James J. Leonard, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Atlantic City, NJ

Leonard Law Group, L.L.C.
 | 1200 Atlantic Avenue, Second Floor
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone: 609-345-5800
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%),
  • Entertainment & Sports (10%)

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Attorney Profile

James J. Leonard Jr. is a New Jersey attorney who has built a national reputation for himself by representing people accused of crimes in difficult and high-profile cases. Through his practice at Leonard Law Group, L.L.C., Mr. Leonard represents clients throughout New Jersey in criminal defense, family law and immigration matters.

While working toward his law degree from Villanova University School of Law, Mr. Leonard interned with the district attorneys’ office for the city of Philadelphia, where he helped successfully prosecute dozens of cases against adult and juvenile defendants. Following law school, he switched to criminal defense, practicing as an associate at a prominent New Jersey firm.

Mr. Leonard started his own practice in 2002 and quickly became one of the most prominent defense attorneys in New Jersey. Among the clients he has successfully defended over the years have been music and television entertainers, celebrities and people accused of notorious crimes.

Some of these cases have brought national media attention to Mr. Leonard. In one famous case, Mr. Leonard represented a murder suspect who was labeled a serial killer by the media. The case received a great deal of attention, resulting in Mr. Leonard being profiled on popular television programs including “Good Morning America,” “48 Hours” and “America’s Most Wanted,” as well as in the New York Times. With Mr. Leonard’s strong defense, the client was released from jail and charges have never been filed in the case. 

Such was his reputation in the state that two different couples retained Mr. Leonard’s services to handle contract negotiations concerning appearances on the popular program “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.”

In 2009, Mr. Leonard founded the lifestyle magazine The Boardwalk Journal, for which he served as publisher and chief executive officer.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (70%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%): DUI/DWI

Entertainment & Sports (10%)

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI: DUI/DWI

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017

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About James Leonard, Jr.

Admitted: 2001, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: http://www.leonardlawgroup.com/attorney-james-leonard-jr.htm...

Honors and Awards:

  • Voted Best of the Press for Outstanding Legal Services by the Press of Atlantic City, Best of The Press - Legal Services

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of The Boardwalk Journal
Office Location for James J. Leonard, Jr.

1200 Atlantic Avenue
Second Floor
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Phone: 609-345-5800

 

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Last Updated: 10/12/2016

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