John L. Weichsel

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A Consummate Trial Lawyer

A calm force in the storm, John Weichsel is a criminal defense lawyer who devotes his law practice to solving people's problems. He is a consummate trial lawyer who has earned a reputation for strength and versatility in the courtroom. His word of mouth brings a range of challenging cases to his offices, including high net worth divorces and high profile criminal cases. John's clients know that every case, no matter how large or small, receives his complete personal attention -- and the benefit of his experience and legal skill.

Top-notch Courtroom Skills

John Weichsel is a skilled and successful negotiator, known for achieving the outcomes his clients want. But if your case has to go to court, you will have a lawyer who builds a strong rapport with juries, a lawyer who has earned the admiration and respect of fellow attorneys, courthouse staff, and judges alike. His well-researched and well-reasoned briefs and pleadings -- and his low-key but highly effective demeanor -- have put case after case in this litigator's win column.

Superlative Client Service

Keenly aware of how critical each person's own case is to her or him, John tries to get back to clients who call on the same day, even on days when he is tied up in court. His clients describe him as understanding, patient, and kind -- and as a person who listens carefully and empathetically to their problems. Of new clients, John Weichsel says, "In most cases, the client has a range of choices. I explain the pros and cons of the available options and provide guidance. But the choice is up to the client."

Background and Honors

John Weichsel holds a B.A. cum laude from Clark University and earned his law degree with honors from New York University; additional honors include Phi Beta Kappa and Order of the Coif. He is a member of the Bergen County, New Jersey, New York State, and American Bar Associations; the Association of Trial Lawyers of America; the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; and the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey.

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating for highest Legal Ability and Ethical Standards.

Areas of Practice (13)

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Family Law
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Civil Practice
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Law
  • Wills
  • Probate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
201-488-1400  Phone
University Attended:
Clark University, B.A., cum laude, 1968
Law School Attended:
New York University, J.D., cum laude, 1971
Year of First Admission:
1977, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 1972, New York; 1977, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1972, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1978, U.S. Supreme Court; 1972, New Jersey
Bergen County (Co-Chairman, Criminal Law Committee, 1991-1997), New Jersey State, New York State and American Bar Associations; American Association of Justice; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; The Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey.
Birth Information:
New York, N.Y., February 14, 1946
Mr. Weichsel has 37 years experience with major criminal matters, DWI, traffic and municipal court matters. He has appeared in federal and state courts in New Jersey and New York. Mr. Weichsel has handled family law cases including divorce, custody, parenting time, domestic violence and juvenile cases. He also handles cases in which people are victims of accidents and civil cases.
Hobbies & interests:
Mr. Weichsel is married with two (2) children. He is involved with numerous charities. He is an exercise and bicycle enthusiast.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Hackensack, New Jersey

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