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    Top Rated Philadelphia Criminal Lawyer, PCRA Lawyer – Recent Review

    David Nenner handles various criminal cases in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs, such as Montgomery County and Lehigh Valley.  Mr. Nenner, a Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer, fights tirelessly to get the best possible result for his clients facing murder charges, weapons charges, drug possession and other drug related charges.  He is trusted by his clients, and he is respected in the legal community.

    In addition to criminal cases, Mr. Nenner has extensive experience in handling criminal appeals and Post Conviction Relief Act (PCRA) petitions.

    Below is a review from a client about Mr. Nenner’s representation of her brother in a criminal appeal case after he was convicted of murder that occurred in West Philadelphia.

    Mr. Nenner, I had the best time yesterday speaking with you and Beth, I know in my heart my brothers case was destined to be within your office. I am so blessed and so grateful to have been sent by God such a great team…no matter which way the ball falls. I know that this office has exceeded its best and through it all I have met some outstanding and trustworthy individuals…this office will always have my trust, loyalty, commitment and support. ~S. R.

    Philadelphia Criminal Appeals and PCRA Petitions

    When defendants are convicted after a trial, it is not the end of the litigation process.  Defendants have the right to appeal their convictions via direct appeals or PCRA petitions.  Each type of appeal has its own set of rules as to when defendants must file and the grounds of appeal.

    Appeals, especially PCRA petitions, are complicated and defendants should have an experienced lawyer by their side.

    For more information about Philadelphia criminal appeals and PCRA petitions, visit our criminal appeals library.

    What Other Clients Have to Say About Mr. Nenner

    • We would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation for all you have done for us…it feels great to finally have someone to really fight for us and keep us actively involved! Dave, your argument was FABULOUS and beyond words. We just regret that we didn’t find you guys 5 years ago. ~ Wendy and Mike
    • I just wanted to say thank you for all your help concerning my son. Thank you and we’ve appreciated everything you’ve done. ~ R. P. (Parent of a Philadelphia man charged with possession of guns and drugs in Philadelphia, PA)

    David S. Nenner

    "Top Rated Criminal Defense Lawyer"

    Not guilty on 1st Degree MURDER CHARGE (dec. 2022, Pottsville, Pa)

    Mr. Nenner's client faced first degree murder, third degree murder and various other charges. The Commonwealth alleged that Mr. Whitted stabbed and killed a driver after an incident at a red light in West Brunswick Township. Throughout the trial, Mr. Nenner argued...

    MURDER, Att. Murder CHARGES – Negotiated Significantly Lower prison sentence (Feb. 2022, PHILA)

    Mr. Anderson faced murder and attempted murder charges after an incident in Northeast Philadelphia involving the shooting death of Anderson’s sister’s boyfriend and the boyfriend’s roommate who was shot 5 times and survived. The decedent had previously beaten the...


    The Commonwealth alleged that Mr. Shelton shot and seriously injured a male in a bar in North Philadelphia called Circles. There was video of the shooting which happened outside the bar. However, Mr. Nenner presented witnesses who testified that the person in the bar...


    Mr. Nenner's client was charged with multiple crimes (murder, conspiracy, aggravated assault, robbery, etc.) after a shooting death occurred at a gambling house in North Philadelphia. At trial, Mr. Nenner successfully presented a self-defense argument and convinced...


    Mr. Nenner’s client was charged with murder and gun charges in Philadelphia. The client was accused of shooting and killing another male on Arch Street near the 5600 block of Ithan Street in Philadelphia. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty after deliberating...

    Drug Charges in Philadelphia PA State Court – Possession of a Controlled Substance

    In most criminal drug cases in Philadelphia, there are two common charges or offenses: Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver. In addition to these drug charges, there are other drug related charges, such...

    Drug Charges in Philadelphia PA State Court – What is “Possession”

    Page last reviewed and updated: October 20, 2019 One of the most common types of criminal state (PA) cases in Philadelphia is possession of drugs. Possession of a Controlled Substance (PCS) and Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (PWID) often...

    Pennsylvania Second Degree Murder (AKA: Felony Murder) Law

    Philadelphia criminal lawyer David S. Nenner discusses the current status of second degree murder law in Pennsylvania. This is also known as the felony murder rule. Get info about PA court decisions and the agency theory. Not every case of death during the commission of a felony will result in a second degree murder conviction in PA.

    Philadelphia Murder Cases – Police Investigation Tactics

    Questioning Police Officer Tactics in Philadelphia Murder Cases Within the last 10 years, there have been several murder Philadelphia criminal cases in which the accused individuals were acquitted of the crimes. In these cases, the individuals spent months, if not...

    Murder Charges in Pennsylvania – Murder Law in Pennsylvania

    An explanation of Pennsylvania murder laws including Section 2502. What is murder in the first degree, murder in the second degree and murder in the third degree. Get a summary of the definitions under Pennsylvania criminal law.