Hope Lefeber

She is acutely intelligent, honest, trustworthy, caring and a passionate advocate who exemplifies what a true ‘professional’ is – and – zealously represents her Clients.
- Past Client

Philadelphia Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Hope Lefeber


For more than 30 years, Philadelphia criminal defense attorney Hope Lefeber has provided the highest-quality representation, defending the rights of the accused in the Philadelphia area and in federal courts throughout the United States. Her extensive experience in federal trials, plea bargaining and appeals — and her thorough knowledge of federal evidence, search and seizure law, sentencing guidelines and the most current developments in criminal law — serve her clients most effectively.

awardAs a former Enforcement Attorney for the United States Securities & Exchange Commission, Hope Lefeber uses the knowledge she gained working for the government to best defend her clients. She has an excellent record of acquittals in federal court and has successfully defended people charged with white collar crimes, such as mail and wire fraud, money laundering, insurance and tax fraud, securities violations, health care fraudmortgage fraud as well as drug charges, environmental crimes and other serious crimes. She has represented high-profile clients, published numerous articles, lectured on federal criminal law issues, taught Continuing Legal Education classes to other Philadelphia Criminal lawyers, and appeared on TV News as a legal expert. She has also been honored as a 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association, and as one of the Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Pennsylvania by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

Hope Lefeber uses her extensive experience to vigorously protect the rights of the accused. She is a tough, experienced federal criminal defense lawyer who is well-respected by judges and fellow attorneys for her effective preparation and trial strategy. Facing prosecution by the federal government is a frightening experience, and it is essential that your attorney have the knowledge of the federal criminal justice system that is needed to prepare your defense against the tremendous resources of the federal government. Ms. Lefeber is known for her expertise in the federal system and will aggressively protect your rights, doing everything in her power to get the best results for you. She will leave no stone unturned in fighting for your rights.

An Accomplished Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

Ms. Lefeber will work with you personally from the beginning to the end and will guide you through every stage of the proceedings, from the bail hearing, to the probable cause hearing, through pre-trial proceedings and discovery, trial and, if necessary, sentencing and appeal. In addition, she uses investigators and an extensive network of top experts and professionals, such as forensic experts and tax specialists, to assist with your defense.

If you are facing allegations of federal crime, the best approach is to speak with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. To request a free, confidential consultation with Hope Lefeber, call 610-668-7927 or complete our online contact form.

To request a free, confidential consultation with Hope Lefeber, call 610-668-7927 or complete our online contact form.

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