Joel Bacher

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Wayne, NJ

Joel M. Bacher, Esq.
269 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: 877-217-6903
Fax: 973-553-0148
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1975
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (40%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish


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Attorney Profile

Attorney Joel Bacher is the founder and owner of The Law Offices of Joel M. Bacher in Wayne, New Jersey. A top-rated trial attorney with nearly 40 years of legal experience, Mr. Bacher holds his certification from the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney. He represents the rights and interests of a diverse range of clients throughout Passaic and Bergen counties and the surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Plaintiff personal injury, professional malpractice and employment law
  • Criminal defense for white collar crimes, drug crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes, and other felonies and misdemeanors

A 1971 graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Mr. Bacher attended New York Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1974. He holds his license to practice in New York as well as New Jersey, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Throughout his career, Mr. Bacher has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of those dealing with highly complex legal challenges that threaten their livelihood, their freedom and their future. Recognized for his success, he has earned numerous accolades from his peers along with many positive testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients. In addition, Mr. Bacher received the Public Justice Achievement Award in 2004, and he served as a judge for the National Labor & Employment Law Moot Court Competition from 2007 to 2008.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Bacher is a member of the Passaic County Bar Association, the New Jersey and American Associations of Justice, the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the American Civil Liberties Union. He also volunteers his time and legal services with Northeast NJ Legal Services, the Save Our Sisters and WAFA House women's shelters, and he serves with the American Association for Justice's Trial Lawyers Care program, which provides much-needed legal support to victims of 9/11.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Criminal Defense
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 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, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, DUI/DWI


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

About Joel Bacher

Admitted: 1975, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Northeast NJ Legal Services, Pro Bono Volunteer
  • Justice in the TLC Program Representing the Victims of 9-11, Volunteer Lawyer
  • SOS & WAFFA House

Bar/Professional Activity

  • AAJ, American Association of Justice
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union
  • NJAJ, New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Inns of Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1982
  • Passaic County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1975
  • New York, 1976
  • New Jersey, 1975


  • New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2014
  • Public Justice Achievement Award, 2004
  • Judge, National Labor & Employment Law Moot Court Competition, 2007 - 2008

Educational Background

  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, Bachelor of Arts, 1971

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Civil Trial Attorney, The Supreme Court State of New Jersey, 1983, 1991, 1998 and 2006
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Office Location for Joel Bacher

269 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470

Phone: 877-217-6903

Fax: 973-553-0148

Last Updated: 12/16/2020

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