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Attorney Patrick F. Lauer Jr.

Patrick F. Lauer



Attorney Patrick F. Lauer founded the Law Offices of Patrick F. Lauer, Jr. LLC in 1989. Mr. Lauer has had a long and successful legal career. Prior to receiving his legal license, he graduated from Carlisle High School in 1977 and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He worked as a military police officer before working with the Judge Advocate General's Office prosecuting individuals accused of crimes. At the same time, he was also enrolled in college, graduating from San Diego State University in 1983. Mr. Lauer subsequently attended The Dickinson School of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 1986. Now, he has two legal offices located in Camp Hill and Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Attorney Lauer dedicates a substantial portion of his practice to defending individuals accused of driving under the influence of alcohol. He literally wrote the book on DUI law as he authored Pennsylvania DUI Defense in 1994.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law


  • The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1986
    • Honors: Trial Moot Court Team
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, California
    • B.S. - 1983
    • Major: Criminal Justice
    • Minor: Political Social
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • 1997
    • Honors: National College of DUI

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

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Criminal Defense Attorney, 2000

Professional Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 1996
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Member, 2000 to 2005
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 2000 to 2008


  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer in 2007, American Association for Justice
  • Super Lawyer, 2011 - 2013, 2015 - 2023

Published Works

  • Pennsylvania Drunk Driving Defense, Revery, 1993

Classes & Seminars

  • Winning the Unwinnable Case, Illinois Defense, 1990

Representative Clients

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


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


  • English

Past Positions

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