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James M. Porfido

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Morristown, NJ

James M. Porfido, Attorney at Law, L.L.C.
31 Washington Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-683-1140
Fax: 973-683-1147
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2022
Licensed in New Jersey Since: 1989
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (60%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Attorney Profile

James M. Porfido, Attorney at Law, is dedicated to providing aggressive and diligent criminal defense for clients in Morristown and throughout northern New Jersey. Other attorneys may dabble in criminal law, but Mr. Porfido focuses his entire attention, energy and skill to vigorously representing his clients’ rights. His experience and training allow him to tackle the most complex and demanding cases.

He has been actively involved in criminal law for more than 20 years, skillfully handling a wide variety of cases, including those involving DUI/DWI, drug charges, sexual assault, theft, burglary, juvenile delinquency and expungements.

Mr. Porfido earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Bridgeport School of Law in 1988 after graduating with from Seton Hall University as a Dean's List Student in 1985 . Upon graduation from Law School he served as a Judicial Lawclerk for the Honorable Ronald B. Graves, JSC ( Retired from the App. Div) From 1989-1997, Mr. Porfido served as an Assistant Morris County prosecutor. He was also the Chief Prosecutor and Division Head of the Vehicular Homicide and Assault by Auto Unit, and the Chief and Division Head of the  Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit. In addition, he was Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney in 1995 and Re-Certified in 2002, 2007 and 2012.

Mr. Porfido is a member of numerous professional organizations. He is also involved in community service, serving on the Board of Directors of the Teresa G. Wright Promise Foundation, D.A.R.E. of New Jersey, Hope House of Dover, the New Jersey Crime Victim Law Center and the Morristown Memorial of Health Foundation(Pediatric Philanthropic Foundation).

In addition, he has received many different awards and honors, including recognition by the Policeman's Benevolent Association, the Fraternal Order of Police and the New Jersey Crime Victims Law Center.

Certificates and Credentials

About James M. Porfido

First Admitted: 1989, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: https://www.porfidolaw.com/james-m-porfido/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lecturer, Criminal Trial Preparation, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), 1999 - 2000
  • Lecturer, Criminal Trial Preparation, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), 2002
  • Lecturer, Criminal Trial Preparation, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), 2002
  • Representing Crime Victims in the Criminal & Civil Justice Systems, The New Jersey Victims of Crime Compensation Board (NJ VCCB) and the New Jersey Crime Victims' Law Center (NJ CVLC), February 23, 2004 - February 24, 2004
  • Holtz Title Learning Center, Title 39 motor vehicle Law, May 17, 18, 2011
  • New Jersey Attorney General Guidelines Criminal Law Overview, Interviews and confession Law (13.6 hours, May 17, 18, 2011
  • Morris County Bar Association, Immigration Law for Criminal Practitioners (2.9 hours), May 17, 2011
  • Garden State CLE, Gun Law in New Jersey (2.5 Hours), March 28, 2011
  • New Jersey Continuing Legal Education, "Like it Never Happened", Services NJCLES, New Jersey Expungement Law, June 30, 2010
  • New Jersey Association for Justice, Meadowlands Seminar, Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (7.8 hours criminal law, 2.1 hours ethics), November 11, 12, 2010
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, DWI Update, Advanced DWI Practice, The Cutting Edge DWI Issues for Experienced DWI Practitioners (4.0 Hours), 2011
  • New Jersey Continuing Legal Education Services, NJCLES, Exceptions to Warrant Requirements (4.0 Hours), May 14, 2010
  • Morris County Bar Association, Morris/Sussex Bench Bar Conference, Criminal Trial Law, Developmentally Disabled Offenders (2.5 hours), May 14, 2010
  • Garden State CLE, DWI Criminal Law Review (4.0 Hours), February 28, 2011

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Pro Bono Counsel, Jersey Battered Woman's Legal Advocacy Program
  • Member, Board of Trustees, New Jersey Crime Victim's Law Center
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Hope House (Division of Catholic Charities)
  • Pro Bono Counsel, New Jersey Crime Victims Law Center

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Municipal Public Defender, Borough of Mountain Lakes, Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, 2001 - Present
  • Municipal Public Defender, Township of Denville, New Jersey, 2001 - Present
  • Attorney Member, Animal Legal Defense
  • Member, National Italian American Bar Association (NIABA)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Teresa G. Wright Promise Foundation
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1989
  • Member, New Jersey Bar Association (NJBA)
  • Member, New Jersey Bar Association (NJBA), Sports and Entertainment Law Sections
  • Member, National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), 1989 - 1997
  • New Jersey, 1989
  • Member, Morris County Bar Association (MCBA)
  • Member, New Jersey Bar Association (NJBA), Criminal Law Section
  • Member, New Jersey Certified Criminal Trial Attorney Association (NJCCTA), 1995 - Present

Honors/Awards

  • Dedication and Service Award, New Jersey Coalition of Crime Victims
  • Policemen's Benevolent Association (Pba) Achievement Award
  • Service Award, Policemen's Benevolent Association (PBA)
  • Best of New Jersey Award of Excellence Italian Tribune dedication and Service Award, 2008
  • Fraternal Order Of Police (Fop) Florence Nass Memorial Award (Representation Of Crime Victims), 2007
  • Achievement Award, Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)
  • New Jersey Coalition of Crime Victims appreciation Award Essex Sheriff's Superior Officers (Lodge 138) 2003 service Award

Educational Background

  • Seton Hall University, Newark, New Jersey, in Political Science, Bachelor of Arts, 1985
  • University of Bridgeport School of Law, Bridgeport, Connecticut, Juris Doctorate, 1988

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Criminal Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2018
  • Criminal Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2002
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Office Location for James M. Porfido

31 Washington Street
Morristown, NJ 07960

Last Updated: 10/6/2021

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