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James H. Maynard is the founder and managing member of the law firm.  The firm has been providing high quality legal council and aggressive representation since 1994.  Established as one of the first criminal defense “boutique” firms in the State of New Jersey, the firm later diversified to encompass other practices areas to accommodate clients’ various needs.

Mr. Maynard has actively volunteered and provided free services for the surrounding community.  In 2002, James joined Trial Lawyers Care (TLC), an organization that provided "pro bono" (free) legal representation for 9/11 victims.  He represented the only living "Lead Case" of the September 11th Victims before the Victims’ Compensation Fund, and litigated significant precedential issues to a successful conclusion.

Among Mr. Maynard's many accomplishments, he successfully appealed a portion of Megan's Lawto the Supreme Court of New Jersey, the first and only law firm to do so in the State of New Jersey, leading to a dismissal of his client’s charges and a revision of Megan's Law by the New Jersey Legislature.  In September 2013, Mr. Maynard was named Founding Chairman of the Megan's Law Sub-Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Assocaition, Criminal Section.

Mr. Maynard's practice areas include Megan's Law and criminal defense. 


Languages spoken: Spanish, Japanese

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 90%
  2. Business: 10%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentMaynard & Sumner, LLC1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New JerseyMember2013 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
Association for the Treatment of Sexual AbusersMember2011 - Present
New Jersey Association for the Treatment of Sexual AbusersMember2011 - Present
Morris County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Gyori, 185 N.J. 422 (2005)Supreme Court ruled in favor of Defendant.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Megan's Law CLE ProgramOverview of Megan's Law in the State of New Jersey2013