Skip to main content

Daniel Craig Nevins

Criminal defense Attorney at Reading, PA

5.0   21 reviews

also known as Dan Nevins

Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Defending clients accused of all criminal charges including Homicide, Robbery, Burglary, Assault, Sex Assault, Firearms Offenses, Financial Crimes, Juvenile Charges and more.

    19 years, 2,500 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    First Offense DUI ARD, Treatment Court, Suppression of Evidence, Vehicle Stops, Ignition Interlock, License Suspension, CDL issues, traffic offenses

    19 years, 1,000 cases


  Daniel Nevins has won jury acquittals for clients charged with Homicide, Attempted Homicide, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary and more.  He has a proven record of succes in Berks County, PA and beyond and has successfully negotiated thousands of criminal cases on behalf of his clients.  

  Attorney Nevins is currently the Vice President of the Berks County Bar Association.  He is a member of the Pennslyvania Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  He is a regular presenter of Continued Legal Education programs and college course lectures on topics such as Professional Ethics and Wellness, in addition to substantive Criminal Law and Juvenile Justice.  

  Attorney Nevins has served the Berks County community as a youth sports coach and on the Boards of multiple non-profit organizations such as the Sinking Spring YMCA, the Children's Home of Reading and the Gilmore Henne Community Fund.  Mr. Nevins is a 12 time marathon runner with a recent personal best time achieved at the 2022 Philadelphia Marathon.


Client's Choice 2015,2012
Client's Choice
2015 2012
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor

