Eric John Marcy - Criminal Lawyer in NJ

Eric John Marcy
Phone: 732.855.6004
Fax: 732.726.6630
Bar Admission:

New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1982

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J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 1982
B.A., Boston College, magna cum laude, 1977

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Biographical Information:

Eric Marcy is a shareholder with the Woodbridge based firm of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A. He has been employed with the firm since September of 1985 and has a wide variety of experience in criminal, civil, and administrative litigation.

Mr. Marcy's undergraduate dual majors were psychology and philosophy.  Prior to joining Wilentz, Mr. Marcy served the State of New Jersey as a Deputy Attorney General in the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, Department of Law and Public Safety, Office of the Attorney General in the Appellate and Trial sections (1982-1985). 

He was appointed by the Middlesex County Freeholders to serve as a member of the Middlesex County Mental Health Board (1989-1993).  He was appointed by the Morris County Freeholders as a member of the Morris County Mental Health Board (1994-1997) and was elected chairperson (1996-1997).  In his capacity as a member of the Middlesex and Morris County Mental Health Boards, he reviewed requests and made recommendations for allocations of county and state funding for community mental health services.  He was appointed by Governor James E. McGreevey to the Board of Trustees for the Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in 2004, elected vice-chair for 2004–2005 and annually re-elected chair for the years 2005-2015.  He was re-appointed to the Greystone Board of Trustees by Governor Richard J. Codey in 2006, Governor Jon Corzine in 2008, and Governor Chris Christie in 2014.

Mr. Marcy has been a member of the New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers since 1987.  He served as a Trustee of the NJ-ACDL from 2001 to 2010.  He also served on the legislative committee and was instrumental in creating the Association’s  website and was the website administrator for the NJ-ACDL (

He is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Marcy has served as a member of the Local Working Group on Electronic Technology in the District of New Jersey.

Mr. Marcy served as an instructor for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education Criminal Practice “Skills and Methods” program for newly admitted attorneys from 2000 to 2009.

Mr. Marcy has been selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers® lists 2006-2009, and 2017.  Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters.  A description of their selection process can be found in the respective link above. The aforementioned organization is a private peer review organization, not a court specific public certification vehicle.  No aspect of this advertisement has been submitted to or approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

He is also an authorized attorney under the New Jersey State PBA Legal Protection Plan, representing law enforcement officers in administrative, civil and criminal matters.

Area of Emphasis:
Class Action Litigation, all aspects of State and Federal Criminal Defense Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense, Civil and Criminal Commercial Fraud Litigation, Medicaid Fraud, Securities Fraud, Criminal Tax Litigation, Corporate Investigations, Subpoena Compliance, Civil Litigation related to Criminal Litigation, Civil Rights Litigation arising from allegations of law enforcement misconduct, Administrative Litigation relating to disciplinary proceedings involving law enforcement officers and government employees, Administrative Litigation involving the professional licensing of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, hearing aid dispensers, Public Employee Pension Forfeiture, Parole and Construction Litigation