Steven F. Fairlie

Steven F. Fairlie: Attorney with Fairlie & Lippy, P.C. AV stamp icon
  • Managing Partner at Fairlie & Lippy, P.C. (1 Attorney)
  • 1501 Lower State Road, Ste 304, North Wales, PA 19454-1216
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Philadelphia Magazine Pennsylvania SuperLawyers Top 100 in both Criminal Defense and Personal Injury, Newsweek Top 100, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100, Top Rated Attorneys in Philadelphia as published in The Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, and the The Legal Intelligencer, The National Advocacy for DUI Defense Top 100 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Attorneys, Martindale-Hubbell AV rated for "pre-eminent" legal ability and ethics, rated 10.0/10.0 on AVVO.COM, Pennsylvania's "Rising Star" Published in Philadelphia Magazine, 2005; Pennsylvania "Lawyer on the Fast Track" by the Legal Intelligencer, 2006. First Attorney Ever Awarded the Montgomery County District Attorney's Medal by District Attorney Bruce Caster, 2000; Co-Author: Montgomery County Criminal Law Handbook. Classes/Seminars Taught: Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Annual Statewide Criminal Law Symposium 2007-2010; Harrisburg; Search and Seizure for Police Officers, Montgomery County District Attorney's Office; Criminal Law for the Family Lawyer, Montgomery Bar Association; Criminal Consequences of Protection From Abuse Litigation, Montgomery Bar Association; Advanced Issues in Criminal Law, Montgomery Bar Association; Everything You Need to Know About the New DUI Law, Montgomery Bar Association; Mike Marino's Killer Cross-Examination Techniques, Montgomery Bar Association; Recent Developments In Pennsylvania Sentencing, Montgomery Bar Association; Everything You Need to Know About the New Montgomery County Drug Court, Montgomery Bar Association; Pennsylvania Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Law, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Harrisburg; How to Run a Criminal Law Practice, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Harrisburg; Should My Client Testify? Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Harrisburg. Member: Paul Harris Fellow; Hatboro Rotary, 2000-2004. Associate, Abeln Law Offices, 1995-1996. Assistant District Attorney, Montgomery County District Attorney, 1996-2000. Volunteer Attorney, The Innocence Project Senior Adult Activity Center in Indian Valley, 2000. Coach, Mount Saint Joseph's Academy Mock Trial Team (Montgomery County Champions), 2001-2004. Formerly with Narcotics Team and the Major Crimes Team of the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office, 1996-2000.

Areas of Practice (150)

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
  • Accidents
  • Animal Attacks
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Aquatic Injuries
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Cumulative Trauma
  • Dog Bites
  • Electrical Injury
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Personal Injury Appeals
  • Personal Injury Arbitration
  • Personal Injury Mediation
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Severe Burns
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spinal Injury
  • Third Party Wrongful Death
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Unintended Acceleration
  • Whiplash
  • Wrongful Death
  • Complex Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • U.S. Supreme Court Litigation
  • Assault and Battery
  • Burglary
  • Capital Offenses
  • Civil Forfeiture
  • Crime Victims Compensation
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Forfeiture
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Criminal Prosecution
  • Death Penalty
  • Drivers License Suspension
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Electronic Surveillance
  • Expungements
  • Extortion
  • Extradition
  • Felonies
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Forensic DNA
  • Forgery
  • Grand Jury Practice
  • Habeas Corpus
  • Hit and Run
  • Homicide
  • Mail Fraud
  • Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanors
  • Murder
  • Money Laundering
  • Parole and Probation
  • Post-Conviction Remedies
  • Search and Seizure
  • Sex Crimes
  • Sexual Assault
  • Shoplifting
  • Stalking
  • Theft
  • Traffic Violations
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Victims Rights
  • Weapons Charges
  • Wire Fraud
  • Wiretapping
  • Assault
  • Breast Implant Litigation
  • Business Crimes
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Practice
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Accidents
  • Construction Arbitration
  • Construction Claims
  • Construction Defects
  • Stucco Litigation
  • Drugs and Narcotics
  • Civil Drug Forfeiture
  • Controlled Substances Law
  • Drug Crimes
  • Drug Forfeiture
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Trauma
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Gynecology Malpractice
  • Medical Negligence
  • Pediatric Malpractice
  • Orthopedic Malpractice
  • Optometric Malpractice
  • Surgeons Liability
  • Wrong Site Surgery
  • Products Liability
  • Airbag Injury
  • All Terrain Vehicle Products Liability
  • Automotive Crashworthiness
  • Automotive Design Liability
  • Automotive Products Liability
  • Recreational Vehicle Products Liability
  • Vehicle Rollovers
  • Restraining Orders
  • Civil Liability
  • Intentional Torts
  • Mass Torts
  • Tort Liability
  • White Collar Crime
  • Embezzlement
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Bribery
  • Criminal Antitrust
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Forensic Science
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Extradition
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Fraud and Deceit
  • Art Fraud
  • Automobile Fraud
  • Civil Fraud
  • Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Subway Accidents
  • Tourist Injuries
  • White Collar Fraud

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
215-716-1285  Phone
215-997-1000  Phone
215-997-1777  Fax
University Attended:
University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, International Government, with distinction, 1990; Lafayette College, A.B., Government and Law, 1991
Law School Attended:
Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, J.D., 1995
Year of First Admission:
1996, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania; 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 2000, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1995, Pennsylvania; 2002, U.S. Supreme Court
Montgomery County (Chairman, Criminal Defense Committee, 2001-present; Member, Trial Lawyers' Section; Member, Judiciary Committee; Member, Bench Bar Committee), Bucks County, Philadelphia (Associate Member) and Pennsylvania (Member: Professionalism Committee; Civil Litigation Section) Bar Associations; Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member, Hotline Panel Experts Committee); Montgomery County Criminal Defense Committee (Chairman, 2001—); Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association; Montgomery American Inn of Court.
Some Spanish and Fluent Spanish Speaking Paralegal On Staff
Reported Cases:
Commonwealth v. Jonathan Fisher, 769 A.2d 1116, 564 Pa. 505 (2001); Commonwealth v. Monaco, 869A.2d 1026 (Pa.Super.2005).

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (37 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 10/31/15 in Criminal Defense

    Steve is an excellent lawyer. He appreciates clients' concerns, understands how to obtain the best results and repeatedly delivers winning outcomes.

    Steve is an excellent lawyer. He appreciates clients' concerns, understands how to obtain the best results and repeatedly delivers winning outcomes. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 10/26/15 in Criminal Defense

    i have known and worked with Steve for over 15 years. His reputation as a lawyer is second to none, and he is highly respected within his field.

    i have known and worked with Steve for over 15 years. His reputation as a lawyer is second to none, and he is highly respected within his field. Read less

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