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Zegas Law

United States 2024


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Alan L. Zegas and his associates practice criminal, appellate, and commercial litigation in the State and Federal courts of New Jersey and New York.

Mr. Zegas, who received an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School, and a B.S. degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, is the editor of "NJ Criminal Procedure", published by Lexis/Nexis, and the co-editor of "New Jersey Evidence", published by Gann Law Books.

Mr. Zegas has served as an adjunct professor at Rutgers Law School-Newark, was Editor-In-Chief of the Rutgers Law Review, and is named in The Best Lawyers in America, Superlawyers, and the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys, in multiple areas of legal practice.

New Jersey Monthly Magazine named Mr. Zegas as one of the "50 Most Interesting People in NJ", and several annual editions of "Superlawyers" have listed him as among the top 100 attorneys in New Jersey.

The Zegas Law Firm is on the U.S. News and World Reports listing of the best law firms in New Jersey in the areas of Criminal Defense: White Collar, Criminal Defense: Non-White Collar, and Appellate Practice. The firm is ranked in Tier 1 of the U.S. News and World Reports' list of premier appellate practitioners.

In 2009, the Institute of Continuing Legal Education granted Mr. Zegas its award for distinguished service to the Bar.

Mr. Zegas has appeared on 60 Minutes, and he has been quoted as a legal expert by newspapers and magazines across the country, including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The Star Ledger, and the New Jersey Law Journal. Mr. Zegas has also been featured on TV and radio news programs of major broadcast stations nationally.

Mr. Zegas was co-counsel to former Newark Mayor, Sharpe James, in his federal criminal trial. Over the years, the Zegas law firm has been involved in precedent-setting appellate cases and has represented many elected officials and prominent business people, including high level executives in New Jersey and New York corporations.

Mr. Zegas has served as President of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey, Chair of the Criminal Law Section of the New Jersey Bar Association, and Co-Chair of the Criminal Law Section of the Morris County Bar Association.Mr. Zegas serves on the New Jersey Supreme Court's Evidence Committee and he has served on the New Jersey Supreme Court's Criminal Practice Committee and Criminal Charge Committee.


Zegas Law is metro ranked in 3 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

New Jersey
Tier 2 for Appellate Practice
Tier 2 for Criminal Defense: General Practice
Tier 3 for Criminal Defense: White-Collar


Regional Rankings

New Jersey
Tier 2 for Appellate Practice
Tier 2 for Criminal Defense: General Practice
Tier 3 for Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Appellate Practice
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Zegas Law has 1 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Zegas Law eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Alan L. Zegas
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