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.
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).