Shrager Defense Attorneys

Shrager Defense Attorneys

Pittsburgh Criminal Lawyer and DUI Lawyer. We fight for your rights and your freedom. If you were charged with a crime in Western Pennsylvania and are in need of an aggressive and experienced attorney call or text now for a free legal consultation.

Firm Overview

Shrager Defense Attorneys are Pittsburgh's Top Criminal Lawyers - We have been winning tough cases for over 50 years.

If you have been charged with a crime or need a DUI lawyer, contact Attorney David J. Shrager today. You can call or text Attorney David J. Shrager directly for a free legal consultation, 24/7 - 412-969-2540. He will listen to your needs and fight for for your rights.

Our law firm specializes in DUI defense and criminal law, including license suspension, probationary programs, drug crimes (illegal possession or distribution of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, prescription drugs), white collar crimes (fraud, RICO, money laundering and internet crimes) and violent crimes (sex crimes, assault cases, sexual abuse crimes).

If you have been charged with a crime or received a DUI charge, Attorney David J. Shrager will fight aggressively for your rights. Get a FREE consultation.

Visit our website to learn more about Pennsylvania laws, sentencing guidelines and the penalties you may be facing if convicted of a crime.

Our services include free consultations for any of the following:

DUI Charges
Probation Violations
Parole Violations
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
Driving Under the Influence of Controlled Substance
Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Medication
Drug Charges
Selling Drugs or Illegal Narcotics
Possession of Drugs (Marijuana, Heroin, Cocaine, Crack, LSD, Meth, etc.)
License Suspension
Theft Charges
Burglary Charges
Weapons Violations
Retail Theft
Aggravated Assault
Simple Assault
Sexual Assault
Domestic Violence Charges
Child Pornography Charges
Child Molestation Charges
Sexting with a Minor

Main Office

Main Office
437 Grant Street
617 Frick Building
Pittsburgh PA 15219


(412) 969-2540


(412) 765-3230


Office Information

Office Hours

We are available 24/7 - David J. Shrager personally answers his cell and returns calls.

Emergency After Hours


Criminal Defense

Our Criminal Lawyers will fight for your rights and freedom. An arrest does mean that you are guilty. Just because you have charges brought against you, that does not mean that you will be convicted. Fight for your rights. Call us today.

Pittsburgh Criminal Lawyer, David J. Shrager, has experience in winning tough cases. Shrager Defense Attorneys specialize in DUI defense and criminal law, including license suspension, drug crimes, white collar crimes and violent crimes.

If you have been charged with a crime or received a DUI charge, Attorney David J. Shrager will fight aggressively for your rights.

Call or text 24/7 to Attorney Shrager for a free legal consultation.

What are your firm's strengths and style?

Attorneys Donald I. Shrager and David J. Shrager have worked continuously over the years to build and maintain their highly reputable legal services by fighting hard for our clients and fully understanding the legal system (and how to best navigate it).

When you hire Shrager Defense, you can be sure your case is in good hands with our successful legal team. We are aggressive, yet compassionate attorneys, who try our very best to help our clients facing tough situations.

Why Shrager Defense Attorneys?
It is our goal is to always be there for our clients and to make sure they fully understand the charges they may face. David J. Shrager is personally available to accept client calls on a 24/7 basis.

Attorney David J. Shrager has personally handled some of the most notable cases to occur in recent Pittsburgh history.

David Shrager

Shrager Defense Attorneys

David J. Shrager, Esq. is a highly reputable and experienced Pittsburgh Criminal Lawyer. He is a native of Pittsburgh, PA and attended Mt. Lebanon High School where he was a National Merit Scholar Semi Finalist. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Pittsburgh. David then received his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law on a prestigious Deans Honor Academic Scholarship. While at the University of Miami Law School he was an Assistant Editor of the Inter-American Law Review.

After receiving his law degree with honors, Mr. Shrager was an attorney for the Litigation Department at Reed Smith before joining the family law firm. Attorney Shrager is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. David’s patience and aggressive but calm attitude are tremendous assets — both, when helping clients and when defending a case in front of a judge.

David J. Shrager is adamant that his legal team remains down-to-earth, despite many successes over the years. Attorney Shrager makes sure that he and his team are always accessible to clients, and will never speak down to them or speak in complicated legalese.


Bar Number: 83395


University of Miami School of Law
Juris Doctor,

Shelley Duff

Shrager Defense Attorneys

Shelley Duff, Esq. is a Senior Attorney with Shrager Defense Attorneys where she exclusively practices Criminal Defense. Shelley is a Pittsburgh native and graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Cleveland Marshall College of Law.

Attorney Duff started her legal career as an attorney with the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Department of Public Advocacy. She later became a prosecutor with the Blair County Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Office and was an Assistant Public Defender for seven years with the Allegheny County Public Defender’s Office. She has extensive trial experience and has handled every type of case from DUI’s to homicides. Shelley is a member of the Pennsylvania and Ohio Bar.

Shelley is also a professional musician. She is a vocalist and guitarist and can be found performing in various venues around the tri-state area.


Cleveland Marshall College of Law

Lyle Dresbold

Shrager Defense Attorneys


Attorney Lyle Dresbold is a native Pittsburgher who has successfully defended clients in front of judges and juries in 20 counties across Western Pennsylvania and in Federal Court. He attended law school at Duquesne University where upon graduation he was inducted into the Order of the Barrister recognizing his outstanding skills in trial advocacy.

Attorney Dresbold taught criminal law and evidence at Robert Morris University and was an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at Duquesne. He sits on the Allegheny County Criminal Litigation Committee Council and the board of the Allegheny County chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Attorney Dresbold is recognized as an expert in Criminal Defense and DUI.

Pittsburgh Criminal Attorney Lyle Dresbold

Areas of Practice:
-Criminal Defense Law
-DUI Defense
-Federal Law
-White Collar Crimes

Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania

Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
J.D. 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships
Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
Allegheny County Criminal Litigation Section, Council Member
Pennsylvania Associates of Criminal Defense Lawyers, WPA Chapter, Council Member


Duquesne University School of Law,
J.D., 2008

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