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Michael Harris Fienman

Criminal defense Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

5.0   38 reviews

Licensed for 12 years

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    I provide counsel to individuals in PA and NJ state and federal courts. I handle a broad array of criminal defense matters that range from traffic and underage drinking offences to DUI, aggravated assault, firearms, theft, and white collar crimes.

  2. Ethics and professional responsibility
    25%
    I represent individuals who hold professional licenses and elected or appointed officials (judges, attorneys, physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, etc.) in disciplinary actions.

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    25%
    I represent individuals and businesses in civil lawsuits brought as a result of wrongful conduct. For me, this practice is wide ranging (PI, real estate, orphans' court, etc.). I am experienced in both prosecuting and defending civil lawsuits.

Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer Michael Fienman successfully represents individuals facing serious criminal and traffic offenses in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware and Chester counties. Fienman has a great deal of legal experience in all criminal areas. Prior to founding his law practice, he maintained a general litigation practice in business matters and disputes. He since realized, practicing criminal law was a strength of his. Whether you are charged with a traffic violation, drug crime, sex crime, theft, dui or other serious offense, Michael Fienman can help you. 


Contact Fienman Defense if you are looking for a lawyer who will aggressively pursue your case while keeping you informed throughout the process. We will make ourselves available to clients most anytime day or night, including weekends. My fees are reasonable and payment plans are available for those who qualify.

Call today for a free, no obligation consultation: (215) 839-9529.

  

 

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Licensed for 12 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/08/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 10/01/2022