Photos and videos


Ebner, Nevins & McAllister


5.0 / 5.0
  21 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Daniel | September 2, 2012
Mr. Nevins Is A Great Lawyer
Mr. Daniel Nevins is the best lawyer I have ever had the pleasure of having represent me. I had two cases, one I successfully completed probation for and another that came up this year from 2008. I went to Mr. Nevins and right away I felt comfortable with having him represent and I knew I had made the right choice. He went above and beyond what a lawyer should do. He was always on time at every court date I had and ensured me from the beginning every obstacle we may challenge and that we had a good chance but it would be hard. Well, he is very professional and I gotta say every time I left the court room relieved. He is very personable as well which was nice, and he always stay in communication which is important to me as well. I would recommend him to anyone that needs a lawyer and Mr. Nevins will work really hard no matter the outcome, though usually any outcome with him representing you will be good. Thank You Mr Nevins for representing me. He was able to get me EM (which is electric monitoring or "HOUSE ARREST") when the odds were looking very slim and I was looking at some serious time. Once again, I would definitely recommend him for whatever your dilemma may be. You will be happy with the results and he will do everything in his power to get you the best solution.
Read less
Posted by carl | April 1, 2015
kept daddy home
Mr nevins was the best lawyer i ever had and lord knows ove had many i avoided a 90 day mandatory sentance i am very greatful for him thanks mr nevins
Posted by Peter | December 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dan was great. Very empathetic and courteous. He actually cared for me and my representation.
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review Dan Nevins
From start to finish Dan kept me up to date and aware of all that was happening with my case. He explained everything thoroughly and was very professional and supportive on all levels. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond Helpful
Attorney Nevins and the entire staff at EN&M are nothing but helpful. They will listen to your wants, needs, and concerns and make sure that each are addressed in a way that makes you feel comfortable and confident moving forward. I appreciated the down to earth approach to my case and all of the team taking the time to make sure I was comfortable at every step. Hiring Attorney Nevins was the best choice I could make. He is THE attorney you want fighting for you.
Read less
Posted by Justin | October 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
License suspension for dui
Dan did a great job went in not thinking we were gonna get a great outcome instead he was able to get me the best possible outcome and keep me from going to jail I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Amelia | December 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Miracle Worker!
If you’re in need of a great lawyer, Daniel Nevins is your guy! My fiancé was facing a 5-10 year sentence on felony gun charges and possession charges. He was able to get the DA to agree to a lesser sentence that EXCEEDED our expectations. He was easygoing and a pleasure to work with. I never had a hassle getting responses to our questions (and my fiancé had many many questions LOL). He was clear and direct with all communication. He will definitely get the job done!
Read less
Posted by Jeff | September 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rest easy at night
Dan is a strong communicator, kept the BS factor at zero which made it easy to trust in him, and was always thorough and prepared.He gave me straight answers to my tough questions. Or found the answers, and got back in touch with me promptly. I always left our meetings feeling more confident then when I walked in. Like the old All State Insurance commercial, I always felt like I was in good hands. Hire him, you will be glad you did.
Read less
Posted by Cheryl Witkowski | March 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Advice
Dan Nevin and his Firm achieved the desired result for my son. He was timely in replying to calls and emails. He followed through on every detail and explained all the options that were available. He provided sound advice each and every step of the way. He made us feel comfortable both in court, at meetings and on the phone. He was able to achieve the best possible outcome for my son. I recommend him and his Firm whole heartedly.
Read less
Posted by Joylyn | July 7, 2015
Excellent Lawyer
Attorney Nevins is a great lawyer and person. My son was facing up to 5 years but thanks to Mr.Nevins he served 8 months. He charged me a flat fee no matter how long the case would take to resolve. He was able to give me a payment plan I could afford. I recently learned my son ran into him in court house before a hearing for a minor issue and Mr.Nevins represented him with no fee. I was referred to Mr. Nevins by a childhood friend who is also a lawyer. After he represented me, I referred him to a good friend for his son’s legal issue. Shortly after he represented my friend son, his son died tragically. Not only did Mr.Nevins call with his condolences, he also told him he did not have to pay remainder of bill. That is unheard of in this day and age. Attorney Nevins is the most compassionate lawyer I have ever met. I continue to recommend Dan to anyone in need of legal service/advice.
Read less
Posted by Judi | July 2, 2015
Personal Review for Dan Nevins
WE are so grateful and blessed to have found Dan. He was 100% accurate about everything that happened before and during our Petition for Parole time reduction. He informed us of the decision minutes after he won the case for our son!!! He kept us well informed by email and was amazingly prompt. On the day of the trial he extended the offer to have our son come to his office a little early so he could explain everything again and help him be less nervous. His professionalism was exceptional. His compassion and the sensitive way he handled everyone involved , especially family members, was totally unexpected but highly appreciated. We contacted Dan for a miscellaneous issue that came up before the trial and he had it handled within 2 days. When we consulted Dan about length of the parole sentence almost 2 years before this, he told us that after our son got out of jail that he should be totally compliant with everything he was asked to do while on parole, find and keep a job, and in every other way demonstrate to everyone he has contact with, that he is ready to live life without supervision. Our son did just that and so when the time came when he was one year away from the end of his parole, Dan did exactly as promised and, with a well written petition and his stellar reputation as an attorney in Berks county he got One full year removed from the parole period. This was the first time in almost 12 years that our son is completely free of legal supervision. We feel free too. When you go through such emotional times with legal issues the last thing you need is to worry about what your lawyer is doing or what will happed . Because of Dan Nevins we never doubted that this case would turn out poorly because of anything he did not do or say. We thank God for Dan an if anyone else reading this needed to find a #10 rated Lawyer in the Berks county area and possible further I am not sure, but contact Dan and you will get you all the facts, wise council and all the above that I have written about Dan. He is our Man !!
Read less
Posted by Dom | February 18, 2015
As the father of Vincent, I am very happy my wife stopped into Mr. Nevins office on our way out of the courthouse. Dan has been a great asset to my son at such a stressful time. His knowkedge and his personality made all os us relax. He was right on time and never appeared sluggish or annoyed with the task at hand. Thank you Dan, you are a friend!
Read less
Posted by Vincent | February 13, 2015
Excellent Legal Services
As a college student unfamiliar with the legal system he was adept in explaining to me the process and measures taken throughout my case and provided me with the best possible defense! I highly recommend his services to anyone in need of legal defense.
Posted by Diane | March 27, 2013
Dan Handled a very long and difficult case for my son. He was always avalible to answer our many questions. He worked with the DA as well as the Judge on a close basis and helped guide us through the many hearings. My son was facing 2-5 years in state prison but with Dan's help, he will be doing electronic monitoring, allowing him to continue working and being with his children.
Read less
Posted by Mike | February 1, 2013
Great DUI Lawyer!
Daniel Nevins did a great job helping me through my charges. He was there during every phase of the legal process (from beginning to end). He did a great job describing what was going to happen, always had the necessary paperwork ready, and was always there to listen and answer all of my questions. If you are looking for someone to listen and help you through a difficult situation, I would absolutely recommend Daniel Nevins.
Read less
Posted by Jack | August 6, 2012
Driving on suspended liscence
Daniel was very supportive and gave clear legal advise. Daniel guided me through the process and did every thing to keep me calm. We showed up for a trial for Driving on suspended license and invalid inspections. We waited past our scheduled time and the Judge came out and pulled Daniel into his chambers and spoke privately. A short time later Daniel came out and talked to me. He said if I pay the constable fees (I did not respond to the original summons on time) the case would be dropped. The officer did not appear. I would recommend Ebner, Nevins & McAllister if you have traffic related case. Daniel Nevins was very easy to work with.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2012
I'd definitely hire Mr. Nevins again.
Dan helped me out more then once with both legal advice and services. If I have any legal issues in PA, Mr. Nevins is the first attorney I call. I highly recommend Mr Nevins to anyone who needs any legal advice or help. On a personal level Dan is just a good, honest guy. He's someone you can trust.
Posted by Marie | June 11, 2012
Dan Nevins is a terrific lawyer and a very good human being.
Dan Nevins represented my sister in a landlord tenant dispute. He was knowledgable and when he needed alternatives on the law, he did research to come up with the best solution. Dan promised my sister a flat fee to represent her. Even though the case went on much longer than expected due to defendant appeals, he never asked for additional money. Dan is patient and very nice to work with. I am an attorney and I give Dan my highest recommendation.
Read less
Posted by Zach | November 17, 2011
Underage Drinking in Kutztown PA
Big Thanks to Mr. Daniel Nevins, for helping me out with my Underage case. I was cited for underage possession of alcohol (which I believe is the same as consumption under Title 18 PA Crimes Code) and with the help from Mr. Nevins I was able to get the charge reduced to Disorderly Conduct, with NO 90 SUSPENSION OF MY LICENSE! Dan was very helpful with everything and he was very knowledgeable. Without any question, I would definitely recommend Dan Nevins to help anyone out with there legal issues.
Read less
Posted by Jeff | June 28, 2010
Private Investigator
I am a retired police detective turned private investigator. I have known Attorney Dan Nevins as a public defender and now private practice attorney. His knowledge of the law, professionalism, and passion for justice make him one of the more recognizable attorneys in the legal community. I had the opportunity to work with Dan and find him to be a talented defender who always has his client's best interest at heart.
Read less
View less reviews


