Hill sexual assault case influenced other panelists
Tribune Review
Professional Associations
Allegheny County Bar Association
Current
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Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
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U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Traffic Tickets
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
Worgul, Sarna & Ness Website
Website
Harrisburg Criminal Defense
Website
Matthew Ness' Website Profile
Blog
Pittsburgh Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney Blog
Contact & Map
Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC
Pittsburgh Office
429 4th Ave.
Ste 1700
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
USA
Telephone: (412) 281-2146
Fax: (412) 288-8943
Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC
Harrisburg Office
600 N 3rd St.
Ste B
Harrisburg, PA 17101
USA
Telephone: (412) 231-9869