Kevin Leckerman, New Jersey DWI and Pennsylvania DUI Attorney

Kevin Leckerman has handled well over 1,000 DWI / DUI cases throughout his career and tried approximately 200 of those cases at the municipal court level in New Jersey and in the Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania. Mr. Leckerman has been formally trained to administer standardized field sobriety tests and to operate numerous breath testing machines, including the Alcotest 7110, Intoxilyzer 8000, Datamaster, and Breathalyzer 900/900A.

In the beginning of his career, as a Senior Deputy for the Bucks County Public Defender in Pennsylvania, Kevin Leckerman was the Appellate Division co-chief handling all appellate matters. This position required writing and arguing briefs to the Commonwealth, Superior and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania. At the same time, he worked as a senior trial attorney representing clients on charges ranging from arson, aggravated assault, DUI, rape, drug crimes, DUI vehicular homicides, felony-murder to capital murder.

After leaving the Office of the Public Defender, Kevin chose to work for Levow & Associates, P.A., located in Cherry Hill, NJ. As an associate, he focused his practice on DWI / DUI defense. During his tenure with Levow & Associates, Kevin Leckerman received training and certification from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for DWI detection and the administration of standardized field sobriety testing. Moreover, as a member of the National College for DUI Defense, he received and continues to receive extensive training regarding breath testing, blood testing and all other aspects of DWI / DUI defense.

Additionally, Kevin Leckerman wrote the briefs for and argued before the New Jersey Appeals Court in a successful effort to establish new DWI law in New Jersey. The changes in the law concerned the Constitutional right to confront and cross-examine hospital workers who extracted blood samples and lab technicians who tested those blood samples in DWI prosecutions. These changes helped to enhance and protect the rights of all people in New Jersey charged with DWI.

Areas of Practice

100% DUI / DWI Defense

Litigation Percentage

100%

Types of DWI Cases Handled

  • Highest BAC ever handled 0.38
  • Defended someone with 5 previous DWI convictions
  • Under 21
  • Under 18
  • CDL Holder (in commercial vehicle and in regular vehicle)
  • Out of State
  • 1st Offender
  • Multiple / Repeat Offender
  • High BAC (above .15)
  • BAC below .08
  • RE-arrest from interlock failure
  • Failure to Appear
  • 2nd DWI while under suspension for the 1st
  • Child in Car
  • Checkpoint DWI

Seminars Given by Attorney Leckerman

  • Alcohol, Vehicle and the Law
    Widener University School of Law – New Jersey DWI Law Course – April 22, 2015
  • Scientific Approaches to Defending Drug Cases in Municipal Court
    Municipal Court Practice Committee – Camden County Bar Association – April 30, 2014
  • Fundamentals of DUI Blood Testing
    Widener University School of Law – New Jersey DWI Law Course – February 19, 2014

Legal Presentations to Attorneys

  • Speaker -DUI Defense Training Seminar for Public Defenders
  • Pennsylvania Association for Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys (PADDDA ) – September 14, 2012
  • Speaker – “The DRE Case – Cross-Examining the Prosecution’s Drug Recognition Expert”
  • New Jersey Association for Justice – February, 2012
  • Speaker and Organizer-“Drug Recognition Evaluations (DRE)”
  • Bucks County Bar Association of Pennsylvania – May, 2011
  • Speaker – “Understanding Drug Recognition Evaluations (DRE)”
  • Middlesex County Bar Association of New Jersey – April, 2011
  • Organizer – “DWI Consultants Drug Recognition Evaluation (DRE) Seminar” August 2010
  • Speaker – “Trying and Defending Blood Alcohol Cases”
  • Middlesex County Bar Association of New Jersey – June, 2010
  • Organizer and Speaker – “DUI Primer – Basics of Blood Collection and Testing” seminar
  • Bucks County Bar Association of Pennsylvania – November, 2009
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Awards

  • New Jersey Supreme Court – Certified Municipal Court Attorney – 2015
  • Super Lawyers Magazine – DUI Super Lawyers Award – 2014
  • Super Lawyers Magazine – DUI Super Lawyers Award – 2013
  • Philadelphia Life Magazine – Reader’s Choice list of Awesome DUI/DWI Attorneys – 2012
  • Super Lawyers Magazine – DUI Rising Star Award-2012
  • Arrive Magazine – Top Northeast DUI Lawyers – 2011
  • Super Lawyers Magazine – DUI Rising Star Award-2011
  • Arrive Magazine – “Best of” Edition (Top 50 Attorneys -2010)

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (November, 1997)
  • State of New Jersey (February, 1998)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Professional Associations

  • (Present)
  • Leckerman Law, LLC – DWI / DUI Defense Firm
  • (Previous)
  • Levow & Associates, P.A. – DWI / DUI Defense Firm – 2004 to 2010
  • Office of the Bucks County Public Defender – 1999 to 2004
  • Lyons & Lyons, P.C. – 1998 to 1999
  • Office of Theresa Peeler, Esq. – 1997 to 1998

Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Atlantic County Municipal Court Defense Attorneys Association
  • Pennsylvania Association for Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys (PADDDA)-Founding member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • Phi Delta Phi – International Legal Fraternity

Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor, law 1994 – 1997
  • Widener Law Symposium Journal- Law Review
  • Trial Advocacy Honor Society, vice-president
  • College of William and Mary – School of Law-1995
  • Scholarship to summer semester studying comparative law in Madrid, Spain
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A., History, Psychology, Spanish
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society

 

“I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation for your work. Five continuances and thought there would be a sixth. And sure enough the plea for a lesser offense occurs." Tony R.
“I’d like to say that Kevin Leckerman gave me hope when no other lawyer would give me hope about my case. He was able to prove that I was innocent on a 3rd DUI.” Gary
“I was facing a third DUI in ten years, and being out of state, I refused the breath test thinking that I was only giving the prosecution extra evidence against me. However, PA law prosecutes a third DUI with a breath refusal at the highest level which equates to a minimum of one year in jail. I spent hours searching various PA lawyers and once I met Kevin, I knew that this lawyer was my best chance. Kevin researched the police report thoroughly and was completely prepared at court. Kevin listened attentively to every detail I provided, and used this information to prepare a strong case against the state. The result was a total dismissal of the charges. If facing a PA DUI, Kevin is the lawyer you need and can trust.” Michael. (More)

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“Kevin Leckerman is a top flight highly experienced DUI defense attorney. He has extensive knowledge of both the scientific aspects of a DUI case along with the trial techniques used in DUI cases. Kevin uses these skills to benefit his clients. I endorse Kevin’s work as a DUI defense attorney. He’s a guy you can trust to handle your DUI case.” Michael Sherman, DUI / DWI Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA.
“Kevin is well trained in the areas of scientific evidence and blood evidence. He is masterful in trial and one of the top DWI/DUI attorneys in the country. I endorse him without hesitation. If you have a DWI/DUI in Philadelphia, PA or the State of New Jersey, look no further, Kevin is your go to guy !” Fred Woods, DUI / DWI Attorney in Greenville, SC.
“I have had the pleasure to get to know Kevin over the past 6 years and he is one of the best DUI Attorney’s out there. His knowledge and expertise in this area is second to none and he zealously defends his clients rights in Court. I fully endorse Kevin to anyone looking for representation without reservation.” Zachary Cooper, DUI / DWI Attorney in Lafayette Hill, PA. (More)

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