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David Wesley Cornish

Criminal defense Attorney at Philadephia, PA

4.7   9 reviews

also known as D. Wesley Cornish Esq., Wesley Cornish

  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 6 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 10 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 12 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Civil rights
    35%
    Police Brutality, 1983s, Civil RICO, False Arrest, Malicious Prosecution, and False Imprisonment

    13 years, 125 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    35%
    Defense for summary, misdemeanor, and felony charges including appeals, DUI/DWI, assault, robbery, drug sakes/purchases, theft

    13 years, 800 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    20%
    Crimes related to driving while impaired on drugs, alcohol, or both

    13 years, 52 cases

  4. Real estate
    10%
    Quiet Title, Commercial Landlord Disputes, Deed Transfers, Real Estate Development for blighted, non and under utilized, industrial, commercial, and multi-unit residential properties

    13 years, 77 cases

I have been practicing law since 2011, when I graduated from Temple University Law School, and was a policy analyst for the police department. I primarily focus on criminal defense, real estate, and civil rights law. I have successfully defended criminal matters ranging from DUI and possession of a small amount of marijuana to, possession for pounds of methamphetimine and first-degree murder charges at both the trial and appeals levels. If you're an adult or juvenile who has been accused of a crime, call us anytime 24/7 to get our personal attention from start to finish. 

 

 

 

Photos and videos

TEAM CORNERSTONE Philadelphia Bar Association 5K (2011)
The 2012 Philadelphia Bar Association 5k Walk!

Location

Cornerstone Legal Group, LLC.
230 South Broad Street
17th Floor
Philadephia, PA, 19102

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Resolved estate
Attorney Cornish was extremely helpful and persistent in helping me resolve a will for a deceased family member. He has also acted quickly on the cases of persons I have referred to him. Overall, he is professional, attentive and thorough.
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Cornish
Mr. Cornish is a excellent lawyer and a great man. He went over and beyond to make sure that my family found peace and justice.
Posted by Sam | January 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Won my case!
I got charged with a DUI and I thought I was going to Jail. I talked to Wesley and he ended up winning my case!
Posted by Johnathon | August 10, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Really nice guy
Awesome guy he really cares about helping the people in his community and the money really isn't that big of a factor he was willing to take on my case pro bono just to help me out I would recommend this guy 10 out of 10
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2013
Couldn't ask for more
Mr. Cornish is a knowledgeable attorney who puts his clients first. He works with you on a personal level and it is clear that he is enthusiastic about what he does. Mr. Cornish explains your options in an comprehensible way and is quick to contact with you so you are always updated on your situation. I highly recommend Mr. Cornish to anyone who has a legal problem.
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Posted by Mike | October 23, 2012
Good legal advice
Mr. Cornish was very helpful when we had a question about a rental property we were considering buying. We contacted him with a question and soon got a very detailed answer that was very useful. He gave us the information we needed to make a decision regarding the property. We found him professional and knowledgeable.
Posted by Marty | May 29, 2012
Excellent
I contacted Mr. Cornish with a lot of questions about a legal problem I got myself into. I contacted via phone, and Mr. Cornish walked me through everything. Within days we met up to go over everything and what my options are and what my next step would be. Mr. Cornish kept me up to date with everything that was going on, every time I called Mr. Cornish he was ready and happy to help me. If I could not get a hold of Mr Cornish, he would call back within no time at all. I never had a lawyer that was there for me and would do everything in his power to help me.
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2012
Helpful and knowledgeable
I recently contacted Mr. Cornish regarding a criminal case that I had pending. He was very willing to assist me and answer any and all of my questions. He went over all of my options with me in a way that I could understand and was very knowledgeable. He kept me informed on every aspect of my case and made sure I had all the information that would be helpful to me. With Mr. Cornish assisting me I didn't have to serve any time. Mr. Cornish is very professional and I would recommend him to anyone that needed legal assistance.
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Posted by Leah | October 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client Relative
Mr.Cornish is very inconsistent with paperwork as well as communicating with his clients. He must have lost his drive to be a good lawyer bc he shows no interest in cases that he cannot profit from.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-225 per hour
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Supervising Attorney
  • Cornerstone Legal Group, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • Dechert
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Contract Attorney
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Policy Analyst
  • Temple University Police Department
  • 2008 - 2011
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Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Delaware
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Morris v. Commonwealth
  • Charges withdrawn due to a lack of prosecution
  • Nelson v. Commonwealth
  • The client plead guilty to setting up a numbers game and received no further penalty and a $1,000 fine and had all other charges withdrawn by the Commonwealth.
  • Fowler v. Commonwealth
  • Client plead guilty and received 9 months non-reporting probation
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Associations

  • American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section
  • State & Local Bar Outreach Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section
  • Membership Development Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section
  • Sponsorship Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section
  • Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section
  • Law Career Paths Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section
  • E-lawyering Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Delaware County Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • 10 Best - Pennsylvania
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Recognized Excellence in Civil Rights Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Incubator Small Business Annual Business Success
  • Small Business Development Corporation (SBA)
  • 2012
  • Top Contributer
  • Avvo
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Cornerstone Publications
  • The 30 Day Business Action Plan
  • 2012
  • Cornerstone Publications
  • Grassroots Legal Marketing Campaigns
  • 2012
  • Cornerstone Publications
  • Marketing Plans for Businesses on a Budget
  • 2012
  • Cornerstone Publications
  • Business Plans to Thrive in the Legal Services Market
  • 2012
  • Cornerstone Publications
  • Jobs 101: The Only 1 Page You Need
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (25)
Endorse David
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dedicated advocate for justice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David is an outstanding criminal defense lawyer. He is an aggressive, highly skilled trial lawyer that fights like a gladiator for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cornish has been a valuable asset when dealing with matters in Pennsylvania. Clients are lucky to have such a strong advocate fighting for them. I look forward to working with him in Maryland."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Wesley is always more than willing to provide time time it takes to evaluate a legal issue. He's a good listener and always has his client's best interests at heart."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Wesley is a straight shooter unlike many attorneys I have worked with over the years. He will tell it like it is and clearly lay out your options. I personally feel confident working with someone who will set reasonable expectations rather than telling you what you want to hear. In addition to Wesley's ethical approach to his business, he is truly a nice guy – someone you’d like to consider a friend."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney who provides personal and professional representation for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cornish is a tremendous advocate for his clients; a highly competent litigator who gets results."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wesley Cornish is a hard working individual and dedicated to his trade. I would refer him to anyone looking for a competent and hard working attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney and would refer any criminal case to in his area. Strongly recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wesley is a hard-working and dedicated attorney who will do everything it takes to exonerate his clients. He enjoys criminal defense work, and it shows in his vigorous practice. He is always seeking new opportunities to learn and grow as an attorney, and I think any criminal defendant will do well to choose him as his or her attorney."
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