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Howard P Lesnik

Criminal defense Attorney at Mountainside, NJ

5.0   86 reviews

also known as My NJ Injury Lawyer Howard P. Lesnik, Esq.

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  • Licensed for 22 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Howard

Learn Howard’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    Mr. Lesnik regularly defends individuals charged with crimes and offenses throughout the State of New Jersey. As a board certified trial attorney, he provides aggressive and skillful defenses to his clients.

  2. Personal injury
    40%
    My personal injury practice focuses on helping accident victims and families recover the full value of their claim. Insurance companies will do whatever it takes to avoid paying a claim. Don’t be a victim twice. Contact me immediately.

  3. DUI and DWI
    20%
    Mr. Lesnik provides representation to individuals charged with DUI/DWI offenses, as well as traffic and municipal court offenses.

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Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Criminal Trial Attorney.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 3 ...

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My NJ Injury Lawyer Howard P. Lesnik, Esq.

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  86 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Rosa | January 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 Star Lawyer
First, and Foremost - 5 Stars on Communication. In order to have a smooth as possible transaction on any deal you need to have great Communication skills. This is exactly what Howard has. It is also important you communicate with him when he gets in touch with you immediately. It just makes your case go smoothly, and resolves quickly. (Of course, it depends upon your case, and recovery time on your injuries.) Make sure to keep good notes on your incident, photos and any medical treatment receipts. Just helps with your case plus provides good evidence for Howard to use. He was on top of the case the moment I found him on a 5 star review on Google, and I wrote to him after a slip and fall super late on that evening. He helped me search medical doctors immediately (referrals) who would accept my insurance. That was a big help. Overall, if you follow what I mentioned above, everything will go as smoothly as possible. There will be back and forth negotiations which is normal. Just be patient, take care of yourself during your treatment and keep Howard up to date on how your recovery is going. I know there's hundreds of good attorneys to choose from in New Jersey, I personally recommend Howard Lesnik. He's professionalism and communication skills is why I wanted him to take my case.
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Very helpful and efficient, got my case settled with no issues! I would recommend Howard if you need a good personal injury attorney. He will get results!
Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service!!
Howard was a great choice for representation!!! He guided me Al the way threw the process and was completely transparent with me makin sure I was involved the entire time !
Posted by Oluwabunmi | February 1, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
Mr Howard Lesnik represented me in court and assured me of a result, which he achieved and I am impressed. He replied every text, answered every phone call, he never missed a court session. and was very professional.
Response from Howard Lesnik February 1, 2024
Thank you! I appreciate your review. And we appreciate YOU! Please call or text anytime if you have any questions about this or any other legal matter!
Posted by Beatrice | September 25, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer in NJ
Howard is an excellent lawyer!!! He is very professional, easy to talk to, explains your case in details, 5 rating for communication. Always got back to you ASAP. Also, available when I have legal questions to ask. Can't ask for a better lawyer!!!! Highly recommend to friends and family.
Response from Howard Lesnik October 23, 2023
Thank you Beatrice! I appreciate you letting me represent you and your confidence to refer your family to my office as well! I appreciate your referrals!
Posted by Ronnie | September 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
First, and Foremost 5 star on communication. Howard is an excellent and very professional. I was accused of a hit and run on a parked vehicle. And I was so confident Howard will take care everything without me having to stress. At the end we won the case. Highly recommend!!!!
Response from Howard Lesnik October 23, 2023
Ronnie, Thank you for your review! I am glad we won the case in court and appreciate you as a great client!
Posted by Benny | August 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in NJ
Howard was the best lawyer I ever had. He was Honest and straight forward on all information. He always return my calls and everything he told me he would be able to do on my case he did in full.
Response from Howard Lesnik September 24, 2023
Thank you for your review, Benny! Congratulations on the successful resolution of your case! I am glad that your persistence and your patience paid off! Please call me anytime about this or any other legal matter!
Posted by Shanayah Davis | August 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal attorney! Heaven sent
Mr. Lesnik is a phenomenal attorney, and all around human being. Five stars in so many different areas! Very compassionate, humble, kind, helpful, and efficient. He will answer your questions without making you feel inferior and will offer you words of comfort, encouragement, and optimism. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Zanety Joseph | August 4, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Attorney Anyone Could Ask For!!!
Howard Lesnik is the reason I’m back in school and pursuing my career. He took my case while I was at Essex County jail, I got out few days later. I had the pleasure of meeting him in person, he been very helpful and great to me while handling my case. He is always on time, he never missed a court date, and he always on top of everything with my case. I am currently on probation and he still check up on me to see how everything’s going with my life. I am very grateful for him and he is more than my lawyer at this point. I tell him all the time I will recommend anyone to him without any doubt. Great lawyer and a great mentor.
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Posted by Tyquan | July 31, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Perfect lawyer
Mr.Lesnik is a great attorney, he really broke down my case for me helped me understand what were my Best options also mr.Lesnik is a man of his word when he promises you something it’s almost guaranteed i’m completely satisfied with my service and recommend him for any type of case
Posted by Christopher R. | May 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and competent
Mr. Lesnik has done a great job helping us sort out our issue with a NJ casino. He updated us everu chance he got and informed us of any developments. Highly recommended!
Posted by Arlene | May 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
FANTASTIC!!
Howard is the absolute best!! I would highly recommend Mr Lesnik to anyone in need of a lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely professional
Howard was great throughout the process. He was professional and knowledgeable.
Posted by Dylen | February 17, 2023
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Dylen Perez
I met Howard when I was having legal issues. He’s very professional and genuinely cares about his clients. He made sure to solve every legal issue that was going on in my life. I was put in such a deep hole that If it wasn’t for Howard I wouldn’t be home with my son right now. He made sure from the very first call I gave him that he did everything in his power to clear up my record and point me in the right direction. He’s a great lawyer, if you’re looking for someone to help you with your legal issues Howard is definitely the person you want to go to!
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Posted by Maria | January 28, 2023
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The best injury lawyer
I not only recommend attorney Howard Lesnik, but I guarantee once you have used his service you too will look no further. He is very knowledge and a trustworthy person. There is no other attorney that will work as hard for you. I used attorney Lesnik for my aunt’s injury case, he is a wonderful attorney I could not have been happier. Although my aunt had a painful experience, we are glad to know that with her settlement she can finally retire at her home country.
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Posted by Patrick H | January 17, 2023
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Howard is awesome
I’ve never had an attorney that communicated consistently and was proactive in their communications like Howard . He has always updated me on my case and I have never had to chase him down for answers . He also obtained a very nice settlement for me . I highly recommend .
Posted by Oneida LeBron | October 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer highly recommended him
Great lawyer I highly recommend him simply the best very friendly and professional keep you update with your case
Posted by Hikda | September 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer
I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer , He was there whenever I had questions no matter the time of day & he got my case dismissed. Stick with Harold!!
Posted by Darryll Martin | June 27, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Stellar Service!
What an outstanding law firm! Words can’t express my appreciation for Howard Lesnik and Frank Smith. These extraordinary gentlemen handled my mother’s case with great care and concern. They always kept us in the loop and explained every step of the process from beginning to end. My mother was brutally attacked by a dog, but Howard and Frank made sure that no stone was left unturned in regards to her being fairly compensated for such a horrific circumstance. You guys are the best ! I will never forget you! Thank you for all the hard work!
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Posted by Jessica | June 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
I would absolutely recommend
Mr. Howard Lesnik was professional, helped me understand the entire process as this was my first time needing an attorney. He kept me updated thru the entire process. I did not feel as tho I was out the loop. Thank you for everything
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 30%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Howard P. Lesnik, Esq.
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Howard P. Lesnik, Esq.
  • 2001 - 2018
  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Paul J. Vichness, J.S.C.
  • New Jersey Judiciary
  • 2000 - 2001

