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David A. Moscow

Criminal defense Attorney at West Chester, PA

5.0   76 reviews

also known as David Moscow, Moscow


Licensed for 9 years

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David A. Moscow entered the legal profession to zealously advocate for his client’s constitutional rights in criminal and civil litigation matters.

 

David graduated from the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science before earning his Juris Doctor at the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University.

 

While attending PSU, David earned invaluable personal injury/medical malpractice experience while working as a law clerk at the nationally renowned Beasley Firm in Philadelphia. Thereafter, David realized his passion for defending the wrongly accused while a volunteer attorney at the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, which has been credited with exonerating numerous wrongfully accused and raising awareness of the thousands of people who are currently without life, liberty and pursuit of happiness because of the system.

 

Next, and as a part of a natural progression, David founded The Moscow Firm located in Chester County and became Of Counsel to the prestigious criminal defense firm Alva & Shuttleworth, LLC. 

 

As such, David lends his expertise to Alva & Shuttleworth, LLC in Chester, Montgomery, Delaware, Berks and Lancaster Counties, while maintaining a full-service criminal defense and personal injury law firm. 

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Licensed for 9 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 12/04/2022

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

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Alva, Foster & Moscow, LLC
Alva, Foster & Moscow, LLC
1520 Locust Street
Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA, 19102
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2018
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The Best
David Moscow represented me in multiple cases. I hired David and Jeremy Alva as a team, and I had active warrants in three different counties simultaneously. David Moscow and Jeremy Alva worked together to orchestrate surrenders in each county. One by one, I watched David and Jeremy, the “Dream Team”, partner to address the charges I faced in each county. I was charged with four felonies and four misdemeanors. Again, arrest warrants had been issued in each case, and I never served a single minute in jail. I have prior convictions for the same crime. Those are the facts. I was also on probation in a fourth county and with their help, didn’t serve time for a violation of probation either. David and Jeremy are the best in the business - they’re young, relatable, aggressive and professional. Their communication and skill set are unmatched. I paid for legal representation and I received the best - but I also received great advice and support in getting my life back on track.
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2018
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A Lawyer That Fights
When my nephew was wrongly accused of a heinous crime I knew who I had call. As a law enforcement officer, I know which lawyers fight and which ones go through the motions. I hired David Moscow and Jeremy Alva because they’re are the few lawyers that fight for their clients in Chester County. They immediately investigated the case and found evidence to prove my nephews innocence. They had the matter dismissed with prejudice. I highly recommend them.
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2022
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Best Lawyer
For sure one THE best around I ever encountered very professional very easy to work with responds quickly a quality representation, highly recommended
Posted by Karen | August 8, 2022
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David Moscow
I hired David Moscow to help my daughter with a false accusation and complicated PFA charge. David worked tirelessly to uncover the truth. He presented a case, that resulted in the court overturning the PFA. David is intelligent, knowledgeable, personable and nonjudgmental. From the moment I talked with him, I knew I found the right attorney to help me with an emotional and complicated case. He listens, takes action and guides you through the legal process with expertise and passion. I highly recommend David Moscow to get you through a difficult situation.
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Posted by Aysia | May 27, 2022
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Awesome lawyer
David went above and beyond in helping my fiancé with his case. He consistently kept me informed and helped me understand the process. He made sure I was aware of every possible scenario and in the end fully delivered. Every question I asked never went unanswered. The outcome was what I was hoping for. He definitely works magic!!
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Posted by Rafael | February 1, 2022
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A lawyer that fights for you
This is a review of Attorney David Moscow. I had an issue where I did not understand the law and I was facing criminal charges. A detective for Chester County actually visited our home to get a statement from us. It's very important to understand that anything you say can and will be used against you. Luckily we were still asleep when the detective visited us. When I reached out to the officer  he was very confrontational and extremely vague about any potential charges. After some research of attorneys  we decided to hire  David Moscow to represent us. Right away he was proactive, sympathic, and he had a no bs professionalism that he was there to fight for you. I felt that I had someone on my side.  He was very thorough and responsive. Very quickly I felt at ease and his retainer fee was definitely worth every penny.  Two weeks passed and the conclusion of my case is that all charges were dropped and the case will not be persued. David worked with the detective and myself to show that this was a misunderstanding and would not stand in court. I 1000% recommend David Moscow. He will fight for you.
