John M. Hauser, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense 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 Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (30%),
  • Family Law (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of Latrobe Law Associates, LLC, John M. Hauser III has a varied practice that encompasses family law, criminal defense, estate planning and administration, and personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Based in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, he represents clients throughout Westmoreland, Indiana, Armstrong and Washington counties. Mr. Hauser is admitted to practice in Indiana and before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Hauser's family law practice is centered primarily on 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 establishment and 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, Mr. Hauser assists clients who have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and his personal injury cases have included motor vehicle accidents, defective products, premises liability and dog bites.

In all of these endeavors, Mr. Hauser has been able to obtain positive results for many of his clients, and this has led to recognition from his colleagues, including his receipt of a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, he was the 2009 recipient of the Westmoreland Bar Association's annual Outstanding Young Lawyer award. In addition to the latter organization, where he serves on several committees, Mr. Hauser is 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. He obtained his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law in 2004.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (30%): Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses

Family Law (30%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Personal Injury - General (30%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Estate Planning & Probate (10%)

Focus Areas

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

Selections

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Rising Stars: 2010 - 2019

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About John Hauser, III

Admitted: 2004, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://www.latrobelaw.net/Attorney-Profile/John-M-Hauser-Ii...

Honors/Awards:

  • 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. 
  • Years of Selection, Rising Stars Publication, 2008 - 2013
  • Recognized by SuperLawyers Magazine for Litigation Excellence, 2010 - 2017

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

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

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
  • Participating Volunteer Attorney with the Westmoreland County Pro Bono Assistance Office--2004-present
  • Attorney Advisor to the Derry Area High School Mock Trial Team--2010-2011; 2012-2013  

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 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, 2014

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • 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 slip and fall, dog-bite, 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. 

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.

Educational Background:

  • Greater Latrobe High School, 1997
  • Westminster College, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, Double Majors: Economics and Political Science, 2001
Office Location for John M. Hauser, III

206 Weldon Street
Latrobe, PA 15650

Phone: 724-539-1111

Fax: 724-539-1113

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Last Updated: 6/10/2019

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