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William A Proetta

Criminal defense Attorney at Jersey City, NJ

5.0   92 reviews

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About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Handling various degrees of crimes throughout New Jersey including Robbery, Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault, Gun Possession, Sex Assault, Theft, Shoplifting, as well as drug possession and distribution such as Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin.

    13 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    35%
    Handling various types of DWI charges such alcohol DWI, Drug DUI, Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test, and DWI Assault by Auto. Moreover, we defend clients against 1st, 2nd and 3rd or subsequent offenses. We appear in courts throughout New Jersey.

    13 years

  3. Expungement
    5%
    Our office expunges records of arrest after a dismissal, criminal convictions for disorderly persons offenses and indictable crime conviction, as well as juvenile defendants.

    13 years

  4. Juvenile law
    5%
    Depending juvenile clients against crimes of juvenile delinquency such robbery, burglary, drug distribution, shoplifting, theft and eluding.

    13 years

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%
    Our office handles various traffic tickets in municipal court such driving while suspended, leaving the scene of an accident, driving without insurance, reckless driving, speeding, and careless driving.

    13 years

I have been exclusively practicing Criminal & DWI Defense since graduating Seton Hall Law in 2009. After several years of owning my own law firm and then working in different partnership roles, I co-founded Proetta & Oliver, LLC along with my legal partner Keith G. Oliver, Esq. Serving clients throughout New Jersey, we have several office locations, including in Jersey City, Edison, Point Pleasant and Cranford. Myself and the other attorneys at Proetta & Oliver take a lot of pride in our work and helping our clients and their families. When I'm not in court, I can normally be found enjoying the outdoors and the many activities that New Jersey has to offer including the beach, parks, restaurants and shopping with my wife and family.

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Licensed for 12 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/07/2022