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

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Fienman Defense, LLC
Montgomery
5 Sentry W
Ste 2004
Blue Bell, PA, 19422-2222
Bucks
196 W Ashland St
Ste 410
Doylestown, PA, 18901-4040
Delaware
119 N Olive St
Media, PA, 19063-2809
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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
Michael received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2018
Posted by David | March 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart, Competent and Moral
Michael Fienman did an outstanding job handling our case. I would recommend him enthusiastically and without hesitation. He is smart, competent and moral. One of the rare "good guys" in the legal profession with a conscience.
Posted by Ebony Robinson | February 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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My experience with Mr. Fienman and his staff was very professional and friendly. Mr. Fienman is one of the best out there. He is very knowledgeable and makes sure you understand what to expect from him and his staff start to finish. “When in doubt Mr. Fienman will figure it out!”
Posted by John | October 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic court
He was an amazing help. Made the process for court feel like a breeze and would highly recommend him to others. He has exceeded my expectations and has been more then helpful with my court cases.
Posted by CHRIS | July 5, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
GREAT GREAT THE BEST
VERY HONEST AND HE GAVE ME A FREE CONSULTATION!!!!!! HE IS A TRUE BREATH OF FRESH AIR IN THE INDUSTRY!!
Posted by Rita | March 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Michael was very professional and understanding. I enjoyed working with him. He has a great personality and I was very confident with him working on my case. I highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best!
I cannot say enough about Michael Fienman! He was superb, caring, considerate, personable and overall, an absolute asset to our case! I could not have made it through without him! I had no prior experience contacting a lawyer before, and had to speak with him with very little knowledge and vulnerability. He was honest, direct and incredibly helpful. He made things easy to understand and really took the time to get to know us on a personal level, which was so important and really meant a lot to us during a very scary and trying time! I will be recommending him for life! Thank you Michael! Best Regards, Kate
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Posted by IRIS | September 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Case
Michael took on my brother criminal case that could easy had gotten a lot of year in which I would have to say that Michael did everything that he could have done where he only got a couple of months .We can't thank him enough.We have since then hired him again for another criminal case and know that he will be able to give us the same gratitude he did in our first case .We will have to say that Michael is one attorney that has very reasonable price for the kind of case he take on WE WOULD RECOMMEND (MICHAEL FIRNMAN ) TO ANYONE !!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer
Mr. Fienman is very friendly and patient, he explains everything even when my case is a relatively small traffic case. And he did a great job!
Posted by Edrina Cela | May 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you.
I am so pleased to say that I made the right choice by hiring Michael Fineman as my attourney! I was a little concerned in the beginning. But I mean who isn't at first? Especially being from a different state and not knowing anyone in the state you got arrested in. He confidently worked with me every step of the way. He helped me make payments. He got me into ARD which I got lucky to have gotten into with the situation I was in. He was a marvelous Lawyer and I strongly recommend anyone to have him as their attorney. He is professional and Intelligent. He knows what he is doing and has experience. He is great at what he does and I got lucky. He is strong minded and a man of his word. He won't leave you dissapointed.
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HE WAS AWESOME!!!!! I WOULD RETAIN HIM AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT!
I WOULD RETAIN HIM AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT! HE MADE SURE THAT HE TOOK CARE OF EVERYTHING THAT I NEEDED. HE MADE ME FEEL SECURE, AND CONFIDENT!
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic Ticket, Hired Michael Fienman
I found Michael Fienman's name online and had no idea who he was. I needed an attorney for a ticket for driving with a suspended license and decided to give him a call. He explained what could happen if I went to court and tried to fight it by myself and what he could do to help. I decided to hire him and take a chance. keep in mind, I have never met him and at this point he is just a voice over the telephone. Michael explained that he would try to get the ticket completely withdrawn, no fine or any record of it happening. I had some doubts, not that I did not believe him or anything, it was just that I've have never met this person and had to trust that what he was saying was correct or at least accurate. Long story short, the court day comes and the ticket was withdrawn. No fine, no record, nothing. It was exactly what Michael said would happen. For me taking a chance on someone I didn't know one bit it couldn't have had a better end result. Michael did exactly what he said he would do and court went exactly the way he said it would go. If I ever had another issue like this, I would hire Michael Fienman again with out a doubt.
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding Charge Reduced to Zero Points
I had been speeding on I-95 in Montgomery County in Pennsylvania, which resulted in 5 points being added to my license. When I hired out Michael Fienman almost immediately to work on the case, he not only provided me with help throughout every step of the stressful process, but he also got my points down from 5 to zero! He is confident and knows exactly what he is doing. I believe confidence and experience, as well as helpfulness bring good results. In sum, I am highly satisfied with the work he did. I no longer have to worry about having points on my license.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Mr. Fienman helped me regarding my two traffic citations (4 points in total) and he managed to reduced the them to one tickets with zero points. And the charge from the court reduced from 400 dollars to 136.5. He did an amazing job on my case.
Posted by Erik | July 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
Michael Fineman represented me in a case in which I was accused of committing a hit and run in Philadelphia. Needless to say, the whole ordeal was terrifying, but there is absolutely nothing negative I can say about my experience with Michael. From the very beginning, he was available and able to let me know what was going on, what was going to happen next, and how best proceed. He went above and beyond in getting me through this ordeal, helping deal with all aspects of it (the police, the court, my car insurance company, etc.), being available to answer questions, and ultimately getting the case dismissed. I hope to never find myself in a similar situation, but if I do, I'll be reaching out to Michael first thing.
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Posted by Rosa | June 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire Him, and relax!
Mr. Michael Fienman was the first person I spoke with while shopping around for a lawyer in the Philadelphia area, and I am very glad I chose him to represent me. (For my 3rd prostitution case) He was straight forward yet made me feel very comfortable. He kept in touch, gave good advice in between court dates, and stuck by my side from start to finish. He's reliable, and gets the job done. Looking forward to working with him when it's time to get my charge expunged!
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Posted by sarah | January 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Success
Mr. Fienman really came through for me when I needed the help. I retained his services yesterday over a traffic violation of overtaking/meeting a school bus, which carries a hefty set of consequences if found guilty: $250 fine (plus fees, it came to almost $400), five points on your license, and a 60-day license suspension. I would hire Mr. Fienman again and again. He obtained an extremely favorable outcome for me, with no points on my license, and no license suspension. I cannot express my gratitude to his legal counsel, and also to his person. He supported me through the process, and impressed me with his attention to detail and his genuine care and concern about his clients. Mr. Fienman is an easy-going, well-established professional who is an absolute pleasure to work with.
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT
Michael is a smart, passionate, and personable attorney. I called Michael by chance from an Google search and was immediately impressed with his expertise and forthcomingness to talk to me about my case. He explained the process thoroughly and then defended me in court and handled everything for me. Michael is sharp, thorough, and experienced in his field and he instantly gave me the confidence I needed to not be pushed around by a legal system that can at times be overwhelming. Lawyers get a bad rap but this guy is different - he just cares about what he does and the people he represents. This attorney is an asset that you want in your corner.
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Posted by Richard | July 28, 2015
Exceptional Laywer
The times when you do not think you need or cannot afford a lawyer is when you should hire one. I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone seeking an excellent lawyer to hire Michael Fienman. Through his expertise and council he was able to provide positive results for a citation I received while driving through Pennsylvania. The citation was for leaving my two dogs in the car while my wife and I ate lunch. I chose Mr. Fienman because he was honest about my case with me. He was straightforward about the possible outcomes and expectations and did not give me any false hopes about my situation, but also he was able to put my mind at ease with a winning strategy. He spent extra time researching my case and would contact me with any new information discovered. He was always easy to get a hold of through phone or email. There are no words to express the weight that has been lifted off my shoulders because of Mr. Fienman. He truly cares about his clients and provides great advice with no nonsense. I knew I was not a criminal, and I am glad Michael Fienman kept it that way.
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Posted by Daniel | April 19, 2015
Impressive service, very knowledgeable, and kept me well informed every step of the way...
My experience with Michael Fienman was nothing but top notch. I had contacted the office because my license was suspended indefinitely. My urgency was that I am planning a road trip at the end of April and need my driver license to rent a vehicle. I cannot take off from work and travel to PA during the week to get this done because it may have taken several days according to DMV website. So the call to Michael Fienman was the next step to ask for help. I no longer live nor work in PA and was denied obtaining a license where I live now due to this issue in PA. What impressed me the most was that here was a lawyer who wasn't all about you pay this and I'll do this and it will cost you this much. Instead, he listened to my issue and concerns, he demonstrated sincere concern to help resolve the issue, and he stuck with me until it was resolved. This type of professionalism and customer service is priceless in today's world of technology advances and impersonal services with most online companies. I highly recommend calling Michael for any issue you may have with your license. Don't wait! Michael put me at ease right away and I'm sure he will deliver the same for you too!! I am deeply grateful to Michael and how expeditiously everything was resolved. I cannot thank Michael enough!!!.
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Posted by Tony | April 13, 2015
Great Attorney
Michael is very a knowledgeable attroney and knows the details of the law. He represented me on a Simple assault charge and the DA wanted to throw the book at me but Michael got it down to a disorderly conduct and only 2 months of probation. I was elated with Michael's diligent work ethic towards my case and always kept me informed. He is a great attorney don't hesitate to call him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 35%-40%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Fienman Defense LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Extern
  • Maro & Maro, P.C.
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Clerk
  • The Law Offices of Edward A. Bajoka, P.L.L.C.
  • 2007 - 2010

