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Donald Anthony DiGioia

Criminal defense Attorney at Mountainside, NJ

4.9   27 reviews

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Licensed for 46 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1976
Updated 11/04/2022

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Weiseman DiGioia, P.A.
1299 U.S. 22
Mountainside, NJ, 07092

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Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2022
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Attorney Di gioia
Attorney Di Gioia helped me with a very difficult situation. He was able to have the charges dropped. Excellent lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2022
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Wise Guidance & Great Results
Don recently represented me in criminal court on a very delicate matter. His expertise and determination, as well as his kindness towards me and my family, were greatly admired and appreciated. In six months time, we had achieved our desired end result. During this time, Don was very thorough in not only properly informing the prosecution and court, but in educating a first time user of the court system in how it all works and what I could reasonably expect. I am grateful for his wise guidance and would recommend his calm, sage and kind presence to anyone in need of good counsel. DM
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2022
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Donald DiGioia is top-notch lawyer
My experience with Don was excellent. If you are looking for an attorney that cares about you, cares about your situation, and will fight hard for you, then you found the right guy. I would recommend Donald DiGioia to any friends and family who need his services.
Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2022
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Top Notch
Don was very informative and upfront within our very first meeting. Always reassuring that he would be able to help, he sent frequent correspondence both by email and telephone call as to where we were in the case when it was needed most. With every phone call he would preface by saying “nothing is wrong everything is fine”, and then proceeded to inform me of the updated status of the case What a professional - by his demeanor all the way down to the attorney letters and required forms he sent. He would not give in on certain issues and ultimately received the information that was so vital In this matter. This man knows the law and it was a huge relief having him in my corner.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2022
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Attorney Donald A. DiGioia is an EXPERT and OUTSTANDING STRATEGIST and ATTORNEY
Attorney Donald A. DiGioia is an EXTREMELY strategic and EXPERTLY SKILLED Attorney. He represented me in a extraordinarily complex case in which we prevailed. Unfortunately, the State would not take the necessary action, which prompted Attorney DiGioia to prepare a Notice of Motion to Enforce Litigant's Rights on my behalf, which obtained the relief sought. From start to finish, Attorney DiGioia managed my case with wisdom, the highest legal acumen and follow-up. He consistently exceeds my expectations. If you want top-notch legal representation, Attorney Donald A DiGioia is the man to do it! I trust his IMPECCABLE work ethics and attention to your matters will provide the best possible outcomes. He is indeed deserving of all the awards and accolades and MORE!
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2022
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Donald A. DiGioia, The Only Lawyer I'd Trust
I've retained Mr. DiGioia two times in the last decade to represent me on different legal matters that I was facing. Being an Executive in the business world it is important that my record and reputation be protected at all costs and Don did just that. He fought tirelessly for me on both occasions until the desired outcomes were reached. He is thorough and knowledgeable, a true master of his craft. Quite honestly, I would not trust any other attorney to represent me in any legal matter and I strongly recommend Don to anyone looking for the highest level of legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2022
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Donald A. DiGioia is undoubtedly the best criminal defense attorney in New Jersey.
I was facing a legal situation with dire consequences for my professional life, and the future well being of my family. I felt hopeless, depressed, incredibly stressed, and that the odds were stacked against me. Then I met Don. Don is well known, and respected in his field. His experience alone makes him a cut above all others. He has a complete, and thorough knowledge of the law. He knew exactly what to do, and when to do it. He is methodical, and precise; taking on one element at a time with due regard until its successful completion. He is very compassionate, professional, trustworthy, honest, and always puts his client first before himself. Don’s staff, and associates are amazing, caring, professional, and friendly people. There is always a reassuring, and friendly voice promptly answering the phone to assist you. E-mails, and other correspondence are always answered in a timely manner. Despite the odds, Don won my case, and gave me my life back. My family, and I can now move on with our lives in peace. I highly recommend hiring Don DiGioia. In my opinion you will most assuredly be very well represented, and receive the best possible outcome for your case.
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Posted by Ronald | December 11, 2021
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Most Determined Lawyer I Know
Donald got a complex expungement case cleared from my past. The courts were objecting to my case and DiGioia didn’t stop till he got what he said he would! He was very professional and clear about how he was handling my case and the progress that was going on. He has a passion to win and never settle for less! I couldn’t be more greatful for the representation he gave me. I would definitely recommend him for any legal situations your facing especially expungements.
