Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorney
Demetra Mehta, Esq.

I have witnessed first-hand that Ms. Mehta is a talented trial attorney. She fiercely advocates for her clients while maintaining a professional and polite relationship with opposing counsel. Her knowledge of the prevailing law is deep and her trial strategy is sound. I have requested and followed her advice on many occasions and will continue to do so in the future.
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Award-Winning Philadelphia Criminal Defense

Demetra Mehta, Esq. is an award-winning Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer. She has tried hundreds of cases and is dedicated to providing the best possible legal advice to her clients.

After graduating with a Master of Science degree in Mathematics, Ms. Mehta went on to earn her Juris Doctor at the Temple University Beasley School of Law. There, she earned a spot on Temple's nationally ranked trial team when she was just a second-year student. She was also awarded the Victor A. Jaczun Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, and made Fellow of the Rubin Public Interest Law Honor Society for her work with the Innocence Project and her time spent volunteering at the Campaign for Working Families. More recently, Ms. Mehta has been recognized as one of the Top Lawyers in Pennsylvania by Lawyers of Distinction and as one of the Top 20 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Philadelphia by 

After graduating from Temple University, Ms. Mehta worked as a consultant for FTI Consulting, a business advisory firm headquartered in Washington, DC.  There, she advised many Fortune 500 companies on the e-discovery process, often saving millions of dollars in document review costs.

Fighting For You

But she felt something was missing. When she got a call from the prestigious Defender Association of Philadelphia to join their ranks as an Assistant Defender, she jumped at the chance to get into court and start fighting for her clients.

A Real Criminal Trial Lawyer

In the four years Ms. Mehta spent as an attorney at the Defender Association, she took hundreds of cases to trial. Her dedication and skills were recognized by her supervisors who promoted her to the position of "major felony" trial attorney.  Ms. Mehta left the Defender association as an excellent advocate and accomplished litigator.

When the opportunity to start her own practice with Zak Goldstein materialized, she was excited to work alongside a fellow, passionate litigator who cared about her clients' constitutional rights as much as she does.

Call or text 267-225-2545 or fill out our contact form for a complimentary 15-minute criminal defense strategy session with Attorney Mehta or one of our other top-rated criminal defense lawyers. 

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