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Attorney James Porfido is a former prosecutor who now fights for the accused and is committed to helping individuals who face criminal charges. He brings over 30 years of legal experience and is certified by the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey. Contact us today we can help!

Morristown Criminal Defense Attorney

Fighting For Your Legal Rights in Morris County, New Jersey

If you face criminal charges, whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony, an indictable criminal offense or a disorderly person’s offense, your world could be turned upside down. Your job, your family life, and your freedom may be at risk.

At James M. Porfido, Attorney at Law, in Morristown, we bring more than 30 years of experience in the criminal justice system to your case. We are prepared to defend clients in criminal cases throughout northwest and central New Jersey.

James M. Porfido is a former Section Chief of the Vehicular Homicide Unit and Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit in the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. He has extensive trial experience. His knowledge of how the prosecution develops their cases provides valuable insights that help him serve his clients on the defense, both in going to trial and in negotiating the best possible outcome.

Certified Criminal Trial Attorneys in New Jersey

Since 1995, James Porfido has been among a small percentage of lawyers in the State of New Jersey who are recognized as Certified Criminal Trial Attorneys by the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey. This certification assures our clients that Mr. Porfido has distinguished himself from his colleagues by meeting the rigorous set of standards required to receive this certification.

With a comprehensive understanding of the system, and personal knowledge of the participants in local municipal and state courts, Mr. Porfido can effectively assert your rights and protect your interests in any criminal matter.

Request your initial consultation by filling out our online form or dial (973) 370-9788 today. 

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    Meet Your Attorney

    At James M. Porfido, Attorney at Law, LLC, in Morristown, we bring the requisite experience both in and out of the courtroom to provide our clients the aggressive advocacy necessary to protect their rights in a wide range of criminal defense matters.

    We provide highly personalized legal guidance that seeks to either gain acquittal, mitigate charges or minimize penalties. Every legal strategy is designed to suit the unique facts of each case and is developed in close consort with each client.

    Mr. Porfido has over 30 years of experience in the field of criminal law. He is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Criminal Trial Attorney and has been selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers from 2008 through 2017. He is a former prosecutor who now uses his knowledge of the system to defend clients charged with a wide range of crimes.

    Cases We Handle

    Practicing Law Across Many Areas

    Your Advocate in And Out of the Courtroom

    We have worked both sides of criminal cases. We are committed to helping individuals who face criminal charges.

    • Protect your rights
    • Minimize the impact on your daily lives
    • Fight for best possible case outcomes and explore all defenses to achieve best results
    • Prevent criminal charges or convictions from damaging future opportunities
    • “Mr. Porfido came highly recommended to me when I found myself in need of representation in Federal court. I was impressed by his legal skill & knowledge. It was also apparent to me through this process that he was highly respected by his peers.”

      - M.M.
    • “Mr. Porfido always followed up and answered my emails and calls no matter the time. He also showed great compassion and concern for me and my children through the whole case and even after.”

      - N.K.
    • “James is by far the best attorney I’ve worked and I have referred friends and family to the Porfido Law Firm for years. The staff is extra friendly and James helped my friend with his expungement which allowed him to get the job he wanted after colle”

      - R.M.
    • “I've used his services on two occasions and each time his entire staff was very helpful, professional and swift in handling my situation, I couldn't have asked for a better outcome and I absolutely highly recommend James!”

      - T.A.
    • “Great experience. Handles himself extremely well in front of the judge. Very knowledgeable and gets the job done. Would highly recommend him to my friends.”

      - J.R.

      Our Values

      What Our Work Means To Us
      • Each Client Receives Personalized Strategy
      • Over 30 Years of Legal Experience
      • Our Firm is Top-Rated & Award-Winning
      • Relentless Advocacy for All Clients


      Get Started Now

      Schedule your initial consultation by filling out our online form or calling (973) 370-9788.

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