Bertram C. Okpokwasili, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Jersey City, NJ

Law Office of Bertram C. Okpokwasili
201 Mongomery Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 263
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: 201-771-0394
Fax: 201-839-3352
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (50%), Business/Corporate (10%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%), General Litigation (10%), Real Estate: Consumer (10%)


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Attorney Profile

Founder of The Law Office of Bertram C. Okpokwasili, Bertram C. Okpokwasili III is a criminal defense attorney who represents clients in New York City, New York, as well as Union County, Essex County, Hudson County, north Jersey and downtown Manhattan. With decades of experience, he handles the following criminal matters: reckless driving sentence reduction, DUI, drug crimes, embezzlement, fraud, white collar crimes, post-conviction matters, temporary restraining orders and federal crimes.

Along with criminal defense, Mr. Okpokwasili is also a business attorney who handles contracts, business formation, copyrights and trademarks, access agreements and landlord/tenant law. Admitted to practice in both New York and New Jersey, he is also admitted to practice before several federal courts. These include the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University, Mr. Okpokwasili moved on to law school at Rutgers Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctor. While in law school, he received the Eric R. Neisser Pro Bono Service Award and the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey Scholarship.

Mr. Okpokwasili is currently a trustee for the Youth Foundation of Jersey City and the Learning Community Charter School. A former adjunct professor for Rutgers Law School, he also served on the Solo and Small Firm Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association as a former board member and former trustee of the Jersey City Board of Education.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 10%General Litigation
  • 10%Real Estate: Consumer
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts, Business Organizations, DUI/DWI, Criminal Law - Federal


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

About Bertram C. Okpokwasili, III

Admitted: 2009, New Jersey

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Trustee, Youth Foundation of Jersey City
  • Trustee, Rutgers Law School Newark Alumni Association
  • Trustee, Jersey City Board of Education
  • Trustee, Learning Community Charter School

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Adjunct Professor, Rutgers Law School


  • Recipient, Trial Attorneys of New Jersey Scholarship, Rutgers Law School
  • , Recipient, Eric R. Neisser Pro Bono Service Award, Rutgers Law School

Bar/Professional Activity

  • District of New Jersey
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Section, Board Member
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • New Jersey
  • New York

Educational Background

  • Tufts University, B.A.
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Office Location for Bertram C. Okpokwasili, III

201 Mongomery Street
2nd Floor, Suite 263
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Phone: 201-771-0394

Fax: 201-839-3352

Last Updated: 2/11/2021

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