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Posted by Roger | November 17, 2021
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A True Professional
David was exceptional throughout the entire process of my case. From the first phone call and meeting, he displayed a level of confidence, knowledge, and compassion which helped me through a very difficult time in my life. David carried this level of excellence throughout the course of 9 months, navigating the complicated legal paths for the best possible outcome on a challenging case. I am very grateful and highly recommend David for anyone who finds themselves in a difficult legal situation. You’re going to want this guy in your corner.
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Posted by Stanley | October 4, 2021
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Charges withdrawn
Mr. My is a tremendous attorney, I’ve hired him for a criminal case, which I’ve been submerged in from 2017, and I can say nothing more than he is the best attorney, he’s got three of my charges dropped by preliminary. Thanks to Mr. Moscow, I can live life stress free.
Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2020
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Amazing service
I hired David to work a case a little while ago and he was such a great guy. He was super helpful and respectful of the whole situation and handled it extremely well. Would definitely recommend him to others for help they really helped me out in a time of need.
Posted by Lauren | November 21, 2020
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Best Criminal Defense Attorney
Hello, I hired him almost a year ago to get me out of an awful mess that 2 other attorneys managed to make so much worst. He was very upfront and honest, which I really needed at the time. I did have a bit of a consequence, there was nothing that could be done, but he managed to make the charges much less! He also always went out of his way, was always available, and always went above and beyond. Best attorney ever!
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Posted by Richard B. | November 13, 2020
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BEST CHOICE FOR JUSTICE
With today’s society fighting racially injustice cases where police are involved and escalating situations, while adding charges that benefit their unlawful arrest, this lawyer was able to present my case with only the facts and without a doubt my charges were completely withdrew over a 1-2 month span. This was a fight that Dave took on with his team and sent a powerful message to the police that equality matters, truth matters! THANKS DAVE. Without major exaggeration you will always get my service as well as my recommendation. Thanks for helping me keep my freedom!
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Posted by Jon | October 9, 2020
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An amazing lawyer
I had received a letter in the mail about a hit & run in a place I haven’t been in years. It said I hit 3 cars & would be charged with multiple cases but the letter didn’t even contain an Affidavit. I hired David & within hours he had all the information about the case. When it was all said & done all the charges weren’t just dropped but withdrawn & the D.A filed for my charges expungement. I would recommend him for anyone!!!! Amazing service, helped with all my questions & concerns. He kept me informed on the process & the different steps we could take.
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Posted by Amirah | July 29, 2020
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Job well done!
I hired David approximately 2 weeks ago, not only did he get my arrest warrant dropped, but he got me a court date all in the span of 1 week. The case was dismissed, due to David’s efforts to help me. I would 1000x recommend!!! Money well spent
Posted by Ty | July 17, 2020
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The Best
I hired Dave for my fiancé’s case in Chester County and was beyond happy with the outcome. Dave was communicated with me every step if the way, he broke everything down step by step to make sure I knew what to expect when it my fiancé’s court day approached. I would recommend Dave Mascow without a doubt. If you want a lawyer who communicates, effective, and gets the job done hire Dave!
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2020
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One of the best Attorney in the County
I hired him he’s a true professional answered all my calls whenever and listen to what I had to say and was able to do above and beyond my expectations. I am looking forward to keeping him as our family attorney. And to top that he knows everyone in the county. Thanks job well done!!!!
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2020
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Best Attorney Ever!
I hired Mr. Moscow after I got charged for a public drunkenness violation. Mr. Moscow was very knowledgeable, polite, helpful, and kind. He helped me understand the legal process & got my charge reduced to a noise complaint violation! This saved me both time & money, and took the original charge off my record. Mr. Moscow did a wonderful job & I'm extremely grateful for his help and expertise! Thank you!
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Posted by Heather | February 12, 2020
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Genuine lawyer
