Jeff Veitch


Jeffrey D. Veitch, Esq. named a Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine in 2016-2021.

Jeff has previously been honored with the distinction of being named a "Rising Star" by Law & Politics magazine on several occasions and has also been recognized by Law & Politics magazine in its "Who's Who in Criminal Defense & DUI/DWI Law" edition every year since 2007. Jeff has also achieved a 10/10 Superb rating from AVVO.COM, an independent attorney rating service and was also Selected as a "Top 100" Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers. Jeff has been the author of "Defending DUI's-A Defense Perspective", in the "Washington Law and Practice Manual" attorney Deskbook Series, which is the reference book published for attorneys. A graduate of the Capital University Law Center in Columbus, Ohio, Jeff began his practice in Pennsylvania, where he specialized in complex criminal law issues. In his career, Jeff has also handled many complex criminal trials and appeals in Washington and Pennsylvania, ranging from DUI to first degree murder.

As a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Jeff was appointed as one of two special trial unit prosecutors where he was responsible for the filing and prosecution of all high profile cases.  As a prosecutor and defense attorney, Jeff has handled thousands of cases and has litigated more than a hundred cases through trial.

Jeff is known for his exceptional trial techniques and his dedication to his client's cause. Jeff has also played key roles in the creation, preparation and litigation of several highly publicized major evidentiary issues which have led to the suppression of many hundreds of breath tests.



  • "Super Lawyer" Thomson/Reuters, Washington Law & Politics 2016-2021
  • National Trial Lawyers "Top 100" Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Attorney
  • "10 Best for Client Satisfaction" American Institute of Criminal Attorneys-PA
  • Rated Superb 10/10.
  • "Super Lawyer" Rising Star on multiple occasions.
  • Founding Member of Citizens for Judicial Excellence.


  • 2018 Chair of Erie County Bar Association-Criminal Defense Lawyers Section
  • National Trial Lawyers-Top 100
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • Pennsylvania and Washington State Bar Associations
  • National College for DUI Defense-NCDD
  • Northwest Academy of DUI Defense-NADD


  •, May 24, 2000 DUI breath test rules under fire
  • "Accuracy of machines called into question by defense attorney."


  • Ignition Interlock 2017-What You and Your Client Need To Know, Erie County Bar Association
  • Defending DUI's-A Defense Perspective, Law and Practice Manual,
    King County Bar Association, 2002-2010.
  • "Estopped" (Collateral Estopple and the Department of Licensing) Trial Lawyers News, February 2002.
  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly; A Legislative and Case Law Update Defending DUI's'-Foundation for Criminal Justice-Seminar Materials
  • KCBA "Nuts and Bolts" Seminar Materials Alternatives To Trial, March 2001.


Ignition Interlock 2017-What You and Your Client Need To Know, Erie County Bar Asociation

"Defending DUI's" - Foundation for Criminal Justice

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly; A Legislative and Case Law Update

"Nuts and Bolts"- Alternatives to Trial 

Recent Blog Posts


  • Saved my Career!!

    I couldn't speak any higher of Jeff. He handled my case professionally, timely, and efficiently. Above all, he helped save my career and it's hard to put a price tag on that. I would recommend his services to anyone. Thanks Jeff!
  • kind, honest, forthright

    Very professional staff first off. Wonderful receptionist! Secondly, Jeffrey V. Was able to provide me with the best possible outcome of my situation. He was kind, honest, forthright, and told me exactly what i needed to do to a "T".
  • Jeff Veitch goes above & beyond for his clients!

    Jeff Veitch goes above & beyond for his clients! He's very good at what he does, is very professional, always there when you need him no matter the situation and is all around a great attorney & person! I highly recommend him if you need legal representation or even just legal advice. His...
  • Worth every penny.

    Worth every penny. Jeff steals the show in the court room. Every meeting with him leading up to court he was down to earth explains things so you understand them. Learned alot from him. Not every case is air tight and Jeff will always find the best option for your situationHIGHLY RECOMMEND taking...
  • Thank you Jeff!

    Couldn't say anything nicer about the guy! Very intelligent and helpful to my case. Would highly recommend. Thank you Jeff for all you did. Glad I chose you and would again, but let's hope I don't have to anytime soon.
  • Would give more stars if I could!

