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Jonathan F Marshall

Criminal defense Attorney at Freehold, NJ

4.8   71 reviews

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I am the Managing Partner of the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, one of the largest criminal defense firms in New Jersey. I have been appearing in both the Superior Court and local Municipal Courts throughout the state for well over twenty years, including years serving as a prosecutor. My efforts on behalf of my clients have resulted in many awards and accomplishments including being recognized as among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association, Best Attorneys in America, Top 10 Criminal Attorneys in NJ by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the Ten Best by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, and as one of the Ten Leaders in NJ Criminal Defense. I am often asked to consult in newspapers and television, consulting with writers of Law and Order and House M.D., appearing on ABC, CNBC, CN12 and in the Star Ledger, USA Today and Asbury Park Press.

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Licensed for 29 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 03/07/2023
State PA
Status Retired
Acquired 1993
Updated 02/26/2023

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

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4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Frank | April 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Work
Used JM firm to assist with a Criminal Matter that took months longer than originally thought. They did a great job going to extra length to bring the case to a close to get my charge dismissed.
Posted by Patricia | August 24, 2019
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Experienced, well connected, supportive, ...
JFM is well connected, knowledgeable, and experienced. Additionally he was confident and supportive throughout this difficult ordeal, and produced positive results. We highly recommend JFM and his team.
Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2019
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BEST ATTORNEY FOR OUR FAMILY
I called John to help me with a very personal problem with my family and he handled the situation swiftly and kindly. He answers the phone all the time,late at night and early in the morning. He helped us tremendously and we had a fabulous outcome. We love him.
Posted by Dan | January 22, 2019
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John Marshall Best attorney in NJ
I have have hired a John Marshall and his law firm several Times each time the result was better then perfect I have also referred John and his firm to my family and friends each time the results were very positive John Marshall is a sharp good man
Posted by Larissa Kaim | December 6, 2017
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Great Attorney
I was referred to Jon by a friend after my previous attorney had failed me. I had gone to court for a DUI, my first and lost my license for a year. It wasn't until I had run into some trouble with IDRC I decided to give them a call. My lawyer told me I might be going to jail for "a few days" and this did not sit well with me. When I spoke to Jon and his associates I immediately felt much better, when we went to court he got me out of everything and back into another program. I highly recommend his service!
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Posted by Mike | October 19, 2017
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Great Job
Mr. Marshall handled a cocaine charge for me. I got a lot of bad advice and was told to prepare for jail. This did not happen thanks to Mr. Marshall and his firm. I think he is a great lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2017
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Top Legal Representation
I hired Mr. Marshall to defend a shoplifting case. He was very confident and it made me feel better but I was a wreck. Thank god he got the case dismissed because I definitely would have lost my job and had a lot more problems. I would recommend him if you have a similar situation or criminal case.
Posted by Steven | October 18, 2017
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Excellent
Mr. Marshall was very knowledgeable and experienced I would highly recommend this attorney for all your legal assistance.
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2017
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Absolutely Incredible
I was falsely accused of sexually assaulting my daughter. When I first called and received the principle of the firm, I knew I found the right place. I was in total shock about the situation but John kept me level-headed and assured me all would work out. He stayed on top of the everything and took time out of his schedule to speak with me when I needed. John fought hard and secured a dismissal. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2017
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DUI
Jon is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. I would absolutely recommend his services. Great lawyer and person!
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2017
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Thank you John
I hired John Marshall for my DWI case after a friend of mine referred him to me. Not only was John very helpful, but he also worked with me personally to make sure I got the best possible outcome. He is hardworking, understanding, and it is clear him and his office care about their clients. He was very successful at covering my charge, ridding me from a DWI. I am very thankful for John's help and would recommend him to any friend.
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Posted by Jason | March 29, 2017
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Thank You Mr. Marshall!
I was thinking the worst when I was charged with DWI. It seemed like there wasn’t much of a chance of keeping my license or getting around the surcharges and other penalties. I called a bunch of lawyers and I quickly picked up on the fact that some guys were really only going to hold my hand and basically plead me guilty. This wasn’t what I heard from Jon or his guru DWI guru Colin. All DWI lawyers are not the same there is a big difference as I learned. They got me a result that was great after a lot of effort. This is a firm you need to consider if you are charged for DWI.
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Posted by Steve | March 23, 2017
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Everything you need in a Criminal Lawyer
Me and my family candidly had no experience with criminal lawyers. We were referred to three lawyers and picked John to defend my case. This is the best move we could have made as John got us a result that was outstanding. He also communicated with us in an understanding manner, put the time into the case and was also definitely skilled in his profession. Everyone seemed to know that he wasn’t the run of the mill guy when we walked into court, even the judge. The entire process was handled in a top shelf manner. John provided everything we needed in a rough time. I recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2017
