Criminal Defense & White Collar Litigation

Our Criminal Defense & White Collar Litigation practice is among the most established and diverse state and federal practices of its kind. Our team is led by a certified criminal trial attorney and includes former assistant county prosecutors and deputy attorneys general who have distinguished themselves in difficult and highly publicized cases. Members of our team have extensive experience in criminal, civil, administrative, and regulatory litigation arising out of law enforcement, criminal law and civil rights issues.

Our criminal lawyers handle white collar crime and investigations, criminal appeals in state and federal courts, federal criminal defense, serious criminal matters, municipal court cases, juvenile delinquency cases, expungements and other specialized criminal litigation.

We  have experience in federal, state, municipal and administrative courts, at trial and appellate levels.  Members of our team concentrate in specific criminal law areas, such as complex white collar and regulatory matters, to issues that implicate mental health concerns, to driving while intoxicated cases and routine municipal court matters.  Our attorneys appear before every court of New Jersey,  including federal, state, administrative and municipal courts. 

We also handle matters in federal district courts outside of New Jersey, including the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, the Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, the District of Wisconsin, and the Southern District of California.

When to Seek Legal Counsel

Early representation is critical in defending a matter and heading off a prosecution in the criminal justice system.  An indictment alone can be extremely destructive to an individual or to a company.  Proactive pre-indictment action sometimes is the most effective way to prevent the emotional and economic damages that created by an indictment.

When you, your company or your loved one needs legal representation, the Criminal Law team at Wilentz is prepared to protect your rights, advocate on your behalf and be dedicated to helping you to generate the most efficient and favorable result available.




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Barry A. Cooke

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Darren M. Gelber

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John E. Hogan

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Jay J. Ziznewski