Joseph A. Levin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Atlantic City, NJ

Levin Weinstock Levin
 | 3123 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone: 609-345-9005
Fax: 609-345-0043
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%),
  • Appellate (0%)

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Attorney Profile

Joseph A. Levin is the founding member of Levin Pisetzner Levin, located in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Mr. Levin is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney and as a Municipal Court Law Attorney. For more than 20 years, Mr. Levin has successfully represented the criminally accused in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and federal courts, securing acquittals or dismissals for clients charged with offenses such as murder, vehicular homicide, aggravated assault, aggravated sexual assault, robbery, gun offenses, drug distribution and possession, casino crimes, underage gambling, driving while intoxicated and more. He is proud of the fact that he has been retained to aggressively defend, counsel, and advise professionals, politicians, lawyers, doctors, businesspersons, police officers, firefighters, teachers, casino employees, and many others. He zealously advocates on behalf of his clients and cares deeply about providing quality representation and achieving quality results.    

In addition to being a Certified Criminal and Municipal Trial Attorney, Mr. Levin also is highly regarded by his fellow professionals, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a perfect 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. Mr. Levin previously served as the Chair of the Supreme Court of New Jersey's District I Ethics Committee and formerly served as the President of the Atlantic County Bar Association. In 2017, Mr. Levin was named the Atlantic County recipient of the New Jersey Bar Association's Professionalism Award, given to a lawyer that, throughout the lawyer's career, has demonstrated the highest standards with respect to character, competence, civility, ethics, and professionalism. Mr. Levin remains an active participant in several other legal organizations, including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  He also is the Chair of Atlantic County's Pro Bono Domestic Violence Calendar Assistance Program.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

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

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

Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Appellate (0%)

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020

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About Joseph Levin

Admitted: 1996, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: http://www.jlevinlaw.com/Attorney-Profile/Joseph-A-Levin.sht...

Honors/Awards:

  • American Jurisprudence Award for Professional Responsibility (Ethics)
  • Selected as a New Jersey Super Lawyer by New Jersey Monthly Magazine, 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • Chair, Atlantic County Pro Bono Domestic Violence Calendar, 2012
  • Member, "Top 40 People Under 40," Atlantic City Weekly, 2007
  • Vice-President, Atlantic County Bar Association, 2013-2014
  • Selected/ Rated as AV/Preeminent Lawyer (Highest Rating) by Martindale-Hubbell, 2012
  • G.P.A. 3.268, Top 21% based on class standing of 85/401, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Municipal Court Law Attorney, 2014-present
  • Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, 2008 - present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President-Elect, Atlantic County Bar Association, 2014-2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2002
  • Secretary, Atlantic County Bar Association, 2011-2012
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1996
  • Vice-Chair, Supreme Court of New Jersey, District I Ethics Committee, 2012-2013
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey, Member, District I Ethics Committee, 2010 - Present
  • Officer/ President, Atlantic County Bar Association, 2015-2016
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2003
  • Treasurer, Atlantic County Bar Association, 2012-2013
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2001
  • City of Margate, Margate Ethics Board, Member/Vice-President, 2005 - Present
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member, Atlantic County Municipal Defense Attorney Association
  • New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Vice-President, Atlantic County Bar Association, 2013-2014
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2001
  • Chair, Supreme Court of New Jersey, District I Ethics Committee, 2013-2015
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1995
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Atlantic County Bar Association, 2007-present
  • Member, Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys of New Jersey
  • Officer and Trustee, Atlantic County Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer, Atlantic County Pro Bono Domestic Violence Calendar, 2001-present
  • Member, Supreme Court of New Jersey, Ad Hoc Committee on Domestic Violence, 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-author, "The Temporary Insanity Defense in California", The Public Law Research Institute Report, 1995
  • Federalism of Crime, The Role of Federal and State Governments in the Criminal Justice System
  • Lecturer, "New Jersey's Mandatory Sentencing Laws", Rowan University, 2012
  • Presenter, "Municipal Court 101", Continuing Legal Education, 2012
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, Hastings Law Journal, Associate Symposium Editor, 1994 - 1995
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, Hastings Law Journal, Member, 1993 - 1994

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • State v. MJG
  • In State v. MT
  • In State v. JS
  • in State v. MW
  • in State v. JDM
  • In State v. JS
  • Esquire in United States v. JM et al

Representative Clients:

  • Ex-Atlantic City Councilman Eugene Robinson
  • Atlantic City Council President William Marsh
  • Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Legal commentator, “Good Day Philadelphia ”
  • Legal commentator, Fox News (Philadelphia)
  • Legal commentator, ABC (Philadelphia)
  • Legal commentator, "Geraldo Rivera Live "
  • Legal commentator, ESPN
  • Legal commentator in the New York Times
  • Legal commentator, NBC (Philadelphia)
  • Legal commentator, CBS Sports
  • Legal commentator, “Its Your Call with Lynn Doyle "
  • Legal commentator, Fox Sports
  • Legal commentator, CBS (Philadelphia)

Educational Background:

  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona B.A. magna cum laude - December, 1991 Honors: G.P.A. 3.824, Dean's List, 8/87-12/91, Major: Philosophy, Major: Political Science

Industry Groups

  • Atlantic County Bar Association (Officer/President)
  • Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
  • Certified Municipal Court Law Attorney
  • District I Ethics Committee (Chair)
  • Margate Ethics Board (Vice-Chair).
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Office Location for Joseph A. Levin

3123 Atlantic Avenue
Suite 100
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Phone: 609-345-9005

Fax: 609-345-0043

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Last Updated: 10/28/2019

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