DUTKO & CHWIECKO DEFENDING RIGHTS - PROTECTING FAMILIES
Attorney Dutko was born in Allentown and grew up in Macungie. He graduated from Brandywine Heights High School in Berks County. He attended the Allentown Police Academy and worked as a Lehigh County Deputy Sheriff and as a police officer at Kutztown University. After leaving the police department, he opened a successful security company in the Berks - Lehigh Valley region.
Attorney Dutko then returned to school to pursue his juris doctor degree. He began taking classes at Reading Area Community College. After one year, he transferred to Penn State Berks and earned his Bachelor's Degree in American Studies. He then attended Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law in Carlise, PA. In his second year, he interned with the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office.
After graduating law school and passing the bar, Attorney Dutko worked for a small Wyomissing law firm. There, Attorney Dutko focused on Criminal Defense and Family Law.
In 2017, he opened Dutko Law and began with a single office in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Today, with offices in Kutztown, Allentown, Reading, and Pottsvile we serve clients in Berks, Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, and Shuylkill Counties.
In 2024, he was happy to add Attorney Corey S. Chwiecko to the team and changed the firm name to Dutko & Chwiecko.
Attorney Dutko is a member of the Berks, Lehigh, and Schuylkill County bar associations. He is a member of the National College of DUI Defense. In 2020 and 2021, Attorney Dutko was named Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney by Attorney and Practice Magazine. In 2023, Attorney Dutko was proud to be named Top Lawyer in Berks County for Criminal Defense, DUI Defense, and Family Law.
Attorney Corey S. Chwiecko is a graduate of Governor Mifflin School District and is a life-long resident of
Berks County. He attended the University of Pittsburgh, graduating with degrees in History and Political
Science. He then attended the Charlotte School of Law located in Charlotte, North Carolina. While in law
school he interned for the Berks County District Attorney’s Office. Upon graduating and passing the bar
exam, he began his legal career as a full-time Assistant District Attorney. For three years he prosecuted
hundreds of cases from minor charges to homicide. During that time, he was also the lead attorney for
the office DUI unit. In August of 2019 he left the District Attorney’s Office and began his career in private
practice with the firm Sodomsky & Nirgini. There he learned the practice of criminal defense,
represented people charged with everything from speeding tickets to murder, and conducted dozens of
trials and hearing of every kind. Attorney Chwiecko then decided to team up with Dutko Law and use his
knowledge and skill in the courtroom to serve our clients with exceptional legal representation.
Attorney Chwiecko is a member of the Berks County Bar Associations. He is admitted to practice in the Eastern and Middle District of Pennsylvania.