About Us

As leaders in our field, we are respected for our level of integrity and our devotion to our clients. Coupled with our ability to provide consistent positive results, our level of service has earned us a reputation for being formidable opponents.

Arseneault & Fassett, LLP is a premier, boutique law firm, specializing in white-collar, state and federal criminal defense and practicing in the state of New Jersey for over 25 years. We primarily serve clients in the New York tri-state area; however, we have also taken cases to trial throughout the United States and appeared on behalf of clients in international courts.

The attorneys at Arseneault & Fassett have more than 60 years of experience representing clients who are under investigation or accused of committing a crime. Our attorneys have practiced at the pinnacle of the legal profession and we have the depth to handle larger cases demanding greater resources. Our team is innovative, tough, and committed to producing high-quality results for our clients.

We provide clients cost-effective access to the same quality representation provided by larger law firms. We are armed with our knowledge of the law and the desire to defend the rights of the accused. Those who come to us for assistance can be confident in our abilities, experience and record of positive results. In addition to defending our clients at trial or on appeal, we have done some of our best work by building a strong defense before an indictment can occur. We understand that even the threat of being charged with committing a crime can permanently damage an individual, a business or an organization. At Arseneault & Fassett, we work hard to protect you and shield you from the harm of being implicated in a crime.

Our Approach

Regardless of a firm’s size, success in litigation ultimately depends on one or two dedicated, savvy lawyers mastering the facts of a client’s situation and the governing law. We know our way around the federal and state courts (from having held federal or state court clerkships), command respect from judges and prosecutors, and have a reputation among our peers for doing quality work that enables us to vigorously protect our clients’ interests.

At Arseneault & Fassett, we work efficiently using technology to keep costs down, and using our resources intelligently and strategically to achieve our clients’ objectives. We remain accessible, available, and attentive to each of our clients, and we practice law with integrity, intensity, imagination, enthusiasm, energy, and a commitment to hard work.

Arseneault & Fassett attorneys have served as lead or co-counsel in hundreds of criminal and civil jury and non-jury trials in both state and federal courts.

In criminal matters, our reputation as top-rated trial attorneys, ready and able to put the government to its burden of proving allegations beyond a reasonable doubt, often enables us to persuade investigating authorities not to prosecute. In addition, favorable results are frequently obtained for clients who have been formally charged. The firm’s lawyers have successfully litigated cases prior to trial resulting in either dismissal by motion or non-custodial diversionary programs. The firm enlists top-notch investigators and experts, as appropriate, to provide clients a forceful defense against the enormous resources of government prosecuting agencies.

In civil cases, while many matters are resolved by settlement, our trial-oriented approach provides our clients with the advantage of efficient and result-oriented pre-trial litigation concentrated on what it would take to win at trial. A favorable pre-trial settlement is often possible because we are prepared to try every case if necessary. As in criminal matters, our civil clients benefit from our trial-ready reputation.