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Latest Pittsburgh News and Press about Shrager Defense Attorneys...

Below are news stories of high-profile legal cases that Attorney David J. Shrager and his law firm have been involved with in the Pittsburgh region. See also our news video compilation.

Pittsburgh Attorney Lyle Dresbold Secures a Not-Guilty Verdict in a Federal Charges Case

“Probably the hardest trial he has defended” is what Attorney Lyle Dresbold of Shrager Defense Attorneys stated in regard to his latest not-guilty verdict for a police officer facing felony charges. Also below Attorney Dresbold discusses this case on Spreaker “Talk of the Town” podcast. Mon County deputy found ‘not guilty’ Listen to “Talk of […]

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 Update from Attorney David Shrager Shrager Defense Attorneys are open and able to assist clients. We are working remotely and are available 24/7 for consultations via phone, FaceTime and other remote means. We are still handling all court appearances as directed by the Supreme Court. Governor Wolf announced the discontinuance of physical operations of […]

NYC Men Arrested in Fentanyl Bust on PA Turnpike

Men part of largest fentanyl bust in state history made along Pa. turnpike in court From WPXI Channel 11 News Pittsburgh Updated: Jul 18, 2019 – 5:53 PM Watch the video about this case below:   Feds taking over prosecution of NYC men arrested in fentanyl bust on Pa. turnpike From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review RENATTA […]

Shooting at North Versailles Walmart

Self-defense at Issue in Pennsylvania Walmart Shooting Attorney David Shrager comments on the case and using deadly force as an act of self-defense in the Tribune-Review article. Self-defense at issue in shooting at North Versailles Walmart TOM DAVIDSON   | Monday, July 8, 2019 3:22 p.m. A shooting at the North Versailles Walmart raises questions about self-defense and when deadly […]

Elementary School Teacher Allegedly Assaulted By Student’s Mom Breaks Her Silence

Exclusive: Elementary School Teacher Allegedly Assaulted By Student’s Mom Breaks Her Silence Janice Watkins: ‘That’s Why We Go To School And We Teach Them, Because There’s Hope’ October 30, 2017 5:17 PM By Marty Griffin PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Nearly two weeks after she was allegedly assaulted by the mother of one of her elementary school students, a […]

Pittsburgh Attorney and Murder Suspects’ Parents Urge Him to Surrender

Pittsburgh Attorney David Shrager held a news conference yesterday, urging his client and murder suspect Matthew Darby to surrender. Attorney Shrager read a letter from the suspects’ parents, also urging him to turn himself into police. Watch a video of the news conference below. Channel 11 WPXI – Attorney: Murder suspect Darby’s parents stand with him, […]


Rioters Face Criminal Charges in Pittsburgh, PA Read about the protests at the Pittsburgh Allegheny County Jail from WTAE Channel 4 News and KDKA CBS Pittsburgh. Eleven people are facing criminal charges after protesting poor conditions at the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh, PA. __________________________________________________ CBS Pittsburgh, Channel 2 News KDKA Hearing For Jail Protest […]

Hearing Continued in Auto Accident that Killed a California University Student

Hearing Continued for Man Charged in California Homicide by Vehicle June 1, 2016 Mon Valley Observer-Reporter By Scott Beveridge CENTERVILLE, PA – A preliminary hearing was postponed Thursday for a Mon Valley man to allow his attorney to negotiate an outcome with the Washington County District attorney’s office in the vehicular homicide case that resulted […]

Employee of East Dunkard Water Authority Faces Theft / Felony Charges

Worker allegedly stole $22k from East Dunkard Water Authority Read original article from Observer-Reporter By Mike Jones January 8, 2016 DILLINER – A longtime employee of East Dunkard Water Authority is accused of stealing more than $22,000 from the agency. Laura A. Pugh, 39, of Cheat Lake, W.Va., was arraigned Thursday on felony charges of theft […]

Attorney Shrager’s Client to Stand Trial in Jeannette Shooting Death

Man to stand trial in Jeannette shooting death By Paul Peirce Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, 10:39 p.m. A Pittsburgh man angrily waved an automatic rifle toward four men in a Jeannette apartment, screaming that he was robbed of at least $4,000 worth of heroin, before he was shot eight times and died Sept. 14, two witnesses […]

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