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Allentown Criminal Defense Law Lawyer
Mr. Waldron's client base comprises people who have been charged by Pennsylvania or federal authorities with having committed felony or misdemeanor offenses. A significant portion of his caseload consists of drug possession and trafficking, but he has also handled murder and other violent crimes, burglary, theft, and white collar crimes such as fraud, bank robbery and driving under the influence of alcohol.
Many of his cases have received widespread publicity, including one in which he successfully represented a multimillionaire real estate developer who had been accused of murder. Throughout his distinguished career as defense counsel, Mr. Waldron has been able to obtain positive results for his clients, through dismissals, acquittals, the negotiation of favorable plea agreements with prosecutors, and reversals at the appellate level, and this has led to a great deal of recognition from his colleagues, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Waldron attended La Salle University as an undergraduate, majoring in psychology and receiving a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in 1978. He then obtained his legal education at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1982. Mr. Waldron was an assistant district attorney in Lehigh County before entering private practice in 1987, and his professional memberships include the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
About John J. Waldron
- Criminal Defense Law
- Rape/Sexual Assault
- Violent Crimes
- Federal Charges/White Collar Crimes
- Drug Offenses
- Traffic Citations
- State of Texas v. Robert Durst, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Robert Durst /Multimillionaire Real Estate Heir-Murder Case
- United States of America v. George Juno, Antique Road Show Indictment
- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. James Austin, Antique Road Show Indictment
- United States of America v. William Fatora, Berks County Coroner-Fraud Case
- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Judith Fulmer, Driving Under the Influence-Motor Vehicle Charges-Victim was County Executive of Lehigh County
- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Jamie Silvonek, Homicide case-14 year old Juvenile
- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. David Rappaport, First Degree Homicide case
- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. NaCola Franklin, First Degree Homicide case
- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Gregory Hogan, Bank Robbery Case-Online Gambling Addiction
- Burger King Baby, Reunification Case
- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Jarrett Patton, Medical Doctor Jury Trial acquittal
- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Pete O'Donnell, Police officer accused of assault - jury trial acquittal.
- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Hector Quinones, First degree murder charge - jury trial acquittal.
- Pennsylvania, 1982
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1982
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Lehigh County Bar Association
- Northampton County Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association, Criminal Law Division (Member)
- Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1993 - 1996 (Member, Board of Directors)
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Assistant District Attorney, Lehigh County, 1984 - 1987
- Part-Time Instructor, Criminal Law, Allentown College, 1985 - 1989
- Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
- LaSalle College
Honors: magna cum laude
Accepts Credit Cards
- People Magazine
- Vanity Fair Magazine
- Maxim Magazine
- WFMZ 69 news (local criminal defense expert)
- New York Times
- New York Post
- New York Daily News
- Morning Call
- Fox News
- Huffington Post
- HBO: The Jinx – Robert Durst
- Desperate Measures – David Rapoport
- Deadly Women – NaCola Franklin
- Forensic files – Michele Hetzel
- Law Journal
535 Hamilton StreetSuite 102 Allentown, PA 18101
- (610) 435-1238
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- 2004 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
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