Stephen M. Misko

Stephen M. Misko

Managing Member since 2007
Location:
Butler, Pennsylvania
Phone:
724-602-4583
724-284-9400
Fax:
724-284-9402
Email:

Attorney Misko has devoted his entire career, more than 40 years, to criminal justice. He has served as a police officer, federal drug and firearms agent and as an assistant district attorney for Allegheny County. During his career he learned firsthand how police and prosecutors sometimes ignore a person's rights during an investigation or after an arrest. It was this experience that prompted him to pursue a career in criminal defense.

Mr. Misko is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. He also has been admitted to practice in various federal appellate courts and the U.S. Supreme Court. His firm, PennLaw, LLC, is located in Butler, Pennsylvania, with another office located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Misko is a graduate of Duquesne University School of Law, is a member of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, American Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal
  • DUI/DWI
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Federal Criminal Law

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1990
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1993
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1999

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1990
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
    • B.A. - 1978

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Criminal Justice Masters Program, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2000 - 2003
  • Adjunct Professor, Undergraduate Criminal Law, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2000 - 2003

Honors and Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Criminal Defense, 2011 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 1988 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 1991 - Present
  • Butler County bar Association, Member, 1995 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member, 1991 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, Member, 1991 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors, 2000 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Butler County, Pennsylvania, Assistant District Attorney, 1994
  • Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Assistant District Attorney, 1991 - 1993
  • United States Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, Special Agent, 1987 - 1991
  • United States Dept. of Treasury, Bureau of Firearms and Tobacco, Special Agent, 1985 - 1987
  • City of Baltimore, Maryland, Police Officer, 1981 - 1984
  • District of Columbia, Police Officer, 1980 - 1981
  • San Diego, California, Police Officer, 1979 - 1980