Stanton D. Levenson

Stanton D. Levenson

Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Phone:
412-552-3231
Email:

Stanton D. Levenson, P.A., has over 30 years of solid experience in all aspects of criminal defense. A fellow and board member of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, Attorney Levenson is a past president of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and past chairperson of the Allegheny County Bar Association Judiciary Committee and is currently active in a variety of local, state and national bar and civic organizations. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and frequently lectures on substantive, trial, appellate and ethical topics.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1976

Areas of Practice

  • White Collar Crimes
  • Drug Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • Federal Crimes

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Instructor, The Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission

Bar Admissions

  • Superior Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1966
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - 1963

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, Legal Practice, Criminal Law, Allegheny County Bar Association, 1976
  • Participant, Law Mini Course Taught in Pittsburgh City Schools, Allegheny County Bar Association, 1975
  • Participant, Law Mini Course Taught in Pittsburgh City Schools, Allegheny County Bar Association, 1976
  • Lecturer, Steel Valley Police Academy, The Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission
  • Course Planner, Advanced Criminal Law Workshop, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1990 - 1991
  • "Ethics and Difficult Clients", Public Defender's Office of Allegheny County, October 20, 2000
  • "Sentencing", Pennsylvania Bar Institute, November 21, 2000
  • "Search and Seizure", Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, December 8, 2000
  • "Lawyers in the Dock", Law Education Institute, January 4, 2001
  • "Litigating Motions to Suppress Evidence", Pennsylvania Bar Institute, November 28, 2001
  • "Cross-Examination of the Snitch", Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, December 7, 2001
  • "Psychiatric Issues in Sentencing", February 1, 2002

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • The Best Lawyers in America

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers, Board Member, 1998 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Vice President, 1988 - 1990
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, CLE Chairman, 1988 - 1990
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, President, 1990 - 1992
  • American Bar Association, Section of Criminal Justice, Member, Committee on Defense Services and Effective Representation, 1975 - 1976
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, Member, Defense Function Committee, 1976 - 1977
  • American Bar Association, Defense Function Committee of the Criminal Justice Section, Member, Subcommittees on Public Education
  • American Bar Association, Defense Function Committee of the Criminal Justice Section, Member, Subcommittees on Competence of Counsel
  • American Bar Association, Ethical Considerations in Prosecutions and Defense of Criminal Cases Committee, Member, 1979 - 1980
  • American Bar Association, Ethical Considerations in Prosecutions and Defense of Criminal Cases Committee, Member, 1980 - 1981
  • American Bar Association, Ethical Considerations in Prosecutions and Defense of Criminal Cases Committee, Subcommittee Chair
  • American Bar Association, Member, Grand Jury Committee, 1981 - 1982
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Director, Association of Trial Lawyers in Criminal Court, 1989 - 1995
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member, Judiciary Committee, 1994 - 1996
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Chairman, Judiciary Committee, 1996
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Treasurer, Judicial Merit Selection Committee, 1997
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member, Special Fee Determination Committee, 1986 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Federal Court Section, Member, 1992 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Former Member, Lawyer Referral Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Jewish Community Center, Board Member, 1984 - 1991
  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Board Member, 1989 - 1996
  • Riverview School, Member, Board of Trustees, 1991 - Present
  • United Jewish Federation, Attorneys Division, Member, 1992 - Present
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers, Fellow

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board Member (1984-1991)—Jewish Community Center
  • Board Member (1989-1996)—Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
  • Member, Board of Trustees (1991-present)—Riverview School
  • Member, Attorneys Division (1992-present)—United Jewish Federation