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LESLIE B. POSNOCK is a partner in the law firm of Schwartz & Posnock. Ms. Posnock, an attorney since 1984, is licensed in the State and Federal Courts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and California. Ms. Posnock is a former public defender in Philadelphia and New Jersey and has extensive trial experience. Ms. Posnock has represented individuals in hundreds of cases, involving charges of murder, drugs, sexual assault, mail fraud, wire fraud, theft, forgery, kidnapping, robbery, assault, burglary, Municipal Court matters (including traffic ticket defense), and driving under the influence cases. She has successfully litigated numerous appeals and petitions for post-conviction relief. She has also represented witnesses before Federal and State Grand Juries, and has obtained expungements for her clients.


Ms. Posnock was trial and appellate counsel in State of New Jersey v. Alex Grant, an important case in which her client’s indictment for murder was dismissed by the New Jersey Appellate Division. This case has been cited in numerous law review articles, subsequent legal cases, and the New Jersey Court Rules with respect to the right to the presentation of fair and unbiased grand jury testimony.


Ms. Posnock has lectured on criminal law topics to the Bar Association of San Francisco Young Lawyers Division, and has written articles on criminal law topics, including “A Model Code of Conduct,” Business Crimes Bulletin, Compliance and Litigation, Vol. 1, No. 3, April 1994. While a student at the University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Posnock worked for the Hon. A. Leon Higginbotham, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.


Education: University of Pennsylvania, BA History, Cum Laude graduate (1981); American University, Juris Doctor (1984), recipient of Dean’s Award for Professional Responsibility as Outstanding Student in the Criminal Trial Clinical Program.


Bar Admissions: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    31 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Speeding Ticket: 25%
    27 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. Juvenile: 25%
    31 years, 1 thousand cases


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  • James Sanford Friedman

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Leslie Posnock for over 20 years. She is an excellent attorney who commands the respect of fellow lawyers and judges alike. Clients can be confident that she will provide top-rate representation in any matter.


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  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mrs. Posnock. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact her for help.


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Contact info

Schwartz & Posnock
99 Corbett Way Ste 203
Eatontown, NJ, 07724


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Young Leadership AwardJCC of Greater Monmouth County1999
Dean's Award for Professional ResponsibilityAmerican University Washington College of Law1984
FinalistNational Moot Court1984
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSchwartz & Posnock1993 - Present
InstructorHorizon Institute of Paralegal Studies1997 - 2007
Associate AttorneyFriedman Siegelbaum1988 - 1993
Assistant Deputy DefenderNew Jersey State Office Of Public Defender1986 - 1988
Assistant DefenderDefender Association Of Philadelphia1984 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/A2014 - Present
University of Pennsylvania Alumni Community Service ProjectChair2011 - Present
Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys of New JerseyN/A1993 - Present
University of PennsylvaniaReunion Chair2015 - 2016
Hadassah Attorney's CouncilChair2000 - 2003
Barristers Club of San FranciscoChair1993 - 1995
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Alex Grant, 361 N.J. Super. 349 (App. Div. 2003)Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Business Crimes Bulletin, Compliance and Litigation“A Model Code of Conduct”1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolRussian HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Chamber of Commerce SymposiumProtect Your Company from Criminal Liability1998
San Francisco Barristers ClubUse of DNA Evidence1994