2017: Settled case for $750,000 against two Homicide Detectives for a coercing a confession from the plaintiff who was acquitted in a double homicide.
2016: Settled civil rights case on behalf of Occupy Philly plaintiffs suing on behalf of their First Amendment rights.
2016: Settled wrongful death case on behalf of a person allegedly armed and fleeing police.
2015: Following a lengthy investigation by Mr. Hetznecker into client's self-defense claim, the prosecution dismissed the murder charges.
2015: After defeating the City's motion for summary judgment, Mr. Hetznecker settled a wrongful death case on behalf of the estate of a mentally ill inmate released in the middle of the night.
2014: In a high profile white collar federal prosecution, Mr. Hetznecker's client was acquitted of all twenty counts charging conspiracy, wire fraud and mail fraud.
2014: Settled a civil rights case for $2.5 million against the City of Philadelphia police department for the killing of an unarmed passenger in a stolen vehicle and the wounding the driver.
2014: Following a defense investigation succeeded in getting a federal drug indictment dismissed before trial.
2013: Part of a team of lawyers that secured acquittals for 12 Occupy Philly protestors arrested inside Wells Fargo Bank.
2013: Secured acquittals on 13 of 14 counts on behalf of a defendant in the biggest RICO conspiracy prosecution of the Philadelphia La Cosa Nostra Family in a decade. The jury could not reach a decision on the remaining count.
2012: Secured an order for de-certification for a juvenile accused of murder. The defendant will now be tried as a juvenile instead of facing the prospect of forty years in an adult prison.
2012: Filed a lawsuit against Philadelphia Police Officers for killing an unarmed passenger in a stolen car.
2012: Settled civil rights case against the Philadelphia prison system for failing to protect a vulnerable inmate from the sexual assault by his cellmate.
2012: Represented Occupy Philly activists, securing acquittals in three prosecutions, based on the First Amendment.
2010: Represented six peace activists arrested at the Army Experience Center. All six were acquitted on First Amendment grounds.
2008-2010: Represented members of the Anti-Racist Network charged with criminal mischief and conspiracy. Successfully argued a motion to disclose the identity of undercover agents.
2008-2010: Represented an animal rights activist on appeal to the Third Circuit following his conviction for conspiracy to violate the Animal Enterprise Protection Act.
2008: Settled a wrongful death, civil rights suit against the Philadelphia Police Department in the choking death of a suspected drug dealer.
2007: Represented peace activists arrested inside the building housing the office of U.S. Senator Rick Santorum. All were acquitted on First Amendment grounds.
2006: Secured an acquittal for the Commissioner of the Philadelphia Streets Department, the highest ranking member of Mayor John Street's administration indicted in the federal corruption probe.
2006: Secured the acquittal on behalf of a protestor arrested during the BIO 2005 convention.
2005: Represented a Muslim American in a two year investigation by the F.B.I. terrorism task force. The indictment against her was eventually dismissed.
2004: Defended an animal rights activist in a several cases, including a federal investigation.
1993 - 2004: Represented nine members of the MOVE organization in post-conviction proceedings stemming from the 1981 conviction of the murder of a Philadelphia police officer.
2002: Defended protestors charged with riot, assault and conspiracy.
2001: Sued the City of Philadelphia on behalf of two dozen protestors arrested in the "Puppet Space" during the Republic National Convention. The civil rights suit was based on violations of both the First Amendment and Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
2001: Successfully defended a man charged with first degree murder based on false memory syndrome. After twelve years of pre-trial litigation the charges were eventually dropped.
2000: Successfully represented dozens of protestors arrested during the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. With a team of lawyers secured acquittals for dozens of protestors.
1999: On First Amendment grounds, secured acquittals for the Abolitionist Seven, a group of anti-death penalty activists charged with obstructing the administration of justice.
1998: Settled wrongful death case on behalf of the estate of inmate against the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
1998: Successfully sued a suburban township police department for a profile stop on behalf of an African-American Court of Common Pleas judge from Philadelphia.
1997: Settled a wrongful death, civil rights suit against the Philadelphia police department in the shooting death of an armed civilian.
1996: Sued the City of Philadelphia Department of Corrections for sexual harassment on behalf of two female prison guards.
1995: In a highly publicized case, saved the life of a man charged with capital murder in the killing of his wife.
1995: Capital murder trial, saved the life of a man charged with killing a Philadelphia Police Officer.
1994: Secured acquittals for two members of the Catholic Worker Organization, protesting the closing of churches in impoverished neighborhoods.
1993: During a campaign to unionize in Chester County, successfully defended two dozen mushroom workers charged with various offenses, including riot and conspiracy.
1992: One of the first lawyers in Pennsylvania to have his client exonerated of rape and sexual assault pretrial, through DNA testing.