Experienced New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyers


NJ Criminal Defense Law Firm Since 1978

Joseph Benedict and Steven Altman founded Benedict and Altman in 1978.  They had both recently entered private practice after leaving the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, where they had been officemates as Assistant Prosecutors.  Since then, they have striven to establish a top boutique criminal defense practice in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  The firm’s sterling reputation has been built on hard work, the highest professional and ethical standards, and fierce dedication to their clients. Both Mr. Benedict and Mr. Altman have earned the Martindale-Hubbell AV-rating—the highest-level of professional peer review.  They are also both certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as Criminal Trial Attorneys, and are regularly selected by New Jersey Monthly Magazine for their “Super Lawyers” issue.

The firm has been included by U.S. News and World Report in their "Best Lawyers" and "Best Law Firms" issues, in the practice areas of "Criminal Defense - White Collar" and "Criminal Defense - Non-White Collar."  In both 2012 and 2014, "Best Lawyers" named Mr. Benedict "Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Criminal Defense - Non-White Collar; and Mr. Altman "Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Criminal Defense - White Collar.  All of the lawyers at Benedict and Altman are trial lawyers.  Mr. Benedict and Mr. Altman have each tried innumerable criminal cases as prosecutors early in their careers, and as defense attorneys ever since. The firm represents clients who have been accused of any conceivable criminal offense. The firm also represents individuals in quasi-criminal proceedings such as driving while intoxicated and related traffic matters, and restraining order hearings pursuant to the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act.

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We can discuss your case and choose the course of action that is right for you. Every case is handled in a confidential and discreet manner.  To set up your free initial consultation, contact Benedict and Altman today.



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