Caroline M. Roberto

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She has earned an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for her professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas

  • Criminal law
  • Homicide
  • Manslaughter
  • Criminal appeals
  • Marijuana cases
  • Assault and battery
  • Burglary
  • Capital offenses
  • Criminal conspiracy
  • Criminal defense
  • Criminal forfeiture
  • Criminal fraud
  • White collar criminal defense
  • Criminal prosecution
  • Death penalty
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • DUI/DWI
  • Expungements
  • Federal criminal law
  • Perjury
  • Felonies
  • Forgery
  • Grand jury practice
  •     Habeas corpus
  • Hit and run
  • Mail fraud
  • Misdemeanors
  • Money laundering
  • Murder
  • Post-conviction remedies
  • Search and seizure
  • Theft
  • Traffic violations
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Weapons charges
  • Wire fraud
  • Wiretapping
  • White collar crime
  • White collar fraud

Admitted

  • Tennessee, 1982
  • Pennsylvania, 1984

Education

  • University of Memphis, J.D., 1981
  • Duquesne University, B.A., 1975
  • National Criminal Defense College, 1989

Associations & memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Chair, Criminal Litigation Section)
  • Women’s Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania (Past President, 1999-2001 and Co-Founder, 1988-1990)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Past President, 1999-2001)

Representative cases

  • Showers v. Beard, 635 F3d 625 (3d Cir. 2011)
  • Szuchon v. Lehman, 273 F3d 299 (3d Cir. 2001)
  • Commonwealth v. Legg, 711 A2d 430 (Pa. 1999)

Biographical details

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense, Pennsylvania, 2012
  • Named Pittsburgh Lawyer of the Year, 2010
  • Named 2012 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Philadelphia Magazine
  • 2011 Winner of the Josel Advocacy Award presented by the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers

Criminal defense Attorney Caroline M. Roberto serves clients in Pittsburgh and throughout the surrounding areas.