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Martin A. Dietz
Attorney at Law
With 28 years of experience, I have the knowledge and ability you can trust!
Respect for integrity, fairness, and diligence.
I will go the distance for you.
With candor and straightforwardness you will always know where you stand.
Pittsburgh Defense Attorney
Your First Line of Defense
Attorney Dietz represents individual and business clients in federal and state criminal investigations and clients who are charged with crimes in federal and state court. His areas of federal practice include, but are not limited to grand jury investigations, white collar crimes, healthcare fraud, bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, tax investigations and fraud.
He represents clients in state court grand jury investigations and all state court criminal prosecutions and in commercial litigation. He also represents clients who suffer injuries due to the negligence of others including, but not limited to, vehicle accidents and medical malpractice. Attorney Dietz has a diverse network of other highly skilled attorneys to whom he refers cases that involve areas of law outside of his areas of practice. Feel free to reach out to him with any legal questions you may have and if he can’t help you directly, he can find someone who will!
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White Collar Criminal Defense
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Attorney Dietz attended Shaler Area High School, Grove City College and graduated from the University of Dayton School of Law in 1993. Upon graduation he practiced law with the law firm of Anthony M. Mariani, P.C. until 2005, when Attorney Mariani was elected to the bench. He has been practicing law at his own law practice since then. During his career, Attorney Dietz was appointed as Pennsylvania’s first Assistant Independent Counsel, he is on the Criminal Justice Act Panel, he has served on numerous federal and state court legal committees and he frequently speaks at continuing legal education courses. He is admitted to practice law throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and he has represented clients in federal courts in Pennsylvania, New York, Colorado, Ohio, Georgia and West Virginia.
Attorney Dietz has served as a judicial law clerk and has been recognized by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine. Attorney Dietz resides in Hampton Township, Pennsylvania with his wife and five children, all of whom he enjoyed coaching in softball, baseball or football. He enjoys spending time in the outdoors fishing and hunting.
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NEW YORK — The former Pittsburgh financial adviser caught defrauding his athlete clients and who later guided the FBI into a lengthy investigation of paying bribes in college basketball was sentenced to one year of probation by a federal judge Thursday. Louis Martin “Marty” Blazer …
The owner of a series of addiction clinics avoided federal prison on Wednesday on her conviction for illegal distribution of Suboxone and is right back where she started — overseeing patient treatment as the owner. U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab sentenced Jennifer Hess, 50, to probation, including …
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