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


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • Berks County Public Defender's Office
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • York County District Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2004


  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • George Mason University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Kevin Miller
  • Not Guilty
  • Commonwealth v. Derrick Raker
  • Not Guilty
  • Commonwealth v. Wilfredo Rodriguez-Claudio
  • Not Guilty
View all legal cases


  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Berks County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2005 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • YMCA - Sinking Spring branch
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Children's Home of Reading
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - 2018
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2013
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • ATLA Trial Team
  • Pennsylvana State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • 2005
  • Trial Moot Court Board
  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • 2004


Speaking Engagements

  • Paralegal Training Program
  • Criminal Justice System in Berks County
  • 2014
  • Business Ethics class
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Business
  • 2014
  • Bridge the Gap
  • Legal Ethics for New Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Bridge the Gap
  • Legal Ethics for New Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Bridge the Gap
  • Legal Ethics for New Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Television call in show
  • DUI Law
  • 2010
  • Bridge the Gap
  • Legal Ethics for New Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Bridge the Gap
  • Legal Ethics
  • 2009
View all speaking engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (11)
Endorse Daniel
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dan Nevins proved his advocacy and criminal litigation skills once again with the recent acquittal on self-defense in a homicide case here in Berks. Dan and I have also served as counsel for co-defendants in a criminal case. He is an excellent defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan Nevins is a knowledgable, passionate, and aggressive advocate for his clients. He is the one person I would call if I needed criminal representation in Berks County. If you've been accused of a criminal offense, put your trust in Dan Nevins."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Dan Nevins for several years and recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan's an excellent attorney. Not only is he very intelligent and a skilled litigator, but he's a tireless worker who cares deeply about doing his job to the best of his ability."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Intelligent and compassionate with superior communication skills."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Dan Nevins, Esq. He is a very competent and well respected attorney. I had the pleasure of litigating multiple cases against Mr. Nevins and he always knew the most up to date law, and was ready to advocate for his client. He is a good trial attorney and will truly represent his client effectively."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am very familiar with Dan's ability as an attorney as I have had cases alongside him as well as cases against him. He has a thorough understanding of the law and is always very well prepared to advocate for his client's interests. He is well respected by the courts as well as by his peers as he is known as being a passionate and zealous advocate with a high level of integrity. I would not hesitate to recommend Attorney Nevins to anyone in need of a solid criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Nevins and the legal services he provides. Mr. Nevins is a zealous and ethical advocate for his clients and has a proven record for getting great results."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is a good and very knowlegable attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am very selective when it comes to referring people to attorneys. I have referred Dan several clients, friends and family members in the past, and will not hesitate to do so in the future. Dan is an excellent attorney, with vast experience in the criminal courts, and a great depth of knowledge of criminal law. Dan has also expanded his divorce and custody practices over the last year with impressive results. Dan is an absolute credit to the Berks County and Pennsylvania legal communities, and I cannot recommend his services enough."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
View more endorsements
Divorce and separation
Criminal defense
Child custody
Criminal defense
Commercial real estate
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Reading Criminal defense Lawyer Daniel Craig Nevins
Daniel Craig Nevins
Criminal defense Attorney
Reading, PA
Licensed for 18 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available