Michael J. Montanari

Top rated Family Law attorney in Little Falls, New Jersey

Montanari Law Group, LLC
Michael J. Montanari
Montanari Law Group, LLC

Practice Areas: Family Law, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense; view more

Licensed in New Jersey since: 2000

Education: Seton Hall University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012

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Montanari Law Group, LLC

1 Lower Notch Rd
Little Falls, NJ 07424 Visit website


Attorney Michael J. Montanari is the owner and founder of The Montanari Law Group, LLC, in Little Falls, New Jersey. Focusing on criminal defense, family law and personal injury, he serves clients in the counties of Bergen and Passaic, and across New Jersey.

A fierce litigator, Mr. Montanari has dismissed serious criminal charges his clients were accused of, before the New Jersey Supreme Court. He extends his practice to the fields of civil, employment, real estate, municipal and administrative law. He strives to safeguard the rights and interests of his clients, providing strong support to their claims. He has more than two decades of experience representing people on various matters including expungement and driving under the influence.

An alumnus of Seton Hall University School of Law, Mr. Montanari secured his doctorate in jurisprudence in 2000. Later in 1995, he received his Bachelor of Arts in history from Fordham University. 

Licensed in New Jersey since 2000, Mr. Montanari started his own firm just three years after. Gaining experience in each area of practice, he earned a wealth of satisfied clients who received his dedicated client service. He is rated “Very Good” on Avvo.

Mr. Montanari has formerly served as a public defender at the Bloomfield Municipal Court and is the Board of Health Attorney at Springfield Township. He has obtained several recognitions for his meritorious career, including being listed in America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, the American Institute of Criminal law Attorneys’ 10 Best Attorneys and the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys’ Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys. Moreover, he has received acclaim for being selected as The Italian Tribune’s Best New Jersey Lawyer for Criminal, Labor & Employment Law in 2012.

Practice areas

Family Law, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Criminal Defense

Focus areas

Criminal Law, Personal Injury - Plaintiff

  • 50% Family Law
  • 30% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Criminal Defense

First Admitted: 2000, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: https://www.ddsmlaw.com/attorneys/michael-j-montanari/

  • America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys – 2017
  • Italian Tribune Best NJ Lawyer for Criminal, Labor & Employment Law – 2012
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys – 2020
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2010, 2011 & 2012
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys 10 Best – 2020
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
Educational Background:
  • Fordham University, Bachelor of Arts in History, 1995

Office location for Michael J. Montanari

1 Lower Notch Rd
Little Falls, NJ 07424

Phone: 973-233-4396


2 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012

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