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We know how the system works. We will use our knowledge and experience as former prosecutors and public defenders to create a solid strategy for your case.

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Fighting For Clients In Delaware County And The Surrounding Areas

Integrity. Advocacy. Experience.

Whether you are facing your first DUI, are going through a divorce or have been charged with a felony, you need an attorney you can trust to put your interests first. At Bauer, Scanlon, & Wigginton L.L.C., we take that trust seriously. We are tenacious when it comes to advocating on behalf of our clients, and we have the knowledge and experience to get the job done.

Bauer Scanlon & Wigginton L.L.C. is a dynamic team of three experienced attorneys: Patrick Scanlon, Jeff Bauer, and Conor Wigginton. Our approach is marked by approachability and personability, but make no mistake; once we take your case, we are tenacious in defending your rights.

Teamwork and Experience

We bring over 25 years of experience in criminal defense to the table. As “homegrown” lawyers, we possess invaluable insider insights, allowing us to effectively navigate the local court system.

A Profound Understanding of Criminal Defense

Our team has a profound understanding of the criminal justice system from the inside out. With backgrounds as former prosecutors, assistant district attorneys, and public defenders, we have the legal acumen necessary to effectively challenge accusations, evidence, and charges.

Local Expertise That Matters

We know Delaware County inside and out. We are intimately acquainted with the officers, judges, and prosecutors here. We proudly consider ourselves homegrown attorneys with big-city skill.


Integrity is not a given in our criminal defense system. We became attorneys because we believe in the importance of a balanced system that doesn’t stack the odds against the accused. We firmly stand by the belief that everyone has the right to a fair shake. That’s why, with every client, regardless of the charge’s magnitude, we offer the same enthusiastic, diligent, and hardworking representation.

Fighting for Your Rights and Freedom

Being charged and convicted of a crime, no matter how serious, can have long-lasting or even permanent negative implications on your life. At Bauer, Scanlon & Wigginton, our attorney team has the real-world and trial experience needed to understand your options and aggressively pursue what’s in your long-term best interest.

No Matter the Charge, We Can Help

Our dedicated team of criminal defense attorneys, with many jury trials under our belts, has the legal acumen to handle a wide range of charges. We regularly represent clients in criminal matters that involve:

  • Violent crime
  • Assault
  • Firearms and weapons charges
  • College crimes, including underage drinking, drugs, and date rape
  • Felony charges
  • Theft, burglary, and robbery
  • Domestic disputes, including child abuse and neglect
  • White-collar crimes, including embezzlement, fraud, tax evasion, and credit card fraud

We understand that a criminal charge is only part of the story. There is a whole other side of the story that is often missing – yours. Whenever prudent, we will tell the part of the narrative that shows what led up to the incident. We know that you are a person, not a case number, not a file, and certainly more than just a criminal charge. The prosecution, the judge, and any jury need to hear this to better understand what really happened, or what didn’t happen, and why. Turn to our excellent track record and ample trial experience to protect your future.

Extensive DUI and Drug Violation Defense Experience

Pennsylvania has stringent DUI and drug laws. Our team’s primary focus and practice are in this area to serve your best interests. Our experience working in and for the district attorney means that we understand the scope of law enforcement’s power. We also know when the police have overstepped their bounds. We will always work to ensure that any questionable evidence is challenged, and any illegally obtained evidence is thrown out. Our job is to mitigate charges and minimize the negative fallout for you. Turn to us for trusted DUI and drug charge counsel.

Get the Criminal Defense Help You Need in Media, Pennsylvania

At the Media, PA criminal defense law firm of Bauer, Scanlon & Wigginton, we are dedicated to protecting you by building the strongest defense possible. You get personal attention with the added benefit of all attorneys being on your team working on your case. This means we have the resources to leave no stone unturned and to cover every facet of your case. Call 610-590-5092 to speak with us today. We can also be reached via the website contact email.

Serving clients in Media and the surrounding areas, we know you have questions. We provide answers. We’ll give you the information you need to move forward. We’ll also let you know how we can help.

Criminal Defense: Bauer Scanlon & Wigginton specializes in criminal defense. They have experienced criminal defense attorneys who handle a wide range of criminal cases, including but not limited to:

DUI/DWI Defense: Bauer Scanlon & Wigginton provides legal representation for individuals charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI). They understand the potential consequences and work to minimize them.