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2000
  • University of Michigan
  • B.A.
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Forris vs. Haines Trucking
  • Case Settled for $312,500
  • Powers v. Ditchfield, BER-L-2805-13
  • $350,000.00 settlement for client before trial scheduled.

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Ethics Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Union County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice, New Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Ethics Committee
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Silver Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Certified Attorney
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • 2016
  • American Institute Criminal Lawyers
  • 10 Best
  • N/A
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (15)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recently worked closely with Howard on a highly contested matter . I can say, without reservation, that he is an exceptional trial lawyer. He was laser focused on the details of the case and worked diligently to prepare. His court room presence was quite impressive and we were able to achieve the result our client was seeking. I recommend him to any seeking an experienced effective litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Howard is a terrific attorney. I have known him for years. He is a passionate and diligent advocate for his clients. Howard’s clients are in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've had the opportunity to work with and against Howard on several matters in recent years and I find him to be an excellent advocate with great insight and care for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Howard is an excellent advocate on behalf of his clients and a skilled attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Howard for over 15 years and have worked side by side with him on many complex criminal matters. He is always well prepared and has excellent courtroom skills. I would highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Howard for many years. We have served on a legal panel and also worked together on a couple of matters spanning the gauntlet of law. He is straightforward, beyond knowledgeable, and practical."
Personal injury Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. What higher praise can I pay another attorney? I refer cases to Howard because I know he is diligent, resourceful, knowledgeable and responsive to his clients needs. I recommend Howard 100%."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Howard is talented, ethical and result driven. He truly cares for his clients and helps them through their most difficult and stressful times. Howard uses his years of experience, skill and determination to achieve the best possible outcome for each client."
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