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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Erie, PA

David Ridge
The Ridge Law Office
246 West Tenth Street
Erie, PA 16501
Phone Work 814-580-9490
Fax Fax 814-456-9398
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2015
Licensed Since: 1985
Education: University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (60%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%)


Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2015

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The founder of the Ridge Law Office, David Ridge has provided aggressive representation for his clients in Erie, Pennsylvania, and throughout the western part of the state for more than 30 years. He focuses his practice on criminal defense and personal injury law. Mr. Ridge's representative cases include clients accused of everything from DUIs to murder as well as white collar crimes. His personal injury matters include those involving car accidents and wrongful death, and Mr. Ridge also handles some workers' compensation cases.

Mr. Ridge graduated with his Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1985. In the many years he has been practicing law, he has won numerous not guilty verdicts and dismissals for his criminal law clients and has represented those accused of homicide across the state in more than 35 cases. Additionally, Mr. Ridge has one of the best rates of success in DUI matters in the state. He has also helped people who have been charged with white collar crimes in both state and federal courts.

Mr. Ridge is admitted to practice before all of the state courts of Pennsylvania. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania. A strong believer that clients deserve to have attorneys with the highest ethics, Mr. Ridge previously served as the chairman of the Hearing Committee of The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to help punish attorneys who had been unethical in their practice. In order to help new attorneys understand the importance of ethics, he has spoken on the subject to them in Erie County.

About David Ridge

Law School: University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Admitted: 1985, Pennsylvania

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1985
  • Pennsylvania, 1985
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL), Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NADCL), Member
  • Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County, Director

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Allegheny College, 1982
Last Updated: 7/16/2015
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