|Owner||Law Offices of Kevin Birley||2006 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Ostriak-Birley||2004 - 2006|
|Assistant Defender||Defender Association Of Philadelphia||2000 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2009 - Present|
|Philadelphia Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section||Member||2004 - Present|
|Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|Boone v. Philadelphia||PhiladelphiaPays $5.9 Million to Settle Strip-Search Claims|
|Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Lucas Dawson||Discharged for lack of evidence.|
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|Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|28th Annual Criminal Law Symposium||Jury Selection||2011|
Posted by anonymous
I was arrested for two DUI’s a short time apart. The first lawyer I hired (not Kevin) was from one of several solicitations I received in the mail a short time after my arrests. Since I knew nothing about how this all really works, I decided that they were all probably pretty much the same, so I hired the lawyer that was closest to my home. He took my $1000 deposit, and showed up for both hearings, (which really didn’t take much preliminary work on his part). I was very concerned at this early juncture so I tried to reach him at his office several times before trial on either case and he didn’t return my calls until shortly before the first trial. When he did, he said he’s been very busy with cases that are more serious and asked why I was harassing his office, even though I had only called and left polite messages, at most twice a week, without a call back. Needless to say I knew I made a big mistake hiring this guy. So I kissed the $1000 goodbye and quickly looked for another lawyer.
Kevin was recommended to me by a relative who actually works for another lawyer. After talking with him on the phone for a short time, I had a good feeling about him so I decided to make an appointment and speak to him in person. I think I just gave him my name and case numbers, but before I arrived he had already familiarized himself with both cases. He explained everything to me in detail, and patiently answered all of my questions. Although I was, of course, still concerned with the possible pending consequences of the DUI’s, I left his office feeling confident that he was really going to do his best for me. I had been so worried about losing my driver’s license, jail time, criminal record, car insurance, job reputation, etc… I didn’t want to be concerned about my lawyer too. I do field service work so my driver’s license is critical to my livelihood. I came to the conclusion that I really needed to put full faith in my lawyer and let him do his job. With Kevin I felt I could do that, so I did.
Over that course of both cases and many trial appearances, I became even more confident that I had chosen the right lawyer. I discovered that Kevin really knew is way around the court room. He had a familiar rapport with the court officers and officials and knew the personality of each of the judges. He seemed to be well liked by them. He knew exactly how to make the system work for us, and to use a verse from an old Kenny Rogers song, “knew when to hold em, and when to fold em”. He was very versed in court procedures and legalese. He knew which of the legal maneuvers to use and at which time. He kept me completely informed throughout each of the trials and proceedings. Although I’m no expert in evaluating the way a trial goes, I was amazed at his expertise and subtle finesse.
When all was said and done, both of my cases were discharged! I knew I didn’t deserve jail time or to have my license suspended or any of the other consequences, including losing my job, that would have come with a guilty verdict, and Kevin did everything right to assure that didn’t happen. I know he knows just how very grateful I am too, from my obvious joy at the outcome.
Posted by anonymous
I was a first time offender who was looking at 3 felonys on a crime i didnt commit. Kevin Birley took my case and got the charges down to probation. Without his help i would of never been able to put this mistake behind me and I am now back to working at a better job and doing better than ever. Thank u again Mr. Birley. I will be calling u soon to get my record Expunged. Keep doing what u doing!
Posted by anonymous
Used Kevin for my boyfriends VOP hearing. It was a first time tech. violation for a DUI case. Not only did he get the detainer lifted and avoid further jail time, he was very upfront and honest. He did not give false hopes or make unrealistic expectations. Even for a simple VOP hearing, he put time and effort into the case and even followed up after the case to ensure he was released. He also has very reasonable prices. If you need a criminal lawyer, I would highly recommend Kevin.
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