Abate, James A. Esq.

7 East High Street1st FloorSomerville, NJ 08876

Updated: 12/13/2016


"I focus on Criminal Defense & Municipal Court Cases for several reasons: First, many people arrested for crimes have no previous experience with the law. They need two things: They need to be educated and they need a good advocate.

They come from all walks of life, all ages, all professions, and are both male and female. Most importantly what they need from me is knowing that everything is going to be ok and the way I tell them that is by giving them the information that they...


Office Info

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney


Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • Somerset County Bar Association
  • Union County Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • New York Bar Association
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association (Tort, Insurance, Business, Litigation and Property sections)

Past Positions

  • Eastern District of New York at the United States Attorney's Office, Law Intern
  • United States District Judge David G. Trager


  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York, 1999
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Markhoff Scholar
    Honors: Trial Team - 1998 semifinalist
    Honors: Dean's List
    Honors: Constitutional Law, Legal Writing, Civil Procedure and Trial Advocacy
    Honors: Cornelius T. Wickersham award
  • Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York, 1996
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: With Honors

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7 East High Street1st FloorSomerville, NJ 08876


Offers Free Initial Consultation


Accepts Credit Cards


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7 East High Street1st FloorSomerville, NJ 08876