I spent nearly six years on the other side as a prosecutor handling DUI cases. I know what hidden facts truly matter and what questions need to be asked when defending your DUI case.
Read my reviews to learn what my clients have had to say about how I’ve handled their DUI or criminal defense case.
I have handled countless cases all the way to trial including but not limited to Homicide, Robbery, Gun Possession, Drug Delivery and Possession, Burglary, Assault, Theft, and Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
My hard-earned experience has led me to be a fiercely competitive yet practical attorney. I will do everything in my power to provide you with the type of representation and outcome you expect.
I value honesty. I will always tell you the truth. That means what I tell you may not always be what you want to hear. That said, I promise it will always be what you need to hear in order to assure I get you the best possible results in light of all the inherent factors in your case. I promise to do that from the moment we meet. I won’t simply tell you what you want to hear to get you to hire me. You will know I have your back from beginning to end. Together we will get you through your case and to the other side with the best possible result.
You and I share two similar goals: To get you the best possible outcome and to do so in a manner you are happy with. Until we meet those two goals, I believe my job isn’t over.
Hired Justin for both of my drug cases. I was looking at a year or two in prison. Justin got it dropped to summary offenses and I walked away both times with just a paraphernalia charge and small fines. Highly recommend for drug cases dude knows what he’s doing.
Justin has been a wonderful lawyer, he was straight forward, smart and a hard worker. Very open minded to what your thoughts are compared to the common agreeing with everything you think. Great lawyer would recommend to any and everyone!
Justin was straight forward, honest and helpful. Providing great value with his services, he is very knowledgeable. I was in court for several drug related felonies and misdemeanors. Justin was able to look at the problem, see what laws were broken and had the case dismissed with no charges being filed.
Justin was able to work with my schedule, move court hearings around, and work with my best interest in mind. He clearly explained the entire process and made the process smooth and simple.
An attorney who represents your best interest, doesn’t just tell you what you want to hear.
Attorney Panighetti is a very competent, knowledgeable, and professional attorney. He returns calls in a timely manner, has an excellent rapport with the courts and other attorneys, and treats his clients with respect. He makes sure you know what to expect in reference to court proceedings. He is deserving of an excellent rating!
So far so good very pleased. First lawyer I talked to said “good luck with that” Justin has guided me through everything! Extremely responsive. Last attorney I had, I had to actually schedule a hearing or show up at his office to get a response outta him. And when I seen that his office is in with some of the best attorneys in the state, I was extremely happy. That says something right there!
Mr. Panighetti is an honest and very confident lawyer. One of the best in Erie.
As the many positive reviews attest, Justin is a great attorney and a great guy. I came away from each of our conversations, even the tough ones, relieved and glad to have him in my corner. In my case, he over-delivered on his predictions and quickly achieved the best possible outcome.
Justin was so incredible! He cares personally about your situation and makes it a priority to get you the best possible result. He was there for me from beginning to end and knew I was terrified throughout the process, but I always knew he had my back. Extremely recommended!
Justin represented me on two cases. He went above and beyond what he needed too. Well worth it. Couldn’t thank him enough.
This lawyer really well a great guy and kept me informed ahead of schedule and was honest with me about what could happen to me and was very well helpful. This guy is 5/5, I recommend you get this lawyer and to meet him it’s free, unlike other lawyers.
Justin was not only professional but also compassionate. I felt like my case and well-being was important to him. I highly recommend him without reservation.
I hired Justin Panighetti for my custody case. He is very knowledgeable and helped me through the entire process. Every phone call and email I made to him was returned very quickly. He was always there to answer my questions and help with whatever I needed related to my case. I am very thankful for Justin and do not believe I would of had the same outcome without him. I would highly recommend him with any case!
Exceptional Lawyer. Exceptional representation! Knowledgeable, professional and always available when needed. Justin was always truthful and straight forward with me through my entire process. Highly recommended.
I felt comfortable & confident having Justin on my side. He was great at answering all of my questions in a timely manner, & is still a text away even though my case was finalized months ago.
