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Certified Legal Specialties
Criminal Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1985
New Jersey, 1976
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1975
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1981
U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
New York University School of Law - New York, New York
J.D. – 1975
Major: Criminal law clinic
State v. James Hall – Acquitted Murder
Cecil v. Linden 360,000 Verdict
Brizak v. Ford Motor Co. – 625000 Verdict
State v. Moscaritolo – PTT Police Officer
State v. Waldie – – Acquitted N.J. St. Trooper
State v. Behn
State v. Jiminez
State v. Chippero
State v. Lafond
State v. Horvath – Acquitted School Teacher
State v. Kirk – Acquitted Murder
State v. Bright – Case Dismissed Drugs
State v. Police Officer S.G.
State v. Yates
State of NJ v. Richard Chippero – Death Penalty Case, acquitted Rape
State of NJ v. Michael Behn – Death Penalty and Life Sentence reversed on appeal
St. v. Wason Brockington – Murder Aquitted
St v. Shakime Saunders – 1st degree drug distribution, plea to simple Possession, Sentence to Intensive Parole
St. v. Vasil Kovalcik – Child Molesting, Acquitted
St. v. Rene Logan – 144 counts of embezzlement and fraud. Plea bargain, 3 counts, sentenced probation
St. v. Mike Martinez – Murder Hung Jury
St. v. Davis Lopez – Murder Hung Jury
Lecture, Criminal Trial Preparation, Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Lecture, Super Saturday Annual Seminars Trial Dynamics, Confession Cases, Drug Defenses, Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
Lecture, Cross Examining Expert Witnesses, New Jersey Public Defender’s Office Continuing Education
Honors & Awards
Awarded for his use of the Open Public Records Act to obtain discovery in a criminal defense case
Middlesex County Bar Association Criminal Trial Practice Award – 2016
Martindale Hubbell’s Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards Reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary – 2016
Middlesex County Bar Association 2015 Criminal Trial Practice Attorney of the Year
Middlesex County Bar Association Criminal Trial Practice Award – 2015
N.J. Law Journal Award – 2009
National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers in NJ, 2007 – Present
Strathmore’s Who’s Who Professional of the Year 2007 Criminal Defense
Super Lawyers of NJ, 2007 – Present. This is a designation that is limited to no more than 5% of the attorneys in New Jersey.
10 Leaders of Criminal Defense Law, 2005 – Present
Professional Associations & Memberships
National College of Criminal Defense, Graduate, Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, Board of Governors
American Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2007 – Present
Past Employment Positions
Union County Region, Public Defender – Trial Attorney, 1976 – 1979
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.C., Associate, 1979 – 1981
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