Investigative Staff

Attorney Joseph D. Lento has represented countless clients charged with criminal offenses, and although there may be similarities among cases, every client's situation is unique.  That is why we prioritize your needs and personalize our approach to your case.  Not all cases require such an approach, but at times, extra resources are required in order to ensure that justice is served. 

The Lento Law Firm has a highly-qualified investigative staff; with each investigator uniquely suited to pursue justice on a client's behalf.  Staff investigator, Wayne Schmidt, is one such resource; bringing to the table fifty one years' experience in the law enforcement and investigatory fields.  Investigator Schmidt served thirty years in the Philadelphia Police Department; serving his last ten years in the elite Special Investigations Unit before retiring.  As a private investigator, he has conducted over three thousand investigations involving criminal, civil, and United States Federal Court matters.  When on the case, our investigators leaves no stone unturned to protect you or your loved one's interests.

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When it comes to criminal defense cases, you need the right person in your corner. To learn more about how Mr. Lento can help you, call the Lento Law Firm today at 888-535-3686. or contact him online.

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