Justin Panighetti represented me on two different cases both of my cases he was fully all about what was best for me and my situation. He’s a great attorney and is not as costly as others and works harder for you than others. I’ll recommend him to anyone.
Very personable and knowledgeable.
Most of the time, when someone seeks legal representation they are at a difficult spot in their life where it is most needed. When that time came in for me, I found exactly what I needed in Justin.
Justin was professional in all ways – even when he had to give me tough news or tough advice. Even so, when we had those tough discussions and he offered that tough advice – he always made sure that it was just that… advice. Justin made sure that I understood that it was ultimately my decision to make that determined the direction we took in my case, and he would fight for me to the best of his ability no matter what choice I made.
Justin’s counsel was always honest. He gave me his predicted outcomes for every situation (good and bad), answered every question and concern I had in a timely manner, and was available to me within one business day every time I texted, called, or emailed.
I have no idea where anyone reading this review is at in their life, but if you are searching for an attorney, I highly recommend giving Justin an opportunity.
I hired Justin to represent me on two different cases. I was charged with dui and six different weapons charges. Through his knowledge and experience the weapons charges were dropped and I received the minimum punishment for the dui case. If you want knowledge and experience Justin is highly recommended. Veteran approved also!!
I retained Attorney Panighetti for a child custody case. First off, he is one of the most knowledgable attorneys in the area and is very well rounded. I have personally watched him prosecute for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well as defend clients in the court room. He is an expert in his field. He gave me a honest assessment of my custody case and did not procrastinate when it came to meeting with me about the case as other attorneys have done in the past. He was very prepared when it came time to enter the courtroom and so was I thanks to him. The outcome of the case was in our favor due to his preparation, knowledge of the laws, and ability to present his case in a professional and expert manner.
My case has been called one of Erie’s worst. Justin was my 5th attorney in two years. He has not given up, the previous four attorneys said there was no hope, they gave up. Justin is not like the other attorneys I have worked with or the opposing attorneys. I have found him to be very truthful and brutality honest, even when it was emotionally hard to hear. He gave me suggestions on how to help myself and in the long run it benefitted me tremendously. He treated me as a human and not as another paycheck. Justin said we had an uphill battle but a battle worth fighting. I found his manner to be very calm, strategically calculated and knowledgeable about the law and how the Erie Courthouse operates. He worked tirelessly for me, I felt he listened to my story and developed the best plan of action always taking my concerns seriously. I am thankful I found Justin because he refused to give up and has given me a positive outcome.
Justin won’t shy away from complex cases, he is one smart attorney and will not waste your time or money.
I retained Attorney Panighetti to represent me in a criminal case. It was an extremely frightening time in my life. Because of Justin’s preparation, knowledge of the law and his presentation on my behalf we had the more serious charge dropped. I was very happy with the outcome of my hearing and the professional manner in which it was handled. Thank you Attorney Panighetti for representing me with respect and compassion. Five Stars.
Very helpful and informative, eased all my concerns throughout the entire process. Highly recommend for whatever legal troubles you may be in.
Experienced, honest, trustworthy, and fair. Justin helped me deal with a very upsetting accident and successfully navigate through all of its legal implications. He was responsive and available, and also gave me the time and information I needed to make decisions. None of my questions went unanswered, and he showed compassion for my emotional state. With his expertise, I experienced a fair outcome. I respect Justin and thank him for his professional services.
Justin represented me recently, I found him to be honest and straight forward. He treated me with respect and was very supportive . He believes in building positive relationships with his clients as well as everyone in the court system. He is able to use these relationships to achieve the best outcomes for his clients. He is smart, kind and non judgmental, he helped me through a very difficult time. I would highly recommend Justin without reservation. He is not only a great lawyer but a wonderful person.
Hired Justin for my drug case and was looking at 2-4 yrs in state prison and have ten felonies on my record. Justin was very helpful, very knowledgeable, and knew what they had done wrong. He was able to get all my felonies dropped and I ended up with an ungraded felony by a plea deal without going to trial. He is an excellent attorney and would recommend to anyone for any case. My father was also very grateful for what he had done and what he knew and how he helped me thru all of it. GREAT GUY.