Colin M. Jenei

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Land Use, Municipal and Personal Injury.

Email:

cjenei@jeneiandcohen.com

 

In an article published on December 16, 2005, the Bucks County Courier Times identified Colin as "a nationally recognized expert on drunken driving laws." Click here for a link to the article.

Colin was also referred to as a "recognized expert on vehicular homicide" in a May 16, 2008 article. Click here for a link to the article.

Colin, a shareholder of the firm, graduated magna cum laude from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1977, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He received a Juris Doctor from Dickinson School of Law in 1982. Licensed to practice in the State and Federal Courts of Pennsylvania in 1982, Colin also was admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey in 2001.

After a tenure with Cordes, King and Associates in Newtown, Pennsylvania, Colin joined the Bucks County District Attorney office in 1985. While in the District Attorney Office, he also maintained a private practice in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, handling personal injury and municipal matters.

As Chief of the Homicide by Vehicle Unit, and later, as Chief Deputy District Attorney for ten years, Colin prosecuted over thirty vehicular crimes involving serious injures or deaths, screened over two hundred vehicular fatalities, prosecuted homicide cases and obtained eight first-degree murder convictions. In July 2000, Colin received a Letter of Commendation from the Bucks County Commissioners honoring his significant accomplishments and service to the county.

After retiring from the District Attorney Office, Colin joined the law firm of Baldi, Cepparulo, and Williams, handling criminal litigation, personal injury and municipal work. Now a partner in Jenei & Cohen, P.C., he appears regularly in the State and Federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey on criminal and civil matters and continues to represent applicants before municipal boards and councils.

Recognized as a Pennsylvania authority in the field of homicide by vehicle and driving under the influence laws, Colin has lectured for the District Attorney Association, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Bucks County Police Training Facility, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, The Bucks County Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association and various criminal attorney organizations. He also has lectured at many schools including Bucks County Community College, Temple University and Penn State University.

Originally from Yardley, Pennsylvania, he is a former member of the Yardley Lions and the Doylestown Jaycees. Colin currently lives with his wife, Karen in Plumstead Township, Bucks County. His two adult children live in New York and Philadelphia.  Colin is active in his church, singing in the choir and is a member of the Sertoma. Occasionally, he finds time to play a part in a local theater production.  His favorite role was Pseudolus in Town and Country Players’ production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.