    Jeffrey Veitch was knowledgeable as well as determined the whole process. I definitely recommend! Would give more stars if I could.
  • Great Guy, Great Attorney!!

    Great Guy, Great Attorney!! He was always there and help me turn my life around...couldn't be more grateful for him!!
  • Makes you feel like you're being represented by a friend

    Very professional and very friendly. Makes you feel like you're being represented by a friend. I highly recommend.
  • Superb DUI Attorney A++++

    After getting my third dui (1st in Pennsylvania other two were in Ohio) with a refusal AND within ten years AND facing a MANDATORY 1 year in prison. I knew I was in an extremely bad situation and after searching endlessing for countless hours trying to find the best possible attorney, which is a ...
  • Compassionate amazing man. Extremely professional.

    Jeff Veitch is definitely the most professional attorney I have ever dealt with. A real person with exceptional morals!! Thank you for everything Jeff!!
  • Best lawyer in Erie, PA

    One of the best attorneys in Erie pa. He really went above and beyond for me. Really thankful For what he did for me
  • Great Attorney

    When I made a mistake in my life, Jeff was there not only to represent in court but he was also there to give great advice. He was by far the best decision I made and I couldn't be more thankful for him helping me turn my life around!! Great person...Great attorney!!
  • Amazing Lawyer!

    After meeting Mr. Veitch for the first time I knew he was going to be my lawyer for my DUI case. He is very knowledgeable, works to get you the best outcome and is very comforting during a extremely stressful process. He is in contact with you often keeping you up to date on everything going on. ...
  • A Big Time Help!

    He was able to post my bail and have me out of jail within 13hrs. Beginning with the consultation, Veitch gave a very reasonable idea of what i could be facing, and through specific circumstances what he may be able to do and the realistic risk/reward of hiring him. He maintained that very upfron...
  • I Highly Recommend Jeff

    Jeff did a great job getting my trial date and suspension delayed for an entire year so there was no conflict with my employment. He promptly responded to all my emails, and answered all my questions
  • Amazing lawyer!! Wish I could give 10 stars!!

    Late on a friday night when no other attorney answered their phone Jeff was right there... met with my husband on a Sun and was amazing every step of the way. Never held back and was always upfront and honest. Would recommend him to anyone who needs an outstanding attorney. Was worth every penny!...
  • Fellow lawyer in community-Criminal Defense Attorney in Seattle, WA

    Jeff knows all the most current issues in dui defense, and he is not afraid to put in the hard work necessary for an effective defense. Jeff has published articles to help other lawyers with dui defense. I've known Jeff for almost 10 years. We worked together at the City of Seattle Attorney's Off...
  • One of the nicest guys in the world, who is a powerhouse in the courtroom!

    Jeff really saved my case! He acted both as an attorney and a counselor at the same time. He managed to get my DUI reduced to Neg. Driving! He is truly one of the nicest people I've ever met! I've already referred a friend to him! An expert in his field, Jeff really knows his stuff. I shudder to ...
  • Great Lawyer!

    Jeff is a very good at what he does. In fact, he's one of the best. His staff are also very knowledgeable and helpful, which made a big difference while I was going through a rough period. The chances of getting the DUI dropped or mitigated to a lesser charge are very high with Jeff. I was referr...
  • Fellow lawyer in community

    I have referred numerous clients to Jeff Veitch for help with DUI charges over the past 10 years. Jeff has done a first-rate job in every instance. In one case, my friend's brother had a prior DUI offense and was looking at some serious jail time until Jeff convinced the judge to dismiss the new ...
  • Jeff won both of my cases

    Jeff is an excellent and extremely knowledgeable, bright and well respected attorney. His whole team took a personal interest in my case. He was very supportive of my desire to see through my case to trial despite the fact that it was brought in a challenging court, to say the least. He set reali...
  • Fellow lawyer in community

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Jeff is highly respected by fellow attorneys as a successful DUI/DWI attorney. If arrested for DUI/DWI, call him first!

Jeffrey D. Veitch Esq

Jeff Veitch is an experienced Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer who is a frequent speaker on the topic of defending accused drunk drivers, and an author on the subject.

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Mr. Veitch offers a free initial consultation to people accused of DUI and related offenses in Pennsylvania.

The Veitch Law Firm
2525 West 26th St.
Erie, PA 16506