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Montell Figgins

Criminal defense Attorney at Newark, NJ

4.7   29 reviews

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Montell Figgins is a renowned Civil and Criminal trial lawyer who has obtained unparalleled success in the court room. Mr. Figgins' trial skills are in great demand from individuals, corporations, non profits and government agencies. Hiring an a attorney with the experience and credentials of Mr. Figgins can quickly turn the odds in your favor. Mr. Figgins and his attorneys are adept at handling many different types of legal matters in state and federal court. 

Licensed for 18 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/08/2022
State NY
Status Delinquent
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/17/2022

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

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Law Offices of Montell Figgins
17 Academy Street, Suite 305
Newark, NJ, 07102
Law Offices of Montell Figgins
140 E Ridgewood Avenue, ste 415
Paramus, NJ, 07652
Law Offices of Montell Figgins
1199 Route 22 East
Mountainside, NJ, 07092
Law Offices of Montell Figgins
30 Wall St Fl 8
New York, NY, 10005-2205
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
Posted by Kelli | June 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Criminal Defense Lawyer
Montell Figgins saved my husband from port authority charges. He is the best criminal defense attorney.
Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Law office
This law office did a great job and helped me win my restraining order. They did an excellent job guiding me through the process.
Posted by Crystal | August 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case dismissed
Law offices of montell figgins got my assault case thrown out !! He was great!
Posted by Angela | August 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Freedom Won
We hired the Montell Figgins Law Firm after our son had been incarcerated for months on charges of violating a restraining order. The firm, which took over for another lawyer, was able to successfully work with the prosecutor and judge to achieve a “time served” sentence that resulted in our son being freed without having to do any additional jail time. If you are looking for a lawyer that genuinely cares about the well-being of the client and will fight for the outcome you want to achieve, Montell Figgins is the law firm for you. We always felt supported and any questions we had were immediately addressed. The professionalism and passionate advocacy of Montell Figgins Law is what any client should desire. We would highly recommend this lawyer to anyone.
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Posted by William | August 8, 2019
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W.C.
Montell Figgins saved me from the tenant from hell. He would not pay rent, would not leave, and demanded ridiculous repairs. Montell Figgins got me back over $6,000 in rents and stopped the ridiculous requests for repairs.
Posted by Mirlande | March 19, 2019
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Mirlande..Home Owner and LandLord
I hired Montell Figgins based on our phone conversation. I was looking for an attorney to represent me for a landlord, tenant issue. I found Mr. Figgins on AAvo.com, which is a lawyer directory. He had good ratings and I decided to give him a call and explain my situation. I knew, after our phone conversation that I wanted his firm to represent me. Sterling, one of his colleagues is the attorney that handled my case..I am very happy with the results and will seek legal counsel from their office in the future.
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Posted by G.D. | January 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Kenneth Brown saved my daughter!
We were referred to Montell Figgins by a friend of a friend. From our first contact with his staff, they proved to be very smart, kind and compassionate people. We were assigned to Kenneth Brown. Mr. Brown worked tirelessly representing her. He was a strong advocate on my daughter's behalf with the prosecutors. He stopped at nothing until he could get a prosecutor to see things our way. He beat the charges and got her record expunged. She had never been in trouble with the law before, thanks to Kenneth Brown, it's as if she had never been arrested at all. He's the best!
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Posted by A.D. | January 22, 2019
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Prevailed over prosecutor!!!
Ken Brown of the Law Offices of Montell Figgins successfully fought to turn an aggravated assault to community service of 5 days. Mr. Brown went above and beyond to work with different prosecutors to downgrade my charges and make sure my case was dismissed and my record was clean. I was bullied on a subway, tried to defend myself, and was almost punished. Without the help of Mr. Brown I could’ve been facing months in jail or a huge fine. I am very grateful and would recommend him to anyone in need of legal assistance.
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Posted by V.S. | January 16, 2019
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V.S. saved from violating fed probation
Ken Brown successfully negotiated away a 4 year sentence for Violation of 2 conditions of probation. Ken Brown worked with the prosecutors, probation officers, and the judge. I'm free to go home !!
Posted by Hector | September 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Saved my home
The law offices of Montell Figgins, helped me navigate the foreclosure on my home in Jersey City NJ. I worked with Hse Scott Le for months and they were able to stop the foreclosure and help me secure a loan modification that fit my budget. An amazing job that i can't say enough good things about.
Posted by YAKISHA | June 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
#KNOWLEDGEISSUPERPOWER
