James M Porfido

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Location:
Morristown, New Jersey
Phone:
973-683-1140
877-760-4138
Fax:
973-683-1147
Email:

James M. Porfido was an Assistant Morris County Prosecutor from 1989-1997.  He was the Chief Prosecutor of the Vehicular Homicide and Assault by Auto Unit as well as the Chief of Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit.  He has been a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey since 1995, and was re-certified in 2002.  He has been actively engaged in the Prosecution and Defense of Criminal Matters for over 20 years. 

 

Courses attended 2011

May 17, 18, 2011
Holtz Title Learning Center, Title 39 motor vehicle Law

New Jersey Attorney General Guidelines Criminal Law Overview
Interviews and confession Law (13.6 hours)

      
May 17, 2011
Morris County Bar Association, Immigration Law for Criminal Practitioners (2.9 hours)


March 28, 2011
Garden State CLE, Gun Law in New Jersey (2.5 Hours)

June 30, 2010
New Jersey Continuing Legal Education, “Like it Never Happened”
Services NJCLES, New Jersey Expungement Law


November 11, 12, 2010

New Jersey Association for Justice, Meadowlands Seminar  
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (7.8 hours criminal law, 2.1 hours ethics)


New Jersey Institute for Continuing
Legal Education, DWI Update 2011
Advanced DWI Practice, The Cutting Edge DWI Issues for Experienced DWI Practitioners (4.0 Hours)     

May 14, 2010
New Jersey Continuing Legal Education Services, NJCLES, Exceptions to Warrant Requirements (4.0 Hours)


Morris County Bar Association, Morris/Sussex Bench Bar Conference, Criminal Trial Law, Developmentally Disabled Offenders (2.5 hours)


February 28, 2011
Garden State CLE, DWI Criminal Law Review (4.0 Hours)

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law (Municipal and Superior Courts)
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI/DWI and all Motor Vehicle Violations
  • Juvenile Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Wills

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Criminal Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1995
  • Criminal Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2002

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1989
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1989

Education

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

Classes/Seminars

  • 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

Honors and Awards

  • Dedication and Service Award, New Jersey Coalition of Crime Victims
  • Service Award, Policemen's Benevolent Association (PBA)
  • Achievement Award, Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Past Employment Positions

  • Morris County, New Jersey, Asst. Pros., Chief of-Sex Crimes & Child Abuse; Vehicular Homicide; Mjr. Crimes & Homicide; Domestic Violence, Juv. Delinquency & Trial Units, 1989 - 1997
  • Fullerton and Porfido, P.A., Succasunna, New Jersey, Junior Partner, 1997 - 2002
  • Hon. Ronald B. Graves, J.S.C., Morris/Sussex Superior Court Vicinage, Judicial Clerk, 1988 - 1989
  • Hon. Clarkson S. Fisher, Senior Judge, U.S. District Court, Trenton, New Jersey, Federal Intern, 1988
  • Civil Clinic, University of Bridgeport School of Law, Bridgeport, Connecticut, Legal Intern, 1987
  • Courter, Kobert, Laufer & Cohen, P.C., Morristown, New Jersey, Summer Associate, 1987
  • Fullerton, Porfido & Wronko, P.A., Succasunna, New Jersey, Summer Associate, 1986
  • Congressman Dean A. Gallo, Congressional District 11, Congressional Intern, 1984

Pro Bono Activities

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

Languages

  • English (Primary)
  • Spanish
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