Steven F. Fairlie

Steven F. Fairlie: Attorney with Fairlie & Lippy, P.C.
  • Managing Partner at Fairlie & Lippy, P.C. (9 Attorneys)
  • 1501 Lower State Road, Ste 304, North Wales, PA 19454-1216
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Biography

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
  • DUI/DWI
  • 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:
215-997-1000  Phone
215-997-1777  Fax
www.fairlielaw.net
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:
1995
Admission:
1995, Pennsylvania; 1996, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania; 2000, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 2002, U.S. Supreme Court; 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Memberships:
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.
Languages:
Some Spanish; 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).
ISLN:
914742089

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (37)
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  • Steven F. Fairlie

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 10/31/15 in Criminal Defense on 10/31/15

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

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

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  • Steven F. Fairlie

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

    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.

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    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.

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  • Steven F. Fairlie

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 11/04/15 in Criminal Law on 11/04/15

    Dedicated to advancing justice.

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    Dedicated to advancing justice.

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    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 11/04/15 in Criminal Defense on 11/04/15

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    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 10/26/15 in Personal Injury on 10/26/15

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

    Steve is an excellent trial attorney. I highly recommend him as a criminal defense lawyer and as a personal injury lawyer.

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    Steve is an excellent trial attorney. I highly recommend him as a criminal defense lawyer and as a personal injury lawyer.

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  • Steven F. Fairlie

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 10/26/15 in Criminal Law on 10/26/15

    I have known Steve for many years and, in that time, I have come to know that he is a very knowledgeable, thorough and committed advocate for his clients, as well as a g...

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    I have known Steve for many years and, in that time, I have come to know that he is a very knowledgeable, thorough and committed advocate for his clients, as well as a good and trusted colleague.

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  • Steven F. Fairlie

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 10/18/15 in Personal Injury on 10/18/15

    Steve possess strong knowledge of personal injury law, is an excellent litigation and people skills.

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    Steve possess strong knowledge of personal injury law, is an excellent litigation and people skills.

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  • Steven F. Fairlie

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 10/18/15 in Criminal Law on 10/18/15

    Steven possess superior legal knowledge, is an excellent litigation and people skills.

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    Steven possess superior legal knowledge, is an excellent litigation and people skills.

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    5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 10/12/15 in Criminal Defense on 10/12/15

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  • 5.0/5.0 (10)
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    5.0/5.0 on 09/22/17 on 09/22/17

    Mr. Fairlie is providing a great service to the public and I think it needs to be recognized! I believe he has a genuine care for justice and educating. His website has c...

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    Mr. Fairlie is providing a great service to the public and I think it needs to be recognized! I believe he has a genuine care for justice and educating. His website has clear definitions of laws, a thread style Q and A option, and he provides his email for more help and clarification. I strongly believe this outreach to the public shows he has the best interest of the entire public at heart and if needed would trust him to represent me in a court room.

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    5.0/5.0 on 01/02/16 on 01/02/16

    I would have never imagined our family needing legal counsel. I cannot express enough how grateful I was to have found Steven Fairlie to represent us. This was a very st...

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    I would have never imagined our family needing legal counsel. I cannot express enough how grateful I was to have found Steven Fairlie to represent us. This was a very stressful time for our family and thanks to his expert and thorough counsel we got through this very difficult time. We had no experience with the legal system and was very unfamiliar with this process. Steve was there for us through the whole ordeal and was very professional. Thanks to him we had a favorable outcome.

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    5.0/5.0 on 10/07/12 on 10/07/12

    Steven represented my son in a criminal case, that as a third offence was facing 25-life. Steven was able to get my son 5-10 which is a huge reduction in time and will gr...

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    Steven represented my son in a criminal case, that as a third offence was facing 25-life. Steven was able to get my son 5-10 which is a huge reduction in time and will grant my son a chance to redeem his life while still a young man. Steven's responsibility ended at sentencing, but when my son was called to court to testify, Steve insisted on being present, and said that he wanted to see this through. Steven Fairlie is not just a great lawyer, but also a good person.

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    5.0/5.0 on 08/10/12 on 08/10/12

    I was represented by Steve Fairlie on a legal matter where a lot was at stake, including my Division 1 scholarship and future job prospects. Throughout the proceedings, S...

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    I was represented by Steve Fairlie on a legal matter where a lot was at stake, including my Division 1 scholarship and future job prospects. Throughout the proceedings, Steve provided prompt and capable attention to my concerns and exceeded all expectations. While the offense was only a summary offense, I felt as if I was Steve's only client and his most important case. I would highly recommend Steve Fairlie to anyone looking for a top-class attorney that delivers results.

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    5.0/5.0 on 07/18/12 on 07/18/12

    I consulted Steve on a legal issue and he was very professional, competent and helpful. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking expert legal advice.

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    I consulted Steve on a legal issue and he was very professional, competent and helpful. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking expert legal advice.

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    5.0/5.0 on 06/22/10 on 06/22/10

    Mr. Fairlie got amazing results for me on a criminal case and got my sentence reduced to 1/10 of what it could have been. He took the stress of the unknown off my chest a...

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    Mr. Fairlie got amazing results for me on a criminal case and got my sentence reduced to 1/10 of what it could have been. He took the stress of the unknown off my chest and made me feel at ease with every step of the process. He was always available and responded promptly to my phone calls and e-mails. It seemed as though he was always awake, working and available at any hour. He was the best counsel possible and I wouldn't consider going to anyone else or even recommending anyone else.

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    5.0/5.0 on 03/23/10 on 03/23/10

    Very approachable and patient with complicated family problems.

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    Very approachable and patient with complicated family problems.

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    5.0/5.0 on 01/21/10 on 01/21/10

    I found myself in a bit of trouble being caught for a DUI at a checkpoint. I was looking at anywhere from 5 days to 30 days with much more in fines and loss of employment...

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    I found myself in a bit of trouble being caught for a DUI at a checkpoint. I was looking at anywhere from 5 days to 30 days with much more in fines and loss of employment. Mr Fairlie exceeded any expectation that I had and was able to get me down to 48 hours. I was never made any false promises and was told upfront what I can expect which means a lot. If u r looking for a fair honest responsive lawyer who follows through with what he says. I highly recommend Steve Fairlie.

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  • Steven F. Fairlie

    5.0/5.0 on 12/15/09 on 12/15/09

    We felt extremely lucky to have Steve Fairlie on our side in the courtroom. Throughout the entire process Mr. Fairlie demonstrated a professional approach, yet with a per...

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    We felt extremely lucky to have Steve Fairlie on our side in the courtroom. Throughout the entire process Mr. Fairlie demonstrated a professional approach, yet with a personal touch. From beginning to end, it was clear that our case really mattered to him and that he truly wanted to help us. He also helped us to feel comfortable with the process and was available to answer all of our questions and concerns. In the courtroom he thought of every angle and asked all the right questions - top notch!

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  • Steven F. Fairlie

    5.0/5.0 on 06/25/09 on 06/25/09

    I found Steve Fairlie to be an extremely competent and skilled attorney. Steve takes the time to understand the issues, ensures he has collected all the needed informati...

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    I found Steve Fairlie to be an extremely competent and skilled attorney. Steve takes the time to understand the issues, ensures he has collected all the needed information and presents several options on how to proceed. I have found his advice and skills to be well thought out, meaningful and my outcomes are always positive. Steve goes above and beyond every time and always shows genuine concern for my needs. I would happily recommend Steve to anyone needing an attorney.

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