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McMonagle Named Best Criminal Lawyer in 2015

Best Lawyers of America has named Brian J. McMonagle, Esq as the 2015 Criminal Lawyer of the Year. McMonagle is a partner in the law firm of McMonagle Perri McHugh and Mischak located in Philadelphia.

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Rich Noonan’s Best of the Best: Law Firms

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How Does He Sleep?

So you think you want to be a criminal defense attorney?

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Bevilacqua lawyer is used to high-profile cases

He’s one of a small band of criminal-defense lawyers who have made careers representing high-profile clients who find themselves in the crosshairs of government prosecutors. Brian McMonagle arguably has seen it all. His firm has represented rap artists, athletes, politicians, and police officers accused of crimes. He had a piece of the defense in prosecutions […]

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A low-key lawyer becomes the go-to guy for star rappers

High-profile Philadelphia defense attorney Fortunato Perri Jr. is low-key and universally liked – until he’s in the midst of his courtroom specialty: cross-examination. His skills in that arena have won him both victories and clients, including rapper Beanie Sigel, who rejected national-name lawyers and stuck with a neighborhood guy who grew up in the city’s […]

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From hoops court to a trial court – Innocent man freed after 14 months in jail

Early on the morning of March 9, 1999, Benjamin Easley, 23, was leaving for Delaware County Community College, where he was an honor student and a basketball star, when police arrested him for murder. Black-clad SWAT cops dropped ninja-style out of the trees emerged from the bushes around his father's Upper Darby home, drew their […]

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Acquitted defendant says he felt an obligation to testify

John Christmas doesn't have the look of a gambler. Soft-spoken and with a fashion sense that leans toward bow ties and white, V-neck boating sweaters, the 40-year-old lawyer instead has the look of a conservative, by-the-book government wonk – which many friends and associates say he is.But with his freedom and livelihood on the line, […]

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PROSECUTOR HAS ADMIRER FOR LIFE

One of prosecutor Brian McMonagle's greatest fans is a man he has put behind bars – twice. Abdul Rasheed, 40, also known as Charles Fields, first became a McMonagle fan a few months ago. That's when McMonagle prosecuted Rasheed for rape and won a conviction and an eight-year jail term.At that time, Rasheed told McMonagle: […]

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Walter J. McHugh Appointment

Walter J. McHugh has been appointed by the PA Supreme Court to the Domestic Relations Procedural Rules committee for a term of three years. Read Walter’s full bio

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