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Patrick F. Lauer

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If you are charged with a DUI, Attorney Lauer dedicates a substantial portion of his practice and experience to defending individuals accused of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Mr. Lauer graduated from Carlisle High School in 1977 and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He worked as a military police officer and subsequently worked with the Judge Advocate General's Office prosecuting individuals accused of crimes. While enlisted in the Corps, Mr.Lauer was also enrolled in college full time and graduated from the San Diego State University in 1983. Mr. Lauer subsequently attended The Dickinson School of Law and graduated in 1986. While in law school, Mr. Lauer participated in the Trial Moot Court Board and Advocacy programs.

Mr. Lauer worked in the Public Defender's Office in Cumberland County for about a year and a half. While there, he represented individuals charged with felony offenses and, in particular, DUI offenses.

In 1989, Mr. Lauer opened up his first law office in CampHill, Pennsylvania. At this time, he has two offices which are located in CampHill and Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Mr. Lauer authored Pennsylvania DUI Defense in 1994. He has attended the National College of DUI at Harvard Law School, has completed all course work by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding field sobriety testing, and he has completed extensive course training regarding the Intoxilyzer 5000.

Mr. Lauer has represented approximately 5,000 people accused of various crimes. Mr. Lauer is a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is a member of Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Lauer is admitted before the United State Supreme Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, Federal Court, and the Court of Appeals.


  • Winning the Unwinnable Case, Illinois Defense, 1990

Past Employment Positions

  • Public Defender's Office, Cumberland County, Assistant P.D., 1987 to 1988

Published Works

  • Pennsylvania Drunk Driving Defense, Revery, 1993

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Criminal Defense Attorney, 2000

Representative Clients

  • Individuals Charged w/ DWI and DUI and Motor vehicle
  • Services: Criminal Charges, Rape, Assault, Burglary


  • ADT Processing, New Cumb, Pennsylvania
  • Keystone Transport Association


  • English
  • Honors: National College of DUI Harvard University - Graduate School Cambridge, MA
  • B.S. (Major: Criminal Justice | Minor: Political Social) San Diego State University - College San Diego, CA 1983
  • J.D. (Honors: Trial Moot Court Team) The Dickinson School of Law - Graduate School Carlisle, PA 1986
Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 1996
    National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 1996
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Member, 2000 to 2005
    Cumberland County Bar Association, Member, 2000 to 2005
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 2000 to 2008
    American Association for Justice, Member, 2000 to 2008
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer in 2007
    Top 100 Trial Lawyer in 2007
  • American Association for Justice
    American Association for Justice
We Wrote the Book on DUI Defense in Pennsylvania Attorney Patrick F. Lauer, Jr. Is the Author of Pennsylvania Drunk Driving Defense Relied Upon by Lawyers for Years

What Sets Law Offices of Patrick F. Lauer Apart?

You Need a Strong Defensive Strategy & Aggressive Counsel to Protect Your Future
  • More Than 50 Years of Combined Experience
  • Board Certified for More Than 25 Years
  • More Than 200 Jury Trials & 40,000 Preliminary Hearings
  • Never Lost a Sex Case or Murder Case at Trial
  • Certified in Field Sobriety Testing
  • Exceptional Experience in All Breath Testing Equipment

Award-Winning. Compassionate. Prepared.

We Always Strive For Excellence & Are Highly Regarded in the Legal Community

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer in 2007
  • American Association for Justice
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