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2021
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Deep gratitude for Donald DiGioia
I had been working with another law firm that had actively hurt my case, and when I retained Don DiGioia, he truly turned my case around. His expertise was clear at every step of the way. He showed a deep familiarity and understanding of the laws and options involved, and also was able to approach the options in a way that found the best possible solution. He was able to explain and discuss my options in a very compassionate and understanding way. On a personal note, Don's vast knowledge and calm demeanor were a great comfort to me and gave me far more confidence in my case than I had previously had. I strongly recommend Don DiGioia without reservation, and with deep gratitude.
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2021
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The best!
When I got into a car accident and needed a criminal lawyer, I hired Don to represent me. His diligence, compassion and knowledge made me trust him 100%. He always answers any questions and explains his answers and suggestions thoroughly and carefully. He is a top-notch lawyer and highly recommend him to anyone and would not hesitate to hire him again. I cannot say enough good things about him!
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2021
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Attorney Donald A DiGioia is OUTSTANDING and has renewed my faith in lawyers!
Attorney Donald A. DiGioia represented me in connection with a very complex expungement of nine matters. His expert, compassionate, and superior handling of my case was refreshing and has renewed my faith in lawyers. Mr. DiGioia's calm and strategic management of my case put me at ease that he was well equipped to address all aspects of my extremely unique expungements. DiGioia's research and follow-up are unparalleled with any experience I've ever had. Due to the nature and extent of my criminal history, which spanned three decades, the State objected to my expungement application. The Prosecutor submitted a brief to the court claiming that I was statutorily ineligible for an expungement. Mr. DiGioia then submitted an extensive brief, a Certification, and Exhibits on my behalf in opposition to the objection, refuting the State's position and arguing that I was entitled to the relief. Since my petition was contested, the judge set the matter down for a formal hearing, which seldom happens with expungements. At oral argument the Prosecutor urged the court to deny the relief sought, but as my advocate Mr. DiGioia eloquently successfully argued that the statute did not bar me from obtaining an expungement, and concluded by stating that the petition to expunge all nine of my matters should rightfully be granted. The judge agreed with Attorney DiGioia, rendered a decision in my favor, and expunged my entire criminal history. At a very trying time in my life, Attorney DiGioia was able to deliver one of the most important victories of my life and renew my hope and faith that if I persist with doing the right things; all will eventually be well. Not only did I receive outstanding support and skillful case management of my expungement by Mr. DiGioia, but also the most appreciated reinforcement and prayers of his entire law group, lovely wife and family! As an added bonus, DiGioia is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as both a Civil and Criminal Trial Attorney. These certifications are well earned and demonstrated! I give Mr. DiGioia my highest praise, recommendation and regards! YCC
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2020
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Don is the man you want
My case had a few complexities and Don always had time to address my concerns, share his perspective and offer advice. The situation has been resolved to my satisfaction and I would highly recommend you seek Don's as representation in any legal matter you may be facing. In the future, Don will undoubtedly be the person I go to when in need of legal services.
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Posted by GG | June 20, 2019
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Exceptional lawyer and a VERY decent man
Mr. Donald DiGioia is an exceptional lawyer and a high character man. As many of you know, lawyers typically do not have a good reputation for various reasons. Many can be arrogant and talk down to you. But not with Mr. DiGioia. He takes the time to listen, explain everything you should need to know and answer your questions during a time of need. You will be made comfortable because he is very experienced. You get Mr. DiGioia representing you as he won't hand it off to one of the junior associates unless it makes sense for you. He is always going to do what is best for you. He looks at all the details to come up with the most favorable outcome, always having your best interests in mind. I can go on and on with the laundry list of compliments but for the sake of brevity will keep it short. You are in excellent hands if you were to hire Mr. Donald DiGioia as he will do everything to make things right. He actually takes the time to listen to you. He answers your call and calls you back. Almost unheard of these days. If still unsure after reading this... call him as he will give you a free initial consultation where he can discuss your matter to help you make an informed decision. I cannot say enough good things about Mr. Donald DiGioia. He is an outstanding attorney and man. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2017
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Extraordinary Lawyer
I can't begin to express my appreciation for this immensely talented and respected lawyer. He helped my son who was potentially in a great deal of trouble. Highly recommended by others in the profession, Mr. DiGioia took my son's case and handled it masterfully. He and his wonderful staff researched the intricacies of the law and came up with the perfect solution. There is simply no one better in a court of law. Even a fellow attorney on one occasion let me know I had the best. He treated my son as if he were his own. His experience and reputation made us feel comfortable and we were well informed every step of the way. My son's confidence in this man is unshakable. He noted that when Mr. DiGioia spoke it commanded the room. I am unbelievably grateful. This man saved our family.
