Steven E. Kellis

Top rated DUI-DWI attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Law Offices of Steven E. Kellis
Steven E. Kellis
Law Offices of Steven E. Kellis

Practice Areas: DUI-DWI; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 1992

Education: Villanova University School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Greek

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024
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Law Offices of Steven E. Kellis

1500 JFK Boulevard, Suite 900
Philadelphia, PA 19102 Visit website


Attorney Steven E. Kellis is the founder and owner of Kellis Law Firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Recognized as an authority on DUI defense, Mr. Kellis devotes his practice specifically to this legal area, and he has achieved notable success helping clients throughout the greater Philadelphia Metro and all surrounding counties, as well as out-of-state clients, who face charges for driving under the influence, aggravated DUI, underage DUI and boating under the influence.

A top-rated trial attorney with more than 25 years of legal experience, Mr. Kellis has achieved considerable success fighting for the rights and liberties of first-time DUI offenders as well as those who have faced such charges more than once. A former senior assistant district attorney, he has invaluable insight into the criminal justice system, and he uses the full extent of his legal knowledge and resources to obtain the most favorable outcomes possible for those he serves.

From his efforts, Mr. Kellis has achieved a long record of securing acquittals, dismissals and reductions of charges for his clients, and he has earned numerous awards and honors from his peers. Among his most notable accolades, he received a Top 100 Lawyers designation from the National Trial Lawyers along with a Top 10 Best DUI Lawyers designation. Moreover, the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys selected him for inclusion into the Top 100 attorneys list, and the National Federation of DUI Lawyers Association voted him among the Top 100 DUI Lawyers in Pennsylvania.

Mr. Kellis has also received Superb client ratings on Avvo along with many testimonials from his satisfied clients. He is a former Pennsylvania State Delegate for the National College for DUI Defense.

A 1987 graduate of Bucknell University, Mr. Kellis obtained his Juris Doctor in 1991. He also completed his national certification in Field Sobriety Testing. He is an active member of the Philadelphia County Bar Association, the National College for DUI Defense, and both the National and Pennsylvania Associations of Criminal Defense Lawyers, among his other professional affiliations.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

Focus areas


  • 100% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

First Admitted: 1992, Pennsylvania

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Baseball Coach and Volunteer, Radnor Wayne Little League, 2015-2020
Educational Background:
  • Bucknell University, Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Political Science, 1987
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State Bar of Pennsylvania, 1992-current (Active Member), 1992
  • State Bar of Maryland, 2000 - current (Active Member), 2000
  • District of Columbia Bar, 2000 - current (Inactive Member), 2000
  • State Bar of Georgia, 1992-current (Inactive Member), 1992
  • Pennsylvania State Delegate of the National College for DUI Defense
  • Member – Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member – Philadelphia County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1992
  • National College for DUI Defense, 2001
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Nationally Certified in Field Sobriety Testing - Walden & Platt, 2003
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Continuing Legal Education lecture at the Delaware County Bar Association for "Representing Clients in a PennDOT Medical Competency Appeal", Speaker, Total Recall: Representing Clients in a PennDOT Medical Competency Appeal, 2017
  • 2020 Super Lawyers, 2020 Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • AVVO Rating of 10.0 Superb Legal Ability
  • Top 10 Best DUI Lawyers

Office location for Steven E. Kellis

1500 JFK Boulevard, Suite 900
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: 215-940-1200


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024

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