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You don't have to look anymore
I was accused of sexual assault. Everyone shunned me, even several attorneys that I called. No wanted to take my defense seriously. But John was different. I knew he believed me and I thank god I found him. He scrutinized all the evidence and poked so many holes in the case that I was able avoid a conviction. I made the right choice and will never consider anyone than John if I ever get in trouble again.
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Posted by Tyler | March 2, 2017
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The Guy is a Fighter
Cops can be very unfair so you better call John if you are on the short end of the stick. I hired him because I was stopped and arrested for a bogus reason and then issued 10 tickets and a criminal offense for possession of cds. The car never should have been stopped or ever searched. There was no valid basis but the police officer was just going to nail me no matter what. John made sure that I got a fair shake in court. He fought for me and did a great job. I still don’t have a record and kept my license. He is a great attorney for you to hire. I highly suggest that you give him a call.
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2017
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Immigration and Other Consequences Avoided!
I was charged with third degree shoplifting in Lawrence NJ. The case was significantly more complicated because I only have a VISA. Several attorneys that my VISA could be revoked if I was convicted. I did my research and hired John as my lawyer and could not be my satisfied. He was very familiar with the process and court. This allowed him to get my case reduced as sent back to municipal court as a misdemeanor. He then worked hard to further help me. This resulted in the offense being amended again to disorderly conduct instead of shoplifting, and then it being conditionally dismissed. Me and my family avoided serious ramifications by hiring John. I highly recommend him as his knowledge and skill is exceptional.
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Posted by Fred | February 14, 2017
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Professional, Compassionate and Result Oriented
My son was arrested on serious drug charges. I did my research and decided to retain Jon after much time and effort. As it turned out, I could not have made a sounder decision. His knowledge, effort and skill were as much as our family could have asked for. We are happy to say that our son has avoided jail and many of the severe penalties that seemed almost inevitable. I cannot thank Jon and his staff more. I would definitely recommend that you hire Jon if you have a serious criminal case.
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Posted by John | February 8, 2017
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Great representation at an affordable pricetag
This office recently represented me on 3 municipal matters (all marijuana possession charges, facing probation and loss of license) and I have been thrilled by the experience I've had with this office so far. Not only are they on top of every step of each individual case, but they've gotten dream results for me thus far and it wasn't nearly as expensive as other lawyers I consulted. It doesn't look like I'll be ending up with the headache of probation monitoring or that I'll even lose my license so I can still get to my job. What at first looked like a bad summer of bad judgment that would drastically alter my life circumstances is now no more than a learning lesson because of the work Marshall's office did here. Without the help of this office and their competent attorneys I wouldn't be driving, most likely wouldn't be working as a result, and would probably be on probation. Thankfully I am not dealing with anything like that because I hired the right attorney and they represented me fairly, accurately, and worked hard on these cases to get me ideal results. Thanks guys!!!
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Posted by Raymond | February 8, 2017
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John Performed a Miracle
You hope you never need a criminal lawyer but if you do you need to call John. I was charged with a second degree crime arising out of an assault. The word I got from several attorneys was that I would probably go to jail. John didn't resort to these scare tactics although he was honest about the risks I had. I felt extremely comfortable and hired him. I made the right decision. John was so effective that he was eventually able to get the case sent to municipal court. A case that started as one where I was exposed to 10 years in prison ended up resolving as a ordinance. I could not have hoped for such an great outcome and have John to thank. I would never consider another lawyer if I was arrested for a criminal offense.
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2017
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Excellent
John, I would like to first say on behalf of my whole family, thank you. I have only positive things to say about Jonathan Marshall. Unlike many attorneys, who are too busy for many of their clients, John is able to give us appointment during weekend in spite of his busy schedule and explained us how he is going to defend our case and as promised with his efforts he is able to downgrade the charges from felony to disorderly person offense. From beginning to end, I never felt alone while having to defend myself legally and always felt that I had experienced lawyer watching my back. I never felt alone while my case was open, any question I had was always promptly answered. Whether by phone or by email, it’s always easy to reach and he is available for discussion to ease my fears. Finally in municipal court he defended us well and I am very pleased with the outcome of my case and I will recommend him to others without any hesitation!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall
  • 2000 - Present
  • Alternate Prosecutor
  • Wall Township
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Municipal Prosecutor
  • Borough of Matawan
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Alternate Prosecutor
  • Township of Colts Neck
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Cleary Alfieri & Grasso
  • 1995 - 2000
  • Municipal Prosecutor
  • Township of Hazlet
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Defense Attorney
  • Law Offices of Mauro Casci
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Honorable John P. Arnone, J.S.C.
  • 1992 - 1993
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Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Rider University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • State v. O'Driscoll, 215 N.J. 461 (2013)
  • Reversed on Other Grounds
  • Gambino v. State Farm, 348 N.J.Super. 204 (App.Div.2002)
  • Appeal Won

