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Nicholas Kiernan Beeson

Criminal defense Attorney at West Chester, PA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2012
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About Nicholas

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Former prosecutor, now criminal defense attorney. Nick is applying the nearly 7-years experience he gained as an Assistant District Attorney to provide authoritative, responsive and professional representation for his clients.

  2. DUI and DWI
    As a criminal prosecutor, handled over a thousand DUI/DWI matters. Including numerous suppression hearings and trials. Will take all knowledge gained as an Assistant District Attorney and use to defend his clients.

My name is Nicholas K. Beeson. I am a graduate of the Villanova University School of Law and a former assistant District Attorney in the Montgomery County PA District Attorney’s office . Ultimately, I rose to the level of Captain, in charge of the unit that investigated and prosecuted cases involving domestic violence and sexual assault. Today, I am applying my years of training and experience as a criminal prosecutor and supervisor to my career as a criminal defense attorney, working every day to fight for and protect my clients.

For nearly 7-years, as an assistant district attorney, I was directly involved in the investigation and prosecution of thousands of criminal offenses, including driving under the influence, drug offenses, violent crimes, domestic violence, sexual assault, burglary, robbery, and economic crimes. Over those years, I gained extensive experience investigating potential criminal cases, making charging decisions, and prosecuting cases before a jury or judge. This experience left me very well prepared to represent clients, protecting them to the best of my ability and ensuring justice is done in every case.

The Commonwealth has an enormous amount of power. A criminal investigation can leave a long-lasting and detrimental impact on a career, relationships, and life at home. For that reason, if you are the target of a criminal investigation or charged with a criminal offense, you will need experienced and capable counsel immediately. My time as a prosecutor leaves me uniquely prepared to fight for and protect my clients because I have thorough, first-hand experience investigating and prosecuting the crimes they are facing. I work tirelessly to develop aggressive defense strategies for my clients, to protect what matters most to them.

After my work at the District Attorney’s office, I immediately began working as a criminal defense attorney for a high-volume criminal defense law firm. While there, I was asked to manage and defend some of the most serious cases that came into the office. In the end, I handled hundreds of matters including, driving under the influence, drug possession and drug delivery, violent crimes, firearms crimes, sexual assault, possession of child pornography, burglary, robbery and theft crimes. I enjoyed the work immensely, and after 16-months representing clients in criminal matters decided to open my own practice.

All my life I have considered myself to be an empathetic person, a trait I carry with me as a defense attorney. When I sit down with a client to discuss a case, I immediately want to do a great job for them because I sense how important their case is to them and their family. As your attorney, I promise to work tirelessly to apply every bit of my experience in the courtroom to develop the strongest possible defense.

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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Nick and his firm couldn’t have been any better in helping me get past some small legal issues, didn’t break my bank and I really felt they cared about my case and worked their hardest to get me the best possible outcome.
Posted by Jeffrey | December 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Advocacy at its finest
My wife and I met Nick on what was the hardest day of our lives as parents of a special needs child facing unimaginable charges. We knew from day one that Nick was committed to getting to know our child and establishing a clear understanding of the complex dynamics of the case. Over time we came to appreciate that his commitment to doing these things was matched with compassion, critical thinking, resourcefulness, and persuasiveness. These qualities led to an extremely favorable outcome that would have seemed completely unattainable back on that first day. And at a time of profound disillusionment, Nick restored our faith in a fair judicial system and in the goodness of people.
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2022
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Amazing work and professional all the way.
All I can say is thank you. I had an issue in the PA area from years ago that came up recently. Nick walked me through the process and was able to turn this whole thing around. Saved me thousands in travel costs and missed work. Thank you so much Nick! If you decide to go with him, you’ve made an excellent choice and you’re in good hands.
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2022
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I am writing this letter to you to express my most sincere thanks for the most professional representation. You have stuck by me through the months in dealing with this very stressful case. I admire your composure, work ethic and most of all excellent representation. I feel I have won my life back because of you despite the circumstances. G.K. Chesterton once said, 'I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of though, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.' Thank you attorney, for helping me through this tough time and aiding a new beginning of my life. THANK GOD for your knowledge of the law and I promise you I will never need your services again.
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Posted by Carol | September 15, 2022
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Nick Beeson is the most dedicated and compassionate attorney I could ever imagine and I consider myself blessed to have found him. I hired Nick to defend my brother against some very serious charges and his performance was impeccable. I cannot speak highly enough of him. He was attentive, available, and fully engaged in my brother's case from day one. Nick managed to broker a plea agreement. Without Nick's efforts, my brother likely would have spent the rest of his life in prison. If you need an attorney, look no further.
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Posted by CongLe Zhu | September 11, 2022
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The most fabulous lawyer
We were lucky to find Nicholas Beeson. He is very professional. He fought so hard for us. It has been a very frustrating process for the whole family. He showed patience. Kept everybody in control. He has shown his professional confidence since beginning to get a good result for us. We will be very miserable without him. He is approachable, compassionate, empathetic, extremely helpful and understanding, made sure we followed procedure and helped me understand the risks behind some decisions. And sure he got a very good result for our case. we didn't even reach the trial. He took care of everything so well. Highly recommended him and the Ciccarelli law office.
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Work Experience

  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
  • 2015 - 2021


  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD
  • N/A


  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawye
  • 2021 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Commendation
  • Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked as opposing counsel and on the same side as Nick. He is very detailed oriented and passionate about what he does. I endorse this lawyer without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Nick is an excellent attorney that puts his clients first. You can trust what he says and that he has your best interests at heart. I highly recommend."
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West Chester Criminal defense Lawyer Nicholas Kiernan Beeson
Nicholas Kiernan Beeson
Criminal defense Attorney
West Chester, PA
Licensed for 11 years