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Joe Scura is a criminal trial attorney with offices in Denville, Parsippany and Orange, New Jersey.  He has recently been named to the American Society of Legal Advocates "Top 40 Under 40" list for criminal defense attorneys in New Jersey.  Joe currently represents individuals charged with serious criminal matters throughout the State of New Jersey.  He also represents individuals and a variety of business entities regarding litigation and compliance matters.

Joe is a 2008 graduate of the American University, Washington College of Law, located in Washington DC.  After graduation, Joe served a one year appointment as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Ernest M. Caposela, a judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey.  He also worked for the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender before starting his own law firm in 2009.




Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
  3. Litigation: 10%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • David J Bruno

    Joe is a true professional and fearless advocate for his clients. I was Joe's adversary several times while I was a Morris County Assistant Prosecutor. Joe has a great grasp of the law and was a pleasure to deal with. I endorse this lawyer.


    David Bruno Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Matheu D Nunn

    I initially met Joe while I was a Morris County Prosecutor. We have since crossed paths now that I am in private practice. From both of my vantage points, Joe is a tremendous criminal defense attorney; he is thoroughly prepared and undeterred from taking on "heavy" criminal matters -- yet, can also handle the more routine municipal court subjects.


    Matheu Nunn Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Joseph S. Scura,LLC

Morris County Location
94 Diamond Spring Rd., Suite 201
Denville, NJ, 07834

Essex County Location

331 Central Ave.
Orange, NJ, 07050



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Best of New JerseyItalian Tribune2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/Trial LawyerLaw Office of Joseph S. Scura, LLC2009 - Present
Temporary Staff/Special AppointmentNJ Office Of The Public Defender2011 - 2011
AttorneyPublic Defender-Twp. of East Hanover2009 - 2012
Law Clerk to the Hon. Ernest M. CaposelaNew Jersey Judiciary2008 - 2009
Special Civil MediatorNew Jersey Judiciary2008 - 2009
Landlord Tenant MediatorNew Jersey Judiciary2008 - 2009
Law ClerkNew Jersey Office of the Public Defender2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Society of Legal AdvocatesMember/Honoree2014 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember/Honoree2014 - Present
Morris County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Harvard's Online Media Legal Network ( - Present
New Jersey Association for JusticeN/A2010 - Present
Passaic County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. AnonymousN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
New Jersey Criminal Law BlogSinister Facts2012
New Jersey Criminal Law BlogTwo Years in Solo Practice2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2008
Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2005
University of MiamiN/AN/AN/A