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Posted by Z | December 7, 2017
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Fantastic!
Did everything asked for an more. Did more than expected. Managed to help more than I could have ever imagined.
Posted by Tim | June 2, 2017
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HIGHLY Reccomended Attorney
Mr. DiGioia was recommended to my family from one of his peers, as a highly respected and intelligent attorney, to represent me for the trouble I had got myself into. Choosing an attorney is a difficult task to do but I could not have been happier with choosing Mr. DiGioia based off the recommendation I was given about him. Throughout the case dealing with Mr. DiGioia was nothing but a pleasure and gave me complete confidence that I had the right attorney for the job. The honesty and professionalism displayed by this attorney was nothing but the best and I highly recommend anyone finding themself in a situation where they need a lawyer to consult with Mr. DiGioia first!
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2017
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Superior Legal Talent
Don Digioia carefully explained what he would do for me and on every occasion, was the consummate professional. He was responsive, efficient, caring, knowledgeable and he got results. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again if the need arises. You should hire him for your case. If he cannot help you, you cannot be helped! Seriously, this guy is first class and a true professional. Thank you Don.
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2016
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Came highly recommended by trusted friends who know the legal system well. Went well beyond expectations.
Mr. DiGioia defended me in a serious criminal case and far exceeded my expectations as a lawyer. The outcome was the best possible for the case. He was always very sincere, pleasant, kind and reassuring backing up all his advice with experience and facts. He handled almost all communication himself in a very timely manner. I have since used him for minor legal help and he, again, went above and beyond with a great outcome. I highly recommend Mr DiGioia. He truly wants to help and is more than capable to do so.
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2016
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Best Lawyer in NJ
Don helped me obtain to most favorable outcome when arrested for a very serious offense. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for the best possible lawyer in the state of New Jersey. Extremely personable, knowledgeable and truly cares about his clients. Would give him 10 out of a possible 5 stars if i could. Thank you Don!
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Posted by Robert | May 23, 2016
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You will never find a more HANDS ON, DILIGENT Lawyer as KNOWLEDGEABLE , WELL RESPECTED LAWYER anywhere but with Mr. DiGioia.
Mr. DiGioia is an exceptional lawyer. I used him back in the 90's when he was located in Westfield NJ and he handled his cases like he still does now, meaning - You get Mr. DiGioia representing you and not handing it off to a co-worker or somebody. You get his personal attention to every detail he puts into your case and it clearly shows that he just isn't a lawyer that does the some case work or just work, but he goes above and beyond what just any lawyer would do. He takes pride in the work he puts into representing you and his knowledge is incredible and it shows. He is a very well respected lawyer among other lawyers and the courts and I truly respect this man. This is more then just a job or work for him, it's a part of his life that he always continues to build upon with his wisdom and knowledge. He deserves to be a judge with his knowledge and respect, but that may actually slow Mr. DiGioia down too much. He simply is, the best of the best of lawyers and it shows and you will discover it to, if you take my word and use him for your needs. He's the best representation a citizen can get is how I feel about him since I have used him. All I can say is if you don't believe me in how I feel he is, go and see for yourself and just get a consultation with him. It can't hurt and you too may be impressed as much as I was with Mr. DiGioia and hire him and become a client. My family has been told to use him if ever needed, just as I have told my very good friends. I would want nothing but the best for people I know, and can not recommend a better person (lawyer) over other lawyers I know or used in the past. There is no comparison to Mr. DiGioia's work and expertise as a lawyer. Just found this review area today in 2016 and even though I used Mr. DiGioia in 1990's he is still the exceptional person and lawyer today as when I used him, but surely has more knowledgeability which more years of working and new laws and further education will bring since in the 1990's and he was amazing and knew just what he was going to do with my matter when I was a Client and have since recommended others throughout the years that have used him and they thanked me and said I was completely correct about the man and his hands on case work, manner in handling their case and how they were kept right up to date on everything he did for them and his handling of matters. They all said they never meet, or some say used some say used, a better lawyer then Mr. DiGioia. This was refreshing for me to hear, as I don't like to let friends or people down and it just re-evaluated my justification in suggesting or using this well respected lawyer. Mr. DiGioia, Just keep being the person and lawyer you are, and thank you for your representation sir. (For those reading this, I believe you can tell I was extremely and completely satisfied with the final outcome of my case, that Mr. DiGioia was able to obtain for me through his diligent work and representation)
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Weiseman DiGioia, P.A.
  • 1998 - 2015

