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—TomDave Shrager successfully lobbied for my felony charge to be completely withdrawn.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.
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Criminal Law Professional Awards

AWARD: Recognized by Super Lawyers® as a Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Super Lawyers Rated 2024 - Attorney David J. ShragerEvery year Super Lawyers® recognizes lawyers for excellence in the practice of their specific area of law. Only 5% of lawyers are selected to the Super Lawyers® list each year. Attorney David J. Shrager has been selected to the Super Lawyers® list in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 for his performance in the area of criminal defense law. Read more about the selection process.

AWARD: Top 100 Trial Lawyer

Top 100 Trial LawyerNational Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective and uniformly applied process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended only to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile measured by objective and uniformly applied standards in compliance with state bar and national Rule 4-7.

AWARD: Recognized by AVVO as a Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA / 10/10 Rating

AVVO 10/10 - Top Rated Criminal DefenseAVVO uses a rating system that is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their professional profile in addition to the information they collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Such information includes years licensed, work experience, education, peer endorsements, associations, awards, publications and speaking engagements.

AWARD: Inclusion as a Member of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)

Member of the National College for DUI DefenseTo become a member of the National College for DUI Defense, a lawyer must submit a minimum of two (2) reference letters from currently-sitting judges or from licensed attorneys with at least five years of practice who emphasize DUI defense in their current practice (at least 50% of practice devoted to DUI defense) who are familiar with the applicant and who attest to the applicant’s competency in the area of DUI defense and are familiar with the applicant and attest to his or her good character and competency in the area of DUI defense. An applicant must also have substantial involvement in the DUI defense field throughout the current membership period as demonstrated by a continuous practice of DUI defense.

AWARD: Inclusion by ThreeBest Rated® Into Their Top 3 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Pittsburgh List

ThreeBest Rated® Criminal Lawyer in PittsburghDavid J. Shrager received this recognition in 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024. From “Expert recommended Top 3 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. All of our criminal defense lawyers actually face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!” See Press Release.

AWARD: Inclusion by EXPERTISE Into Their Best DUI Lawyers in Pittsburgh List (2021-2024) Best DUI Lawyers in PittsburghFrom “We hand-pick the best. Our team conducts a manual review to verify that each company on our list is truly one of the best. We grade each business by the following criteria: Availability, Qualification, Reputation, Experience and Professionalism.”

AWARD: Inclusion to America’s Top 100 Attorneys

America's Top 100 Attorneys“Membership among America’s Top 100 Attorneys® is meant to identify and highlight the accomplishments of the nation’s most esteemed and skilled attorneys in all areas of practice. Only 100 attorneys in each state* will receive this honor and be selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Attorneys®. While selection for any award, honor, or exclusive membership organization is always subjective in nature, we have developed a comprehensive multi-phase selection process involving propriety algorithms and Qualitative Comparative Analysis in an effort to help ensure that only the most skilled and exceptional attorneys in the community are selected for membership.”

Shrager Defense Attorneys Is Also an Accredited Business With the BBB

Better Business Bureau A+From BBB: “BBB Accreditation Standards represent standards for business accreditation by BBBs in North America. These standards are based on BBB’s determination of the attributes of a better business. They incorporate not only lawful business practices, but also BBB’s experience with ethical advertising, selling and customer experiences. For a business to qualify for BBB Accreditation, it must continually meet these standards. Not all businesses will qualify for BBB Accreditation.”