As a shareholder of the firm's Criminal Law/Civil Rights Team, James Trabilsy concentrates his practice in defending individuals charged with municipal court offenses, especially drunk driving charges. Mr. Trabilsy's practice involves all phases of municipal court, including pre-trial motion, trial preparation, trials, sentencing and appeals. Although he represents people charged with all types of municipal court offenses, he concentrates his practice in representing people charged with drunk driving. He is an extremely experienced municipal court trial attorney, with an impeccable reputation. Because of his experience and trial skills in the area of drunk driving, he has represented a wide assortment of individuals charged with drunk driving throughout the State. His drunk driving clients have included lawyers, police officers, doctors, and even a judge.
Mr. Trabilsy became associated with the firm in 1981, after law school, and was made a shareholder in 1990. He has published an article, Are There Any Defenses Left in Drunk Driving Cases - Middlesex County Publications. He is a member of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - New Jersey, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Middlesex County Bar Association, and the Monmouth County Bar Association. Some of his achievements include:
•Selected for inclusion in the New Jersey Best Lawyers in America editions - 2001-2015
•Selected for inclusion in the New Jersey Super Lawyers by his peers - 2006-2015
•Selected as a member of the Supreme Court Municipal Court Practice Committee - 2004-2015
•Received the Municipal Court Practice Award by the Middlesex County Bar Association - 2007
Area of Emphasis:
Criminal Matters: pre-trial motions, diversionary programs, trials, appeals;Municipal Matters: significant experience in drunk driving cases;Civil Rights Litigation: plaintiff and defendant representation.