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976

Associations

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • Past President
  • 1987 - Present
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Richard J. Hughes American Inn of Court
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Advocate
  • N/A
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Former Board of Governors
  • N/A
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • Lifetime Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • N/A
  • Union County District XII Ethics Committee
  • Chairman
  • 1997 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified - Civil Trial Attorney
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • 2015
  • Board Certified
  • Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
  • 2015
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Professional Lawyer of the Year
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2005
  • Professional Lawyer of the Year Award
  • Union County Bar Association
  • 2004
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Publications

  • New Jersey Law Journal
  • New Jersey Law of Personal Injury
  • 2014
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE New Jersey)
  • New Jersey Trial and Evidence
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar
  • Difficult Issues in Criminal Law
  • 2015

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Litigation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Donald Di Gioia is one of the most experienced and successful attorneys practicing in NJ in both civil and criminal litigation. From both personal experience and client response, I know Mr. Di Gioia to effectively and consistently work for his clients. No one can exceed his knowledge, experience, diligence or attention to detail. Any client would be fortunate to have him on their side."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don Di Gioia is the very best. Don is one of very few attorneys in N.J. certified as both a criminal and civil trial attorney. He literally wrote the book on civil evidence. Although I have only had the privilege of observing his work in the criminal courts, I know his reputation is superb in both specialties. He is a master of all facets of criminal defense. In addition, Don utilizes knowledge and techniques from both specialties, usually unknown to practitioners of only one specialty or the other, to achieve his amazing successes. Don Di Gioia is simply brilliant."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Don DiGioia is one of the most talented trial lawyers I have ever had the privilege to see in action. He is highly intelligent, a brilliant cross-examiner and has great rapport with judges and juries. He is the lawyer I would call first if I or a loved one were in need of counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Di Gioia is an exceptional defense lawyer, who focuses his considerable knowledge and talent on obtaining the best disposition possible for his clients. He is always willing to discuss the ramifications of a particular legal strategy with other lawyers seeking his opinion. A great lawyer for those in need of legal counsel."
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Mountainside Criminal defense Lawyer Donald Anthony DiGioia
Donald Anthony DiGioia
Criminal defense Attorney
Mountainside, NJ
Licensed for 46 years