Brian McMonagle began his career in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office where he would rise to fame as one of the youngest lawyers to ever prosecute high profile cases in the Homicide Unit. He has gone on to become one of the finest criminal defense lawyers in the United States. Mr. McMonagle has successfully handled some of the most celebrated cases in Philadelphia’s history.
Mr. McMonagle has won hundreds of acquittals for his clients, including a stunning victory for Philadelphia’s Deputy Mayor in one of the largest federal corruption cases in the country. Recently, he successfully defended a former Deputy Attorney General facing homicide charges, and a NBA Rookie of the Year who was facing murder charges. His successful handling of high profile cases such as an NBA coach facing felony charges, and a Philadelphia Police homicide captain charged with fraud, has earned him a reputation as being one of Philadelphia’s finest trial attorneys. Mr. McMonagle’s clients have included movie and television personalities, professional athletes, high ranking law enforcement officials, politicians, CEOs, physicians, clergy and attorneys.
Mr. McMonagle has been selected by his peers for inclusion into the “Best Lawyers of America.” He has also been inducted into the prestigious American College of Trial Attorneys and the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. He is listed in Martindale Hubbell’s Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Attorneys. Mr. McMonagle also is a law school lecturer and serves as a legal analyst on national and local news programs.
Mr. McMonagle is a Member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars. He is admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, New Jersey Supreme Court, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, United States District Court for New Jersey, United States District Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Mr. McMonagle has practiced in the State and Federal Courts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Florida, Connecticut, Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, District of Columbia and Maryland.
Areas of Practice include Criminal Litigation including Federal White Collar Criminal Defense, Rico and State Court Homicide Prosecutions, Professional Disciplinary Board Defense.
Selected as “Super Lawyer” by Philadelphia Magazine in 2004-2016. Selected as “Top 100 Attorneys” by Philadelphia Magazine in 2008-2016.
Mr. McMonagle was named by Best Lawyers as the Best Philadelphia Criminal Lawyer of 2015, and was selected to the Philadelphia Magazine Super Lawyers Top 100 list in Pennsylvania.