Eric B. Morrell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in New Brunswick, NJ

Attorney at Law
 | 142 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 732-249-9933
Fax: 732-249-9934
Selected To Rising Stars: 2008 - 2012
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish


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Attorney Profile

Eric B. Morrell is the managing attorney at the Law Offices of Eric B. Morrell, which has office locations in New Brunswick and Scotch Plains, New Jersey. A top-rated trial attorney with over 20 years of experience, Mr. Morrell devotes his practice exclusively to criminal law, and he has achieved notable success defending the rights and liberties of thousands of clients throughout Middlesex, Somerset, Union and Monmouth counties and all across the state who face serious criminal charges.

Known for his tenaciousness as a trial attorney, Mr. Morrell has earned a reputation as a "Fighter, Not a Handshaker" and as a formidable opponent in court who aggressively pursues the most favorable outcomes possible for those he serves. Over the course of his career, he has secured numerous dismissals and acquittals for those facing DUI/DWI charges, drug violations, robbery and theft charges, sexual assault and more. He also has extensive experience representing college students who face serious disciplinary and administrative actions as the result of criminal activity.

In addition, Mr. Morrell and his law firm provide effective expungement services to help seal his clients’ criminal records so that a past mistake does not adversely affect their chances of obtaining employment, housing or credit in the future.

A 1994 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Mr. Morrell obtained his Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law in 1997. The school is now known as the Delaware Law School.The New Jersey State Bar Association admitted him to practice the following year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Widely regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Morrell has conducted numerous lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics, and he holds a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished rating* for his exceptional legal abilities and high ethical standards.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (70%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Parole, Probation, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%): DUI/DWI

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Parole, Probation, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI


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Rising Stars: 2008 - 2012

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About Eric Morrell

Admitted: 1998, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:


  • Rising Star – Super Lawyers, 2008-2012
  • Fraternity Advisor for Sigma Alpha Mu Sigma Delta Chapter at Rutgers University New Brunswick, 2010
  • Participant George “Gee-Gee” Brown, Car, Truck and Bike Show and Basketball Tournament in Union County, New Jersey

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member, NJ DWI Defense Lawyers Group
  • New Jersey, 1998-Present
  • Former Member, Association of Criminal Defense Attorney (New Jersey Chapter)
  • District of New Jersey Federal Court, 1998
  • Member, Middlesex County Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Sigma Alpha Mu National Standards Committee
  • Board Member of Planning Committee, JCC of Central New Jersey Annual Fundraiser
  • Former Board Member, Hillel at Rutgers University

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Moderated a DWI Interlock Seminar through the NJ Middlesex County Bar Association, October 2015
  • Risk Management Speaker for the Greek Community at Rutgers University
  • Risk Management – Sigma Alpha Mu’s Chapter Leaders Day Convention – White Plains, NJ, 2018
  • Risk Management – Sigma Alpha Mu – Rutgers University, 2013
  • Risk Management – Sigma Alpha Epsilon – Rutgers University, 2013
  • Municipal Court: Immigration Consequences of Municipal Court Convictions – NJCLE Seminar, 2013
  • Risk Management – Rutgers Fraternity Risk Management, 2010
  • Trying and Defending Blood Alcohol Cases/Moderator – Middlesex County Bar Association, 2010

Educational Background:

  • University of Massechusetts, Political Science, Honors: Vice-President, Inter-fraternity Council, 1994
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Office Location for Eric B. Morrell

142 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Phone: 732-249-9933

Fax: 732-249-9934

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Last Updated: 11/20/2018

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