Blair R. Zwillman - Weiner Lesniak LLP

Blair R. Zwillman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012

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.




Lafayette CollegeAB 1973New England School of LawJ.D. 1976
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New JerseyAssociation of the Federal Bar of New JerseyNew Jersey State Bar AssociationNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Client Comments

"Blair Zwillman quickly understood the confusing events that occurred. He did not keep me waiting. He was available when I called or returned the call in a reasonable time. He knew many people at the courthouse. His presentation to the judge of what happened was excellent. He has a very good speaking ability and was not rattled by the prosecutor. He is very well polished and highly recommended."

"My experience with Mr. Zwillman concerned a complex criminal and political investigation by the U.S. Attorney's office. Clearly, Mr. Zwillman has a high level of experience and understands the criminal process. What impressed me significantly, however, was that he quickly comprehended how the political issues impacted the investigation. His analysis and advice as to the options of how best to proceed was concise, logical, and reasonable. He communicated effectively and was obviously well-respected by the judges and all the other attorneys involved, both defense and prosecution. He was also very assertive in his dealings with the investigators and tried to maintain civility in challenging circumstances. He worked cooperatively and effectively with the other non-criminal defense attorneys involved on behalf of the client."

"Blair Zwillman is an outstanding lawyer of great personal integrity, very hard working, extremely talented, and with great human qualities which are rarely found today. He has a very warm personality, is extremely friendly, and does everything within his power to give his clients the best possible legal defense there is. I recommend him strongly without any hesitation."

-Jose Katz
President, CEO, Medical Director
Katz Cardiomedical Centers

Office Location

629 Parsippany Road
P.O. Box 438
Parsippany, NJ 07054
United States

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Other Information

Gender: Male