Up Close and PersonalMichael Waltman is a 2003 graduate of Penn State University, University Park, and moved to Pittsburgh in 2004 after receiving a full academic scholarship to attend Duquesne University School of Law. While studying for his law degree, Michael worked for a personal injury firm and was heavily involved in the University's nationally renowned trial advocacy program. As a result of his efforts, Mr. Waltman was admitted to the Order of Barristers and awarded the Katie Elizabeth Westbrook Award for Outstanding Achievement in Trial Advocacy, an award only given to one student per year.
After obtaining his J.D. in 2007, Michael briefly worked for a large civil defense firm before pursuing his true passion of representing criminal defendants as an Allegheny County Assistant Public Defender. Working in the Office of the Public Defender allowed Mr. Waltman to immediately begin to hone his skills as a trial attorney, trying his first jury trial in 2008, earning his wrongfully accused client a full acquittal.
Having represented hundreds of clients and trying many jury and non-jury trials as an Assistant Public Defender, Mr. Waltman went into private practice in 2010, where he continued to represent and defend the rights of the criminally accused. He has successfully represented clients at all stages of criminal prosecution in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. From minor driving offenses to the most serious of crimes, criminal homicide, Mr. Waltman has fought for the rights of his clients with unwavering conviction.
As an attorney at Meyer Darragh Buckler Bebenek & Eck, Michael continues to use his skills to serve the unique needs of those charged with a crime. Now, Mr. Waltman wants to put those skills to work for you.