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In The News
2005-09-17: Man Convicted of Triple Slaying at City Eatery
Attorney Nightingale comments on the jury’s decision in a homicide trial involving a client he was appointed to represent by the courts.
2006-11-10: Jury Clears Ohio Man
Mr. Patrick Nightingale, a local Pittsburgh Attorney, cites a 1957 case involving a conspiracy charge where a precedent has been set.
2007-06-25: Stripper Testifies About 2 Killings at a Party
A stripper being questioned by Attorney Nightingale testifies regarding the killings of two men at a birthday party.
2007-08-07: Teen's Homicide Case Sent to Juvenile Court
A case involving a teen accused of homicide, as represented by Attorney Patrick Nightingale, is moved to juvenile court.
2007-08-11: Battered Woman Defense to be Used In Girl's Murder Trial
Attorney Nightingale explains the situations where a “battered woman defense” may be applicable, with examples of cases where he had personal involvement.
2007-08-12: Just Decision: A Tormented Teen Defendant Is Treated Wisely
Judge Mariani decides to move a homicide trial involving an abused 13 year old girl who killed her father back to juvenile court.
2007-11-19: Juveniles Languish In Adult Jails
Patrick Nightingale comments on the Allegheny County Jail’s purpose to house people, not shattered juveniles.
2007-12-01: Convicted Strip Club Owner Survives Suicide Attempt
Attorney Patrick Nightingale is quoted by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette regarding a suicide attempt made by a man who was convicted of tax related charges.
2008-04-11: Deal Keeps Girl Who Killed Father Out of Jail
A female juvenile was adjudicated delinquent of involuntary manslaughter, but avoided jail time thanks to a deal presented by Attorney Patrick Nightingale and the Deputy District Attorney.
2008-10-24: Man Acquitted In Fatal 2006 Shooting
A man represented by Attorney Patrick Nightingale who was involved in a fatal shooting back in 2006 was acquitted of homicide charges.
2008-11-22: Questions Abound In Killing of FBI Agent
Attorney Nightingale provides in a case regarding homicide charges for the death of a FBI Agent.
2009-02-25: Unjust Treatment: An 11 Year Old Should Not Be Tried As An Adult
A case involving one of Mr. Nightingale’s clients is mentioned in a Pittsburgh Post Gazette article.
2009-03-11: Mechanic's Charges a "Test Case"
Patrick Nightingale comments on the defense of a mechanic charged with involuntary manslaughter.
2009-05-02: Sometimes Defendants Do the Darndest Things
Patrick Nightingale is quoted by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette regarding a defendant who did not heed any legal advice.
2009-06-10: Woman Gets House Arrest For Killing Live-In Boyfriend
A woman accused of voluntary manslaughter receives house arrest via a plea agreement.
2009-07-07: Jury Deadlocks Again In North Point Breeze Homicide
Following a jury trial where a man was accused of homicide, the jury deadlocks while considering an involuntary manslaughter charge.
2009-09-30: G-20 Protester Ordered to Trial Over Smashed Windows
Attorney Patrick Nightingale argues the reliability of the identification made by police regarding his client’s possible involvement in a vandalism incident.
2010-06-25: NYC Man Pleads Guilty to Vandalism For Graffiti
Patrick Nightingale discusses his client’s case and an arranged plea deal, regarding a series of incidents that resulted in $200,000 in graffiti damage.
2010-07-11: PA Bill Would Legalize Marijuana
Patrick Nightingale is mentioned regarding his efforts to legalize medicinal marijuana.
2010-07-29: Man Receives Time Served Plus Probation In Homicide Case
A man accused of homicide is represented by Attorney Patrick Nightingale and receives a negotiated plea deal for involuntary manslaughter.
2010-09-23: Defendant In Clergy Slaying Will Get New Trial
Attorney Nightingale is quoted regarding his involvement in a high profile homicide case.
2010-11-03: Attorney Patrick Nightingale Quoted Regarding "Combative Defendants"
In this Pittsburgh Post Gazette article Patrick Nightingale reminds defense attorneys that it’s their duty to represent defendants fairly even after outbursts.
2010-11-24: Attorney Nightingale Positions Client As "Model Prisoner"
Mr. Nightingale is mentioned by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette after asking for “immediate parole” for a client and positioning him as a model prisoner.
2011-08-26: Arrests During Protests In Bloomfield
Mr. Nightingale was quoted by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette regarding a client who was arrested during protests in Bloomfield.
2012-01-17: G-20 Protester Resentenced
A G-20 protester represented by Attorney Patrick Nightingale was resentenced and may have the conditions of his probation adjusted if payments are completed early.
2012-12-06: An Interview with KDKA Radio Show Host, Mike Pintek, on the Legalization of Marijuana
Attorney Nightingale sits down with KDKA News Radio show host, Mike Pintek, to discuss the topic of legalizing marijuana as the Executive Director of Pittsburgh NORML.
2013-05-04: Uniontown Man Asked Code Officer to Keep Mum About Pot
Mr. Nightingale defends a Uniontown man who was discovered to have a marijuana grow operation inside his home.
2013-11-02: Wrongly Jailed Lincoln-Lemington Man Praises Mother & Attorneys
DeAndre Brown credits his mother and attorneys Patrick Nightingale and Daniel Muessig for the resolution in his case.
2014-01-23: PA Nurses Endorse Medicinal Marijuana
Pennsylvania Medical Professionals endorse marijuana for medicinal use.
2014-02-01: Update: Wrongly Jailed Lincoln-Lemington Man Plans Suit
An alibi witness is brought into question due to the different opinions shared by Attorney Patrick Nightingale and a Pittsburgh detective.
2014-03-10: "Hire Me, I Think Like a Criminal", Pittsburgh Lawyer Says In YouTube Video
Attorney Patrick Nightingale’s co-worker, Attorney Daniel Muessig, receives attention on the internet for his new YouTube ad.
2014-03-20: Natrona Fire Hall Marijuana Suspect Held for Trial
After a growing system is found at the Natrona fire hall, Attorney Nightingale argues the lack of a connection to his client.
2014-06-10: Marijuana Gains Ground In Pennsylvania Senate
Patrick Nightingale reminds us how far he’s come and how far he has to go as the Executive Director of Pittsburgh NORML.
2014-07-24: DA Must Approve Some Arrests Based on Eyewitness Identification
Attorney Nightingale shows support for police and the District Attorney’s office in an interview with Trib Total Media.
2014-08-26: Medical Marijuana Advocates Speak Up At Meeting With Senator Folmer
Executive Director of Pittsburgh NORML, Patrick Nightingale, informs skeptics to look at the science supporting Marijuana.
2014-09-04: How Smoking Marijuana In Denver, CO Could Lead to Your Arrest In PA
After Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was found possessing marijuana, Attorney Nightingale sits down to discuss possible charges.
2014-10-29: Judge Hears Defense Requests In Attempted Homicide Case
Attorney Patrick Nightingale discusses the current status of his client’s attempted homicide case.