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R. Emmett Madden

DUI and DWI Attorney at Jenkintown, PA

4.3   3 reviews

also known as Robert Emmett Madden, Emmett Madden

  • Licensed for 22 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

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About R. Emmett

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R. Emmett Madden, Esq. is an experienced personal injury and criminal defense attorney. Whether defending those accused of crimes or representing injured individuals, he fights for every client as if they are his only client.

For criminal defendants he has won numerous not-guilty verdicts throughout the Delaware Valley. For injured clients, he has obtained maximum recoveries for victims of nursing home negligence, car accidents, medical malpractice, and other injuries.

Mr. Madden is also proud of his work on behalf of the poor and disenfranchised, and has been fighting for social justice for over ten years. He volunteers at Ayuda Christian Legal Clinic in North Philadelphia, serves as a part-time Public Defender in Montgomery County, and chairs the Public Safety Committee in the Borough of Jenkintown, where he has been a Councilman for over six years.

He founded his own firm in 2007, with the idea that an attorney is also a counselor who must guide his clients through difficult times. This philosophy has proved successful, showing that a strong, winning advocate can also be a trusted friend and counselor.

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711 West Ave
Jenkintown, PA, 19046-2709
Philadelphia Office (Two Penn Center)
1500 JFK Boulevard
Suite 1030
Philadelphia, PA, 19102
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Madden handled my fathers case. He was very professional, responded very timely and went the extra mile for us. He explains the court process to wherr everything is under standable if you have no prior knowlegde to how the proceedings will go. He follows up even at 4am when pending bail. Sr. Madden manejó un caso para mi familia. Fue muy profesional, respondió muy rapido cada vez que tieniamos preguntas y se esforzó al máximo por nosotros. El te explica el proceso judicial para que todo sea comprensible si no tiene conocimiento de los procedimientos. No hay mucho abogados que hubiera estado disponible a las 4 de la manana ayudando con el pendiente de fianza.
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Posted by Renee W. | April 26, 2016
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A+ Attorney in Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties
Emmett Madden is an attorney who will lay all the possible options of your case on the table. He explains the law without a lot of legal language that the average person may not understand. He is very knowledgeable and always accessible to his clients. He worked closely with the judge and district to resolve the case effectively and efficiently without additional delays that could have incurred additional fees. I found his fees to be more than reasonable for the services that he has provided compared to other attorneys I have consulted in the past who just seemed most interested in their retainer fee than obtaining the best resolution for the case. I will continue to recommended Mr. Madden's services to others as well as consult him for legal advice or use his referral of another attorney.
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Posted by Ling | June 28, 2023
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Why me!
I felt like I wasn't taken seriously. I repeatedly told his secretary to call me if it was important. I would find important emails that I didn't see for a month, eventhough, I explained how I sometimes miss important emails. A doctors office made a mistake again & wrote the wrong code for services provided. I was told there wasn't anything the lawyer could do...well I fought & the hospital dropped the $1000.00 claim on my settlement. I didn't see all the medical professionals for which I was treated & I still haven't received my medical records, eventhough I sent a message. The worse part is, one of the medical providers weren't paid. A doctors office called me & said they weren't paid.
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Work Experience

  • Owner and Founder
  • Law Offices of R. Emmett Madden
  • 2007 - Present
  • Senior Litigation Associate - Civil & Criminal Litigation
  • Kane and Silverman, PC
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Chairperson - Civil Litigation Department
  • Nicholas A. Clemente, PC
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Defense Attorney - Insurance Defense -Medical Malpractice
  • Kevin H. Wright & Associates
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Assistant Public Defender-Major Trial Division
  • Defender Association Of Philadelphia
  • 2000 - 2004
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  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Temple University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992


  • Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency
  • Criminal Justice Advisory Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Guys Bicycling Club-Board of Directors
  • Bicyclist
  • 2014 - Present
  • Philly Ex-Defenders
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • Wheels of Justice
  • Volunteer/Bicyclist
  • 2012 - Present
  • Montgomery County Democratic Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2008 - Present
  • Montgomery Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association For Justice
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Jenkintown Youth Activities
  • Volunteer
  • 1998 - Present
  • Borough of Jenkintown
  • Councilman
  • 2004 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best 2016
  • American Institute of Criminal Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Robert is an outstanding criminal attorney. Highly recommended!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Emmett Madden is a very talented attorney that I was lucky enough to work with early in my career. I learned a lot by watching him in court as well as preparing the case outside of court. If you are looking for a hardworking attorney that will fight for you, Emmett Madden is that attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Emmett Madden is an excellent attorney. Gets real good results in an efficient manner. Has a great reputation in the community. Very approachable and likable while being a zealous advocate."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Emmett has handled numerous personal injury matters that I have referred to him and those clients have been greatly satisfied with that representation and the results he achieved."
General practice Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I don't hesitate to refer matters to Mr. Madden, he is a tireless and fierce advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Madden is a seasoned and experienced criminal defense and Personal Injury attorney. I have confidence in referring criminal and Personal Injury matters to Mr. Madden. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is without hesitation that I endorse Mr. Madden. He is an experienced and effective practitioner of both Criminal law and Personal Injury."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Madden is a lawyer that I never hesitate to refer client's to. He is attentive to the clients' needs and always aggressive is pursuing justice for them."
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Jenkintown DUI and DWI Lawyer R. Emmett Madden
R. Emmett Madden
DUI and DWI Attorney
Jenkintown, PA
Licensed for 22 years