It is with great pleasure that I acknowledge the SUPERPOWER of the MONTELL FIGGINS Law Offices. My son faced an unbelievable amount of time for a crime that he did not commit, but found himself caught up in the world wind of being charged with the alleged incident. I contacted Montell Figgins Law Firm and after meeting with Mr. Figgins and his associate, Kenneth Brown, I was sure they would fight to maintain my son's innocence. They LISTENED!!!! Well, 20 Long Months later, after the mayhem of postponements, delays and 6 reschedules of the Trial Date....... on May 23, 2018 @ 10:50AM, MY SON WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY(PRAISE GOD) ON ALL 9 COUNTS AGAINST HIM. The Law Offices of Montell Figgins is AMAZING, KNOWLEDGEABLE, UNCOMPARABLE and JUST PLAIN OLD,,,THE TRUTH!!!! My family is SPEECHLESS as well as HONORED for having been represented by MONTELL FIGGINS!!!! This Firm is well worth the time and money you will spend on them representing you!!! They are very kind and accommodating. THANK YOU FOR A JOB,,,,,WELL DONE!!!! #BLESSEDANDHIGHLYFAVORED #MONTELLFIGGINS#1LAWFIRM #KNOWLEDGEISSUPERPOWER
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Posted by Kyle | May 29, 2018
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Very pleased with their service
I was represented by Associate Sterling Santamaria on a CDS charge. He was able to get me into conditional dismissal of my charges and it only took two appearances. I will certainly use this firm again should I find myself again in the same situation.
Posted by JFA | April 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Case Dismissed !!!
Mr. Brown handled my case from start to finish. I was being accused of assaulting an apartment resident while providing repair services. The charges were false and Mr Brown convinced the court to throw them out !!! I am free !!!
Posted by Moses | March 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ken Brown is awsome
I’ve used Kenneth Brown on multiple occasions for a variety of things and he has always been fair an honest with me. He has a great team behind him and great legal advice.
Posted by Frank | February 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr Kenneth brown is very professional and efficient
Mr brown did an amazing job, I was very pleased and satisfied with the results , I recommend Mr brown and the montell figgins to anyone that needs help, they are very tentative and helpful with your case
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Quick Traffic Ticket Resolution
A month ago I received a red light ticket in the mail and I knew it wasn’t my fault as I turned on a right lane that allowed vehicles to turn to the right during a res light. I contacted the offices of Montell Figgins and I was able to work with an attorney named Sterling Santamaria. He was diligent and was able to get my ticket dismissed. As a result, I will come back as a customer if I’m ever in another situation where I need reputable representation. Thank you again for you help, Sterling.
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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2018
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Would recommend again
helped me out with a pretty scary issue with my family. I was worried we would lose everything but They got us sorted out after just a couple of meetings. I’d hire them again.
Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Great team
Very knowledgeable and helped in every way possible. Highly recommended firm
Posted by P.A., C.A., and N.A. | August 9, 2017
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Highly Recommended
We hired the Law Offices of Montell Figgins to save our home from foreclosure. We decided to sign up with this office because the price was affordable and we felt we could trust them to handle this case for us after meeting with the lawyers in person. This office worked to stop the foreclosure and to negotiate with the bank to get us a loan modification to prevent the bank from selling our home. Every time we called, someone was always available to speak to us about our case and provide an update. Scott from the office was almost always available to take our calls and answer any questions that we had. Within months, we signed a loan modification with the bank and the foreclosure against us was dismissed. We would hire this firm again.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2016
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Mr. Figgins helped save our home!
The lawyers at the Law Offices of Montell Figgins were very helpful. My family did not know what to do when faced with foreclosure. Once we met with Mr. Figgins and one of his other lawyers, they answered all of our questions and made us feel comfortable with choosing his law firm to represent us. They successfully challenged the banks and we were able to keep our home.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Law Offices of Montell Figgins, LLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • New York County District Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2006

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Fordham University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • P.S.N.Y vs. J.G.
  • Mr. Figgins client was found not guilty on 11 of 13 charges with the last (2) charges being dismissed pursuant to a plea agreement.

Associations

  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Garden State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Invitation Selection
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • High School outreach
  • Criminal Law
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Montell
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Montell when he was a prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and as a fellow defense attorney and I've always known Montell to be an aggressive advocate and sensitive to his client's needs. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Montell. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Montell Figgins is a smart, aggressive, and experienced attorney. I have known Mr. Figgins for about ten years, and I remain impressed with his knowledge of the law and his ability to secure victory after victory for his clients. If you want a fighter on your side with a track record of success, then Montell Figgins is the lawyer for you."
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Newark Criminal defense Lawyer Montell Figgins
Montell Figgins
Criminal defense Attorney
Newark, NJ
Licensed for 18 years
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