David Zuckerman

Zuckerman Law Firm LLC
429 4th Avenue
1600 Law & Finance Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


Attorney David S. Zuckerman is an experienced Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyer familiar with the legal system in Allegheny County and the surrounding counties in Western Pennsylvania. As the founding attorney of the Zuckerman Law Firm, his firm has been trusted to represent over 2,200 clients facing felony, misdemeanor, traffic and non-traffic cases in Western Pennsylvania. As an active trial attorney, Mr. Zuckerman has tried over 65 jury or non-jury trials to verdict. He has also litigated thousands of preliminary hearings and summary trials, successfully resolving many cases at Magisterial District Court.

As a former Allegheny County Assistant District Attorney responsible for prosecuting hundreds of cases each year, Attorney Zuckerman understands how cases are investigated and prosecuted, and looks to attack weaknesses in the evidence. During his time as a criminal prosecutor, he obtained convictions in 80% of his jury trials. He also provided guidance to police departments on conducting criminal investigations and on what criminal charges to file. He utilizes this experience to comprehensively examine criminal cases on his clients' behalf.

Attorney Zuckerman dedicated his educational background to the field of criminal law. He is a 2008 Graduate from the Penn State Dickinson School of Law, where he finished in the top 15% of his graduating class. Before going to law school, he graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Crime, Law & Justice.

After forming the Zuckerman Law Firm in 2014, Attorney Zuckerman has received the following professional recognition:

Selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star for Criminal and DUI Defense in 2018

The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers for Criminal Defense in Pennsylvania.

The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 for Criminal Defense in Pennsylvania.

American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys "10 Best" Client Satisfaction Award in 2016-2021

American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys "10 Best" Client Satisfaction Award in 2017-2020

A superb, 10.0/10.0 Rating on AVVO, a well-known lawyer rating service

Independent Rating as a Top 20 Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney by Expertise

2014-2017 Client's Choice Awards from Thumbtack and AVVO

Over 100 independent 5-Star Ratings on Google, Avvo and related attorney websites.

Member of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL)

Member of the National College for DUI Defense

Member of the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA)

Member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA)

The National Trial Lawyers
"With many attorneys to choose from in Pittsburgh, one of the biggest challenges is finding the right lawyer to take your case. Being charged with a criminal or DUI case is a matter of the highest personal importance. It is not only important to find an experienced lawyer, but one who you trust to have your best interests at heart.

What separates me from other lawyers is my diverse criminal law experience and my focus on customer service. When you hire our firm, you will have the ability to dial directly to my cell phone. I don't have your calls screened by a paralegal or call answering service. If I'm able to talk, I'll pick up the phone. If not, I will listen to your voicemail and return your call as soon as possible.

I understand that not every case or client is alike. Some clients are outraged by false accusations and want to go to trial. Others want to seek a plea deal as early on in the process as possible, and want a strong but sensible advocate to soften the blow. When you call our firm, we listen to your side of the story and work with you to develop a goal for your case.

I will not pressure you into taking a plea agreement that you are opposed to taking, or profit from encouraging you to fight a losing battle at trial. I will also never shy away from providing you with an honest and direct assessment of your case, whether or not you agree with my conclusions. As a former prosecutor, I looked for weaknesses in cases I was trying to prove to determine if going to trial was appropriate. As a defense attorney, I utilize the same approach to comprehensively examine cases, looking for evidentiary weaknesses that may help our clients. When the evidence against you is strong, I know what it takes to work with prosecutors and police officers to pursue a desired outcome.

I have practiced in front of most - if not all - magistrates and Common Pleas Judges in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland Counties. Our firm will guide you through the local justice system from start to finish.

Whether it's a traffic ticket or a serious felony charge, we understand that your case is extremely important to you. I encourage you to call me today to decide if I'm the right attorney to take on your case.


David S. Zuckerman, Esquire. Call 412-447-5580.