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Criminal Attorneys Serving Scranton, Clarks Summit and Northeastern, PA


Bill Peters is an experienced criminal defense attorney who has served clients throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania for over twenty years in both Pennsylvania state and federal court.

He has defended clients in a wide variety of cases, including criminal homicide, drug possession and trafficking, assault, robbery, burglary, theft, DUI, and white-collar crimes. In addition to providing services in criminal matters, Bill and his team at the Peters Law Firm also has a broad litigation practice. This includes personal injury and other civil litigation issues, as well as serving clients in residential and commercial real estate transactions.

Bill brings years of experience as a former Deputy District Attorney in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, and a Deputy District Attorney in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania to his criminal defense practice.

He knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system in Pennsylvania and is an expert in the substantive and procedural nuances of practicing criminal law in the area’s local courts. Bill’s experience and expertise are tempered by his desire to speak plainly to clients about the law. This ensures that they understand the legal issues and potential outcomes before pursuing a particular defense strategy.

Bill is committed to serving clients by providing a vigorous and comprehensive defense to any charge. He will provide the same level of excellence and commitment regardless of the severity of the offense. He understands that facing any criminal charge is a fearful proposition for most people and that maintaining regular lines of communication is crucial to establishing trust with clients.

Bill is committed to ensuring that his clients are well-informed about every facet of the case.

Bill Peters graduated from the University of Scranton with his bachelor’s degree in political science and history. He completed his Juris Doctor degree from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware.  Bill is a member of the Pennsylvania State Bar Association. Additionally, Bill is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  He was recently named by the National Trial Lawyers as a 2016 Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney and by the Who’s Who Directories as one of the 2016 Top Attorneys of North America.

In addition to providing excellent criminal defense representation, the Peters Law Firm also provides title insurance and closing services for residential and commercial real estate transactions in the area. He has provided excellent service to real estate clients for thirteen years.

If you are facing criminal charges in Northeastern Pennsylvania, you need to have an advocate by your side who combines expertise, savvy, and compassion in providing comprehensive criminal defense. The Peters Law Firm will passionately advocate for your rights throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.

In the Scranton area, contact us at (570) 963-1610, Tunkhannock and Wyoming County at (570) 836-0700 or throughout Northeast Pennsylvania at our main office in Clarks Summit by calling (570) 585-0707 or by visiting us. We can provide you with an initial consultation where we will take the time to listen to the facts and help you figure out what your next step should be.