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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 65%
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
  3. Juvenile: 5%


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Attorney endorsements

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  • Christopher Michael Waters

    James is a fantastic lawyer who is very familiar with the the criminal justice system in both New York and New Jersey. Working with him was a pleasure and it is a privilege to know such a helpful attorney. He is extremely knowledgeable and I would recommend him to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney.


    Christopher Waters Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Laura Sutnick

    James is an excellent attorney who is well respected by judges and other attorneys. He is smart, hard-working and a strong advocate. I highly endorse this lawyer.


    Laura Sutnick Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Foy & Seplowitz LLC

105 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ, 07601


NYCurrently registered 200407/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer, Criminal DefenseNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2015
Bergen's Top Lawyers(201) Magazine2015
Rising Star, Criminal DefenseNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising Star, Criminal DefenseNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising Star, Criminal DefenseNew Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Bergen's Top Lawyers(201) Magazine2012
New Jersey's Top Legal MindsInside New Jersey2012
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFoy & Seplowitz LLC2013 - Present
PartnerRem Zeller Law Group2009 - 2013
AssociateRem Zeller Law Group2004 - 2009
Law Clerk to the Hon. Donald R. Venezia, J.S.C.Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County, Criminal Part2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2014 - Present
Bergen County Bar Association, Municipal Court CommitteeCo-chair2011 - Present
New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
NORML Legal CommitteeMember2004 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2003 - Present
Bergen County Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionPresident2008 - 2009
Bergen County Bar Association, Criminal Practice CommitteeCo-chair2008 - 2011
Justice Morris Pashman Inn of CourtMember2006 - 2008
Publication nameTitleDate
Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)Drugs Bunny: When Does the Personal Use Defense Lose Its Bounce?2015
Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)Knowing Your Witnesses and Building a Successful Defense for the DWI Client2013
New Jersey Law JournalSynthetic Marijuana Ban Raises Novel Questions For Defense2012
New Jersey Lawyer MagazineSeeing Double: Representing a New York Driver in a New Jersey DWI Case2010
Bergen Barrister"Driving" While Intoxicated When Sleeping in a Parked Car?2008
New Jersey Law JournalTime to Get Rid of a Draconian Law2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of CincinnatiCriminal JusticeMasters2011
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Yeshiva UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLEDWI Primer2016
CLEExpungement Law Update2016
CLEExpungements 101 and the Changing Law on Expungements2016
CLE SeminarDWI & Refusal - Evaluating the Case2015
Cardozo Alumni ReceptionWorking in New Jersey2014
CLE SeminarTo Text or Not to Text - The Effect of Technology on Professionalism2013
CLE Dinner MeetingReds Whites and DWI Blues2013
CLE Dinner MeetingReds Whites and DWI Blues2012
Continuing Legal EducationHandling First DUI Case2011
CLE SeminarAvoiding Common Mistakes In and Out of Court: A Guide to Professionalism and Ethics2011
CLE Dinner MeetingReds Whites and DWI Blues2011
Young Lawyers Section Dinner MeetingA Survival Guide to the Municipal Courts2010
Moderator of CLE SeminarEverything You Need to Know About Criminal Record Expungements2010
BCBA Rising Stars CLE SeminarCriminal Law Practice2009