Unparalleled Criminal Defense Experience
- Focused exclusively on criminal defense
- Handled over 8,500 criminal defense cases
- Represented clients in more than 250 jury trials
- Represented clients in more than 1,000 non-jury trials and suppression hearings
Pennsylvania Homicide Defense Attorney
Murder and homicide by vehicle cases are always difficult and emotional cases. They are often well-publicized and prosecutors aggressively seek convictions. The stakes could not be higher.
I am John J. Kerrigan, Jr., an attorney experienced in the defense of homicide charges. I am aggressive, knowledgeable and determined to provide every client with the level of representation they deserve.
Contact my firm to schedule a free consultation.
A Team of Professionals Defending You
You are innocent until proven guilty, and you should understand that these charges require the prosecutor to prove a variety of complex elements in order to convict you.
I will undertake a comprehensive investigation of the facts in your case. Depending on the specifics of the case, this could include a review of the case by a private investigator, analysis of evidence by a forensics specialist and work by other experts and professionals. I will also explore potential legal defenses in your case, including possible self-defense motives and evidentiary issues.
An Experienced Advocate on Your Side
For more than 35 years, I have defended clients accused of homicide, manslaughter, assault, and other serious felonies. During that time, I have handled more than 8500 cases, including 250 jury trials and 1000 non-jury trials, which include a number of homicide cases and the first DUI homicide by vehicle case tried in Pennsylvania.
I am one of a select group of lawyers in the Philadelphia area who is qualified to handle death penalty cases under Pennsylvania's Rule 801. This means the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has certified that I have the education and experience needed to defend the most serious charges. I have been selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in each of the last four years and am AV-rated* under Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system, a recognition of my reputation for being a skilled advocate who acts with integrity.
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 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.
When you hire my firm, you will have an experienced and dedicated advocate working to defend your rights and your freedom.
Free Consultation with a Lawyer
To schedule a free consultation, contact me. I can review your case and discuss potential defense strategies with you. I represent clients throughout Bucks County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia County, and also Federal Court in Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies.
Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.