Dresbold Law

Dresbold Law

You can count on Joel Dresbold and his talented legal staff to give your case the personal attention that you deserve, and to keep you educated and informed about the process from the very beginning.

Firm Overview

Our practice is dedicated to Criminal Defense. We are experienced in all aspects of criminal law including preliminary hearings, formal arraignments, pre-trial conferences, status conferences, jury and non-jury trials, negotiated plea agreements, and probation violations.

As Criminal Law Experts in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, we are able to offer personal and meaningful attorney-client relationships. We work with you so that you are always informed about the status of your case. We return phone calls within 24 hours even on weekends.

Leave it to us to make sure that even though you made a mistake, your freedom is still protected.

Main Office

Main Office
432 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


(412) 281-7066


(412) 471-5248

Criminal Defense

Expert Criminal Defense Attorneys with a proven record of Success.

Dresbold and Dresbold are serious criminal lawyers who get the best results for their clients. Recent victories include cases involving guns, drugs, and sexual assault.

Joel Dresbold

Dresbold Law

Joel Dresbold has been practicing since 1974. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio in 1971. He earned his JD from Duquesne Law School in 1974.

Joel was the Associate Comment Editor of the Duquesne Law Review where he authored an article entitled The Manufacturers Duty in Second Collision Automobile Product Liability. He is a faculty member at Robert Morris University where he has taught Criminal law and Evidence.

Joel is admitted to the practice of law in every county in Pennsylvania, as well as the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has been appointed by the Administrative Judge of the Allegheny County Common Pleas Court to represent defendants in support contempt cases.
Joel has won 6 of the last 8 cases that he took to a jury. He is married and the father of three children.


Duquesne University School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1974

Case Western Reserve University
Bachelor of Arts, 1971