Joe Hurley - Attorney at Law

Delaware's Best, and Best Known, Criminal Defense Attorney Can Represent You
Photographs provided by Delaware Today Magazine, November 2012 issue

What I Am Saying

When you retain me, I GOT YOUR BACK!!

On those rare occasions when police officers are, themselves, in trouble with the law, they, the people in the know say, “CALL JOE”!!

What Others Are Saying

"If you (allegedly) did it, get Joe Hurley." Philadelphia Magazine.
 "Other lawyers come to watch Hurley cross-examine.  He's always three questions  ahead..." Delaware Today Magazine.
"Delaware's most outrageous lawyer.  Joe Hurley's wild and crazy, but he is also one of the best." Delaware Today Magazine.

"Joe Hurley keeps his clients in the clear by keeping his opponents guessing. 

"Anyone who wonders what goes on in the deep recesses of the mind of a
brilliant criminal defense lawyer need only read a Hurley-gram."  Delaware Today Magazine.

"Often flippant and outlandish, attorney Joseph A. Hurley is the person his
colleagues say they'd call if they needed a defense lawyer."  The News Journal.

National Recognition

According to the American Bar Association, there were more than 1.2 million licensed attorneys in the United States of America in 2013. According to the highly regarded publication, U.S. News & World Report, in its November, 2013 issue, Joe was distinguished as ranking in the top 340, Tier 1, criminal defense attorneys in the United States of America for 2014. The first attorney in the history of the state of Delaware to be so honored.

In 2014, he has been named Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers in the United States by the National Trial Lawyers Association, one of Delaware's Top Three lawyers by Delaware Today Magazine, one of the Top Criminal Defense Attorneys in Delaware by Philadelphia Magazine, given a first Tier ranking of Best Law Firms in the United States by U.S. News & World Reports, and awarded an "A" rating for excellence by the premier rating authority of the legal profession - Martindale-Hubbell.

He has been honored for 25 consecutive years in the publication BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA and, in November of 2012, was named one of Delaware's Top Three Criminal Lawyers by Delaware Today Magazine.

He has been celebrated by appearing on the cover of Delaware Today Magazine; by being featured by Delaware Today Magazine, the Wilmington News Journal, Philadelphia Magazine and Super Lawyer Magazine.

He is the only Delaware criminal trial lawyer who has appeared on LIVE WITH LARRY KING, the TODAY SHOW and GOOD MORNING AMERICA.

He is the only Delaware trial attorney who has been interviewed by LARRY KING, DIANE SAWYER, JANE PAULEY, CHARLIE GIBSON, MATT LAUER, PAULA ZAHN and BARBARA WALTERS.

He is the only Delaware criminal trial lawyer, in the history of the state, who has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, the FOX NETWORK, MSNBC and the E CHANNEL. He is the only Delaware lawyer who has acted as a legal consultant for a major news network, MSNBC.

He is the only Delaware attorney who was extensively photographed in anticipation of appearing on the cover of PEOPLE MAGAZINE (Incidentally, Mel Gibson edged Joe out for the cover spot).

He is the only Delaware lawyer whose interviews have been broadcast literally around the world from San Francisco, to Honolulu, to Singapore, to Mumbai, to Rome, to London and back to New York City and all major points scattered around the world.

He has received the highest rating offered by the premier rating board of the legal profession, Martindale-Hubbell, for each of the last 25 years and has been listed as one of the top 600 solo practice criminal lawyers in the entire world every single year for more than the past 15 years.

Whether it is a Driving Under the Influence or DWI issue in Delaware, he offers you the most experienced and steady hand available. He has tried more criminal trials in cases ranging from Disorderly Conduct to Murder in the First Degree than any attorney in the history of the state of Delaware.

No pitcher wins every game. No quarterback completes every pass. No lawyer wins every case. What you will get is talented legal representation coupled with a passion for your cause.

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