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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 served as a member of the trial team, domestic violence, juvenile crimes, and firearms forfeiture units. A former New Jersey 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 Newark, serving 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, where he honed his skills in criminal defense. 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. He has also been called upon as a respected legal resource in the area of criminal defense, gun rights, marijuana laws, and domestic violence. 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 several former prosecutors and judicial law clerks, including a former Morris County Assistant Prosecutor who served in the weapons forfeiture unit and is highly knowledgeable in this area. During his time with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, he gained invaluable insight into prosecutorial strategy, which he now puts to work on behalf of our clients. In fact, he uses his insider’s understanding of the legal system to protect the legal rights of defendants like you.

Our team also includes a former municipal and DWI prosecutor who previously prosecuted defendants accused of a wide range of offenses in over twenty distinct municipalities in New Jersey. With this experience on the other side of the legal aisle, he uses his knowledge of the inner workings of the judicial system in New Jersey to provide superior defense representation. Yet another attorney who serves as a crucial component of our criminal trial team is a dedicated child abuse defense lawyer, who has a depth of knowledge in the realm of DCPP defense and can assist you with related matters. Bringing this unique combination of mastery in various areas of criminal defense law in New Jersey, our legal team is highly equipped to handle every aspect of your case. Contact us for the personalized guidance and assistance you need today.

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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