I am attorney John J. Kerrigan, Jr. I represent adult and juvenile criminal defendants throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and in the federal courts of Pennsylvania. In my career, I have handled over 8500 cases, including 250 jury trials and over 1000 non-jury trials.
I have been helping people in trouble since 1972 — people who need someone who will be on their side throughout the criminal process. My clients are a cross-section of the community. They are regular people who have been charged with crimes and need a committed criminal law advocate. My goal as a lawyer is to protect your rights and provide a strong and effective defense.
I have achieved positive results in several notable cases. These have included defending a client in the first DUI homicide by vehicle case tried in Pennsylvania. I also obtained the commutation of a life sentence for a first degree murder conviction by Governor Edward G. Rendell. This was the first one in over 13 years.
Defending You at Every Stage
I represent clients facing all types of criminal charges — ranging from homicide and federal drug charges to DWAI/DUI and juvenile offenses.
I am ready to help you through the entire criminal justice process. I will represent you at your bail or bond hearing. I will take every opportunity in pre-trial hearings to suppress evidence and seek a dismissal of charges. As we prepare your defense strategy, I will thoroughly review all legal and factual issues which could provide the means for a successful defense of the charges.
I will always provide you with an honest assessment of your case. If you are offered a plea bargain, I will advise you based on my experience with the system, let you decide what to do, and carry out your decision. If your case goes to trial, I will provide you with a strong and vigorous defense.
Affordable and Capable Criminal Law Representation
If you have been charged with a crime, the last thing you want to worry about is how you are going to afford your criminal defense. I will offer a free initial consultation about your case. During that discussion, we will discuss my fees. Fee agreements are available for all cases, and my firm accepts credit cards.
You are facing a challenge which could affect your life for many years to come. I will work energetically to defend your rights, preserve your freedom and provide you with the level of representation you deserve.
Free Consultation with an Attorney
Contact me to schedule a free consultation. I can review your case and discuss possible defense strategies with you. I will meet you in jail, in my office, a specified location, or wherever you are most comfortable. Your calls will be returned promptly.
My firm represents clients in Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, and also Federal Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.