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

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Proetta & Oliver
242 10th Street
Suite 103
Jersey City, NJ, 07302
Proetta & Oliver
3840 Park Ave
Suite 202A
Edison, NJ, 08820
Proetta & Oliver
20 Commerce Drive
Suite 135
Cranford, NJ, 07016
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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2022
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Zealous Advocate
Zealous advocate and great representation. Response, diligent, and attentive. Achieved an excellent outcome in my case and would recommend to anyone in a similar circumstance.
Posted by Domenick carnevale | July 7, 2022
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Really great lawyer
He is a really good lawyer I would recommend him if you are looking for a lawyer
Posted by Juan | March 29, 2022
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The best in the state
Will always provide the best service and is very professional and always helps wins a case. Thank you Will
Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2021
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Committed and Persistent Lawyer
Will was committed to getting me the outcome I hoped for. His expertise and ability to communicate effectively with the court, judge and prosecutor in this case was what ultimately lead to the dismissal of the case after 10 months of going back and forth. Definitely consider hiring Will if you are in need of lawyer!
Posted by Jose | July 28, 2020
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William Faye
I found Mr. Faye to be knowledgeable, reliable, calm and collected. He reassured me and was available to me 24/7 via text when I needed to reach out to him in regards to my criminal charges. Mr. Faye guaranteed that he would defend me and fight for my charges to be dropped and they were. I highly recommend his services
Posted by Ciara B | January 22, 2020
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Ethical, knowledgeable and outstanding attorney !
Where do I start? Well long story- short. I got into a mess with my child's father that led to serious issues and consequences for both of us, mine was a little more severe ( I blame that on emotions) but I was facing some legal problems that needed attention. Will Proetta worked in silence and was not only knowledgeable but was as a man of his word. He told me from the gate what would happen and later was able to assure me what the end result would be. Our first appearance in court he was able to get it dismissed! Wallah! He was also very fair, and humanistic. He didn't overcharge and he was very understanding of my payment schedule. I would hire him again and I would also refer him to anyone else I knew who needed an attorney. Great guy, a great lawyer and I would consider him a friend. He knew most if not everyone in the courtroom. I'd say people in the area respect him and his work ethic.
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Posted by Anthony | November 2, 2019
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This guy makes cases dissapear
LEGENDARY lawyer. I was faced with 3 Felony charges and a misdemeanor that were of violent nature with considerable evidence and a past arrest history. This man got everything dropped, no criminal record, and he did not even have to use my Pre-Trial Intervention. What was allegedly beating up a bunch of people, breaking a car, and taking someone's possessions turned into pleading guilty to "shouting and yelling and disturbing the peace," a local ordinance which when broken is only punishable by a fine and no criminal record. His creativity and charisma make a scary combination, extremely low prices for being the best lawyer in the State, no other options would make sense.
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Posted by Kyle | October 1, 2019
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Outstanding knowledge and service
I have used Will Proetta more times then I would like to admit but time and time again he has helped me out of binds and I cannot thank him enough. He works tirelessly for you from the moment that you hire him and keeps you informed every step of the way. Will has been able to knock down and dismiss charges against me and because of that I still have a clean record and I cannot thank him enough for everything. If you’re reading this I can only assume you are in search for an attorney, do yourself a favor, contact Will and his team!
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2019
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DWI Case
I hired Mr. Proetta for a DWI case that seemed like a hopeless uphill battle. I was issued a total of 11 tickets and was looking at losing my license for at least a year. When I spoke with Mr. Proetta he didn’t sugarcoat the situation or fill me with false hopes and promises. He conveyed the seriousness of the situation and told me exactly what to expect. After receiving my discovery, he felt there was something’s he could work with that were to my benefit. Throughout the entire process he was ready and available at all times for any questions that I had. I was extremely pleased with the outcome. Mr. Proetta negotiated a plea deal that was both favorable and beneficial for me. I did not expect such an advantageous result. I feel that Mr. Proetta had my back and was willing to fight for me the entire time. I would highly recommend his services to anyone seeking legal counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2019
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The scales of justice in my favor
When I was presented with charges against me, I sought the knowledge and experience of Proetta & Oliver. From my initial consultation through dismissal of my case, the team at Proetta & Oliver really stood by me and my family. The support extended to us by counsel and the staff at Proetta & Oliver was amazing. They made me and my family feel that they cared about our interests, my liberty and clearing my family's name and reputation. God shares his blessings in many ways and I truly believe I was blessed with the outcome of the charges against me being dismissed. A heartfelt thank you to Proetta & Oliver for their work regarding my case and may God continue blessing the staff at Proetta & Oliver for the work you do in seeking justice for your clients.
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Posted by Gabe | March 27, 2019
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Top notch service!
I can’t say enough good thing about Will Proetta and his entire staff. I was facing 3 misdemeanor drug charges and Will was able to get 2 dismissed and the third one dropped down to a town ordinance fine! The entire process Will and his team gave me step by step guidance and made me feel confident the entire time. Thank you again for everything and highly recommend this firm to anyone that needs the best!
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Posted by Jeff | March 23, 2019
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Good Representation
Will was professional and took care of me during my case. He walked me through every step of the process and was able to get me a very desirable result. I would definitely recommend Will to friends and family for all their traffic court needs!
Posted by Towanna | March 14, 2019
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Will is The Best!! Hire Hire Hire!!!!!
After doing some research, I found Will Proetta and I am so happy that I did! My 19 year-old son was facing drug paraphernalia charges that could have resulted in jail time, however, with Will's expertise, my sons charges were dismissed and we are now awaiting an expungement! Please, whatever you do, hire Will - you will not be sorry! He was very reasonable. I will keep him on speed-dial for the rest of my life! Thanks again Will!
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2018
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Refusal
I refused to a breathalyzer test in a southern county in the middle of nowhere New Jersey. Will some how got it dismissed. What an extraordinary gentleman!
Posted by Deandra | December 11, 2018
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Best attorney!!!!!
Where can I begin with this firm? Hands down everyone in the office was very respectful. I can honestly say despite how difficult the case was Mr. proetta was very professional when it came down to handling what we needed and we received the best outcome. If your having any doubts in your case this firm is definitely the one you need to hire. True to his word and gets things done in a timely manner. I would like to thank this firm for everything they have done for my family Keep up the good work.
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2018
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Excellent Service
