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Iwan Jahja
Iwan Jahja
I highly recommend Keith, an attorney who is hardworking, communicative, experienced and truly working with a client’s best interests in mind. He effectively got a false charge dismissed at preliminary hearing, saving time and cost of trial.
Scott Spencer
Scott Spencer
I highly recommend Keith. A great attorney, who you can feel confident about having in your corner.
Walter Castro
Walter Castro
Great attorney. Very good and professional legal services. Straight communication and support. I highly recommend the office of Keith for efficient and effective legal services.
mahala jane
mahala jane
highly recommend.
Pat Borreggine
Pat Borreggine
Keith Emerick is not only a good attorney but also good person. He is very professional and easy to work with. I am very satisfied and would recommend Keith to both family and friends.
Ferman Payton
Ferman Payton
Mr.Emerick is a very good attorney and He is very knowledgeable and Careing
Enkhbat Khishignyam
Enkhbat Khishignyam
He is a perfect lawyer. Specially, communication is the best part. I had 2 traffic tickets that i need to solve. Otherwise, it would affect my cdl’s record so bad. I got the best result from him. Thank you!
Joseph Kulbacki
Joseph Kulbacki
I would highly recommend Keith to anyone in need of a lawyer. Very helpful and informative throughout he entire proceedings, was always available when I had a question or concern about my case no matter what time of day it was, and was always looking out for my best interest. GREAT GUY!
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I would strongly recommend Mr. Emerick. He is very knowledgeable, honest, a great communicator and most importantly, he is highly effective at getting the best possible results for his clients. Mr. Lee

Experienced, Skilled, Ready to Help

From his law office on Beau Street, near the county courthouse, Criminal Defense Lawyer, Keith Emerick, has successfully defended his clients in the Washington County, PA court system in a wide variety of criminal cases.  From violent crimes like Homicide, Assault and Reckless Endangerment to drug crimes like Simple Possession and Possession with Intent to Deliver (PWID), Mr. Emerick has a proven track record in Washington County for providing the best possible defense when his clients need him the most.

Mr. Emerick has represented citizens from all over Washington County, including: Washington, Canonsburg, California, Donora, McMurray, Monongahela, Charleroi, Thompsonville, Centerville, McDonald, Cecil, and Burgettstown, among others.  He has practiced before every Magisterial District Judge in Washington County.  He has practiced before every Washington County Court of Common Pleas Judge.  Out-of-county residents seek him out for his local experience.  He has practiced with every prosecutor in Washington County.  He has met, handled cases filed by, even questioned, many of the police officers and Pennsylvania State Troopers employed in Washington County.  Mr. Emerick is a known quantity among judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement alike.

Mr. Emerick is well respected among his colleagues in the Washington County Bar, having previously served as the President of the Washington County Bar Association’s Criminal Law Division, where he was asked to guide continuing legal education (CLE) opportunities for other lawyers. He is a member of respected professional organizations like Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL) and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) where he routinely shares and discusses legal developments and strategy with criminal defense lawyers from around Pennsylvania and the United States. Mr. Emerick’s skill, training, knowledge, and experience provide his clients a key advantage in court.

If you are charged with a crime in Washington County, PA, Keith Emerick is here to help.

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Drug Crimes

Possession, Paraphernalia, Possession with Intent to Deliver (PWID); Marijuana, Heroine, Cocaine, Prescription Medication, Civil Asset Forfeiture/Return of Property, etc.

Violent Crimes

Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Harassment, Stalking, Domestic Abuse, Protection from Abuse Proceedings, Reckless Endangerment, etc.

Other Offenses

Sexual Offenses, Theft, Forgery, Receiving Stolen Property, Robbery, Burglary, Arson, Firearm Offenses, Criminal Mischief, etc.

Been There. Done That.

  • Defense Investigation
    • Private Investigators, Witness Interviews, Scene Inspection, Expert Witnesses, Forensic Evidence, etc.
  • Affirmative Defenses, Culpability, Justification
    • Self-Defense, Involuntary Acts, Ignorance/Mistake, Duress, Consent, De minimis acts, Entrapment, Mental Health Defenses/Competency Proceedings, etc.
  • Constitutional Defenses / Civil Rights
    • Illegal Searches & Seizures, Illegal Arrests, Illegal Search Warrants, Suggestive Identifications, Coercive Interrogations, etc.
  • Bench Trials, Jury Trials, Appeals, Post-Conviction Relief
  • Sentence Mitigation
    • Sometimes the best course of action is to control the damage, to mitigate, to lessen any eventual punishment.

“I’ve never met anyone I could not help.”

Proudly Serving

  • Allegheny County

  • Washington County

  • Westmoreland County

  • Greene County

  • Beaver County

  • Butler County

  • Fayette County

  • Southwestern