Not only are you an excellent attorney, but a good person who truly cared about me and always did your best to help me. I am so grateful for being given a second chance.
—TomDave Shrager successfully lobbied for my felony charge to be completely withdrawn. His services were worth every dime. A highly personable, intelligent, and competent attorney, I would recommend Dave Shrager to my closest friends and family without hesitation.
—RonDave knows the system better than any lawyer in Pittsburgh due to his family's local and long-standing practice, and it was evident in the positive manner in which the judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers responded to Dave's arguments on my behalf.
—JimI cannot say thank you enough to David Shrager for all his help today! If it were not for this guy, I would no longer have a job or drivers license. So thanks again Dave, you're the best!
—BillI was in a bad place in my life...I was making bad decisions, which led to my having a really bad night and lots of legal trouble. I'm lucky I had Attorney David Shrager at my side. He helped guide me, with his legal expertise, through a very difficult time in my life.
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Welcome to Shrager Defense Attorneys

Our local Pittsburgh law firm focuses exclusively on defending individuals throughout Western PA who have been charged with crimes. If you’ve been arrested, our aggressive and experienced Criminal Lawyers, DUI Lawyers, and Drug Attorneys are here to help you.

Whether facing felony charges, misdemeanor charges or summary offenses we want you to know that Attorney David J. Shrager and his experienced team of criminal defense attorneys are here to protect you.

“Will I go to jail?” “Will I lose my job or license?” “Can my charges be dismissed?” If you’ve been charged with a crime or are under investigation you likely have many questions. Don’t Be Scared; Be Prepared! We are available to discuss your concerns as well as how we can help you day or night, 24/7, during a free and confidential legal consultation.

Attorney David J. Shrager personally answers your phone calls and text messages on his cell phone – 412-969-2540.

Located in Pittsburgh, our criminal law firm aggressively defends individuals who are facing criminal charges in Allegheny County and anywhere throughout Western Pennsylvania, including Beaver County, Cambria County, Butler County, Fayette County, Indiana County, Mercer County, Washington County, Westmoreland County and many more areas. Our office is conveniently located across the street from the Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh, PA.

The Shrager Family name is a name you can trust

Shrager Defense Attorneys has been representing clients and winning tough cases for over 50 years. Lead counsel, Attorney David J. Shrager, has consistently been deemed a top-rated criminal lawyer in Pittsburgh by reputable authorities such as Super Lawyers® (2017-2024), AVVO, The National Trial Lawyers and several others. Also, our law firm has been assigned a rating of A+ by the Better Business Bureau and featured in Pittsburgh Magazine.

Attorney Shrager has a 10.0 Superb Avvo rating. Read the testimonials our clients have written and our Avvo client reviews Shrager Defense Attorneys currently has over 300 (5-star) client reviews on Google.



Don’t Be Scared; Be Prepared!



Give us a call today – you’ll be glad you did!

We understand how stressful being charged with a crime can be. That is why we work closely with all of our clients and will aggressively prepare your case and fight for you. Let us be on your side.

Know Your Rights and Fight For Them

You owe it to yourself and to your family to get the best legal protection you can. Call Attorney David J. Shrager today if you or a loved one has been arrested, charged with a crime or think you are under investigation. Our Criminal Defense Attorneys in Pittsburgh routinely protect clients from felony charges, misdemeanors and summary offenses in State, Federal and Local courts and can help with the following:

From high-profile cases to simple criminal charges, David J. Shrager and his team can help by preparing your case for hearings or trial, getting charges reduced or dropped, and ensuring that your rights are not violated.

Making a quick phone call now and speaking directly with Attorney Shrager could result in fewer charges and fines later.

Call or text him now for a free legal consultation at 412-969-2540 or 1-888-LAWMAN-0.


Our experienced legal team has been preparing and winning cases for our clients for over five decades. No case is too big or too small for our talented team of men and women. Getting charges dismissed or reduced is always our #1 goal, and if necessary our criminal lawyers in Pittsburgh are always ready to use our exceptional trial experience before a judge or jury.

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The highest level of satisfaction is something we strive for with each and every one of our clients: Every client is our most important client.

Read what his clients have to say and also see his Avvo reviews – Attorney Shrager has a 10.0 Superb Avvo rating.

Our Pittsburgh criminal attorneys will ensure that you understand your rights and will work hard to defend them. We handle all aspects of the legal system – preliminary hearings, trials, appeals, or other types of proceedings.

Pittsburgh Criminal Attorney David J. Shrager has the experience and understands the “ins and outs” of the legal system in Western Pennsylvania to negotiate with prosecutors to facilitate the reduction or withdrawal of charges and sentencing and to reduce jail time.

Our goal is to exceed your expectations. Don’t Be Scared; Be Prepared! – Call Today

FREE Legal Consultation

Call 412-969-2540 right now for a FREE initial legal consultation. Speak directly with David J. Shrager 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We are located in downtown Pittsburgh in the historic Frick building, Suite 617, located at the intersection of Forbes Ave & Grant Street across from the the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. There are two parking garages near our building.

Shrager Defense Attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA will attack your criminal charges in order to protect your good name. Have a sound and solid case prepared by David J. Shrager and his legal team so they can fight for your rights.