In 2003, Mr. Maknoon started Maknoon & Associates, LLC in downtown Pittsburgh with a laptop, a cell phone, and the passion to become the best trial lawyer. Mr. Maknoon credits his success in criminal defense as a result of his clients. In the early years, the old heads as he refers to them as, educated him on the system, the code of loyalty, life, the importance of staying in tune with the streets, and in many cases the law. To this day, Mr. Maknoon remains in contact with his original clients whether to just check in or continue representation. He is forever grateful.