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S. Emile Lisboa, IV

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Hackensack, NJ

Galantucci & Patuto
21 Main St Ct Plaza S, West Wing, Suite 151
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-897-3711
Fax: 201-343-4639
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013, 2016 - 2017
Licensed in New Jersey Since: 2002
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (40%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (40%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish


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Attorney Profile

A criminal defense attorney with Galantucci & Patuto, S. Emile Lisboa IV represents clients in New York and New Jersey. With almost two decades of experience, he is a trial attorney and has worked on cases in federal and state courts involving crimes such as vehicular homicide, street crimes, white collar crimes, fraud and murder. His clients include public officials, law enforcement employees, business leaders, doctors, lawyers, entertainers and professional athletes.

Mr. Lisboa is admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The New Jersey Supreme Court certified him as a Criminal Trial Attorney and a Municipal Court Law Attorney.

Fluent in both Spanish and English, Mr. Lisboa graduated from Rutgers University in 1999, then moved on to law school at the same university. In 2002, he earned his Juris Doctor and worked for four years as an assistant prosecutor for the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.

He is a member of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, the New York State Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. Mr. Lisboa joins with the attorneys at his firm in representing clients facing charges related to sexual assault, internet crimes, weapons offenses, driving while intoxicated, commercial bribery, probation violations, organized crime and restraining orders.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Criminal Defense
  • 40%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 20%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

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


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2013, 2016 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

About S. Emile Lisboa, IV

First Admitted: 2002, New Jersey

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Educational Background

  • Rutgers University, B.A.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • New York Bar Association
  • New Jersey Hispanic Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2009
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2009
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2002
  • New Jersey, 2002
  • New York Bar, 2003


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • DRE - drugged driving - NJICLE
  • K-9 searches, Garden State CLE
  • Search and Seizure issues related to K-9 searches and how to successfully defend against improper K-9 searches, Presenter, Canine Search and Seizure, Garden State CLE, Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2019
  • Rutgers School of Law- Newark
  • Guest speaker on cross-examination, Criminal Trial Presentation

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Municipal Court Law Attorney, 2014
  • Drager Alcotest 7110 Operator Certification, 2009
  • Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, 2009
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Office Location for S. Emile Lisboa, IV

21 Main St Ct Plaza S
West Wing, Suite 151
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Phone: 201-897-3711

Fax: 201-343-4639

Last Updated: 9/18/2021

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