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During more than 30 years as a personal injury and criminal defense attorney, Mr. Lesnevich has amassed considerable skill and experience and has tried many cases in these areas: professional malpractice, wrongful death, automobile accidents and injuries, medical malpractice, drug and medical device litigation, products liability, homicide and criminal defense. He has defended persons in State and Federal Courts accused of murder, financial crimes, rape, sexual assault, computer crimes and child pornography. He is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial and Criminal Trial Attorney, something only the most skilled lawyers achieve and maintain. He has extensive awards and publications and he has contributed his time to a number of professional organizations, most notably as Chair, Supreme Court Board on Attorney Certification. While he is very accomplished professionally, what truly sets him apart is his personal approach to every client. Walt believes in a hands on, full blast, effort on behalf of people who need a trial lawyer.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 34%
    3 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 33%
    3 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 33%
    3 years



Contingent (33%), Retainer (sometimes)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • James C. Lewis

    When choosing a lawyer, clients need someone that is experienced and holds a variety of awards to back up that experience, Walter A. Lesnevich is one such lawyer. Walter has successfully represented a variety of clients in criminal and personal injury cases. He is currently certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial and Criminal Trial Attorney and holds the ranking of Super Lawyer. All awards aside the main thing that makes Walt so successful is his personal approach to every client. I would recommend Walt for anyone that wants a successful lawyer to represent them.


    James Lewis Medical Malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert P Christensen

    Walt Lesnevich and his highly talented team of lawyers at Lesnevich & Marzano-Lesnevich have earned a much deserved reputation for their tireless advocacy, creative trial skills and a passion for their clients who are at the mercy of corporations and insurance companies. I have known Walt for over four years now and have seen him in numerous trial skills seminars through our membership in the Primerus Consumer Law Institute. He is fast on his feet, witty and one can easily see why juries warm to his sincerity and passion for his client’s case. When I have a client in need of a trial lawyer in New York or New Jersey, my first phone call will be to Walt Lesnevich because I know that this person will be well protected by Walt’s highly skilled representation.


    Robert Christensen Defective and Dangerous Products Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info

Lesnevich & Marzano Lesnevich, LLC

Court Plaza South
21 Main St Ste 250
Hackensack, NJ, 07601

Lesnevich & Marzano Lesnevich, LLC

225 Broadway
Suite 2401
New York, NY, 10007



NYCurrently registered 197703/13/2015

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Admonition
    issued in NJ, 2010


    An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Top Lawyer in Litigation(201) Magazine2011
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Top 100 Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Award of MeritNational Center for Missing and Exploited Children2005
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2005
Award of MeritNational Center for Missing and Exploited Children2004
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2000
Top 3000 Plaintiff's Lawyers in AmericaLawdragonN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerLesnevich & Marzano Lesnevich, LLC1996 - Present
Borough AttorneyBorough Of Tenafly1996 - 2002
Assistant U.S. AttorneyUnited States Deparment Of Justice1972 - 1975
Association namePosition nameDuration
Primerus International Society of Law FirmsChair, Consumer Law Institute2012 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesFellow2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationDiplomat, Board on Professional Negligence2012 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2005 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2002 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2002 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationCommittee to Study Harrassment of the Judiciary1996 - 1996
New Jersey State Bar AssociationTrustee1993 - 1999
New Jersey State Bar AssociationBoard of Directors, Certified Trial Attorney Section1989 - 2000
Districts Ethics CommitteeMember1989 - 1994
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
R. vs. Wayne County FordsVerdict for Plaintiff
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Leiden UniversityICC Training Course for Criminal Defense LawyersParticipant2003
Rutgers UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Rutgers University School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Naturalization Ceremony"Immigration: the promise continues"2011
What's Happening So FarBest Practices2000