He’s one of a small band of criminal-defense lawyers who have made careers representing high-profile clients who find themselves in the crosshairs of government prosecutors.
Brian McMonagle arguably has seen it all.
His firm has represented rap artists, athletes, politicians, and police officers accused of crimes. He had a piece of the defense in prosecutions stemming from the investigation of former State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo when he represented a low-ranking political figure caught up in the scandal. Before that, he won an acquittal of John Christmas, a former City Hall official, in the federal probe of the Street administration.