Top-Rated Criminal deFense lawyer in Philadelphia Handling Homicides, Felonies, & Misdemeanors Since 1990 Schedule A free COnsulation

Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorney David S. Nenner

Mr. Nenner has been practicing both criminal defense and civil litigation since 1985.  He has extensive criminal law experience in both state and federal courtrooms. In addition, he has handled many multi-million dollar civil injury and accident matters. His law practice also includes civil rights cases against law enforcement. 

He is considered one of the most prominent criminal trial lawyers in Philadelphia and continues to be ranked as a top lawyer in the annual peer-reviewed SuperLawyers poll. His proficiency in litigation sets him apart from other criminal lawyers. Clients know that he will never simply plead a case but will fight for their best interests before a jury when it is the best course of action. 

Criminal Defense Services

The Nenner Law Firm handles all criminal charges in both state and federal courts from misdemeanor crimes, such as marijuana possession to serious felonies, such as murder, narcotics trafficking, and rape charges. Mr. Nenner has tried many homicides and federal and state narcotics cases, wiretap cases, and numerous other high-profile cases reported on in both local and national media.

Contact The Nenner Law Firm at (215) 515-0042 to schedule a free initial consultation in which you can discuss your situation with our attorney. Hablamos español. Available 24/7.

Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer

Also Serving the Counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Lackawanna & Luzerne

Mr. Nenner has dedicated his 35+ year career to defending those accused of serious crimes, including murder, drug/gun possession, assaults, and more. Since 2015, he’s been listed as a Top Criminal Lawyer in Philadelphia by SuperLawyers. Our firm works with you to craft the best possible defenses, including self-defense, alibi, or others. Your case will be thoroughly and carefully prepared and presented before prosecutors and/or judges and juries.

Our strategy also includes filing every motion possible to fight the case on any legal grounds, including constitutional violations that can lead to the dismissal of some or all of the charges. In the event of a trial, we bring extensive courtroom experience and advocacy skills to your case, including strong cross-examination of key witnesses to cast doubt on their recollections, viewpoints, and credibility.

  • Philly Man Falsely Charged With Gun Possession Sues State, Cops Who Arrested Him
  • Witness: Sounds During Temple Student Jenna Burleigh’s Death Were ‘Like a Horror Movie, but Worse’
  • Pottsville Man Found Not Guilty of First-Degree Murder in Road Rage Trial

    The jury returned a NOT GUILTY verdict on the first degree murder charges and was unable to reach a verdict on the third degree murder charge.

  • He Shot 4 Men, Killing 1, but Turned Down a Plea Deal. This Month a Philly Jury Found Him Not Guilty
  • Slain Temple University Student Jenna Burleigh Was ‘Beaten, Stabbed and Strangled’ After Refusing Sex Act, Prosecutors Say


  • Super Lawyers
  • 69 News
  • Times News Online
  • The Morning Call
  • The Inquirer
  • CBS 3 Philly
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  • People
  • ABC 6 Action News
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The Importance of Hiring a Reputable Attorney

Whether facing criminal charges or civil litigation, the attorney you hire to represent you can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. With decades of experience and knowledge gained from past practice, a reputable lawyer will be able to better assess your legal situation, provide sound advice, and represent you with integrity, skill, and tenacity. Such a proven professional can often more beneficially negotiate with prosecutors or at civil settlement tables. 

At the Nenner Law Firm, we are here to fight to give you the best chance of securing optimum results in the criminal or civil legal system backed by decades of successful results.  

Hear from our clients

  • He insisted that I hire an investigator before I paid him a dime.

    “His meticulous pretrial investigation saved my nephew’s life. We are forever grateful for his work effort and court room skills.”

  • By the time he finished cross-examining the homicide detectives, the judge and jury were in our corner.

    “Attorney Nenner is a beast in the courtroom and I would go to battle with him in any case no matter how serious the charges.”

  • Not only displayed his deep understanding of the law but he did it with professionalism and pizazz.

    “Attorney David Nenner is a brilliant and knowledgeable defense lawyer. His 30+ years of navigating the criminal courts system is evident as the best Trial lawyer in Philadelphia and surrounding counties.”

  • He actually cares about his clients and leaves nothing to chance.

    “Attorney David Nenner is a tenacious and experienced trial lawyer. His work ethic and creativity literally saved me from a life sentence.”

  • I cannot thank you enough!

    “May God continue to bless you and your firm and families.”

    A. S. (A Philadelphia man was charged in a high profile murder case in Philadelphia, PA.)
Why Choose Us
  • Services Offered in Spanish
  • Committed to Helping Our Clients
  • Record of Success
  • 37+ Years of Experience
  • Available 24/7

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