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S. Emile Lisboa IV devotes his practice to the rigorous defense of those accused of crimes. A certified criminal & municipal court trial attorney, he represents people in both state and federal courts on charges ranging from murder and street crimes to fraud and complex white-collar crimes.  Mr. Lisboa’s client list includes professional athletes, entertainers, lawyers, doctors, business leaders, law enforcement employees, public officials, college students, friends and neighbors. He is a leading practitioner in driving while intoxicated cases, including vehicular homicide.

Mr. Lisboa has been certified as a Criminal Trial Attorney and as a Municipal Court Law Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Mr. Lisboa is a graduate of Rutgers College. He received his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law -Newark.

Areas of Practice: Criminal Law  Federal Crimes Street Crimes Homicide / Murder  Sexual Assault  Stalking Internet Crimes  Drug / CDS / School Zone Cultivation Money Laundering  Wire Fraud  Monetary Transactions in Criminally Derived Property  Shipping Container Cases Trailer Highjacking Driving while Intoxicated  Death by Auto Firearms Bomb Weapons Offenses  Theft Shoplifting Fraud Bankruptcy Fraud Insurance & Medical Billing Fraud  Political Corruption  Commercial Bribery  Gambling Bookmaking & Sports Betting Wiretaps Terrorism  Airplane / Aviation Crimes  Parole and Probation Violations Domestic Violence / Restraining Orders Organized Crime & Racketeering Forfeitures SEC violations Environmental Crimes Counterfeit goods & media Title IX Student Conduct Disciplinary Actions  College Campus & Dormitory Crimes Cell Phone Crimes Medicaid / Medicare / Social Security & Unemployment Crimes  Bias Intimidation Crimes Stadium Cases.




Certification/Specialties:  Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, New Jersey Supreme Court, 2009; Drager Alcotest 7110 Operator Certification 2009; Certified Municipal Court Law Attorney, New Jersey Supreme Court 2014.

Bar Admissions:  New Jersey, 2002  New York, 2003  U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2002, U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2009  U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2009

Education:          Rutgers College 1999

                            Rutgers University School of Law 2002  

Languages:        Fluent in Spanish.

Classes/Seminars Taught: Guest speaker on cross-examination – Criminal Trial Presentation, Rutgers School of Law- Newark   

Professional Associations and Memberships: New Jersey Bar Association; New York Bar Association, New Jersey Hispanic Bar Association

Past Employment Positions:  Law Clerk to the Hon. Joseph A. Falcone, A.J.S.C. (retired) 2002-2003; Assistant Prosecutor, Union County Prosecutor’s Office 2003-2007



Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 34%
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
  3. Federal Crime: 21%
  4. Internet: 20%



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  • Monyca White

    Emile is an excellent criminal defense lawyer and among the first I think of when a friend needs a good lawyer in North Jersey. Emile is hard working and cares about his clients.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Eric B Morrell

    Emile is an excellent criminal defense attorney. He has phenomenal people skills and really makes you feel comfortable when you are talking to him. As a criminal defense lawyer, he is able to effectively point out the issues in a case to benefit his clients. Emile and I are members of a professional group and he always develops creative arguments in our meetings. If you get charged with a crime in Bergen County, or the surrounding area, Emile is the first person to contact to defend you.


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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Brian J. Neary

21 Main St Suite 305A
Court Plaza South - East Wing
Hackensack, NJ, 076010000

Law Offices of Brian J. Neary

Harborside Financial Center Plaza 10, Suite 1201
3 Second Street
Jersey City, NJ, 07311-3988

Law Offices of Brian J. Neary

15 Maiden Lane
Suite 1008
New York, NY, 10038



NYCurrently registered 200303/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Municipal Court Law AttorneyNew Jersey Supreme Court2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Certified Criminal Trial AttorneyNew Jersey Supreme Court2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Brian J. Neary2007 - Present
Assistant ProsecutorUnion County Prosecutor's Office2003 - 2007
Law Clerk to Hon. Joseph A. Falcone, A.J.S.C.Essex County Superior Court (Nj)2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
New Jersey State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Aggravated Assault & Employing a JuvenileNot guilty all counts
Possession of an Assault FirearmMotion to Suppress - Case Dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Rutgers UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ABC's of Municipal Court PracticeMunicipal Court Practice2012
Criminal Trial PresentationCross examination2008