Hope C. Lefeber

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Hope C. Lefeber, LLC
 | Two Penn Center, 1500 JFK Boulevard; Suite 1205
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 610-668-7927
Fax: 610-668-7929
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2015, 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (80%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

An aggressive criminal defense attorney with the Law Offices of Hope Lefeber, Hope C. Lefeber represents clients in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With over 30 years of law practice behind her, she helps those who are facing charges such as federal fraud, mortgage fraud, business and corporate fraud, tax fraud, RICO racketeering, pyramid and Ponzi schemes, money laundering, mail and wire fraud, internet crimes, health care fraud, drug crimes, conspiracy, financial and securities fraud, and white collar crimes.

Ms. Lefeber is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Knowledgeable about federal sentencing guidelines, federal appeals, grand jury investigations, and search and seizure, she is a tireless advocate for her clients’ rights.

In 1976, Ms. Lefeber graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in economics, then attended Rutgers Law School where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 1979. She is currently a member of the Bar Association of Montgomery, the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Federal Bar Association Criminal Law Committee, and she is listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.

During her career, Ms. Lefeber has been consulted as a legal resource for several TV news programs and legal articles. She has defended cases against the Internal Revenue Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Office of the Inspector General.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: White Collar (80%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Criminal Defense (20%): Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Tax Evasion

Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Tax Evasion

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2015, 2017 - 2018

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About Hope Lefeber

Admitted: 1979, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://www.hopelefeber.com/attorneys/hope-c-lefeber/

Honors/Awards:

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - National Trial Lawyers Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Pennsylvania; Ten Best Criminal Defense Lawyers for Client Satisfaction 2016 - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys; National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys; Global Who's Who of Women Professionals, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2014
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Co-Chair, United States District Court For the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Historical Society, 2009
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2004
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers ("NACDL")
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2003
  • Federal Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1979

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member of Federal Court Criminal Justice Act Panel, 1981

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Forfeiture & Restitution In Federal Criminal Law, Lecturer at Federal Defender's Association Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. 2014 Federal Criminal Sentencing Guidelines, Lecturer, Law Review CLE, Philadelphia, PA, 2011, Lecturer, 2014

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • United States v. William Beith, 407 F. 3d 881, 7th Cir. 2005
  • United States v. Harold Ford, 618 F. Supp 368, E.D. Pa., 2009
  • United States v. Donald Fetzner, 126 Fed. Appz 580, 3rd Cir. 2005
  • United States v. Yujie Ding, Eastern District of Pennsylvania 15-00035., 2015
  • United States v. Wilbur Ross, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Crim. No 12-285
  • United States v. Thomas Chau, 293 F. 3d 96, 3rd Cir. 2002
  • United States v. Joseph Pungitore, 910 F. 1084, 3rd Cir. 2005
  • United States v. Jacqueline McCusker.  E.D. Pa. 2014.  Crim. No 09-771.  The defendant was charged in a $14.4 million dollar mortgage fraud and money laundering conspiracy.  Ms. Lefeber's cross-examination at trial resulted in a finding by Judge Mary McLaughlin that the government failed to prove its case as to loss and the loss amount was reduced to below $400,000.  Nonetheless, the government sought a sentence of 10 years imprisonment for Ms. Lefeber's client. Ms. Lefeber challenged each and every sentencing enhancement, raised some issues of first impression.  The client received a sentence of probation.
  • United States v. Thomas Chau, 293 F. 3d 96, 3rd Cir. 2002
  • United States v. Manny Baker, 221 F. 2d 438, 3rd Cir. 2000
  • McCabe v. McCabe, 575 A. 2d 87, Supreme Ct. 1990

Representative Clients:

  • Health Care Technologist charged with health care fraud; Businessman charged with mail and insurance fraud; Engineer charged with false statements; Online Businessman investigated for wire fraud; Venture Capitalist charged with securities violations; Businessman charged With RICO; Business Consultant charged With securities law violations

Educational Background:

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law, J.D. – Camden, New Jersey, 1979
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A. Honors Economics, Magna Cum Laude – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1976
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Office Location for Hope C. Lefeber

Two Penn Center
1500 JFK Boulevard; Suite 1205
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: 610-668-7927

Fax: 610-668-7929

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Last Updated: 7/22/2019

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