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Michael J. Beatrice

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Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Defense
  • DWI/DUI Defense
  • Complex Civil Lawsuits
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate


  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1976
  • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
    • A.B.
    • Major: Urban Affairs

Bar Admission

  • New Jersey, 1976
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1976
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court State of New Jersey

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified Police Instructor, Bergen County Police Academy

Pro-Bono Activities

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • New Jersey Association of Justice
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers–New Jersey
  • Mahwah Education Foundation, Chairman, 1988
  • St. Joseph Regional High School, Board of Advisors
  • Mahwah Board of Education, Trustee
  • County Champion Mahwah High School Mock Trial Team, Lawyer Coach, 2001 to 2013

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
  • Bergen County Bar Association

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney

Past Positions

  • Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, 1977 to 1982
  • Township of Mahwah, Municipal Prosecutor, 1988 to 2004
  • Borough of Fort Lee, Special Prosecutor, 1988 to 2004

Published Works

  • Co-Author, Arson Investigation and Prosecution Manual
Top 100: The National Trial Lawyers
Bergen County Bar Association
New Jersey Association for Justice
NACDL: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1958
American Bar Association
National College for DUI Defense
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
New Jersey State Bar Association, 1899
Top Lawyers 2021
Rated by Super Lawyers - Michael J. Beatrice, SuperLawyers.com