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Joseph J Rodgers

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Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Law - Federal (White Collar Crime)
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Traffic Violations

Biography

Since 1982, Joseph J. Rodgers has been certified as a Criminal Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. He is admitted to the bars of the State of New Jersey, United States District Court for New Jersey, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and Supreme Court of United States. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law. Before entering private practice, he served as a Deputy Attorney General for the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, an Assistant Prosecutor for Passaic County, and the First Assistant Prosecutor for Cape May County. He also served as Prosecutor for the Boroughs of Avalon and Wildwood Crest.

Mr. Rodgers is a member of the Supreme Court Board on Trial Attorney Certification, the Supreme Court Committee on the Rules of Evidence, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey, the American Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association (past Trustee and Legislative Committee Chair), the Cape May County Bar Association (past President) and the Vincent S. Haneman American Inn of Court.

Mr. Rodgers is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a prestigious organization limited to lawyers, judges and teachers of outstanding attainment, who are dedicated to the objectives of the American Bar Association.

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey

Bar Admission

  • New Jersey, 1973
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1981

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Part, volunteer public defender for domestic violence and contempt of court cases

Past Positions

  • New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, Deputy Attorney General
  • Passaic County, Assistant Prosecutor
  • Cape May County, First Assistant Prosecutor
  • Borough of Avalon, Prosecutor
  • Borough of Wildwood Crest, Prosecutor

Professional Associations

  • Supreme Court Board on Trial Attorney Certification, Member
  • Supreme Court Committee on the Rules of Evidence
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Past Trustee and Legislative Committee Chair
  • Cape May County Bar Association, Past President
  • Vincent S. Haneman American Inn of Court, Member

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified as a Criminal Trial Attorney, by the Supreme Court of New Jersey since 1982