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Top 10
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2013
  • SFST Instructor Certification
  • Impaired Driving Specialists
  • 2011
  • Alcotest 7110 Certification
  • Draeger Technology
  • 2010
  • DUI Detection & SFST Certification
  • La Pier & Associates
  • 2010
  • Lifetime Membership
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2003
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Publications

  • Thompson Publishing Group/West
  • Economic Troubles Lead to Increase in Domestic Violence
  • 2012
  • Thompson Publishing Group/West
  • Teens, Distracted Driving and the Danger of Texting
  • 2012
  • USA Today
  • Dealer Next Door: Selling Marijuana Becomes a 2nd Job for Many
  • 2010
  • New Jersey Star Ledger
  • Interceptor Breath Test Device Stops Drunk Drivers Before They Start
  • 2010
  • West Publishing
  • Strategies for Avoiding Incarceration for a 3rd DWI in New Jersey
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • CN12 News
  • Legal Commentator
  • 2013
  • House M.D.
  • Legal Consultant
  • 2010
  • Law & Order
  • Legal Consultant
  • 2010
  • ICLE Conference
  • Legal Ethics & the Internet
  • 2009
  • Brookdale Community College
  • Criminal Law in New Jersey
  • 1993
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
Endorse Jonathan
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon is an excellent, top rate defense attorney. He is smart, creative, hard working, and most importantly honest and empathetic to all of his clients. Any individual would be well served to be represented by Jon and his firm."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jon since I opened my practice in 2005. He has always been one of the most knowledgeable and innovative lawyers I know. I have seen him zealously come to court time and time again on the same case until he received the result he knew was right for his client. He is a tireless advocate and very respected by the defense bar, prosecutors and judges."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jonathan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Marshall is highly knowledgeable in the subject matter of municipal court and criminal defense throughout the State of New Jersey. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a longtime criminal defense lawyer, I have known John Marshall and his firm for many years. They are extremely knowledgeable in the areas of criminal law and DWI defense. I highly recommend them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known John for four years. During that time, I have been impressed with the breadth of his knowledge regarding legal and procedural issues in courts ranging from local municipal courts to the Superior Court of New Jersey. I likewise am impressed with his understanding of the practical 'nuts and bolts' of representing a client against whom serious criminal charges are pending. I would recommend John for all criminal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I used to work for John at his firm. We literally handled thousands of cases together and he is extremely knowledgeable in the areas of criminal defense and drunk driving (DWI). I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jonathan is a true professional, and I'm lucky to be able to learn the profession under his wing. He has many years of trial experience, and I've yet to ask him a question about criminal law that he didn't have an answer for. I have a great deal of respect for him, both in the way he runs his practice, as well as the way he handles and treats his clients. By any standard, I feel that he truly is a 'Superb' lawyer."
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