I was at the mall waiting in line for my food and found an ipod on the counter left by a customer who already left the line. I picked up the item with the intention of taking it to guest services after my family and i ate but i was stopped by security and the owner accused me of stealing his item. I was arrested and charged with 4th degree theft of mislaid property. At this time my world turned upside down and never have thought something like this would happen to me and i have no previous record. I immediately started looking for legal representation and found Proetta & Oliver and found excellent reviews for the firm and i decided to retain their services. William and his firm are very knowledgeable with the legal system, explained the process to me thoroughly, promptly answered any questions i had and definitely took most of the anxiety and stress off my shoulders. Not only William was able to obtain a dismissal of my charge, he was able to have the arrest expunge off my record. Proetta & Oliver firm has my eternal gratitude and i highly recommend their service and expertise on any legal issues should the need arise.
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Posted by COB | November 4, 2018
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Where do I start?
Where do I start? I was arrested and charged with two 3rd degree felony charges. Before I even met Mr. Proetta, he had already been in contact with my spouse and was able to release me from County early. When I did finally meet with him, he assured me we’d fight this to the end and to not worry about the charges. Every time he received new information from the prosecution or spoke to the prosecution, he would call and explain to me what was going on and give me the options. Even though I was scared and nervous, he always assured me not to worry and that he would handle it. If you are reading this review, you were like me, unsure of what to expect, running scenarios through your head. With Will, you don’t have to. What he says goes. Everything that he said would happen did, and even the outcome. As if a deal was struck and I just had to accept it, In the end, I got PTI. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome and with Will’s incredible service. Definitely fights for you and always for the best outcome
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Posted by Rushi | November 2, 2018
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Life Saver
Mr. Proetta is great lawyer, he know exactly what he is doing. I was stuck in this criminal case, but he took this case seriously and did a great job. He was always following up with the court with prosecutor, answered my all queries cleary and up to the point. Whenever i texted him or called him he responded me on the same day. He told me once that "I will get you out of this don't worry" that day I was like man he is a superman for me. Glad that I found him from the Avvo and hired him immediately. Thank you so much Mr. Proetta
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Posted by Bethania | October 27, 2018
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Best attorney
Hands down the best lawyer in New Jersey. My case was a very ugly one. I was looking at 10years. This lawyer did An Amazing work and got me 2 years probation with a clean record after my probation. Definitely recommending him to everyone I know.
Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2018
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DUI Case
I got a DUI when I was 18, it was a very detailed case and odds were against me. However, Will managed to get me the best deal possible. I ended up basically walking away with nothing. I would recommend this lawyer to anyone with a DUI or similar charges. Thank you will!!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Partner
  • Proetta & Oliver
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of William A. Proetta
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall
  • 2010 - 2012
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Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Seton Hall University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • 2nd Offense DWI
  • Dismissed
  • Restraining Order
  • Dismissed
  • Marijuana Possession
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Alcotest 7110 Certification
  • Drager
  • 2011
  • DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor
  • NHTSA Approved
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE Credits
  • Advertising and Attorney Ethics in New Jersey
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (6)
Endorse William
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Proetta is a skilled advocate. I recommend him for any criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with William on a criminal case. He is well prepared and ready for any challenge in the courtroom. He’s one of the best in the business."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I handled a number of cases with Mr. Proetta as an assistant prosecutor. He is a top notch criminal defense attorney and is well respected for his knowledge and advocacy."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Will is a skilled attorney and his personality is a comfort to clients facing difficult legal problems. He has an innate ability to convey complex information to clients in a clear and understandable manner. Will has earned the respect and admiration of the Judiciary, adversaries and colleagues alike.I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Will for six years. During that time I have seen the hard work and dedication that he devotes to each of his clients. He is a zealous advocate who leaves no stone unturned in his review and presentation of every matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Proetta is a very knowledgeable defense attorney who diligently represented his client's interests. I endorse Mr. Proetta based on his experience and respect during municipal court proceedings where he was an adversary."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He has a firm grasp of the law in DWI matters, criminal matters, and traffic offenses. He works hard to find available defenses for his clients and to find holes in the State's case. When I was a prosecutor he represented the defendant that I was prosecuting. After much Hardwork on his end, the case against his client was ultimately dismissed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Hard working lawyer who goes above and beyond for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Will is an exceptional defense attorney who is clearly dedicated to securing the best results for his clients. You would be fortunate to have him as your attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I absolutely endorse this lawyer. Will and I have worked together on numerous criminal matters. I have always found him to be knowledgeable, skilled on his feet, and a zealous advocate for his clients. He is an asset to the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am an attorney who has known Will for several years and I have worked closely with him on a number of cases. I have been consistently impressed by the rare combination of professionalism, expertise, and common sense that I have witnessed from Will and his staff. I can personally vouch for his ability to always keep on top of a voluminous docket of cases, many of which are extremely complicated and emotionally draining. Regarding DUI law specifically, there seems to be a pervasive misconception that such cases are at their root fundamentally indefensible and that hiring an attorney will not ultimately help. This is far from the truth, as I have seen Will secure many favorable outcomes for clients in seemingly hopeless situations, and I myself have learned far more about DUI law from working with Will than I have from any other source. I also trust that he would not take any case unless he really believed that he could actually benefit the client. Highest possible recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"When it comes to providing diligent and caring legal representation for individuals in the community who face criminal charges, Will is among the best. His vast experience in criminal defense and DWI law - certified as both field sobriety instructor and in the operation and maintenance of the Draeger Alcotest - combined with best-in-class litigation abilities and attentiveness to clients' needs provide a true asset for anyone seeking a successful resolution for criminal charges in Superior or Municipal Court."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Will and I used to work together for another firm before we both left and started our own practices. We have handled many co-defendant cases over the years and I highly recommend him as one of the best criminal defense/DWI attorneys in New Jersey."
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