Semper Paratus, Semper Fidelis

“Always prepared, Always loyal”

The Law Office of Joel E. Benecke is a West Chester based regional law practice specializing in criminal and civil litigation.

We offer individualized service with a focus on client satisfaction.

The foundation of any good attorney-client relationship is clear communication. We lay that foundation by providing a clear understanding of what to expect as well as the options available to you in your given situation. Once we have established that foundation, we will assist you with sound and pragmatic advice at each step of your particular case.

Please contact us and let us tell you how we can help you navigate the often murky waters of the legal world.

Mr. Benecke is an experienced trial attorney who understands the tactical and strategic issues which shape successful outcomes.

Mr. Benecke’s practice focuses on criminal defense as well as general civil litigation. He has appeared in numerous State and Federal courts all over Southeastern Pennsylvania. In this time he has successfully defended hundreds of clients on a broad range of criminal charges as well as represented individual and corporate clients in complex civil litigation.

Prior to opening his firm, Mr. Benecke served as the managing partner of the Chester County Office of the Benari Law firm.

Mr. Benecke obtained his Juris Doctorate at Temple University Beasley School of Law where he received numerous awards for trial and appellate advocacy.

During law school, Mr. Benecke served as full time Judicial Aide to the Honorable Marlene F. Lachman in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Benecke is also a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served as an active duty Combat Medical Corpsman with the Navy and Marine Corps for over five years.

Mr. Benecke is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Courts as well as the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Semper Paratus, Semper Fidelis

Our motto is Semper Paratus, Semper Fidelis, which means “always prepared” and “always loyal.”

Effective representation requires an attorney who understands the issues in your case, is prepared to address those issues and who gives you their undivided attention. This is what we offer.

We practice in all Pennsylvania and Federal Courts with a focus on Southeastern Region of the Commonwealth.

We specialize in litigation and trial advocacy in both the criminal and civil areas of law. Effective and competent advocacy in the courtroom requires the knowledge only gained through experience. Having represented hundreds of clients in dozens of courtrooms, Mr. Benecke possesses the skills necessary to prepare you and your case for successful litigation.

If you have questions regarding a civil or criminal matter, please call us immediately so that we can help you get the best possible outcome in your situation.

SERVICES

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Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

Criminal charges have the potential to take your liberty and ruin your future.  Even the most minor charges can be a burden on you for many years.  As such, it is vitally important to get the best advice as early as possible. Speak to an attorney before you speak to the police, regardless of whether or not you feel you did anything wrong.

Mr. Benecke has successfully defended hundreds of clients with serious felony charges as well as misdemeanors and has the experience necessary to determine your best course of action. Please call us as soon as possible if you even suspect the police may be filing charges against you.

DUI

DUI

Driving under the influence is one of the most commonly charged crimes in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. These charges can stem from driving after imbibing alcohol, illicit drugs and even some prescription medications.  In addition to significant fines and license suspensions, a DUI charge can also carry mandatory jail time.  There are programs available for first time offenders, but it is extremely important to have an attorney review your case prior to accepting any sort of deal from the police or prosecutors.

Mr. Benecke has represented hundreds of people charged with DUI and has kept many of these people out of jail, even when they have faced a mandatory sentence.  Please call us immediately if you have been charged or expect to be charged with driving under the influence.

Personal Injury

Personal Injury

If you have been injured on someone else’s property or as the result of an accident, you should speak to an attorney to determine your legal options.  In many cases, the injuries you have sustained may not be obvious immediately after the accident.  But because you only have a limited period of time in which to pursue your claim, you need to get competent legal advice as quickly as possible.

Mr. Benecke has the medical and legal experience to speak with you about your situation and counsel you on your rights as they pertain to a potential legal claim.  Please call or contact us so that we may set up a free consultation to discuss your options.  Please remember that most personal injury claims do not require up- front attorney’s fees and you will only owe fees if you receive a settlement or a judgment.

Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation

Deciding to sue someone is a serious decision and being sued by someone can have serious consequences. Regardless of your position as Plaintiff (when you sue someone) or Defendant (when you are being sued), you need knowledgeable and responsive advice. That advice can often mean the difference between a successful outcome or being left with significant debts.

Mr. Benecke has prosecuted and defended civil litigation cases in numerous counties of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well as in the Federal Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. We know the complicated procedures and requirements of civil litigation practice, as well as the tactical strategies for achieving a successful outcome and we are ready and prepared to assist you in each step of the process.  Please contact us with your questions and let us explain how we can guide you to a successful outcome in your case.

Business/Corporate Litigation

Business/Corporate Litigation

Many businesses seek to save costs by avoiding legal counsel at the outset of their endeavor.  This is a mistake.  Making smart decisions early will quite often prevent costly legal mistakes down the line. Knowing the most appropriate way to incorporate your business and setting up sound policies and procedures can make a significant difference in future liabilities. We are prepared to help you start your business in such a way to prevent many of the headaches that may arise.  We have extremely affordable business set-up packages and we look forward to speaking to you and explaining how these can assist your company.

If you find yourself in the middle of a business dispute, it is important to get legal counsel early and potentially avoid costly litigation.  If your company is being sued, or your company needs to file suit to protect its interests, having the right attorney can make all the difference. Please contact us so that we can sit down and explain the ways in which we can bring our knowledge and experience on line to assist you.

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DUI

Personal Injury

Civil Litigation

Business & Corporate Litigation

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212 West Gay Street,
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (610) 620-3996
Fax: (484) 631-0886
E-mail: Benecke.law@gmail.com

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