Client-Centered Criminal Defense

Bernadette Donovan and Matthew Engle are passionate advocates for people who have been charged with, or convicted of, criminal offenses. Our past work for the Innocence Project and in death penalty trial and post-conviction cases has taught us that the criminal justice system is deeply flawed. Many people are in prison who do not belong there; many more are serving unfair and disproportionate sentences. The legal system doesn’t work when defense attorneys don’t do their jobs effectively or prosecutors don’t play by the rules.

When you are represented by Donovan & Engle, you can be confident that your case will receive our complete time and attention. You will be treated as the most important member of your defense team. Your case will be in the hands of talented legal writers and courtroom advocates who are committed to providing you the highest quality of legal representation. Our attorneys will ensure that all of your constitutional rights are protected and that you are treated with humanity and respect.

PRACTICE AREAS

Trial Defense

Trial Defense

At Donovan & Engle, we invest a great deal of time and energy investigating each case and honing our courtroom skills.

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Criminal Appeals

We take pride in thorough case preparation and compelling legal writing, both of which are crucial to criminal appeals.

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Post Conviction Law

Post Conviction

We fight for those being held in prison unfairly or due to constitutional errors.

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