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    Top Philadelphia Criminal Lawyer David Nenner

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    “Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Philadelphia” by Super Lawyers (2015-2020)

    Scranton, Lackawanna County Criminal Defense

    Page last reviewed and updated: February 11, 2020

    Our criminal law firm represents clients in the Scranton and Lackawanna County area who face serious criminal charges including homicide, drug possession/dealing and illegal firearm possession.

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    About Our Criminal Law Practice

    David Nenner Top Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer

    Defense attorney David Nenner speaks with reporters about a recent murder case. Nov. 29, 2017 *Photo credit –

    David Nenner has over 30 years of experience representing clients in state and federal criminal courts. He focuses in major felonies and routinely handles high profile matters. Mr. Nenner accepts major felony matters in the Scranton area including  Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton. Read more about Scranton, PA murder and homicide cases.

    Many of his cases have been featured in local and national news including, Daily News, and more. In his most recent case, he represented a Philadelphia man accused of homicide. After his client declined a plea deal that would have resulted in an extensive prison sentence, Mr. Nenner tried the case before a jury and obtained a NOT GUILTY verdict. The case was featured in a article in March 2019. He shot 4 men, killing 1, but turned down a plea deal. This month a Philly jury found him not guilty (, accessed on August 9, 2019).

    Full Investigation & Trial Expertise

    For all criminal matters, Mr. Nenner uses a simple, but effective approach. He takes all steps to ensure a proper and full investigation is completed. This includes finding helpful video footage or photos and interviewing all relevant witnesses. In another murder case, Mr. Nenner secured video footage showing that his client was innocent. The case was ultimately dismissed. Commonwealth v. Prince was featured in a news article, North Philly man freed 17 months after false murder accusation, March 2017.

    Mr. Nenner is a skilled trial attorney. He effectively cross-examines key prosecution witnesses including police officers, eyewitnesses and character witnesses to raise doubt with juries. In June 2019, he obtained a NOT GUILTY jury verdict in a first degree sex assault case in Philadelphia. See Commonwealth v. Rolle, Docket No. CP-51-CR-0005699-2017.

    Related Client Review:  “I chose Attorney Nenner because he insisted that I hire an investigator before I paid him a dime…my nephew was able to secure video evidence from several locations which established that my nephew was no where near the scene of the shooting at the time of the murder.” -Vernell Rainey

    Legal Challenges to the Prosecution’s Case

    Oftentimes, by raising legal challenges to the prosecution’s case, Mr. Nenner is able to get charges reduced or outright dismissed. Mr. Nenner often files Motions to Suppress Evidence in major felony cases. These motions are based on constitutional violations by law enforcement, such as illegal searches and seizures. When successful, they can be particularly effective. Learn more about constitutional law challenges in criminal cases.

    Lackawanna County Criminal Court & Probation Info

    *Info below is current as of June 2020; confirm info at

    Lackawanna County Courthouse: 200 North Washington Avenue, 1st Floor, Scranton, PA 18503, (570) 963-6773

    Probation Office: Brixx Building, 130 North Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Scranton, PA 18503, (570) 963-6876

    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.