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Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Pittsburgh Federal Criminal Defense

Helping Those Facing All Types Of Criminal Charges

We handle virtually all types of criminal cases!
We routinely represent individuals throughout Pennsylvania & West Virginia.



Protecting and Defending the Accused for over 15 years.

The Sughrue Law Advantage

Your attorney should not add to the stress of being accused of a federal crime. Unlike other firms, Sughrue Law takes a personal hands-on approach with every case.  Attorney Douglas Sughrue provides clients with peace of mind with his legal knowledge and courtroom experience.
Criminal Defense Is What We Do

Criminal defense is our only job. At Sughrue Law, we have experience defending a broad range of federal offenses. From fraud and theft charges to homicide, complex drug trafficking and other conspiracy cases, we serve as an advocate for the accused and tackle every case with an aggressive and strategic defense strategy.

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We Stand By You Every Step Of The Way

Being charged with a federal crime is a nerve-racking, uphill battle. Sughrue Law is a boutique firm solely dedicated to defending and protecting the accused. Led by Attorney Douglas Sughrue, our firm welcomes the opportunity to act as your sword and shield in federal courtrooms of the Third Circuit in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and the U.S. Virgin Islands as well as the Fourth Circuit in West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Sughrue Law also actively defends those charged with a crime in the states of Pennsylvania & West Virginia.

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Free Initial Consultation


Recognized as one of Pittsburgh & West Virginia’s leading federal criminal defense lawyers, our proven process and track record will give you the peace of mind you expect.


Educate Clients and their families on what to expect from Day 1


Return phone calls and emails within the same day or within 24 hours


Maintain positive relationships with federal courts, judges and staff


Foster beneficial relationships with prosecutors


Surprise Attorney Fees


State licenses + U.S. District Courts (3rd & 4th Circuit)


Main Federal Crime Practice Areas


Years of Federal Crime Expertise

Theory of Defense

If you are charged with a federal crime, you must understand all the legal risks, penalties and options you have. Your lawyer’s first job is to educate and explain the options and risks to you and your family. Criminal law is complicated and Sughrue Law takes the time to educate clients on every step of the federal court process. We want you know your legal rights and defense strategy options up front whether you hire us or not.

Get a Second Opinion or Hire a Consultant

If you are accused of a crime and feel unsure of your attorney’s defense strategy, Attorney Douglas Sughrue can provide a paid consultation with no strings attached. He will review your charges, your options and your potential sentencing guidelines and/or mandatory minimum sentences. Sughrue Law is happy to work with other lawyers in order to provide the strongest possible defense or to develop the most persuasive mitigation evidence for sentencing.