Stephen M. Misko

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Butler, PA

PennLaw, LLC
 | 106 South Main Street, Suite 801
Butler, PA 16001
Phone: 412-342-8000
Fax: 724-284-9402
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Attorney Misko has devoted his entire career, more than 40 years, to criminal justice. He has served as a police officer, federal drug and firearms agent and as an assistant district attorney for Allegheny County. During his career he learned firsthand how police and prosecutors sometimes ignore a person's rights during an investigation or after an arrest. It was this experience that prompted him to pursue a career in criminal defense.

Mr. Misko is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. He also has been admitted to practice in various federal appellate courts and the U.S. Supreme Court. His firm, PennLaw, LLC, is located in Butler, Pennsylvania, with another office located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Misko is a graduate of Duquesne University School of Law, is a member of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, American Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%)

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019

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About Stephen Misko

Admitted: 1990, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:


  • AVVO Rated Superb 10/10

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • 801/Death Penalty Certified Trial Attorney, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Allegheny County Bar Association Criminal Law Section, 1991 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1999
  • Member, Allegheny County Bar Association, 1991 - Present
  • Pennsylvania, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999
  • Member, Butler County bar Association, 1995 - Present
  • Member, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors, 2000 - Present
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1988 - Present
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1993
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1991 - Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Criminal Justice Masters Program, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2000 - 2003
  • Undergraduate Criminal Law, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2000 - 2003


  • Federal Jury in Pittsburgh, PA acquitted client of violation of Interstate transportation of a Minor for the purpose of engaging in sexual related activity (Mann Act).  Client was facing prison term of 30 years to life, if convicted., 2008

Educational Background:

  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, B.A., 1978
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Office Location for Stephen M. Misko

106 South Main Street
Suite 801
Butler, PA 16001

Phone: 412-342-8000

Fax: 724-284-9402

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Last Updated: 2/9/2019

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