Blair Zwillman

Professional Highlights

  • Received eight consecutive jury acquittals in New Jersey criminal trials.

    Former President – Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey.

    Served on New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Jury Selection in Civil and Criminal Cases

    Honored as “Professional Lawyer of the Year” by New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law

  • Highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell for last 37 years

    Criminal defense practice in state and federal courts including money laundering, political corruption, and all aspects of federal fraud statutes (mail, wire, securities and tax fraud)

Professional History

  • The Beinhaker Law Firm, LLC – Partner
  • The Weiner Law Group – Partner
  • Wilentz, Goldman and Spitzer, P.A. -Partner
  • Zwillman and Zwillman, Esqs. – Partner
  • New Jersey Attorney General’s Office- Deputy Attorney General

Education

  • Columbia High School, Maplewood, N.J., June 1969
  • Lafayette College (B.A.), Easton, PA, June 1973
  • New England Law, Boston (J.D.), with Honors, June 1976

Admitted To Practice

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States Tax Court
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey

Memberships

  • Member, Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey (1985-Present) (President 2006-2007)
  • Member, Association of Federal Bar of New Jersey
  • Past-President of Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • Life Fellow, Fellows of the American Bar Association
  • Former member of New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Jury Selection in Civil and Criminal Cases

Publications

  • Law Review Article, co-authored with Barry S. Smith, “The Requirement of Reasons for Parole Denial: A Hollow Right?” – IO New Eng. L. Rev. 455 (1975)
  • “Admissibility of Expert Evidence,” 8 New Jersey Lawyer 2239 (1999)
  • “Legislature Should Defeat Proposal to Reduce Peremptory Challenges,” Co-authored with Barry T. Albin, Esq., 158 New Jersey Law Journal 763 (1999)
  • “Repeal N.J.’s Ill-Conceived Gun Law,” 193 New Jersey Law Journal 19 (2008)
  • “Thwart Efforts to Dilute Judicial Independence,” 197 New Jersey Law Journal 419 (2009)

Published Court Opinions

  • State v. King, 164 N.J. Super. 330 (App. Div. 1978)
  • State v. Cox, 160 N.J. 28 (1978)
  • State v. Metcalf, 168 N.J. Super. 375 (App. Div. 1979)
  • State v. Bellucci, 165 N.J. Super. 294 (App. Div. 1979)
  • State v. Carminati, 170 N.J. Super. 11 (App. Div. 1979)
  • State v. Bellucci, 81 N.J. 531 (1980)
  • State v. Rogers, 90 N.J. 187 (1982)
  • State v. Moller, 196 N.J. Super. 290 (App. Div. 1984)
  • State v. Ortiz, 202 N.J. Super. 233 (App. Div. 1985)
  • State v. Allah, 170 N.J. 269 (2002)
  • Jackson v. Fauver, 334 F.Supp.2d 697 (2004)
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