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Besides having the most successful NFL franchise in the world, Allegheny County is also known as the center of Steel production in the United States. Prior to its industrial and sporting pedigree history, however, Allegheny County was the home of various important forts along the Allegheny River. George Washington fought for Fort Pitt (the namesake of Pittsburgh) several times in his career both as a general, and once as a President.
Allegheny County lawyers can help you with any legal issue you may be facing. These include criminal defense, personal injury litigation, bankruptcy, real estate transactions, family law, and many others.
Attorneys in Allegheny County are still fighting a 3 year battle over local alcohol taxes. In 2007, the County attempted to create a 10% tax on all alcoholic beverages sold in bars. Allegheny attorneys representing restaurants and bar owners sued to stop the tax, and succeeded in delaying it. The tax was eventually put into effect, however, and County officials then went on the offensive by trying to stop voter initiatives repealing the tax from being placed on the ballot. The case has made it all the way to the State Supreme Court.
Most cases in Allegheny County begin in the Allegheny County’s 5th Judicial District. Although any licensed Pennsylvania attorney is qualified to practice anywhere in the state, Allegheny County lawyers will be familiar with local court staff, judges, and court rules. This local know-how could come in handy if you have a case in Allegheny County.
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