I hired David to represent my son the outcome was very good. David kept in touch all the way through he explained in detail what could happen very honest man I would refer him to anyone that needs a great lawyer a honest lawyer. Love u David continue the great work.
Posted by SD | November 7, 2019
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Nobody BETTER!!
I was referred to David through a friend of mine and WOW... couldn't have been a better choice! I was facing some serious charges with a DUI compounded by Car Accident which had numerous charges and I was facing some serious life threatening scenarios which would have involved losing my job and my entire way of life!! The communication between David and myself throughout this process was absolutely amazing! In me you had a guy nervous as hell and wanting to throw in the towel and all along David came through with clutch calls and text messages to reassure me that things would be fine. His task was immensely difficult as I had prior DUI'S and the jail time I was looking at would have officially ended my life as I now know it. My jail time was beat back to almost nothing and all charges related to Accident were removed. More importantly he encouraged me to get the help I needed and I am ever so grateful! This was truly the best thing that has happened to me in a long time and I owe my life to the efforts of David Moscow!! His professionalism and manner of handling changes throughout the case and strength of relationships and bargaining skills are second to NONE!!! Just an absolute MASTERPIECE of what he was able to deliver and my family and I are eternally GRATEFUL!!!! If you need help DAVID is the BEST I have ever seen and I am so glad to have met him and that he allowed me to be a part of something SO GREAT!!!
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Posted by Khalif Cobb | October 28, 2019
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Great representation!
David Moscow gave me a second chance at life. I was already making bad decisions, but I also was in a very negative head space as well because of family issues. These negative thoughts were spiraling out of control at times. I was battling myself. The battle was who I wanted to be vs. who I felt I needed to be to survive. I actually had a lawyer before David. My previous lawyer was very hard to contact and didn’t make me feel like an priority at all. Telling me things like he has other Cases of importance. Plus i only got to lay eyes on my actual lawyer ONE time. 1yr and a half is the best my first lawyer said he could do. I felt defeated. I had already been in county jail for almost a year and the person who’s idea it was for us to do the crime, never did ANY jail time because he simply cooperated. A guy who I felt was my brother turned his back on me as well I felt. It was harder for me to cooperate mainly because I am one to take responsibility for his OWN actions, and because of my environment. However, I was still digging myself in an even deeper whole thinking that I was out smarting the police by giving fake stories and in the end I incriminated myself by putting myself at the scene of the crime. I say all of this to express the things that were beating me mentally and on top of it all this was my first time in jail. Fast forward back to the day I met the most confident, loud, down to earth man I’ve met in a while, David Moscow. The first thing David said to me as he sat down with me for the first time was “this is ridiculous!” I loved how confident he was and what he said made perfect since. He didn’t only just come and tell me what he could do for me. He explained my situation in a fashion that I could understand. He told me how he genuinely felt about my situation, then asked me what I would like to do. All in all David Moscow made me feel the exact opposite of what my first lawyer made me feel. David Moscow made me feel confident. David Moscow made me feel as though he was taking my situation as a serious/unique one and no matter what would happen I still had my whole life in front of me. He gave me a prospective that no one els had. He explained the justice system and how it can be unfair at times and knowing that already he asked me why would I put myself in such a situation? I had very little to say. I am a leader, I am intelligent, I am a family oriented man, I am a kind hearted man. And David made me understand that nobody would be able to tell that by looking at this case. and if I inspire to be an entrepreneur (I told him) then I’m setting myself back, and making it harder on myself. I come from a place where it’s easier to block out certain emotions, but I have to all ways use my mind and I thank David Moscow for taking my negative mind and making it a positive one through these moments in my life. Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2019
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The best!
Got a DUI on 202. Hired Dave because I was told him and Jeremy rumble. At preliminary hearing the case was dismissed. Thank God I was told to hire him. Anyone from Coatesville that needs a attorney that rumbles needs to hire them.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Alva, Foster & Moscow, LLC.
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Moscow Firm
  • 2013 - Present
  • Stage 1 Review
  • Pennsylvania Innocence Project
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Of Counsel Attorney
  • Alva & Shuttleworth, LLC
  • 2014 - 2021
  • Law Clerk
  • Beasley, Casey & Erbstein
  • 1997 - 2001
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Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University College London
  • Faculty of Laws (Spring 2003)
  • 2003
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000
  • Downingtown Sr. High School
  • 1996
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Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v A.A.R.
  • Withdrawn
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. ONE (1) BLACK TOYOTA FJ CRUISER
  • Property Returned