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA)
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Watson
  • Dismissed
  • Commonwealth v. Barnes
  • Three (3) months non-reporting probation

Associations

  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 10 under 40
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Pro Bono Roll of Honor
  • First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
  • 2015
  • Top 10 under 40
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Roll of Honor
  • First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Roll of Honor
  • First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
  • 2011
  • Dean's List
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2010
  • Dean's List
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2009
  • Dean's List
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2008
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Publications

  • South Jersey Senior Magazine
  • Five Estate Planning Documents Every New Jersey Senior Needs
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Young Entrepreneurs of Philadelphia
  • Starting a New Business in Philadelphia
  • 2011
  • StartUP Philadelphia
  • So, You Want to Start a New Business?
  • 2011
  • Quarterly Seminar
  • Orphans' Court Litigation: Guardianships
  • 2011
  • Quarterly Seminar
  • Estate Planning for Baby Boomers
  • 2011
  • Quarterly Seminar
  • Estate Planning for New Parents
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (28)
Given (29)
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Fienman is an outstanding and excellent attorney. I would recommend anyone and everyone to him for his services. I have been practicing for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, law professor, private attorney, and prosecutor, and I learn from his answers on Avvo every day. Simply an exemplary attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Michael Fienman and I have had the opportunity to discuss our philosophies on criminal and DUI defense on a number of occasions. I choose to endorse Michael because it is obvious to me that he has a true passion for practicing, a desire to get the best results and for putting his clients first. If you are looking for a criminal or DUI attorney in the Philadelphia area who will do everything possible to accomplish your goals and keep you informed at the same time, call Michael Fienman."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Michael is an outstanding criminal attorney. Highly recommended!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a great resource when it comes to all matters regarding criminal law. I never hesitate referring clients to him."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Fienman for quite some time. I know him to be an excellent attorney with a high level of integrity. He is always looking out for the best interests of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Other
"This attorney will work hard for you. He is a dedicated criminal defense attorney who will work hard and passionately for you to achieve the best result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Fienman. As evidenced by the number of questions he has answered on Avvo, he has a great understanding of the law. One can deduce through his many work experiences that he is a stellar attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Provides quality answers and knowledge to Avvo community"
Business Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Fienman provides both solid and excellent responses to questions posed by members of the Avvo legal community. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Fienman demonstrates firm knowledge of the law and provides helpful information to those who need it most."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Philadelphia Criminal defense Lawyer Michael Harris Fienman
Michael Harris Fienman
Criminal defense Attorney
Philadelphia, PA
Licensed for 12 years
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