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Essex County NJ Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you are facing criminal charges in Essex County, it is imperative that you contact a criminal defense lawyer immediately. Choosing the right lawyer to represent you will probably be the most important decision you ever make. Do not jeopardize your freedom or your future by taking this matter lightly. The outcome of your case could change the course of your life.

The Tormey Law Firm is a highly respected local firm with lawyers who are familiar with Essex County courtrooms. We are dedicated to aggressively protecting the legal rights of our clients because we believe that everyone is entitled to a strong defense. We are also highly informed about the law in New Jersey because we concentrate exclusively on criminal defense and DWI defense.

Our Game-Changing Attorneys

Our team includes a former Morris County Assistant Prosecutor who has tried high-profile cases involving attempted murder, aggravated assault, and felony marijuana distribution. A former Morris County Municipal Prosecutor with first-hand exposure to the inner workings of New Jersey's Municipal Court system. Several attorneys who have worked for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey in the sex crimes, white-collar crimes, and gang task force units. A retired New Jersey State Trooper and Police Academy Instructor who now serves as a private investigator and expert witness for the firm. A Certified Operator of the Alcotest 7110 Breathalyzer Device , who evaluates police protocol in all DWI cases to identify errors in procedure. Having defended thousands of clients in New Jersey's Superior and Municipal Courts, The Tormey Law Firm's seasoned attorneys fight to win.

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Our Number 1 Priority: Securing You a Win

The Tormey Law Firm is a criminal defense team with experienced litigators who understand the nuances of NJ criminal laws and who know how to get the job done in the courtroom. The firm’s founding partner, Travis J. Tormey, has successfully handled thousands of criminal cases in the State of New Jersey. Prior to starting the firm, Mr. Tormey worked for the United States Attorney’s Office in the gang task force, sex crimes unit, and white collar crimes unit. He also worked for two of the largest law firms in New Jersey. Now he is dedicated to helping clients, like you, fight criminal charges.

Mr. Tormey was recently named one of the Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 In New Jersey in 2014 by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys. He was also heralded as one of the Top 40 Attorneys Under 40 in the Nation in 2014 by the National Trial Lawyers Association. In addition, Mr. Tormey has been referred to by other criminal defense attorneys in New Jersey as the “King of YouTube”. For additional information on criminal defense in New Jersey, please see our renowned YouTube channel.

The firm’s criminal defense team also includes Alissa D. Hascup, a former Morris County Assistant Prosecutor and Special Deputy Attorney General. During her time with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Ms. Hascup gained invaluable insight into prosecutorial strategy by prosecuting a number of criminal cases. Now she uses her insider’s understanding of the legal system to protect the legal rights of defendants like you.

Ms. Hascup is not only a former county prosecutor but also a former DWI prosecutor. She now uses this invaluable experience to defend our clients. Christopher Perry is a former judicial law clerk to a Superior Court Judge in New Jersey. His knowledge of the inner workings of the judicial system in New Jersey is a crucial component to our criminal trial team. Finally, Navarro Gray also spent time at the US Attorneys office with Mr. Tormey. In fact, Mr. Tormey and Mr. Gray have been handling criminal defense cases together now for many years. Their knowledge and experience with regards to prosecuting and defending criminal cases in New Jersey is unmatched.

What our clients say about us

Excellent attorney, highly recommend his talents

"I was facing serious trouble for marijuana possession. Was looking at probation, loss of driving privileges and even jail time. Travis's great knowledge of his clients constitutional rights"


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Our NJ lawyers represent clients in Belleville, Bloomfield, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, City of Orange, East Orange, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Irvington, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Short Hills, Montclair, Upper Montclair, Newark, North Caldwell, Nutley, Roseland, South Orange Village, Verona, West Caldwell, West Orange, Wayne, Clifton and Paterson. Call us at 201-654-3464 or toll-free at 888-668-1940.

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