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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.

Areas of Practice

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

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

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, Legal Practice, Criminal Law, Allegheny County Bar Association, 1976 to 1976
  • Participant, Law Mini Course Taught in Pittsburgh City Schools, Allegheny County Bar Association, 1975 to 1975
  • Participant, Law Mini Course Taught in Pittsburgh City Schools, Allegheny County Bar Association, 1976 to 1976
  • Lecturer, Steel Valley Police Academy, The Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission
  • Course Planner, Advanced Criminal Law Workshop, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1990 to 1991
  • "Ethics and Difficult Clients", Public Defender's Office of Allegheny County, 10/20/2000 to 10/20/2000
  • "Sentencing", Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 11/21/2000 to 11/21/2000
  • "Search and Seizure", Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 12/08/2000 to 12/08/2000
  • "Lawyers in the Dock", Law Education Institute, 01/04/2001 to 01/04/2001
  • "Litigating Motions to Suppress Evidence", Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 11/28/2001 to 11/28/2001
  • "Cross-Examination of the Snitch", Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 12/07/2001 to 12/07/2001
  • "Psychiatric Issues in Sentencing", 02/01/2002 to 02/01/2002

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