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John J. Roberts


John Roberts focuses his practice on criminal defense and civil litigation. He has defended individuals and entities charged or investigated by federal authorities for mail fraud, wire fraud, securities fraud, tax fraud, insurance fraud, possession and distribution of CDS, RICO conspiracy, money laundering, and computer-related crimes; in state courts for insurance fraud, CDS possession/distribution, official misconduct, endangerment, and computer offenses; and DUI/refusal, CDS possession/distribution, assault, and traffic offenses in municipal courts throughout New Jersey.

In the civil arena, he has represented government entities, businesses, and individuals in breach of contract, civil rights (§1983), employment/hiring discrimination, home mortgage foreclosure, and wrongful death actions.

Before becoming an attorney, John was a book editor for 15 years. In law school, he was managing editor of the Seton Hall Law Review. His background makes him uniquely qualified to advocate a client’s cause with the written word.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Phone: (973) 635-3366, ext. *402


  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers–New Jersey
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Morris County Bar Association

  • Professional Certificate, NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies College
  • B.A. Virginia Tech College
  • J.D. Seton Hall University School of Law University
  • State v. J.G., 201 N.J. 369, 990 A.2d 1122 (N.J. 2010) (on the brief for amicus curiae Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers–New Jersey; the Supreme Court of New Jersey clarified the standard for applying the cleric-penitent privilege).
  • Different Arenas Different Ground Rules: State vs. Federal John C. Whipple & John J. Roberts. 264 New Jersey Lawyer 11 (June 2010).
  • The Brave New World of Telephonic Search Warrants Thomas M. Lenney & John J. Roberts. Recommendations of the Supreme Court Special Committee Post-Pena-Flores,” 264 New Jersey Lawyer 48 (June 2010).
Community Involvement
  • Assistant Coach, Madison Little League Baseball
  • Board Member, The Penny Stinkards Theater Company