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About Us





At Hoeylegal, we have dedicated our careers to fighting for our clients.  If you have been injured in an accident or charged with a crime, you need a lawyer who will work tirelessly on your behalf.  One that isn’t afraid to take your case to a jury and seek justice.  This is the philosophy our founder Christian Hoey and the rest of our team bring to each and every case.

Mr. Hoey’s extensive work as a trial lawyer includes several years as a prosecutor.  He has tried over 100 jury trials.  He couples his outstanding trial skills with a relentless pursuit of justice on behalf of his clients.  At Hoeylegal, we leave no stone unturned in our exhaustive development and prosecution of your case.

As a personal injury trial attorney, Mr. Hoey brings to bear an unrelenting pursuit of justice on behalf of the injured and neglected.  The compliments he receives from opposing lawyers are a testament to the respect he has earned throughout the Federal and State court systems.  As a nationally recognized death penalty certified trial lawyer, Mr. Hoey’s unmitigated tenacity and skill have lead to many impressive results for his clients.


If you have been injured or charged with a crime in Pennsylvania, visit us at our Chester County office to discuss how we can help you in ways no other law firm can.


Our extensive experience and dedication to our clients separates us from other firms. In addition to skilled trial counsel, you also get our expansive resources at your disposal. We employ the finest experts and investigative resources to battle well funded and determined prosecutors and the insurance industry.

Personal Injury Resources

  • Accident reconstruction experts
  • Human factors experts
  • Civil Engineers to investigate structural liability and premises liability
  • A network of more than 100 Medical Professionals
  • Computer experts
  • Trucking industry stalwarts
  • Physicians, Surgeons and Nurses

Criminal Defense Resources

  • Retired FBI and former police investigator to conduct interviews and investigate cases
  • Retired law enforcement professionals to photograph crime scenes
  • Private Investigators
  • Computer experts
  • Witness identification specialists


Christian J Hoey, Esquire

Christian J Hoey, Esquire, is the founding partner at Hoeylegal in Paoli, PA. Mr. Hoey graduated from Temple University in 1990 and from the Widener University School of Law in 1993. After several years with the Chester County District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant Prosecutor, Mr. Hoey spent the next five years litigating medical malpractice and complex personal injury cases throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and federal court for the Eastern/Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. Mr. Hoey limits his practice to the areas of criminal law (state and federal prosecutions) and complex personal injury litigation, wrongful death claims, medical malpractice, trucking accidents, crime victim litigation, nursing home litigation and construction accidents.

Mr. Hoey’s experience in defending those accused of criminal offenses in the state and federal court systems is vast and comprehensive. He is a state certified death penalty trial attorney and has successfully defended death penalty cases in the Chester County Court of Common Pleas. He has represented members of large scale criminal enterprises in federal RICO prosecutions. He often appears in the Chester County Court of Common Pleas (West Chester, PA) on behalf of clients accused of the following crimes: robbery; homicide/murder; sexual assaults; rape; driving under the influence; drug violations; criminal fraud; grand jury proceedings; white collar crimes and criminal appeals. In addition to representing clients in criminal court, Mr. Hoey has collected millions of dollars in settlements and awards for personal injury clients. He maintains a full service personal injury practice with a staff of attorneys, paralegals and investigators that assist in his accident investigations.

The many fine results achieved on behalf of his personal injury clients has made Hoeylegal one of the most widely respected personal injury law firms in Pennsylvania and the West Chester area. Mr. Hoey represents injured clients in the following areas: medical malpractice, construction accidents, automobile accidents, civil rights violations, dram shop/liquor liability/tavern liability actions, slip and fall actions, dog bite cases, and premises liability actions.