Blair R. Zwillman is a partner at the law firm of Weiner Lesniak in Parsippany, New Jersey. He has tried in excess of 70 criminal trials. He is licensed in New Jersey, New York, the federal court in the District of New Jersey, and the federal courts in the Southern and Eastern District of New York. He has been a Certified (by the Supreme Court of New Jersey) Criminal Trial Attorney in New Jersey since 1982. He has had the highest rating provided by Martindale-Hubbell for 24 years for legal ability and ethical standards. His practice includes federal, state and municipal courts. He is a former President of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey. He has been quoted extensively in the media, frequently called upon to comment on current legal events. Mr. Zwillman is a former Chairman of the District VB Ethics Committee in Essex County. He graduated from Lafayette College and cum laude from the New England School of Law in Boston where he was an associate editor of the Law Review.
His practice includes all state and federal cases including murder, assault, terroristic threats, kidnapping, all sexual crimes, sexual abuse of children, child pornography, robbery, bias crimes, arson, criminal mischief, burglary, trespass, theft and related offenses, embezzlement, forgery, fraud (generally), domestic violence, bribery, perjury, false swearing, obstruction, hindering, misconduct in office, disorderly conduct, all drug cases, gambling, possession of guns (firearms); racketeering, mail fraud, wire fraud, securities fraud, mortgage fraud, prostitution, conspiracy, counterfeiting, escape, forfeiture, and extradition proceedings.
He also represents individuals who have been summoned to appear before state or federal grand juries, healthcare professionals (including doctors and nurses before licensing boards); attorneys, public officials, and other individuals who have been summoned by or charged by administrative bodies.
He practices in every county in New Jersey including Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.
He practices in federal district courts in New Jersey, the Eastern District of New York and The Southern District of New York. He has appeared before federal distric
Mr. Zwillman has been declared a "Super Lawyer" since the inception of that organization. He has been named by THEATLA as one of the top hundred trial lawyers in New Jersey.