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Frank Pisano III

Criminal defense Attorney at Montville, NJ

5.0   12 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 28 years
    New York - NY 27 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1996
    Suspended No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Frank

Learn Frank’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Municipal Court (DWI, etc.); Weapon Possession, Retail and Individual Firearms Licensing, Expungement of Records, Firearms Seizures and Forfeiture Proceedings, Domestic Violence

    28 years

  2. Personal injury
    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall

    28 years

  3. Real estate
    Residential and Commercial Real Estate Closings (Sales and Purchases), Deed Transfers, etc.

    28 years

  4. DUI and DWI

    28 years

  5. Family
    Pre-Marital Agreements, Divorce, Child Support, Custody, Domestic Violence

    28 years

  6. Litigation

    28 years

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Needleman and Pisano
Montville Professional Building
161 Main Road
Montville, NJ, 07045


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Posted by Marc G | October 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney for 2A Community & Personal Injury
I spoke with Frank Pisano to make sure I was in compliance with some laws. He was extremely knowledgeable, priced very fair compared to others I called. I compared prices due to being disabled and paying a large fee was not feasible for me. His specialties are Firearms, which is very important with the constant changing gun laws in NJ and staying in compliance, and personal injury attorney. He personally called me right back on his personal phone on his day off while out to lunch, and said he’ll call me when he was done and he did just that. He further explained what I needed to do and we set up a meeting at his office. Everything was resolved quickly and far exceeded my expectations of what the outcome would be. I highly recommend Frank for any firearm issues or legal problems due to the constant changing laws and also for personal injury. He talks to you like family while gathering all the important facts. You won’t be disappointed in the representation or legal help Frank Pisano provides.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Firearms Attorney
I consulted Mr. Pisano on a matter, where my firearms were seized pursuant to frivolous temporary restraining order that my ex filed against me. His thoughtful explanations of the processes involved, from both the legal and practical perspectives, were illuminating. Frank greatly helped in clearing my name and having my firearms returned. Unfortunately, it seems rare in the legal field to find an attorney that's aggressive when need be but also human in understanding the client's situation. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Will | October 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer
The local chief denied my firearms application and handgun permit. I hired Frank to appeal that decision, and he won the case for me. A++ fantastic lawyer!!
Posted by Mo | September 23, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Where do I begin? Long story short, i applied for my ccw and my local police department put a protectice order against me for "excessive emails" and tried to use my comment about my terminally ill daughter against me. Mind you, I have no priors, background checks passed and cleared, and i have owned firearms for years prior. I was referred to Frank Pisano. He was very intrigued by the case and took it. He and his secretary are on point, extremely punctual, empathic, and are as professional as they come. Frank took the time to prep me for court, adjourn cases for me until he received everything he needed, and once he felt he got everything he needed, he was ready for court. Frank is very knowledgeable when it comes to 2A and you can feel the confidence when he speaks to you. Now the fun part... Frank Pisano is an ABSOLUTE DOG in the court room. Very cordial when you speak to him but went from 0-100 when cross examining the police officer who placed the bs order against me. He is tenacious, prompt, and you can tell he loves what he does. He stifled the officer on the stand and had the officer contradict himself. He held the officer accountable and pointed out the new statutes and provisions which the officer appeared to not even know. The judge ultimately ruled in my favor, dismissed the terpo, ordered my firearms to be returned to me and is having Frank enter in an order for the local pd to process my new handgun permit and ccw application for the judge to sign. Frank is worth every penny.
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Posted by Kim | May 4, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Help with Firearms ID and Handgun Permit Problem
I emailed Mr. Pisano for some advice about a problem with my NJ Firearms Purchase ID and Handgun Permit application. He emailed back immediately and spoke with me in length about what I should do. He was extremely helpful and reassuring. Great guy!
Posted by William | February 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Professional rating
Mr Pisano is professional fair and very knowledgeable He did a great job and considering my situation went out of his way to resolve and get me the best outcome possible. This guy and his team are very professional and just well worth a look if you need and attorney.
Posted by Dan | November 2, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Expert Handling of Appeal from FID Denial
I was a client of Mr. Pisano. Mr. Pisano expertly handled and won my appeal from the denial of my application for a Firearm ID Card and Permit to Purchase a Handgun. The best part about his representation was how he made me feel as comfortable and as confident as I could have been and moved the matter along the best he could despite the State's continuing delay and opposition. He had several pre-hearing conferences with the State and judge and put me in the best position I could have been prior to the hearing where he argued expertly and elicited the best testimony possible from my expert and lay witnesses. I highly recommend Mr. Pisano for all firearm related matters.
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Posted by Shaun | May 21, 2015
Great Attorney
Frank represented me and won my Firearms ID appeal in superior court. I can not say enough good things about him. He was professional, knowledgeable and personable. Frank made me feel at ease just knowing that he was on my team. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2013
Firearms Carry Permit in New Jersey
Outstanding firearms litigator. Won my appeal in Superior Court. Now, as a retired cop from New York I can finally carry my firearm in New Jersey where i now reside. Should have never been denied to begin with because LEOSA Act says I can, but the NJSP said I couldn't. Frank Pisano did an excellent job! Will always use his firm.
Posted by KEN | September 16, 2011
Powerful, Skilled, should become a State Judge
There are a few Superb words to describe this man. First off, he knows everything about firearms laws. Secondly, he has to be one of the best speakers I have ever seen. He was on FIRE in the Court Room. I Won my case with a Breeze thanks to Mr. Pisano. I would highly recommend him for firearm issues as well as other issues one might have. I would re-hire him in a heartbeat!! I can see him going higher in any field he goes for!!! Thanks Frank, you made my mother and I happy.
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Posted by Jim Bayes | August 3, 2011
VERY glad I trusted Frank as my Lawyer!
Mr Frank Pisano is an extremely competent lawyer and completely steered me in the right direction and got the charges against me dismissed. He is very professional and had excellent communication with me, and he took the time to over explain and review the entire case with me several times. I recommend this lawyer to anyone who has a pending DV case. Thank you sir.
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Posted by Stacey | January 19, 2011
Could not of asked for better results!
I was recommended to Frank from my family attorney and my expectations were surpassed by all measures. Frank was extremely responsive, caring and understanding to my situation without judgement and his swift action to resolve the matters and follow through on the promises he made to me made me eternally grateful. I could not recommend a better lawyer - he makes you realize that there are attorneys that are great guys! Should you require any additional information about my experience or like to contact please do so. Thanks Frank!
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 6.9 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Needleman and Pisano
  • 1994 - Present


  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Occidental College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • Bullet Hole, Inc. v. Dunbar, 335 N.J. Super. 650 (App. Div. 2000)
  • Adoption of operating hours for Point of Contact for National Instant Criminal background check without rule making violated Adminstrative Procedure Act.
  • Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs, Inc. v. City of Jersey City, 402 N.J. Super. 650 (App. Div. 2008)
  • City ordinance rationing the sale or purchase of more than one handgun per month held to be invalid by reason of state preemption doctrine.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Seton Hall University School of Law Legislative Journal symposium- Gun Control Law: Reforms in New Jersey and New York
  • Carry Permits in New Jersey
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (1)
Endorse Frank
General practice Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He represented a client in a matter dealing with firearms. He did an excellent job in representing his client. I was employed as an assistant prosecutor at the time, and I opposed the relief he was seeking on behalf of his client. I found Mr. Pisano to be diligent, intelligent, and very much advocating his client's position. I highly recommend him."
Domestic violence

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Frank Pisano III
Criminal defense Attorney
Montville, NJ
Licensed for 28 years