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Kevin Feeney

Criminal defense Attorney at Reading, PA

4.5   14 reviews
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  • Licensed for 33 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Kevin

Learn Kevin’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    54%
    I have defended people charged with crimes since 1990. From Preliminary Arraignment to Jury trial I have defended every type of criminal case. Drug charges, PWI, Aggravated Assault, Sexual Assault. I have filed and won hundreds of suppression motions (OPT).

    34 years, 2,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    35%
    You should have a trial lawyer review your DUI arrest. Do not assume ARD is your best option. I have been defending people charges with DUI and other serious traffic offenses including homicide by vehicle. I have tried many DUI jury trials and bench trials. I believe every DUI arrest should be reviewed for possible suppression (OPT) issues.

    34 years, 200 cases

  3. Child abuse
    5%
    I have defended people charged with these crimes and defended people charged by CYS and the Department of Welfare. I have represented people in Childline Appeals.

    34 years, 50 cases

  4. Juvenile law
    5%
    I have represent juveniles charged with every crime from drug possession to murder.

    34 years, 50 cases

  5. Expungement
    1%
    Pennsylvania has expanded its laws on expungements and record sealing so there is a greater opportunity to clear (or at least hide) old mistakes. These new changes are a step in the right direction to help people live and work.

Kevin Feeney, a seasoned attorney with a career spanning over three decades, is committed to providing robust legal defense to individuals entangled in criminal proceedings. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Westminster College in 1986, he furthered his education by obtaining a Juris Doctorate from the Dickinson School of Law in 1990. Mr. Feeney embarked on his legal journey as a law clerk for President Judge Albert E. Acker of the Mercer County Court of Common Pleas before assuming the role of Senior Trial Attorney at the Berks County Public Defender’s Office. Throughout his tenure, he has cultivated a notable reputation for effectively representing clients in a diverse range of criminal cases, including but not limited to homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and weapons offenses. Noteworthy accomplishments include his adept handling of Megan’s Law hearings, pre-trial motions, evidence suppression, and habeas corpus cases. Additionally, Mr. Feeney has demonstrated proficiency in navigating complex legal landscapes involving DNA and electronic surveillance evidence. His qualifications extend to the representation of clients in death penalty cases, meeting the rigorous standards mandated by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for defense counsel in high-stakes legal matters.

Awards

Notable Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
2012
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Location