Associations

  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2022
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Client Choice Personal Injury
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Client Choice DUI & DWI
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Client Choice Criminal Defense
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice Award Criminal Defense
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Client Choice Personal Injury
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award DUI & DWI
  • AVVO
  • 2015
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Publications

  • none
  • none
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Given (26)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He gets things done for his clients and knows the courts perfectly. Get a fighter on your side and call Dave."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a zealous advocate for his clients. He has helped out a lot of our clients navigate the criminal justice system. If you find yourself in trouble in the counties, you want to call David."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is an excellent litigator and I never hesitate to refer matters to his office."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David for many years and he is an excellent lawyer and individual. He spends countless hours with each and every client and it shows in the results that he obtains. I don't practice criminal law so I refer all my friends and family to David and I know they are getting the best legal representation possible. Keep up the great work!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dave is an incredibly dedicated and detailed-oriented attorney. In addition to his sharp legal acumen, Dave enjoys an sterling reputation among judges and prosecutors, which enables him to maximize results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dave and I have worked together on a number of matters. I have always found him to be exceptionally responsive and extremely knowledgeable. I would not hesitate referring a client to Dave!"
Litigation Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. David is professional courteous and knows the law. He fights hard for his clients and understands his financial responsibility to his clients"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David Moscow is an aggressive criminal defense attorney who is client focused and results driven. He listens, he is responsive, and he is resourceful. Clients have given Dave their highest recommendation; so do I."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Dave on a mutual matter. He is aggressive and strives to get the best possible results for his clients, no matter the charge. I would recommend him to anyone and continue to work with him on any mutual matters !"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse Mr. Moscow. He is a terrific attorney who fights tirelessly for his clients. He combines keen legal acumen, knowledge of court procedures and excellent communication skills to always achieve top results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. David has been an excellent attorney to work with. He's extremely hard working and makes it his job to know everything about his case. David's courtroom presence is also second to none. He treats each client as an individual and fights tirelessly for them. I would continue to refer cases to David."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Moscow is an aggressive defense lawyer who gets results for his clients. I have worked with him on a number of matters and he is always my first call whenever I know of someone with a criminal case in Pennsylvania. I highly recommend Attorney Moscow for anyone looking for a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Moscow is one of the most intelligent and hardest working lawyers I have come across in my 12 year career. His legal mind and writing ability are top notch. I have referred him business in the past and every client was extremely happy with Mr. Moscow's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There isn't a criminal defense situation that I can imagine that I wouldn't feel comfortable referring to David. His competency and skill set is only matched by his integrity and character."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is an exceptional defense attorney. He fights hard for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly recommend Mr. Moscow. He's a zealous advocate on behalf of his clients, bright on the law, and he has a unique ability to understand what exactly his clients need."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Moscow brings a high level of dedication, reliability, and competence to every case. I strongly recommend him to anyone seeking an attorney in his area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a zealous advocate who always fights hard to protect the rights of his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David has an excellent background and will go the extra mile for his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
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