For the past 25+ years, I have been representing clients of all types, including personal injury clients. As a former prosecutor, I now defend the citizens before numerous Municipal courts throughout Bergen, Essex, Morris, Union, and Passaic Counties; and I assist persons in the Superior Court in complex litigation throughout the state.
For the past 18 years, I have been assisting persons in financial hardship, 10 years as a Partner in a Bankruptcy Law Firm, and since 2012 in my own firm. All the while, quietly working on behalf of my own son, who has a disability, to make sure that the education he gets, is the best the school system can provide.
I am now ready to assist you, with my over 25 years of legal/mediation and trial experience to help you get the "financial fresh start" through bankruptcy, making sure your child is getting all the benefits he/she is entitled to receive, take care of that traffic ticket or help with various other matters. We serve clients in Livingston, West Orange, Newark, Belleville, Clifton, Irvington, East Orange, Paterson, Passaic, and Verona.
Admitted to Bar
- New Jersey (1994);
- U.S. Supreme Court (1999).
- US Tax Court (2017);
- and New York State (2018 State and Federal -Southern and Eastern Districts)
Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1994) (Marshall, Phi Alpha Delta, Christancy Chapter (1991); Clerk, Phi Alpha Delta, Christancy Chapter (1991-1993));
Adelphi University: 1988 Paralegal Certification with Honors
State University of New York at Albany (B.A., 1990).
Honors & Awards
AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubble 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016;
Client Distinction Award 2013, 2014, 2015 - Martindale.com and Lawyers.com;
Top Lawyers in NJ - Highest in Ethical Standards and Professional Excellence - from the Legal Network 2013, 2014 And 2015;
"A+" Rating by The Better Business Bureau 2016;
Published as one of New Jersey's Top Rated Lawyers 2014 and 2015 as seen in the New Jersey Law Journal, The Wall Street Journal and Inside New Jersey;
Lifetime Member, Who's Who of Executives and Professionals;
General Counsel, Veteran's Chamber of Commerce - NJ (2014-Present);
Director, Union Township Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (2009);
Member, West Orange Special Education Parent Advisory Committee;
Alternate Prosecutor, Borough of Roseland, NJ; (2005-2007);
Member, Bankruptcy Inn of Court (2004-2012);
Membership Chair, Bankruptcy Inns of Court (2008-2009);
Programming Co-Chair, Bankruptcy Inns of Court (2006-2008);
Presenter, Institute of Continuing Legal Education: "Consumer Bankruptcy" (2008);
Presenter, 10th Annual Honorable William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference: "Exemptions, Lien Avoidance, Reaffirmation and Redemption" (2008);
Committee Member, Supreme Court of New Jersey - District Ethics Committee (2007-2012);
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International (1991-Present);
District Justice, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International, District XXI (2000-2001);
Justice, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International, New Jersey Alumni Chapter (1999-2000);
Associate District Justice, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International District XII (1993);
Recipient, Outstanding Service Award to Law School (1993);
Grand Marshall, Honorary Marshall's Service Society (September, 1993);
Member, Honorary Marshall's Service Society (1991-1993);
Managing Editor, "The Pillar" (1992-1994).