- Successfully represented a pharmacist in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania regarding allegations of conspiracy to distribute opioids, distribution of opioids, obstruction of justice, and false statements to federal law enforcement officials. Following aggressive and strategic representation in a federal criminal case that lasted 3 1/2 years, succeeded in obtaining immunity for the client and preventing prosecution and also succeeded in helping the client begin to conquer his gambling addition as well as very serious mental health issues. Additionally, the client was not only able to maintain his career as a Pharm.D. as well as his license, but he has also been restored to a good life as a beloved husband, father, and son. As reflected on the client's full review on Avvo.com entitled "Pharmacist in trouble touched by an angel in his shoulder," the client shares that "I am a hard headed man which got my way till i dealt with NiaLena. I could not win over her and she broke me down piece by piece everything about me and every lie i ever told. I decided to listen to her and man am i grateful for that. She opened my eyes and reached deep down in me to find a very troubled man lost at the mercy of the law and the world. I can't find the words to describe her as only my heart knows. She took me from the depth of destruction and surfaced me. She gave me a new life. I am a changed man because of her.... She is the best by far. She is a strong woman that will never back down and she has great communication skills and pays attention to detail with sound judgement. When dealing with the DEA/FBI is no easy task, without NiaLena i can only imagine where my life would be. I am crying now and these are happy tears. She helped me not only with the case but also in all areas of my life. She became family. She won the case for me and she has won a friend for life.... I lost my mother to cancer but if she was here she will deeply hugged you for saving her son."
- Successfully represented a medical doctor against various charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, which threatened his ability to maintain his license and practice medicine. In a race against the clock, the defense embarked upon a path of intensely aggressive and proactive pretrial representation and succeeded in having all charges withdrawn only four months after his arrest. The doctor is now continuing his promising career of being able to practice medicine and help patients in need.
- Succeeded in helping a medical doctor take back his life and his career, both of which had been spiraling out of control and which had resulted in federal criminal charges involving online pharmacies.
- As reflected on the full review on Avvo.com entitled "NiaLena Is More Than Just An Attorney," the client shares that “she represented more than just facts about the law and ways to objectively improve my disposition in my case. She reflected abundant love and ardor for my case than expected. NiaLena was extremely responsible in making sure that all the information was dissected involving the case and my life. Furthermore, her meticulousness involved knowing almost every detail of my life so that she could provide the best representation possible for my case. She made it possible to always be in contact with me weekly to analyze different possibilities in handling my case. As she delved more into my case and life, she requested that I see a psychiatrist, [although] interestingly, I did not see myself as having a problem. As we investigated and managed this issue further, I found it to be of great value [and] discovered that this was a prodigious reason why I made many of the careless decisions in my life, including those decisions I made that got me involved with this case. I found myself discovering a new person that I never knew – one with a different outlook on life, and a sincere desire to be a better individual.”