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A calm force in the storm, John Weichsel is a criminal defense lawyer in Hackensack, New Jersey 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.

Practice Areas

Criminal Law; Criminal Defense; Family Law; Matrimonial Law; Divorce; Child Custody; Civil Practice; Litigation.;


1972, New York, New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1977, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 1978, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School

New York University, J.D., cum laude, 1971


Clark University, B.A., cum laude, 1968


Bergen County (Co-Chairman, Criminal Law Committee, 1991-1997), New Jersey State, New York State and American Bar Associations; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; The Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey.


Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif.

Honors and Achievements

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





John Weichsel – criminal defense lawyer in Hackensack, New Jersey – is Martindale-Hubbell AV(R) Preeminent(R) Rated for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards

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