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John M. Hauser, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Latrobe, PA

Latrobe Law Associates, LLC
206 Weldon Street
Latrobe, PA 15650
Phone: 724-539-1111
Fax: 724-539-1113
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2019
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 2004
Practice Areas: Family Law, Criminal Defense, Estate Planning & Probate, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Attorney Profile

The founder of Latrobe Law Associates, LLC, John M. Hauser III, Esq., practices in personal injury and wrongful death actions, family law, criminal defense, and estate planning and administration. From their office in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Attorney Hauser represents clients throughout Westmoreland, Indiana, Somerset and Fayette counties. Mr. Hauser is admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and all other Courts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Practicing in family law Attorney Hauser handles matters of divorce and its accompanying issues such as child custody and visitation, property division, and spousal and child support. His experience in this area of the law also includes paternity disputes, the preparation and review of prenuptial agreements, and the representation of domestic violence victims who are seeking protective orders from the court.

In his criminal defense practice, Attorney Hauser has presented his client's case at jury trial and successfully averted conviction of his client in matters from homicide to aggravated assault, and he has handled hundreds of cases involving charges of driving under the influence.  

Attorney Hauser has moreover recovered millions of dollars for his clients in both settlements and trial verdicts.  Most recently, Attorney Hauser won a jury verdict of over $1.5 million dollars for injuries to his client in an accident resultant from an unsafe construction site at a personal residence.  Attorney Hauser has handled personal injury matters ranging from motor vehicle accidents, to defective products, to premises liability and dog bites.

Mr. Hauser has repeatedly obtained positive results for his clients, and this success has led to recognition from his colleagues, including his receipt of a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, is also admitted to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.  Mr. Hauser is also a member of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and he is a member of the board of The Ned J. Nakles American Inn of Court where he is immediate past president.


Attorney Hauser obtained his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law in 2004.

Practice Areas
  • 20%Family Law
  • 20%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Business Litigation
  • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Wills, Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


10 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2019

About John M. Hauser, III

First Admitted: 2004, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:


  • Attorney Hauser has personally tried and or/settled numerous products liability and personal injury cases, including causes of action for a mis-filled prescription causing illness, defective medical devices causing pain, and defective mechanisms including a $265,000 settlement against the undisclosed manufacturer of a defective carbon monoxide detector.  He also regularly handles cases involving fall injuries, dog-bites, automobile, and other personal injury actions.  In addition to personal injury cases, Attorney Hauser also handles litigation for property damage and contract disputes.  In a suit for the loss of a thoroughbred horse, obtained a settlement of more than seven times the price that was paid for the horse one-year prior to its loss.  In 2019, Attorney Hauser has tried two jury trials winning a verdict of $1.55 million dollars for an injured plaintiff in a construction accident fall and receiving a verdict of full acquittal of his client who was charged with felony aggravated assault.  

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • Westmoreland Bar Association Planning Committee, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2005
  • Pennsylvania, 2004
  • Westmoreland Bar Association--Chairman of the Explorers Committee, 2008
  • Delegate to the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates, 2008-2010
  • Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • Westmoreland Bar Association Litigation, Family Law, and Criminal Law Committees, 2011
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • American Inns of Court, Ned J. Nakles Chapter, President, 2016 - 2018
  • Treasurer of Young Lawyers' Committee, 2011
  • Treasurer and past-Chairman of Young Lawyers Committee, 2010
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association

Representative Clients

  • I represent persons in need in the areas of personal injury, family law, wills and estate administration, and criminal law and DUI defense.  If you have an issue in an area of law that I do not handle, I will be happy to refer you to one of my trusted colleagues to ensure that you have trustworthy, reliable representation.

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Law Day Speaker--2006-2011
  • Member, Holy Family Parish in Latrobe
  • Duquesne University Pro Bono Clinic, 2002
  • Volunteer for 'Get Help Now' Governor's Recession Initiative, 2009
  • Past participating Volunteer Attorney with the Westmoreland County Pro Bono Assistance Office
  • Attorney Advisor to the Derry Area High School Mock Trial Team--2010-2011; 2012-2019 

Educational Background

  • Greater Latrobe High School, 1997
  • Westminster College, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, Double Majors: Economics and Political Science, 2001

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Admitted to practice before the United States Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 2005
  • Certified for Two-Day Collaborative Practice Training Seminar, 2009


  • Westmoreland Bar Association, Outstanding Young Lawyer, 2009.  Awarded to the young lawyer who best exemplifies outstanding leadership and distinguished service to the legal profession and the community. , WBA Outstanding Young Lawyer, Westmoreland Bar Association, 2009
  • Years of Selection, Rising Stars Publication, 2008 - 2019
  • Recognized by SuperLawyers Magazine for Litigation Excellence, 2010 - 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • A two-part educational treatise on the basic legal concepts of divorce for members of the public considering and/or preparing for divorce., Author, Divorce: A Brief Overview, Laurel Mountain Life, 2013
  • Adjunct professor teaching businsess law and white collar crime at the University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg campus.  The University of Pittsburgh has been ranked as one of the top Universities, both in the United States and worldwide. , Adjunct Professor, Professor
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Office Location for John M. Hauser, III

206 Weldon Street
Latrobe, PA 15650

Phone: 724-539-1111

Fax: 724-539-1113

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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