Pro Hac Vice Admissions for Out-of-State Lawyers
Philadelphia and the surrounding areas often draw tourists and business people to sample our rich history and local sports, culture, and attractions. However, sometimes when people from other states visit the area, they encounter law enforcement and may find themselves charged with an offense like DUI, assault, drug possession, or another criminal or traffic violation.
If you’re an attorney from outside Pennsylvania or New Jersey with a client facing criminal charges in the Commonwealth or federal district courts in the region, Fienman Defense can help you through the process of a pro hac vice admission. We’ll discuss sponsoring your pro hac vice application and serving as co-counsel so that your client can get the best of both worlds — a lawyer from home that he or she trusts alongside the skill and experience of a tough Pennsylvania criminal trial attorney.
Pro Hac Vice Admission in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania requires that an out-of-state lawyer complete a form and submit payment of a fee for each case on which you wish to be admitted pro hac vice. Pennsylvania also requires that you have a sponsor who files a written motion to support your application.
Pro Hac Vice Admission in Federal District Courts
Fienman Defense can sponsor your pro hac vice admission in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and District of New Jersey. Similar to Pennsylvania state courts, the U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania requires that you pay a fee and be sponsored by an attorney who files a motion to support your pro hac vice application.
The District of New Jersey requires a fee paid to the court and a fee paid to the New Jersey Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection. You must have local counsel who can file papers, enter appearances, sign stipulations, and receive payments on judgments, decrees, or orders. Fienman Defense can assist you with all of these local counsel requirements.
How Fienman Defense Can Help You
Michael Fienman is a local Philadelphia-area attorney with extensive experience defending people accused of crimes and traffic violations. In addition to Philadelphia, Fienman Defense regularly handles criminal and traffic matters in Bucks County, Delaware County, Chester County, Montgomery County, Lehigh County, and various municipalities and townships within those counties. As a local criminal defense lawyer, Fienman can provide valuable insight about local laws, rules, prosecutors, judges, and the operation of local courts.
Attorney Fienman has been rated as a top Pennsylvania criminal defense attorney by Newsweek and the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and has an AV® Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell for ethical standards and legal ability. He is admitted to practice in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and District of New Jersey.
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Fienman will help you obtain and file the appropriate pro hac vice forms, and submit any necessary written motions to the court where your client’s case is pending. If you’re looking for an experienced Pennsylvania or New Jersey criminal defense lawyer to sponsor your application to be admitted pro hac vice and to serve as co-counsel in defense of a criminal matter, call Fienman Defense today.