LANGHORNE, PA. June 14, 2016: Begley, Carlin & Mandio, LLP is pleased to announce that one of its Pennsylvania attorneys has been named to the 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list and that two of its young lawyers have been named to the 2016 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list.
Attorney named to the 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list:
- Colin M. Jenei in the area of Criminal Defense
Attorneys named to the 2016 Rising Stars list:
- Nathan D. Fox in the areas of Land Use/Zoning and Real Estate
- Steven M. Jones in the areas of Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi‐phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. No more than five percent of attorneys are named to the Super Lawyers list. No more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less.
Colin M. Jenei practices in the area of Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Land Use, and Municipal Law. Practicing out of the firm’s New Hope Office, Mr. Jenei provides clients with representation in all areas of criminal defense including Driving Under the Influence, homicide by vehicle, misdemeanors, traffic offenses, felonies, and drug crimes. He has been selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List since 2007 for the area of criminal defense. Mr. Jenei worked for Baldi, Cepparulo and Williams, and then as a partner in Baldi & Jenei before joining our firm. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Jenei worked for 15 years in the Buck’s County District Attorney’s office prosecuting serious felonies, homicide by vehicle cases, and first degree murders. Prior to leaving the DA’s office, Mr. Jenei was a Chief Deputy District Attorney and Chief of the Homicide by Vehicle Unit for more than 10 years. He has been recognized for his experience in vehicular crimes, including DUI. He is a member of the Bucks County Bar Association and the PA Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. A 1977 graduate of Dickinson College, Mr. Jenei earned his law degree from Dickinson School of Law in 1982.
Nathan D. Fox is a partner with the firm. He practices in the areas of real estate, municipal, zoning, land use, and business law. He represents developers and construction clients in zoning proceedings before municipalities helping them to obtain necessary zoning relief for a variety of private and commercial development projects. For these matters, Mr. Fox brings to bear his experience as a former construction project manager for two luxury homebuilders. He has successfully represented and appeared on behalf of clients in the Courts of Common Pleas throughout southeastern and northeastern Pennsylvania, as well as before various municipalities in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Mr. Fox also assists clients in real estate transactions ranging from the purchase and sale of a single home or lot to the lease, purchase, sale, and financing of commercial and industrial properties. In addition to his private clients, Nate serves as the Solicitor for Perkasie Borough. Mr. Fox is a member of the Bucks County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Civil & Equal Rights Chapter. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars. Mr. Fox has been named to the Pennsylvania Rising Star List for the years 2014-2016. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. A 2003 graduate of Grove City College, Mr. Fox received his law degree from Drexel University’s Earle Mack School of Law in 2009, earning honors in the Business and Entrepreneurship Concentration Program.
Steven M. Jones represents clients in civil and criminal litigation matters. Notably, Mr. Jones has significant experience in the area of litigation, handling serious and high profile cases including jury and bench trials. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Jones was a member of the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office, rising to the rank of Deputy District Attorney and handling cases ranging from financial fraud and white-collar investigations to crimes against older adults, serious assault, DUI, drugs, homicide, and Investigative Grand Jury proceedings. While in that post, Mr. Jones held many roles including Chief of Special Investigations. Additionally, Mr. Jones was a member of the Special Victims Unit (SVU) where he worked with child and adult victims of sexually violent crimes and headed the Elder Abuse Division of the SVU. As a member of the Bucks County Crimes Against Older Adults Task Force, Mr. Jones worked with law enforcement and other professionals at the county, state, and federal levels to help train individuals and coordinate a collaborative approach in recognizing and preventing the abuse of older adults. He has been a regular speaker at the Annual William J. Neff Symposium on the Prevention of Crimes Against Older Adults-lecturing before hundreds of nurses, social workers, administrators, police officers, counselors, lawyers, and other professionals involved in ensuring the well-being of older adults. Mr. Jones was also the head of the Expungement Unit within the District Attorney’s Office, handling all of the expungement matters in Bucks County. A member of the Pennsylvania Bar, and the Bucks County Inn of Court, he is a cum laude graduate of both West Chester University (B.S. Accounting 2004) and Widener University School of Law (J.D. 2007).
With twenty-two attorneys, the firm is one of the largest full-service law firms in Bucks County. From its offices in Langhorne and New Hope, Pennsylvania, the firm represents individuals, businesses, banks, municipalities, educational institutions, and school districts in a variety of practice areas including business law, litigation, trusts and estates, family law, real estate, personal injury, elder, and criminal law matters. A presence in Bucks County Pennsylvania since 1933, Begley, Carlin & Mandio, LLP is known as a firm with the reputation and community relations it takes to get things done. For more information, please go to www.begleycarlin.com.