Violent Crimes Defense: The firm handles cases involving serious violent offenses, such as:

  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Armed robbery
  • Assault and battery
  • Violent sex crimes
  • Carjacking
  • Home invasion
  • Kidnapping
  • Arson
  • Burglary

Weapons and Gun Charges: The attorneys at the firm are experienced in defending clients against weapon and firearm charges, including:

  • Illegal gun sales
  • Providing false information when applying for a permit
  • Selling guns to a juvenile
  • Possession of a firearm without a license
  • Possessing a firearm with an altered or removed serial number


Traffic Offense Defense: Bauer Scanlon & Wigginton takes traffic offenses seriously and helps clients fight traffic tickets and other violations, such as:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving on a suspended or revoked license
  • Passing a school bus
  • Speeding in a construction zone

Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) Program: The firm assists eligible individuals in participating in the ARD program, a pre-trial intervention program for first-time offenders that allows for the dismissal of charges upon successful completion of court-ordered conditions.

Juvenile Law: The firm provides representation for individuals under 18 years of age who are accused of committing crimes, ensuring their rights are protected and advocating for rehabilitation rather than punishment.

PennDOT Driver Licensing Administrative Hearings: Bauer Scanlon & Wigginton represents clients in PennDOT driver licensing administrative hearings, helping preserve their driving privileges and minimize penalties related to traffic violations.

Expungement: The firm assists individuals in securing expungements, removing or sealing criminal records, and helping clients move forward with a clean slate.


Diverse Legal Experience

Contracts and Tort Law Concerns:

Bauer Scanlon & Wigginton offers legal guidance and representation in matters related to contracts and tort law concerns. They assist clients in understanding their contractual obligations and rights, whether in business agreements or personal contracts. Additionally, the firm addresses tort law issues, such as personal injury claims, providing support for those who have suffered harm due to negligence or intentional wrongdoing.

Property, Including Renters and Landlords, Real Estate Contracts, and Boundary Issues:

In the realm of property law, Bauer Scanlon & Wigginton provides comprehensive legal services. They assist both renters and landlords in navigating lease agreements and resolving disputes. Furthermore, the firm offers expertise in real estate contracts, helping clients understand and negotiate property transactions. When boundary disputes arise, they work to protect property owners’ interests and find equitable resolutions.

Family Relations, Including Divorce, Custody and Support Matters, and Civil Orders Such as a Protection From Abuse (PFA):

Bauer Scanlon & Wigginton recognizes the sensitive nature of family law matters and offers compassionate legal support in cases involving divorce, child custody, and child support. They assist clients in navigating the complex legal processes while prioritizing the best interests of the family. Additionally, the firm provides guidance on civil orders, including Protection From Abuse (PFA) orders, to help individuals seek legal protection from abusive or threatening situations.

Simple Estate Planning Such as Wills, Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, and Other Planning Documents:

Estate planning is a crucial aspect of securing one’s future and assets. Bauer Scanlon & Wigginton offers expertise in simple estate planning, including the creation of wills, powers of attorney, and health care proxy documents. They work closely with clients to ensure their wishes are legally documented and assist in establishing plans for the distribution of assets and medical decision-making, providing peace of mind for the future.

Our attorneys have over 25 combined years of legal experience, and we approach these cases together. Our team approach helps to ensure that we cover every angle of your case. The firm you hire does matter, and we are happy to discuss with you how our firm can make a difference for your case.  Call us now at 610-590-5092 to schedule a a 30 minute consultation.

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Our Practice Areas

Criminal Law

Strong defense no matter what the charges.

Drug Violations

We defend you and help you down the right path.

DUI Defense

Don’t let DUI charges ruin your future.

Violent Crimes

Serious defense for serious felonies.

Gun Charges

Aggressive defense for weapon offenses.

Sex Offenses

Fight the allegations and sex offender status.

Protection Orders

We protect you from an overly restrictive PFA.

Traffic Offenses

Call us before you pay that traffic ticket.

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Feel Confident In Your Legal Team

Facing criminal charges can be frightening. You have a lot on the line. That is where we come in. We understand how the prosecution handles these cases because we used to be in their shoes. You will benefit from our experience as former prosecutors and public defenders.
We know the judges and prosecutors involved, and we are respected by them. We use this knowledge to build a strong defense for you. You can feel confident in our approach and know that we will fight for your legal rights every step of the way.
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