Feeney & Gurwitz
Feeney & Gurwitz
500 Court Street reading pa 19601
Reading, PA, 19601
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Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2017
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Kevin Feeney Review
Kevin was responsive and helpful.
Posted by Jenny | January 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI second offense
Back in sept of 2015 my son at 21 years of age was charged with his second DUI... I googled "Best DUI lawyers in berks county"... his name popped up... we were new to the whole lawyer thing, so we came into this process uneducated about the laws. MR Feeney was thorough and easy to communicate with. My son was facing jail time and losing his lisence. Mr Feeney used his experience and knowledge to win the case. No sweeter words than to hear NOT GUILTY... I would highly recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great legal service!
Kevin Feeney was very kind and explained everything thoroughly . He made the process easy and told me what to expect. He was great at communicating with me and typically got back to my questions within the same hour/day. I would definitely recommend his service to anyone seeking legal help. He made everything less nerve wracking.
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Posted by Elvis | August 27, 2014
Look No Further
Kevin was an amazing lawyer, he was able to drop my charges and basically made the DA look like it was his first day on the job. He did an awesome job and to this day I'm still recommending people to go see Kevin.
Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2014
Kevin Feeney Referral
I am handicapped and was involved in a domestic dispute. The police responded to a 911 call . I was taken to a hospital . A gun I was carrying was confiscated. Returned home after perpetrator vacated house-3 hours latter. After two days , notice of arrest on charges of Terroristic threats , reckless endangerment etc. from DJ arrived . When notice of an arraignment hearing arrived I knew then that this was no longer a simple case. Not only did Kevin Feeney get the charges dismissed , he forced ,thru legal action ,to have a pistol worth 1100.00 returned and also succeeded in having my case expunged. I can now say I was never arrested . All files fingerprints have been destroyed. Thank you Kevin Berks County resident.
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Posted by Mark | May 20, 2014
Berks County's Best Super Lawyer
Mr. Feeney is a very Knowledgeable, confident, and experienced attorney. he leaves you with a strong sense of reassurance from day one, but still informs you of the Reality of the situation. He has a unique ability to look at the big picture. With his vast and wide knowledge of Civil and Criminal Law. He was able to Protect my Professional Licenses and certification. In one Years time Mr. Feeney made my Felony Charges disappear and got my unblemished record Back and allowed me to keep my commendable career intact. If you have everything Loose (Job,Freedom ,Family), Then you will have allot to gain from Mr. Feeney. If you need and attorney that will advocate for you , Self advocate for yourself and Give Mr. Feeney a Call and start stacking the card in you favor. Berks County's Best
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Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2013
Professional and Knowledgeable.
Kevin was a very professional and knowledgeable lawyer. I believe he represented me well, and I would highly recommend him to others.
Posted by Christine | May 4, 2012
Caring and affordable lawyer !!
At first I was worried to use Kevin because his fee was so low compared to others I talked to . But he did an amazing job ! I was caught "shoplifting" and faced serious consequences including jail time . But Mr Feeney went to work and got me on ARD . A program that could virtually make the charge go away in a year or less ! I am in the process of using his services again and will let you know how his services are a second time round ! Thanks Mr Feeney CE
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Posted by JCH | April 3, 2012
Went above and beyond!
Kevin Feeney did everything possible to help me through my unfortunate situation. Mr. Feeney was recommended to my family and I by numerous upper level corporate employees. Not only was he able to get my charges decreased and eventually dismissed (ARD program), but he far exceeded my expectations. Kevin Feeney was able to make my process simple, fast, and extremely successful. Hopefully I will never need another attorney again, but if I do there is no doubt in my mind that Mr. Feeney will be the first person I call for help. I personally guarantee that you can't go wrong with him and you will be astonished by his capabilities.
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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2010
Thank you a million,Mr. Feeney, you give me my life back!
It was few months ago when I enter your office with a letter in my hand from Child line/DPW stating "your name has been placed on the state wide register as a perpetrator of child abuse…”, the letter was actually telling me that my degrees in Theology and Sociology and my masters program in Community counseling were all waste and my career has come to an end. And a possibly to be charge with criminal charges for allegedly hitting a child was also roaming by. You saw my tears and listened, took up my case for just a fraction of the cost, and today I got my life back. My name was expunged from the Child Abuse register; was able to get all my clearances and now working in my field again. I want to say ‘thank you a million’ to you and your partner and all your staff at your Law firm. Thank you, thank you and thank you again.
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Posted by Bryan | January 7, 2010
F&G Review - Slotten, Bryan
I highly recommend this law firm. The price was actually more than fair compared to others. I was impressed with the knowledge of the lawyers, as well as the willingness to explore all the options. The communication was constant and in a timely fashion. The practitioners in the office seemed to have a general understanding of what the clientele are going through, as well as illustrating a willingness to help. The professionalism, knowledge and aggressive approach to their work makes this firm the only one in the area that I would recommend.
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Posted by Ray | December 12, 2009
Kevin Feeney
Everything Kevin provided for me was informative, professional, and above the satifaction rate of anyone I have delt with in the past.
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2013
criminal client
He either takes too many cases on or does not care enough for his clients because he doesn't keep you informed whatsoever. It didn't turn out as well as he had thought they would. If you have the chance for a PD go for it you will get the same amount of time you get with Kevin once he gets your money ! Ten minutes of your time!
Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incompetent
Mr. Feeney is incompetent in criminal defense, does not put forth any effort in aiding the people who he is defending. Find someone worth your time and money, especially if your situation needs someone who wants to help you.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Feeney & Gurwitz
  • 2008 - Present
  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • Berks County Public Defender's Office
  • 2002 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices Of Kevin Feeney
  • 1995 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Cusick, Madden, Joyce & McKay
  • 1991 - 1995
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Albert E. Acker, President Judge
  • Mercer County Court of Common Pleas
  • 1990 - 1991
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Education

  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Westminster College (New Wilmington)
  • BS
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v Martha E. 2571/2003
  • Evidence suppressed and charges dismissed
  • Commonwealth v. Luis P.
  • Not Guilty
  • Commonwealth v. Martin G
  • Not guilty
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 1996 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Select Lawyer 2014- Criminal Law
  • Berks County Living Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyer
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, ASLA
  • 2014

Publications

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (7)
Endorse Kevin
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin is a very knowledgeable and professional attorney. I have worked with him on a variety of cases, he is always ready to help and will take time to speak with you about a legal issue."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Kevin for several years. I can tell you that if you want a passionate, knowledgeable and dependable lawyer, Kevin is such a lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kevin is an exceptional criminal defense lawyer. He has a very good reputation in the legal community"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Kevin for several years. He couples his aggressive approach with a unique perspective on every single case he handles. He is confident and able. I endorse Kevin without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Kevin is a phenomenal attorney. We worked together at the PD's office. He is incredibly resourceful and creative in the defense of every client. And he truly cares about his clients and will fight tooth and nail to get the best result. He is not an attorney who is easily bullied or intimidated by the all powerful Commonwealth. Kevin is one of the best attorneys with whom I have had the pleasure of working."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked closely with Kevin for years. He is smart and dedicated to the practice of criminal defense. He is aggressive and not afraid to take a case to trial. I would highly recommend him to anyone charged with any type of criminal offense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Kevin has an exceptional commitment to his clients and is extraodinary in his preparation and knowledge."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is an exceptional lawyer."
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