Patrick J. Jennings

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Hackensack, NJ

Attorney at Law
 | 155 Polifly Road, Suite 201
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-342-2000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%)

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Attorney Profile

Patrick J. Jennings is a trial attorney who specializes in criminal defense and business, commercial and general equity litigation.

Mr. Jennings is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as both a Civil and Criminal Trial Attorney. Mr. Jennings is one of less than fifty attorneys out of over 80,000 in the State who holds both certified trial distinctions.

Mr. Jennings has been selected as a member of the National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of New Jersey for 2012, 2013 and 2014. 

In December 2010, Mr. Jennings secured--after a four month, high profile jury trial--the complete acquittal of a supected hit man who was charged with murder, conspiracy to murder, weapons possession and insurance fraud, in a case characterized by law enforcement as an "orchestrated professional mob-style execution."  

As as a civil litigator, Mr. Jennings has tried and/or litigated will contests, trade secret and restrictive covenant disputes, closely-held corporate disputes, limited liability company and partnership disputes, complex real estate matters, RICO and civil forfeiture matters, estate disputes, breach of contract cases, contested guardianship matters and personal injury cases.  

Mr. Jennings holds the coveted Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating and has been named to the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers every year since 1998. In addition, Mr. Jennings has been selected to New Jersey Super Lawyers for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Mr. Jennings, is a former law secretary to the Honorable Kevin M. O'Halloran, former presiding judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County, Chancery Division, General Equity Part.

Mr. Jennings is also a licensed New York attorney.  He maintains an office in Saratoga Springs, New York and represents owners, trainers, and jockeys in the Throroughbred and Harness racing industry.  

* AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (40%)

Business Litigation (40%)

Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2018

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About Patrick Jennings

Admitted: 1989, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: http://www.pjjennlaw.com/attorney-profile.html

Honors and Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating; Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys 1998-2013. Top Attorney Rating "Superb"--AVVO Attorney Rating Service      
  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award, Criminal Procedure

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Contract Advisor and Agent, National Football League Players Association
  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney
  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Association for Justice
  • Trial Attorneys of New Jersey
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • Associate Member, Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Certified Trial Attorney Committee
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Equity Jurisprudence Committee
  • Hudson County Bar Association
  • Member, Bergen County Bar Association, Criminal Practice Committee
  • Member, Bergen County Bar Association, General Equity Committee
  • New York, 1990
  • New Jersey, 1989

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, District IIB Fee Arbitration Committee 2009-2012

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • State v. William Silvi and Daniel Tunks, Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County, Law Division, Criminal Part; Indictment No. 09-01-0227-I.  Represented Daniel Tunks, alleged hit man in alleged murder for hire and secured complete acquittal of charges against him which included, murder, conspiracy to murder, weapons possession, and theft by deception. 

Educational Background:

  • William Paterson College--Wayne, New Jersey, B.S. in Economics, 1985
  • Temple University School of Law--Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, LL.M. in Trial Advocacy 2000
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Office Location for Patrick J. Jennings

155 Polifly Road
Suite 201
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Phone: 201-342-2000

 

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Last Updated: 10/12/2015

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