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Matthew Ness

Matthew Ness

Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys LLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets
  • Pennsylvania
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I grew up in suburban Pittsburgh in a blue collar family where I was instilled with working class ethics and values that continue to embody me today — and that I recognize and appreciate in many of the people I represent in the criminal court system.

I am dedicated to fighting for the rights of my clients to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, to fair and speedy trials, to just punishment, and to not be coerced into self-incrimination. I believe passionately that the basic principles regarding the rights of people accused of crimes are worth upholding and fighting for in court. As a trial lawyer, I do that every day on behalf of clients facing what I describe as the “crushing power of the state.”

I enjoy spending time with family and giving back to my church and community through volunteer work. I'm an avid Pittsburgh sports fan and enjoy taking in Pirates games.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
Video Conferencing
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English
Professional Experience
Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys LLC
- Current
Assistant Public Defender
Allegheny County Public Defender’s Office
Duquesne University School of Law
J.D. (2008)
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Clarion University of Pennsylvania
B.A. (2004) | Communication and Political Science
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Professional Associations
Allegheny County Bar Association
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Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Articles & Publications
Attorney: Juror in Seton Hill sexual assault case influenced other panelists
Tribune Review
Websites & Blogs
Worgul, Sarna & Ness Website
Matthew Ness' Website Profile
Pittsburgh Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney Blog
Contact & Map
Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC
Pittsburgh Office
332 Fifth Avenue
1st Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Telephone: (412) 281-2146
Fax: (412) 288-8943
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
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