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David S. Nenner


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“Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Philadelphia”

Super Lawyers (2015-2020)

Mr. Nenner has been practicing both criminal and civil litigation since 1985.  Mr. Nenner is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida.  He has extensive experience in both state and federal courtrooms, in murder/homicide cases, drug possession and dealing, and gun possession cases, as well as other major felony cases. 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.

Latest Client Reviews & Testimonials (2019)

  • “He actually cares about his clients and leaves nothing to chance.” -Jabir Kennedy
  • “By the time he finished cross-examining homicide detectives the judge and judge were in our corner.” -Kevin Prince
  • “I chose Attorney Nenner because he insisted that I hire an investigator before I paid him a dime.” -Vernell Rainey
  • “His cross examination of witnesses and closing argument was masterful and compelling.” -Ronald Byrd
  • “He is a force to be reckoned with in and out of the court room.” -Steve Ferguson
  • “He works tirelessly for his clients and I am so thankful for his efforts and intellect.”  -Robert Young

Top Philadelphia Criminal Lawyer David Nenner Mr. Nenner received his undergraduate degree in accounting from University of Delaware in 1982.  Thereafter, Mr. Nenner attended law school at Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, PA, graduating with honors and a Juris Doctorate degree in early 1985.  Mr. Nenner has always focused his professional practice in the area of litigation.  He has tried numerous cases, including complex and protracted ones through verdict.  Mr. Nenner has personally handled homicides, multiple-defendant federal narcotics cases, Attorney General wiretap cases and numerous other high profile criminal cases that have saturated both the national and local media.

Mr. Nenner has also litigated serious six-figure personal injury cases, including a sexual assault case involving the rape of a disabled McDonalds’ employee by a co-worker and a death cases against SEPTA wherein a trolley operator struck and killed a two year old child.

Mr. Nenner’s professional employment history began in late 1985 when he was hired as an associate at the former law firm of Deutsch & Shigon.  He tried a multitude of civil personal injury cases commencing with arbitration matters and successfully litigating his first jury trial within three months of graduation from law school.  While at Deutsch & Shigon, Mr. Nenner started working with the Honorable Harold M. Kane, then a prominent Philadelphia criminal lawyer who is now a retired judge on the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia.  Under Kane’s tutelage, Mr. Nenner absorbed himself in the field of criminal law trying his first criminal (felony) jury trial in 1986.

David Nenner Reviews on AvvoIn 1990, Mr. Nenner turned down a partnership offer from Deutsch & Shigon and instead opted to establish his own law firm.  Since 1990, Mr. Nenner has developed a diverse clientele who have chosen to put their trust and confidence in him to protect their legal rights.  The firm can assure you, as it has others, that David S. Nenner and his dedicated staff will protect your rights and earn your respect through hard work and aggressive representation, while maintaining the utmost integrity. Call us right now, at (215) 564-0644, and request a free initial consultation.

David Nenner – Recent National & Local News Coverage

Philly.comPhilly man falsely charged with gun possession sues state, cops who arrested him, February 7, 2019 (

NY Daily NewsSlain Temple University student Jenna Burleigh was ‘beaten, stabbed and strangled’ after refusing sex act, prosecutors say, January 8, 2019 (

People NewsMan Accused of Killing Temple Student Denies Harming Her, But Police Allege He Admitted to ‘Elements of the Crime’, September 21, 2017 (

Last updated: January 26, 2020