Frank Walker Law

Frank Walker Law

Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney Providing Real Talk, Real Experience, Real Results,

Firm Overview

Frank Walker Law is a Pittsburgh law firm focused on Criminal Defense, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Excessive Force Cases. Frank Walker Law was established June 1, 2011.

Example cases

Commonwealth v. A.H.

Charges: Rape by Forcible Compulsion (2 counts); IDSI Forcible Compulsion (5 Counts); Robbery-Inflict Serious Bodily Injury, Simple Assault (3 Counts), False Imprisonment, Terroristic Threats; Indecent Assault and Unlawful Restraint.

Result following Jury Trial: Not Guilty on All Charges


Commonwealth v. D.M.

Charges: Murder of the First Degree, Murder of the Third Degree, Voluntary Manslaughter

Result following Jury Trial - Not Guilty on All Charges

Main Office

Main
428 Forbes Avenue
Suite 1800
Pittsburgh  PA  15219

Phone
  • (412) 825-5892
Fax
  • (412) 202-9193

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Free initial consultation for Nolo clients. The time period is flexible.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Most fees are flat fee rates. I offer special discounts for Nolo clients. Please call to inquire.

Hourly Rates

Please call to inquire.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Office Assistants answer phones 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week.

Office Manager

I have many office assistants that rotate over time.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Criminal defense lawyers are often looked upon as the bad guys, getting people off. That is simply not the case. Most criminal defense attorneys, myself included, view the profession as a honorable calling; an opportunity to do great things and help those in need. I chose this area of practice to uphold those views and to vigorously defend the individual rights afforded by the Federal and State Constitution.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

It is imperative that clients continually educate themselves on legal issues to realize the severity of certain types of charges. Most fail to realize the additional consequences that accompany a guilty plea/verdict in certain cases. For example, for some charges, a person may lose their driving privileges, voting privileges, right to own a firearm, or face a mandatory sentence for having a combination of certain charges.

Clients that educate themselves and understand the potential consequences if found guilty of the charges are truly aware of the bigger picture and can be more involved in the preparation of the defense.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am very willing to review documents prepared by clients if the client also has the original paperwork associated with the case, including, but not limited to: official transcripts, criminal complaint, police reports, affidavits, etc.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I am very hesitant to meet with clients wanting to represent themselves. The practice of law can be very technical and complex. Additionally, the situations often change as the case progresses thus mandating an experienced trial attorney to recognize the changes, adapt and still present a zealous defense to the charges, right there on the spot.

Often, clients who represent themselves are unable to remain flexible to the fast changing pace of the practice of law and eventually end up doing more damage than good.

Frank C. Walker II

I was previously a trial attorney with the Pittsburgh law firm of Strassburger, McKenna, Gutnick and Gefsky, focusing on Criminal Defense, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Cases.

Prior to joining SMGG, I served as senior counsel for the Allegheny County Office of Conflict Counsel where I successfully defended clients against all charges, including, but not limited to, Criminal Homicide, Robbery, Rape, Sex Assault, Drunk Driving, Possession of Controlled Substances, Weapons Charges, Theft Charges, Corrupt Organizations, ACT 33 Juvenile Cases, Appeals and PCRA Petitions.

When I served as senior counsel for the Allegheny County Office of Conflict Counsel, I handled numerous cases during all stages of the criminal process. I walked away with the confidence and reputation needed to effectively navigate the criminal courts and aggressively represent my clients.

I tell clients what they need to hear, not what they want to hear. I see no benefit in hiding the bad news from the client: put it all out there so that the client has the full picture and can grasp the gravity of what they are facing.

Personal interests:

My personal interest includes building my law practice into a dominant force in the Western Pennsylvania area.

License
  • Bar Number: 94840
    Pennsylvania , 2005
  • Bar Number: 11853
    West Virginia , 2012
Education
  • West Virginia University College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2003
    Morgantown, WV
    Trial Advocacy
  • Marshall University
    Master's Degree , 1999
    South Charleston, WV
    Education/Leadership Studies
  • West Virginia State College
    Bachelor of Science , 1998
    Institute, WV
    Criminal Justice/English

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