Philip Nettl, Esq. is a practicing attorney in New Brunswick, with the law firm of Benedict and Altman. His practice focuses exclusively on Criminal Defense. He is a two-time graduate of Rutgers, having received his Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University, and his law degree from Rutgers Law School-Camden. He joined Benedict and Altman directly from law school in 2004, and has built up his experience in criminal cases ever since. Nettl’s first trial experience came in a capital murder trial, the last capital prosecution in Middlesex County. Since then, he has conducted numerous jury trials in both state and federal courts. His most publicized trial experience came while representing Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers student accused of invading his roommate's privacy. In addition to representing clients at the trial level, Nettl also has an accomplished appellate practice, as he coordinates most of the appeals handled by the firm.
Nettl is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey, the Middlesex County Bar Association, and the New Brunswick Bar Association. He is also licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. He was recently appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to the District VIII Ethics Committee, a volunteer organization of lawyers that investigates complaints of attorney misconduct in Middlesex County region. In 2010 and 2012, Nettl was named in New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine as a "Rising Star" in the field of Criminal Defense. In addition to teaching at Rutgers, he has been a guest lecturer at Brookdale Community College, and he lectures at Continuing Legal Education seminars for fellow attorneys.