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Roy K. Lisko

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in State College, PA

Lisko & Associates
1402 S. Atherton St.
State College, PA 16801
Phone: 814-237-6673
Fax: 814-237-6679
Email: Roy K. Lisko
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1979
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Attorney Profile

Attorney Roy K. Lisko is the founder and owner of The Law Offices of Roy K. Lisko in State College, Pennsylvania. Serving clients throughout Centre County and the surrounding area of central Pennsylvania, Mr. Lisko strives to provide the highest level of advocacy and support possible to those facing serious and complex legal challenges involving any of the following:

·        DUI/DWI charges and other traffic-related violations

·        All other types of felonies and misdemeanors

·        Plaintiff personal injury claims resulting from motor vehicle accidents, defective products, nursing home abuse and other acts of negligence or wrongdoing

Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Lisko served as a State College police officer. After obtaining his legal credentials, he then served as an assistant district attorney as well as an assistant attorney general. Through these roles, he gained invaluable insight into the criminal justice system, which enables him to devise the most effective defense strategies possible for the accused. He has helped hundreds of clients fight charges in both state and federal courts across the region.

Likewise, Mr. Lisko has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of innocent accident victims and their families. He helps clients secure maximum damages for injuries and losses suffered as the result of someone else's negligent, careless or unlawful actions.

Recognized for his success, Mr. Lisko has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career. He is lead counsel-rated for personal injury and criminal defense, and he received the 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys in 2015. In addition, Philadelphia magazine has voted him among the Top Attorneys in Pennsylvania each year since 2014.

A 1972 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, Mr. Lisko attended Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, where he served as editor of the Capital University Law Review. He obtained his law degree in 1978, and both the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year.

A consummate professional, Mr. Lisko is a member of several local, state and national bar associations, and he writes extensively on a variety of topics related to effective trial advocacy, jury-related issues, criminal defense and more.

About Roy K. Lisko

First Admitted: 1978, Oregon

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Centre County Bar Association
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1978
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Ohio, 1978
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Pennsylvania, 1978
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member


  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2011-2018
  • Lead Counsel Rated, Personal Injury and Criminal Defense, 2015-2018
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 2015
  • Top Attorneys in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Magazine, 2014-2018

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Book Review: Criminal Evidence, Klotter, June, 1981
  • Book Review: Search and Seizure: A Treatise on the Fourth Amendment, LaFave, 15 The Prosecutor No. 5, 1981
  • Are the Courts Listening to Voiceprints?, 12 Creighton University Law Review 517, 1978-1979
  • Book Review: Crisis in Health Care, Braverman, June, 1979
  • Book Review: Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life, Trial, April, 1979
  • Hospital Liability under Theories of Respondent Superior and Corporate Negligence, 47 University of Missouri at Kansas City Law Review 171, 1978
  • Inventory Searches of Motor Vehicles: The Effect of South Dakota v. Opperman, 6 Capital University Law Review 315, 1976
  • Using a Toxicologist Trial Practice Newsletter, Vol. 2, August, 1988
  • Hospital Liability University of Missouri, Kansas City Law Review, Vol. 47, 1978
  • Personal Advocacy Trial Practice Newsletter, Vol. 1, September, 1987
  • Book Review: Juror Misconduct: Law and Litigation, Trial, Hardwick and Ware, June, 1989
  • Book Review: Jury Selection, Colson and Neely, September, 1987
  • Book Review: Judging the Jury, Trial, Hans and Vidmar, September, 1986
  • Book Review: Causes of Action, Trial, Shepard's/McGraw-Hill, October, 1985
  • Book Review: Dirty Dealing, A.B.A. Journal, August, 1985
  • Book Review: Art of Advocacy: Settlement, The Barrister, Summer, 1984
  • Book Review: National Jury Project, Jurywork: Systematic Techniques, April, 1984

Educational Background

  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, B.A., Major: History, 1972
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Office Location for Roy K. Lisko

1402 S. Atherton St.
State College, PA 16801

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