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

"American Bar Association lists more than 1.2 million licensed attorneys in the U.S."

U.S. News & World Report distinguished Joe as ranking in the top 340 criminal defense attorneys in the United States in 2014 and 2015, the first attorney in the history of the State of Delaware to be so honored.

In 2014 and 2015, as well as many years before, Joe was named as one of the top 100 criminal trial lawyers in the United States by the National Trial Layer's Assocation.

Since 1993, and in every publication of Delaware Today Magazine that has been published up through, and including, 2015, Joe was recoginzed as one of the top criminal lawyers in the State of Delaware.

For the past, more than 20 years, Joe was awarded an "A" (five star) excellent rating by the premier rating authority of the legal profession - Martindale-Hubbell.

In 2015, Joe was named, for the 28th consecutive year, in the publication Best Lawyers in America.

Since 2002, and through 2015, Joe was recognized as the "Super Lawyer" in Delaware by Philadelphia Magazine.

Joe has appeared on the cover of Delaware Today magazine and came in second to Mel Gibson (ugh) for the cover spot on People magazine.

Joe has been featured in Delaware Today magazine, the Wilmington News Journal, Philadelphia magazine and Super Lawyer magazine.

Joe has been interviewed on national television, numerous times, including Live with Larry King, the Today Show, Good Morning America as well as numerous other t.v. appearances.

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 26 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 16 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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