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Mitchell E Ignatoff

Criminal defense Attorney at Englewood Cliffs, NJ

4.9   9 reviews

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About Mitchell

Learn Mitchell’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    I practice in New Jersey and New York. I am Certified as a Criminal Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney. I have been successfully defending clients in New Jersey and federal courts for over 25 years.

    44 years, 2,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    17%
    I have successfully defended clients in New Jersey and New York. Successful defense requires knowing the law, the science of alcohol intoxication, and how these new breath test computers work. Member, National College for DUI Defense

    44 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Cannabis Law
    5%
    NJ has made marijuana legal but limited to 1 ounce. You can not purchase it legally until the Cannabis Control Commission has come into existence which likely won't be before June 2021 or later.

    44 years, 100 cases

  4. Drug Crime
    5%
    Marijuana above 1 ounce is still illegal to posess; the police cannot stop you if they smell marijuana unless you have more than 1 ounce. How the police can figure out how much you have before they search you is a big question.

    44 years, 100 cases

  5. Expungement
    5%
    rExpungements are available for more crimes and earlier in New Jersey. New York does not have a similar procedure; they have sealing, which many times is automatic but only for misdemeanors.

    44 years, 50 cases

  6. Federal crime
    5%
    I have had cases in the Southern and Eastern Districts of N.Y., the Eastern District of Pa. and the District of N.J. I have argued appeals before the 2nd and 3rd Circuit Courts of Appeal.

    44 years, 50 cases

  7. Sex crime
    5%
    My focus is to get adult clients into rehabilitation rather than prison. These crimes are very difficult to defend when youg children are involved since jurors believe that young children do not lie.

    44 years, 50 cases

  8. Violent crime
    5%
    I have sucessfully defended many charges of robbery, aggravated assault and murder.

    44 years, 75 cases

  9. Juvenile law
    1%
    New York has raised the age for adult criminal responsibility to 18. There are different categories below that for different ages and different courts. New Jersey has juvenile court for anyone under 18 at the time of the crime.

    44 years, 50 cases

  10. Speeding and traffic ticket
    1%
    The most serious of these are the offense that can result in suspension of your license. In New Jersey these offenses are in municipal courts. In New York they are in city, town and justice courts, although a few are in Supreme Court.

    44 years, 500 cases

  11. White collar crime
    1%
    These crimes are variations on theft and fraud and can be quite complex. Most serious wite collar crimes are prosecuted in Federal court. Misapproriation of money by an emplyee is prosecuted in state courts.

    44 years, 20 cases

Former muncipal prosecutor.

 

Certified by the NJ Supreme Court as a Criminal Trial Attorney (1 of approx. 250 of 70,000 lawyers)

 

SuperLawyer, 2005.

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Licensed for 44 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1979
Updated 11/17/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1978
Updated 11/06/2022
State PA
Status Administrative Suspension
Acquired 2000
Updated 12/04/2022
State CT
Status Inactive
Acquired 1988
Updated 09/23/2013

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

Contact Mitchell

Mitchell E. Ignatoff, Esq.
560 Sylvan Ave.
Suite 3061
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 07632

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
If your looking for someone that is going to fight for your rights.This is your guy. My experience with Ignatoff as my lawyer was amazing, He listened and understood everything I told him. He dealt with things in a professional manner and he’s very proficient at what he does. You won’t regret it .
Posted by LD | September 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Mitch represented me in what should have been an open and shut matter and turned into being something so much more. Mitch was upfront about the options in proceeding with the matter and knew the laws inside and out. Mitch will fight for what is right for your situation. While going through all of this it was nice to know that I could pick up the phone at anytime with any questions or concerns and Mitch would answer them without hesitation. When you are going through a stressful situation you want someone you trust, Mitch is that person.
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Posted by Menna | August 27, 2015
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Menna
Mitch is a great lawyer, he is very personable and cares about his clients. He helped me achieve the best scenario possible for my case and did everything he could. He's not like most lawyers and goes out of his way for you. I would recommend him for anyone who wants a skilled, professional, and caring lawyer.
Posted by Pedro | August 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Well worth the money
My husband was accused of hitting a high school student with the sweeper and he wasn't even in the area of the incident. The family of this student sued my husband and he had to go to court, once in court Mr. Ignatoff informed the judge that the case couldn't be heard in that jurisdiction because my husband is a township employee so a change of venue was done. When the court date arrived the other party never showed up and all charges were dropped.. We were very happy with him that when another matter arose we didn't hesitate to use him again.
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Posted by JP | August 12, 2015
Highly Recommended Attorney
I was extremely satisfied with the representation provided to me by Mr. Ignatoff. Mitchell was prompt in all our communications and it was obvious that he was very familiar with the subject matter of my type of case. He clearly explained all my options and did not pressure me in any way when it was time for my decision on my preference for the final disposition of my case. Our dealings were fair and expedient so I would have no hesitation or reservations recommending Mr. Ignatoff to my closest friends and relatives if they ever needed similar representation.
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Posted by Craig | August 11, 2015
The Best
I have used Mr. Ignatoff for various legal matters, and court filings throughout the years. He has always gone above and behind and has excellent communication skills. He doesn't take a retainer and disappear until the next court date to talk.
Posted by Steve | August 11, 2015
Best of the best.
I had a consultation with Mr.Ignatoff. He agreed to take my case. He went to work on it right away and got the facts. He defended me and got me back my life as I knew it. If it was not for him I'am sure my life as I know it would have been over.
Posted by Dale Smithstein | June 20, 2015
Absolutely the best lawyer. Hands down.
I was scrolling this site for a workers compensation lawyer and decided to look up my old lawyer, Mitchell Ignatoff. I had him as a criminal lawyer for numerous cases in 1999. The best. Your freedom is worth the money.
Posted by Mr. Victorin | October 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immagration
I'm an immigrant. I was found guilty of some charges that prevented me from becoming a citizen. I hired Mr. Igantoff. After a lot of effort he was able to find transcripts of my trials. Then he was able to get all the guilty verdicts dismissed! if you get in trouble, I highly recommend him.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Prosecutor
  • Plainfield Municipal Court
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Self employed
  • 1986 - 2010

Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • LL.M
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • U.S. v. Akande
  • We won.
  • State v. Rivera
  • Client won and made new law.

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Bergen County N.J. Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Trustee
  • N/A
  • New York City Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • Admitted
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • NJ Monthly Magazine
  • 2005
  • Certified Attorney
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • 2000

Publications

  • New Jesrey Law Journal
  • An Expensive But Necessary Extension of the Confrontation Clause
  • 2008
  • New Jesrey Law Journal
  • Way Off the Mark in Denying PTI to Undocumented Aliens
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Skills and Methods
  • Criminal Trials
  • 2010
  • ICLE Skills and Methods
  • Criminal Trials
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (21)
Endorse Mitchell
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Ignatoff has always been very diligent in reviewing each and every case to make sure his clients get the justice they deserve. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mitchell was opposing counsel when I was a Newark Assistant Municipal Prosecutor. He represented his client competently and aggressively. He is an excellent Defense Lawyer. He is also very knowledgeable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mitchell is an excellent DUI attorney and a zealous advocate for his clients. I recommend him without hesitation."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer based on his background."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mitchell for many years and am impressed with his knowledge, comportment and judgment. He has a thorough understanding of the law, which is coupled with his practicality and common sense. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of excellent counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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