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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in State College, PA

Jason S. Dunkle
JD Law, P.C.
204 East Calder Way, Suite 306
State College, PA 16801
Phone Work 814-954-7622
Fax Fax 814-954-7625
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2004
Education: University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (60%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (40%)
Industry Groups: Pennsylvania Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers


Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2016

No Rising Stars publication in 2009
top-image Selected to Rising Stars for 6 years


Attorney Jason S. Dunkle has been a criminal defense lawyer in State College, Pennsylvania, since 2004.  He has represented people charged with criminal offenses throughout the state, but he primarily handles cases in Centre, Clinton, Huntingdon, Clearfield, and Mifflin counties.  He routinely represents Penn State, Juniata, and Lock Haven students and alumni that are charged with offenses such as marijuana possession, DUI, furnishing alcohol to minors, drug possession, drug delivery, fake ID, underage drinking, assault, theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, sexual assault, corruption of minors, and terroristic threats.  Over the years, Attorney Dunkle has obtained favorable results for cilents in all phases of criminal cases, including pre-charge investigations, preliminary arraignments, preliminary hearings, pretrial, trial, appeals and even post-conviction proceedings.

Attorney Dunkle is a Penn State University alum that received his law degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is a board member of the Pennsylvania Assocation of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and he has been a guest speaker at defense lawyer seminars.  Attorney Dunkle has been nominated as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers every year since 2011.  He has received a perfect 10.0 Superb rating by AVVO, an online attorney rating website, and he received AVVO's Client Choice Award for criminal defense in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

On a personal level, Attorney Dunkle is a married father of three.  He spends his spare time coaching his children's atheltic teams and is a board member of his church's youth group.  Attorney Dunkle has volunteered his time with the "Wills for Heroes," a program that drafts wills for first responders such as firemen, emergency medical technicians and police officers.  He gives much of his time to his clients and to his community.


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About Jason Dunkle

Law School: University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Admitted: 2004, Pennsylvania

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Honors and Awards:

  • AVVO Clients' Choice Award, 2014
  • AVVO Clients' Choice Award, 2013
  • AVVO Clients' Choice Award, 2012
  • Lead Counsel Rated, Criminal Defense and DUI, 2013-present
  • AVVO Clients' Choice Award, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Pennsylvania, 2004
  • Member, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Vice President, Penns Valley Youth Center, 2014
  • Special Olympics Volunteer
  • Pittsburgh Project, Community Revitalization Program

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Guest Speaker, Ethics & Lawyer Advertising, Pennsylvania Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2014
  • Guest Speaker, Drug Suppression Issues in State Court, Pennsylvania Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2010

Educational Background:

  • Pennsylvania State University, B.A. in Political Science, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2001
  • Washington and Jefferson College

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Last Updated: 12/21/2015
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