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Michael DeBlis III

Criminal defense Attorney at Bloomfield, NJ

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Michael is a passionate trial lawyer. He puts his heart and soul into fighting for his clients. Michael is a living example of the tremendous power that comes from combining passion, preparation, persuasion, and positive communication in the courtroom.


As a former public defender, Michael has defended the poor, the forgotten, and the damned against a government that has seemingly unlimited resources to investigate and prosecute criminal allegations. He has spent the last six years cutting his teeth on some of the most serious felony cases, obtaining results that have proven favorable for his clients. He knows what it’s like to go toe to toe with the government. In an adversarial environment that is akin to trench warfare, Michael has developed a reputation as a fearless litigator.


Michael graduated – cum laude – from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He then earned his LL.M. in International Tax and Financial Services at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, graduating summa cum laude. Michael’s unique background in tax law puts him into an elite category of criminal defense attorneys who specialize in criminal tax defense. His extensive trial experience and solid grounding in all major areas of federal taxation make him uniquely qualified to handle any white-collar case, no matter how sophisticated it might be.


Michael is known for his creativity, his charismatic personality, and his unyielding dedication to his clients. As a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College, Michael has trained under some of the best known criminal defense attorneys in the country. That experience has taught him that justice for a person accused of a crime is only won through a full understanding of the client and the case. To that end, Michael attempts to understand each client’s case as a convincing narrative, not just as a set of innocuous facts and arcane legal rules.


Michael is committed to understanding the needs of each client and tailoring a litigation plan to meet those needs. His courage and relentless work ethic have earned him a reputation as a zealous advocate and one of New Jersey’s rising stars of the legal profession.

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Licensed for 15 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/06/2022

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DeBlis & DeBlis
1012 Broad Street
Second Floor
Bloomfield, NJ, 07003


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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2014
Brought me in office under the guise I needed his services when all I needed was a CPA, his free phone referral could have given what I needed, instead he brought me in and as charged me 300.00 for something he could have easily told me on the phone. He stated to bring 3,000 - 5,000 dollar retainer based on the complexity of the case.. There was nothing complex about it. He was a 30 minutes late, but sent his Dad who was equivalent to a used car salesman and went on and on. Even when I found out they were not able to help me, they still engaged me in questions, taking advantage of my naivety of the situation. They gave me the impression, and wasted my time with meaningless questions only to refer me to a CPA (their friend) who wanted to charge me thousands for things totally unnecessary. If you have rather grey area, do not contact them, they will string you along, contact a CPA first. I had no legal issues, and they should have had the kindness to tell me this in our "free consultation" shame on both of them.
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Work Experience

  • Assistant Deputy Public Defender
  • New Jersey Office Of The Public Defender
  • 2007 - 2013


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2012
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Wreaking Havoc with RICO
  • Client Charged with First-Degree Armed Robbery Acquitted
  • Acquittal
  • Client Charged in Car-Financing Scam Gets Reduced Sentence
  • Successfully argued for a reduced sentence.


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member, White Collar Crime Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, Business Law Section
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, Committee on Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties, Taxation
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, Criminal Justice Section
  • 2012 - Present
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • French


  • CCH Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure
  • OVDI: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Michael for several years and I have witnessed him in the courtroom. He fights very hard for his clients, and is always very prepared. I recommend hiring him if you need help."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mike for five years. In that time, I have known him to try many cases to verdict. He has won sexual assault trials, armed robbery trials and possession cases to name a few. If you are looking for a tireless lawyer, who is well prepared/knowledgeable, then Mike is your guy."
Criminal defense
Bloomfield Criminal defense Lawyer Michael DeBlis III
Michael DeBlis III
Criminal defense Attorney
Bloomfield, NJ
Licensed for 15 years