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Criminal Defense





Christian Hoey began his career as a prosecutor in the Chester and Delaware County District Attorney’s Offices where he tried many cases to verdict prior to entering private practice. He has gone on to become one of the finest criminal defense lawyers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, representing individuals in some of the most celebrated cases in the region. He has won many acquittals for his clients and successfully negotiated fair and reasonable sentences on behalf of clients faced with difficult legal challenges.

He has been selected by his peers for inclusion into the 2011 “Top Lawyers” class. Mr. Hoey is a member of the Chester County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, United States District Court- Delaware and United States District Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Mr. Hoey has earned an outstanding reputation as an aggressive, thorough and fierce litigator.  He has successfully litigated the interests of high profile criminal clients including state troopers, police officers, elected officials and celebrities. Respected by Prosecutors and Judges alike, he is often selected by the Federal Judiciary to handle the most difficult and complex criminal matters in Federal Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Hoey has served as lead counsel in State and Federal Death Penalty Trials.  Mr. Hoey was selected by the Federal Judiciary to serve as lead counsel for the lead defendant in a 12 count Murder in Aid of Racketeering -Death Penalty Case prosecuted in Federal Court – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Recently, Mr. Hoey was selected to represent a member of the Sinaloa Cartel in a Federal Death Penalty Case in Federal Court – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Hoey has tried to verdict over 100 separate cases. He brings a wealth of litigation experience and tenacity to each criminal defendant he represents.

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As a former prosecutor, Christian Hoey understands exactly how the prosecution will conduct its investigation and develop its theory of liability.  Mr. Hoey utilizes a team of investigators including retired state troopers and FBI agents to conduct investigations similar to those conducted by law enforcement.  He will aggressively investigate your case, interview witnesses, travel to crime scenes and prepare your defense as vigorously as possible.  Mr. Hoey leaves no stone unturned in his pursuit of your defense. It is no wonder that Mr. Hoey has been retained by Police Officers, State Troopers, and Elected Officials, when those individuals have been charged with crimes.

Mr. Hoey enjoys an outstanding reputation in the Federal and State Court Systems and is widely regarded as a fierce litigator with excellent trial skills and the cross examination of victims and law enforcement officers. Call now for a free consultation and experience the top notch representation you deserve.


I needed a lawyer in a hurry for a family member. Sent an email to Chris around 7:00 p.m. on a Friday night and he responded to me shortly after.  It was a total shock to get that quick of a response that late on a Friday night.  Chris jumped right on the problem I had that night and took control from there to the end.  After months of waiting, Chris was able to have the entire case thrown out of court.  The only bad thing was that I didn’t get to see him in action in the courtroom.  I am sure he would have torn them apart.  I am so glad I had reached out to Chris early on and very thankful for the quick response and end result.  I hope I never have to contact a lawyer again, but if I do, I know who I am calling.”

***** Google Review- A. Montoro

Exceptional attorney, tireless worker, knowledgeable, professional in every way. Highly recommend HoeyLegal.”

***** Google Review- C. Clancey

Mr. Hoey represented my family and did a tremendous job.  He got a great result and we were extremely satisfied.  Mr. Hoey was always available to speak and to answer any questions.  He and his staff were extremely professional.”

***** Google Review- C. Costello

Fantastic legal services provided!  This is who you want on your side, you can’t get anyone better.”

***** Google Review- B. Batdorf

Excellent attorney!  Smart, aggressive, and compassionate about his cases. He’s a winner and I am thankful that God sent me him.  The stakes were high, lives were in the balance, and we WON.”

***** Google Review- H. McCreary

My personal experience with Christian Hoey was absolutely phenomenal.  Christian was aggressive, attentive, honest, easily accessible, and always put his clients first.  During my stressful time, Chris made everything very organized, easy and was very supportive during my entire process.  If I can give Chris a rating from 1-10, my rating would be 11.  I have never had full confidence like I had with Chris and he exceeded my expectations.”

***** Facebook Review- D. DeGrasse

Chris Hoey has been very professional and direct with our family on this journey that we never thought we would find ourselves on.  I believe he generally cares about each client and their families.  He produced, through hard work, intelligence, resourcefulness, and research, a very positive outcome.  He is top notch.  We had 2 disappointing experiences before we found Chris Hoey and we are so very blessed that we found him.  Can’t say enough about his skills and personality and ability to get the job done successfully.”

***** Facebook Review- M. Kindt

Professional, honest, upfront.  Chris will tell you what is really going on.  When you believe that the prosecutor and detectives are stacking the deck against you, Chris doesn’t care.  He speaks to you like an adult that is educated but not with a law degree.  I could not recommend him anymore.”

***** Facebook Review – A. Cataldi

Best lawyer around.  I wouldn’t go to court without him.”

***** Facebook Review- K. Malone




Federal Jury acquits a state trooper accused of stomping

Hoey hammers witness during Kaboni Savage Trial

Savage’s defense rails against prosecution’s ‘trial magic’

Trooper cleared by grand jury on brutality charges

Acquittal in barber-shop brawl

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HoeyLegal – When Representation Matters Most

When you or a family member is charged with a federal or state crime, you require the very best legal representation.  At HoeyLegal, our trial lawyers are former prosecutors with a vast amount of trial experience.  We have tried over 100 jury trials and our excellent results speak for themselves.   At HoeyLegal, we leave no stone unturned in preparing and presenting your defense to a trial jury.  Turn to HoeyLegal and expect the best possible representation. HoeyLegal handles the following criminal matters on behalf of its clients.

  • Federal Death Penalty
  • State Death Penalty
  • Murder
  • Homicide by Vehicle
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Firearms Offenses
  • Narcotics Offenses
  • Sex Offenses
  • Juvenile Offenses
  • White Collar Crime
  • Violent Crime
  • Drug Trafficking
  • RICO Indictments
  • Federal Grand Jury Investigations
  • State Grand Jury Investigations
  • Professional License Investigations
  • Elected Officials-Ethics Violations
  • Elected Officials-Criminal Indictments
  • Elected Officials-Criminal Investigations
  • Domestic Violence
  • Prescription Drug Crime
  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
  • Homicide by Vehicle-Alcohol Related
  • Involuntary Manslaughter
  • Voluntary Manslaughter
  • Federal and State Court Appeals
  • Post-Conviction Relief Act Appeals

Contact HoeyLegal for a free consultation.  We look forward to representing you and vigorously pursuing your interests in State and Federal Court.


Hoeylegal Courtroom Success

Federal jury acquits state trooper of stomping

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER JEREMY ROEBUCK A Pennsylvania state trooper accused of stomping a handcuffed man in the head during a botched...

Hoey Hammers Witness During Kaboni Savage Trial

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER JOHN P MARTIN A defense lawyer at the murder and conspiracy trial of drug kingpin Kaboni Savage hammered...

Savage’s defense rails against prosecution’s ‘trial magic’

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER JAD SLEIMAN THE LINCHPIN witnesses in the racketeering/murder trial of reputed Philly drug boss Kaboni Savage were simply...
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